Taking control of your nutrition means cooking more than you were before. Sorry to burst your bubble if you thought differently! Whether you love spending time in the kitchen or it feels like a necessary evil, we know that having the right kitchen tools to hand can help minimize the time spent on less enjoyable tasks. Some of these might seem like a bit of a splurge, but trust us, they’re worth it!
If you struggle to make time to sit down and have a healthy breakfast in the morning then you are not alone! It’s no wonder cereal became such a staple as demands on our time have continued to increase. Pouring your breakfast out of a box takes 20 seconds! So how can a healthy breakfast comprised of real whole foods even begin to compete with that kind of efficiency? Even if you can carve out 10 to 15 minutes to sit and eat something, you often don’t have the luxury of cooking or preparing a full breakfast. So, with time constraints as a major factor for consideration, we’ve put together a list of healthy breakfast options that includes simple recipes that you can easily prep ahead. And of course, because we’re realistic, there’s also a few options that require no cooking or prep at all!
This kitchen makeover guide is here to walk you through the process of cleaning out your fridge and pantry one healthy step at a time. Decision fatigue is a real thing in this day and age! Whether you’re buying a new washing machine or simply trying to pick a cereal brand for the kids, the vast options available to us make the decision-making process overwhelming. Well, it’s not any different when it comes to cleaning out your fridge and pantry. What should you keep and what to throw away?
Maintain lean muscle and curb cravings by munching on snacks that pack a decent serving of protein and keep sugars low. Protein is notoriously hard to come by when you’re traveling, on-the-go or don’t have access to a refrigerator. For all those occasions when you’re feeling peckish and need a snack to take the edge off your hunger, make the right call and reach for something that’s got a decent serving of protein in it too! Read on for 9 of our favorite portable protein snacks that contain at least 9g of protein, taste great & are packed full of nutritious ingredients that keep your body feeling full and fueled!
A lot of clients and people in general often reach out to me asking what to do when they reach a weight loss plateau. Typically what they’re referring to is a lack of positive movement on the scale. So before validating any kind of a belief that they are at some kind of sticking point, I often like to double check they truly are in need of breaking through a plateau.
Walk down the aisle of any grocery store and you’re bombarded by brightly colored packaging and nutrition labels making all sorts of health claims. From words like “all natural” and “low-fat” to long ingredient lists, it can be difficult for consumers to make sense of the nutrition information provided on the packaging. Here at Own Your Eating we want to help you see through the marketing gimmicks and learn to make informed choices you can feel confident about. Read on for some tips to becoming a more savvy food consumer.
Ahhh protein. We know it’s good for us because, well pretty much everyone says so! In the overwhelming amount of nutrition research that exists, there truthfully isn’t any dispute about the importance of protein in our diets to keep our bodies healthy. Protein keeps us satiated, helps us stay lean and strong and plays a vital role at a cellular level sending signals between cells and tissues. So, if we already know how good protein is for us, then why is it that we often struggle to eat enough of it? Your meal prep game might be weak or non-existent, but the good news is there are some simple ways to rectify this without adding hours or to your day.
Is the keto diet worthy of all its hype? Keto (or the ketogenic diet) is a high fat, moderate protein and very low-carb diet, which has gained huge popularity amongst those seeking to lose weight in quick and dramatic fashion. Even though the diet originated as a means to combat certain medical conditions, and in spite of its strict dietary restrictions, we are often faced with requests from clients to help them get into ketosis by implementing the Keto diet. Of course, usually with the goal of dropping some weight.
Every month we choose one client out of hundreds who deserves some special recognition for their outstanding commitment and effort demonstrated in following our program. We are beyond excited to announce that our Lifestyle Member of the Month for April 2019 is Nikki Beecher!
Nikki has been following the Own Your Eating program on our Essential Lifestyle membership plan and working with Coach Mags. Nikki admits to trying different diets through the years including Paleo, but was fed up with short term results and weight fluctuations. Read on to found out more about Nikki’s experience with OYE.
Ashley Gonzalez started her weight loss journey in January by kicking things off with the Ketogenic diet. Things were going well, until her weight loss came to a halt even though she still hadn’t reached her weight loss goals. If you’re no longer losing weight following Keto, or you’re finding it impossible to sustain, then it’s time to come off it. But that doesn’t mean you can immediately start eating bread again! Sorry. The reintroduction of carbohydrates to your diet should be done slowly so that you can successfully transition off Keto without gaining weight.