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.
Most of us know that when it comes to changing our body composition, we can’t out train a shitty diet. Although training and finding the right kind of stimulus to support muscular growth is important, nutrition is the foundation for achieving results and getting all the gains! Most of our clients know that hitting their macros in the right quantity and ratio is going to propel them towards their goals faster than anything else. But once you’ve become a macro master, it might be time for you to take things to the next level and consider nutrient timing.
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 focus on non-scale victories and owning up to any setbacks we faced in the past week.
Tracking alcohol might sound tedious, but if you’re serious about your goals and living a sustainable lifestyle then it’s important that you learn how to do it. Flexible eating is designed to be flexible! Enjoying a few drinks with your family and friends now and again is a part of life. So here’s how you can plan ahead for those drinks and still hit your numbers at the end of the day.
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!
I am sure most of us are familiar with the paleo diet, or have at least heard of it at some point. After all, it’s one of the most popular weight loss diets out there. But as with anything in life, there are some good and bad things about this diet. That’s why many people opt for flexible eating or If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) instead.
There’s no doubt that the biggest challenge for our clients and for us too, is when we’re thrown out of our typical routine. Whether that be a long vacation or a short weekend trip away, continuing to make progress or at least avoid undoing progress is no easy feat. Jason and I have both been on vacations in the past where we would do nothing but enjoy indulgence after indulgence. It’s fun when you’re doing it but the guilt and self-loathing when you get back from vacation and discover you’ve gained in excess of 10 lbs., well that’s more than just a little bit miserable!