The 10 Commandments of Sports Nutrition

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.

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11 Ways the Scale Lies

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!

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Protein Intake – How much should you be eating?

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?

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How Stress Effects Our Health and How To Manage It

We’ve all experienced stress at one point or another. After all, stress is simply a part of life. And while a healthy amount of stress is nothing to be concerned about, chronic stress is a completely different story.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vegan Protein

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.

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Why courage is crucial for transformative change

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!

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CrossFit Competitor’s Course with Austin Malleolo

I signed up for the CrossFit Competitor’s Course lead by Austin Malleolo, with the expectation and hopes of getting a deeper understanding of nutrition for the competitive athlete. Clients are always asking questions about timing and supplements and I have my opinions based on theory and my own practice, but I am always in search of the best answer. When I found out that Austin Malleolo, individual and Team CrossFit Games competitor, was offering this course,  I was eager to hear about his professional experience with nutrition, in preparation for and during competition.

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Emotional Eating – How to Overcome It

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.

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What Nutritionists Really Eat for Brunch

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! ?

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