If you’re currently following a macro tracking diet (aka “iifym”) then you’ve probably run into the issue of how to accurately track alcohol. We all know that alcohol isn’t the healthiest beverage, but I think it’s extremely important to know how to properly include it in your healthy lifestyle. I’m not going to lecture you on the empty calories in alcohol, that’s not what you’re here for. I’m a realistic person and I understand that there are going to be times where you just want a damn drink. And instead of talking you out of it, I’m going to show you how to accurately track it! StepRead More →

I am a big believer in tracking your food intake. I think it not only helps open your eyes to the calories in the foods we consume, but it gives you a better idea of realistic portion sizes. It also helps hold you accountable for the food choices you make. I’ll admit that tracking your food is a lot of work, but when done correctly it will pay off. If you’re taking the time out of your day to track your food, then you want to make sure that you are doing it correctly. So here are 7 mistakes you’re making when tracking your foodRead More →

If you’ve been counting your macros then you probably realize how difficult it can be to hit your targets every day. Sometimes it’s 9:00pm and you still have 40g of protein left. Or maybe you just finished eating lunch only to realize that you already went over on fat for the day. It can be extremely frustrating and challenging to hit your macros spot on. But it doesn’t have to be! I’m going to share with you my #1 tip for how to easily hit your macros every day! But let’s back up for a minute. If you are unfamiliar with macro tracking, please take aRead More →

  If you’re reading this then you have probably heard something about macro tracking (or “iifym” for “if it fits your macros”). You’ve probably heard about someone’s wild success reaching their physique goals while still eating donuts and pizza and ice cream. I bet this even sounds too good to be true…yet here you are doing your research. Good for you! Clearly you’re ready to make a change in your health, and you’re trying to find a sustainable way to do so. And macro tracking just might be the solution for you! If you’re still not totally sure what macro tracking is all about, pleaseRead More →

IIFYM is exploding with popularity lately. The acronym stands for “If It Fits Your Macros” and it is a flexible way of eating. When you look on social media at people preaching IIFYM you’ll most likely seem them eating donuts and pizza and still reaching their fitness and physique goals. But how is this possible? And is it even healthy? Let me explain.. IIFYM is a new way to look at calorie counting. With regular dieting you are simply looking at calories in vs. calories out. As long as you stayed below a certain number of calories per day, you would lose weight. However itRead More →

There are so many different calorie counting apps out there that it can be really overwhelming knowing which one to choose! As a Health Coach, I want to make your healthy lifestyle as easy as possible. So today I want to explain exactly how you can track your food intake (or macros) using my personal favorite app, MyFitnessPal. Step 1: Download MyFitnessPal and create an account Download the free MyFitnessPal app and create your account. It will ask you some general questions like age, gender, height, etc. Then you get to fill out your starting weight, goals, and weekly activity level. Once you fill allRead More →

It can be hard to stick to your goals when you’re constantly running around and don’t have time to cook healthy meals. But this is not an excuse to hit the nearest fast food chain! Drive past that McDonalds and realize that everything will be okay. All you need to do is a little planning. This is where meal prep comes in! Since I work fulltime Monday through Friday, but with varying hours, I need to prep 9 meals each week (5 lunches and 4 dinners).  So I’m definitely used to cooking in large batches! I’m going to reveal with you four simple steps to make mealRead More →