Food Matters | Why Quality Counts Part 1

When I first started flexible eating, I didn’t care about the quality of my food.  As many of you have heard me talk about before, I lost the first 10lbs. on my journey eating an abundance of Cinnamon Toast Crunch…I know some people might think this is open to debate, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch is THE best breakfast cereal out there. FACT.

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Performance matters! Here’s why you should keep track

Chase performance and your results will follow. Earlier this week we talked about taking a selfie and using progress pictures as a measure of your progress. Another metric you should be tracking regularly is your performance. Why? Because if you’re getting fitter, stronger, faster and increasing your work capacity, then it’s highly likely that you’re making profound changes to your body’s physiology and composition.

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Why you should take a selfie

It’s the age of the selfie! We take them all day every day but when was the last time you stripped down and took a “real” selfie? I’m talking about the #nofilter kind of selfie that you’re probably too damn scared to share now, but that in 6 months time you’ll be like “Hell yeah b*tches! That was my body then and look at it now!”

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Practicing Patience and Managing Expectations [When Can I Expect Results?]

We will be talking all week about expectations and how you can best manage them and we get it, you’re here because you want results, we all do, that’s life. We want what we want and we want it now!

Unfortunately, the scale doesn’t care about when you want your expecations to be met. The scale is a fickle beast. So why do we put so much stock in it?

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Weightloss | How to measure progress without the scale

Whether your goal is to lose weight or gain weight, if the scale is your only measurement of progress, you are bound to become dissatisfied, discouraged, and frustrated.  The scale is a good way to see if things are moving in the right direction, but it should not be your only metric.

Weightloss is not linear.

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Hitting your numbers. What does that mean?!

People can get really neurotic about hitting “triple zeroes” – three zeroes signifies that you have eaten all of your food for the day and reduced your macronutrient goals perfectly to zero. We’re not knocking that that’s an awesome achievement! But don’t stress yourselves out about it because it’s really not necessary. When we use the term “hit your numbers” what we really mean is be within a range of 5 grams for each macronutrient. If you want to fine tune that and bring each one closer to zero, then more power to you.

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What’s more important Calories or Macros?

Calories or macros? We always say chase your macros, meaning don’t worry about anything else! Calories, sugar, fiber, sodium etc., down the road will all be other factors of your nutrition that you might want to explore, and we will talk about all of those. But for right now we only want you to focus on the big picture. That’s fueling your body with the right amount of food by hitting your macros – your protein, carbs, and fats.

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How to Track When You’re Eating Out

When people ask about how to track when you’re eating out at seminars, Jason always hands the floor over to me. If you don’t already know, I am a full-blown foodie! It’s a blessing and a curse! I get a huge amount of enjoyment from eating delicious foods. The downside? Well, really tasty food often doesn’t come in a conveniently scannable packet! Nor does it typically come at the end of a buffet line – sorry Jay but Chipotle won’t cut it for date night! 😉

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