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.
The Fall CrossFit Open is just 56 days away and for many this might be your first opportunity to truly “compete” in the sport of CrossFit. Whether you plan to take part in the Open, an upcoming in-house competition or a local 2-day CrossFit event, you’ll want to get the low-down on how to best prepare yourself for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience! Join us on this hour long podcast episode as Roz, Keirstein and Mags talk all about their recent performance competing in CrossFit at FN Thunderdome 2019.
As part of our mission to bring you even more valuable content on all things related to leading a healthy lifestyle, this episode is the first in a new series under the Own Your Eating Podcast called “Food for Thought”. Or FFT for short. Each episode will be quick and to the point and probably under 20 minutes. The perfect length for you to enjoy while you stretch or have your quiet time on the throne. Hit us up if you have a conversation starter you’d love to hear our thoughts on!
Coach Greg Glassman once said, “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.” I recently posted a transformation post on instagram, showing what my body looked like with an 8 lb. increase on the scale. I know what it’s like to be fixated with the number on the scale, it can really mess with your mind as we tend to believe that a heavier weight on the scale is indicative of body fat. Of course, that’s not always true (see 11 Ways the Scale Lies). Sometimes being heavier on the scale might be exactly what your body needs! Whether that’s for health reasons, to achieve a certain physique or perform better in activities and sports that you enjoy. Gaining muscle is a vital component of that and that will inevitably lead to weight gain at some point.
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.
Starting your day with a bulletproof coffee is like the adult equivalent of a chocolate milkshake for breakfast – without the disastrous effects of a sugar crash! Not only is this creamy and highly caffeinated cocktail delicious, but it energizes you, stimulates metabolism, boosts focus & improves your brain function! No wonder it’s called “bulletproof coffee”. In today’s world, everyone is trying the next big thing or some sweet hack that will make your life better. Well we have found it when it comes to coffee. This caffeinated concoction of butter, MCT oil, and espresso gives you a decent dose of healthy fats and a slow roll of caffeine that will keep you energized and your mood boosted all morning long. There are some claims that putting butter in your coffee can even lead to weight loss.
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.