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?
Having courage is one of the most important qualities you need to develop if you want to instigate change to a more purposeful and passionate life. Courage is what helps you to develop and strengthen your willpower. Courage is what unlocks your power and leads you to a life where you’re fulfilling your highest potential. Sounds heavy right?! Well good, it’s supposed to! We’re trying instigate transformative change so you better expect shit to get real!
Emotional eating is often characterized as a behavior performed by lonely housewives or singletons in search of a source of comfort or companionship from their pint of Ben & Jerry’s. But emotional eating can happen when people are feeling happy, stressed, bored, angry or any other kind of emotion too.
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.
There are a wide variety of nutrition strategies and diets out there. Some focus on reducing your appetite, while others focus on restricting calories, carbs or fat. However, it can be a bit difficult to find the nutrition strategy that’s best for you with so many options out there.
Have you ever wondered if you could get more done? What habits would allow you to do this? Days roll by, tasks are overwhelming and sometimes just getting started seems like the most daunting task. Too many distractions, brain fog, crappy sleep, you can’t focus on just one task because every single one seems important.
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend! It’s Friday and if you’re like most people living that weekday work-life, then it’s normal to want to kick back and relax with a drink or two. But if you’re reading this, then you’re probably wondering already, if alcohol will effect your progress. Well, YOU SHOULD BE.
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.
Active recovery? You’re probably thinking “ain’t no one got time for that!” Don’t worry we get it. You’re focused and committed to achieving your goals. You’ve got a one way ticket on the gains train and you don’t want to get left sitting on the platform! Well if you haven’t already, have a read of our post about calorie intake on training days vs rest days and that might just help you drop that mantra you’ve been clinging to that “More is Better” when it comes to your training and workouts.
Do rest days feature in your training routine? When it comes to improving fitness and performance, exercise and calorie intake are a major priority for our clients. Most of us know what we should be doing in the gym and the amount of calories we should be eating on training days, but what about rest days? One of the most common questions we get from clients is:
“Should I eat more on training days vs rest days?”