A question I receive quite frequently- should I be counting macronutrients or calories to lose weight? Let’s start off by taking it back to the basics so we can really understand the importance of each. Macronutrients refer to the three essential nutrients that provide us calories in the diet- carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Each plays… Continue reading Macros or calorie counting? What’s the best for weight loss?
If you like to enjoy your glass of wine or spicy margarita, this post is for you! There is a significant amount of calories in most alcoholic beverages which can add up fast and potentially prevent you from being in a calorie deficit, especially if you are drinking multiple times during the week. This means… Continue reading Alcohol & Weight Loss
Last week we talked all about what a weight loss plateau really is and how to make sure you're actually hitting a plateau. Make sure you read last week's post before diving into today's topic- how to get over a weight loss plateau! Remember, on average it can take about 3-6 months of actively losing… Continue reading How To Get Over A Weight Loss Plateau (Part 2)
I know, firsthand, how overwhelming it can be to lose weight. You gotta think about what to eat, how to prepare it, when to grab it… when to exercise, how often to exercise, how long to exercise… it goes on and on. But hey, I'm a HUGE fan of small, sustainable changes that are realistic… Continue reading Feeling Overwhelmed Losing Weight? Try This One Thing!
You hear me talk a lot about how weight loss is a numbers game and how you have to be in a calorie deficit to lose weight. Say, for example, I require 1650 calories to lose 0.5 lbs/week. Does that mean I can eat 1650 calories of ANYTHING and still lose 0.5 lbs/week as long… Continue reading The Ice Cream 🍨 Diet
Such a different holiday season this year, but many of us are enjoying the holiday treats and goodies, regardless of the social gatherings taking place. Whether you're having turkey with family or something non-traditional but equally delicious, the holidays are centered around food and eating! The holiday season can make a lot of people feel… Continue reading Get rid of the “cheat day” idea during the holidays
So my plan was to get into this really awesome and informative post about simple vs. complex carbohydrates. But the more I researched it, the more confusing it became, even for me! And I hate when nutrition is confusing and not to the point. A lot of people know there's a difference in the type… Continue reading Simple vs. Complex Carbs, Who Seriously Cares?
I used to have this hate relationship with salads. I dreaded eating them. I felt like I was eating nothing more than grass. On top of that, I never felt full or satisfied after eating a salad. Seriously, how the heck do people even like this stuff?! Then over the years I learned I was… Continue reading Hate Salads? 5 Tips That Will Actually Make You Crave A Good Salad
Let’s talk all things artificial sugar today! So much to know, let’s break it down from the beginning. First off, what are artificial sugars/sweeteners? An artificial sugar is just one type of sugar substitute. They are known as intense sweeteners because they can be anywhere from 200 to 13,000 times sweeter than regular sugar! Whaaat?!… Continue reading Artificial sugar. Good or bad for you?
I get asked a lot, “which protein shake should I be taking to help me lose weight?” I started noticing that a lot of women feel like they need a protein powder or shake to help boost weight loss. Maybe it’s because protein is the golden child, always prized, can do no harm, loved by… Continue reading Can Protein Shakes Help Me Lose Weight?