It’s fall, which means Daylight Savings has come to an end, the holidays are just around the corner and Starbucks holiday drinks are finally out. I’m sure most of us can’t wait to get our hands on a delicious pumpkin spice latte! However, it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that these beloved drinks are major calorie bombs.
Just because you’re on the road or have to grab a bite to eat when you’re having a busy day, that doesn’t give you an excuse to go off track. If you checked out our previous post about what nutritionists really eat for brunch, you’ll know that you can still enjoy eating out and track your macros. What’s more, is that you can still get results too! To give you some ideas on where to go to make your flexible eating lifestyle easier, here’s some of our coaches favorite go-to places and orders for maximum satisfaction and accuracy!
You may recognize Keirstein as one of our coaches! ? Keirstein has been working hard focusing on recovery due to a shoulder injury. During this time she’s been scaling workouts, making modifications to her workout volume and of course focusing on her nutrition! You might find it surprising to learn that despite taking a step back on the activity front, Keirstein’s actually been able to increase her macros! Read on to find out about her recent reverse dieting progress.
Losing weight can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you aren’t sure how many calories you should be eating. Believe it or not, many of us make the mistake of eating too little, sometimes barely enough to support our BMR, which can stall weight loss altogether. So how exactly do you find that calorie sweet spot?
Anyone who wants the full results of their training, should understand and accept that nutrition is the foundation for everything you do in the name of athletic growth & development. CrossFit’s hierarchy of development supports the idea that nutrition is the building block from which we must build on top of, if we are to succeed in our chosen sport.
Many of us struggle with our relationship with the scale. If you’re anything like me, then at some point in your life you’ve used the scale as a sole measure of how you should feel about your body. You’re happy when the number goes down and downright depressed when it stays the same, or worse goes up!
You probably already know that protein is one of the three macronutrients that we find in the foods we eat. Carbohydrates and fat are the other two. Protein is typically thought of as the ‘muscle builder’, and of the three macronutrients, protein requires the most amount of energy to digest. So, if we’re looking to get stronger and burn more calories, more protein must be better, right? Well, maybe up to a certain point. But too much of any macronutrient can certainly throw our bodies out of whack and cause us to hold on to excess body fat. So what exactly is the optimal protein intake for our bodies when we want to look and feel our best?
Protein is essential for building and retaining muscle; it also helps you stay fuller for longer and helps manage hunger. Many people get protein from animal sources such as meat and dairy; however, those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet have to find alternative protein sources from a plant-based diet.
People always want to know what nutritionists and fitness professionals are eating. We get why you’re curious, and you’re smart to want to know more. The coaching team at Own Your Eating are always leading by example and know how to stay dialed in with their nutrition, even when they’re traveling or getting their brunch on. We all track our macros consistently and make little exception – we track the good days & the bad! ?
To win the week you need to get your mindset right. Developing successful strategies to set yourself up for success requires reflection, mindfulness and an independent observer like a coach! Check out our latest coaching webinar where we talk about staying consistent and trusting the process. There is no magic pill! Just hard work and determination.