The 800 gram Challenge in a Nutshell

What is the 800 gram challenge? Well unlike most macro coaches out there, we strive to teach people practical nutrition habits that they can use to maintain their health and body composition, even when they’re not able to weigh & measure or track.  If you’ve read our last few blog posts, you’ll know that we’ve been focusing on balancing the notion that “you can eat anything you want,” with ensuring that your body still gets all the essential vitamins & minerals it needs.

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Dietary Fiber – What is it and why should we care?

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not readily digestible by the body. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber is mostly kept in-tact and so it doesn’t increase the amount of sugar molecules in your blood. In fact, fiber helps to regulate the body’s use of sugars as it slows down digestion so that sugar molecules are released slowly into the blood stream, helping to keep hunger and insulin production in check.

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What is Fiber? – OYE Podcast – EP 34

What is Fiber?  How much do I need?

In this week’s episode Jason and Roz break it all down for you – pun totally intended! Here’s a quick summary of what we discuss:

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Jerry’s Transformation – From rehab to the gym. How Jerry lost over 100lbs.

Jerry’s transformation is particularly special to me because we have known each other for over 20 years now. We met freshmen year of college playing Rugby together and then pledged the same fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon. We were great friends sharing a bond over partying hard, watching wrestling, and hitting the weight room. For me, the partying ended upon graduation in 2000, but for Jerry it kept going. Ultimately in 2017 he checked into rehab (not his first time) for the last time. When I saw him at our seminar he could barely walk up a flight of stairs. Recently he trained for and finished a 5k run! This is Jerry’s story of how he lost 100 lbs. with Own Your Eating.

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Food Matters | Why Quality Counts Part 3

Before you continue reading, make sure you’ve already read part 1 and part 2 to Food Matters – Why Quality Counts.

…As soon as I implemented some of my “5 A Day” and started pooping again, I started feeling Healthy AF and continued to see more improvements with my other measurements – progress photos, the number on the scale, my performance in workouts and how I felt throughout the day. I was still eating boatloads of cereal and even expanding my horizons trying food like Frosted Mini Wheats and Trix but I was also making sure I got a daily dose of fruits and vegetables.

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Food Matters | Why Quality Counts Part 2

If you haven’t already checked out my introduction to Food Matters – Why Quality Counts then go read Part 1 first.

…I had a pretty captive audience owning three CrossFit affiliates so more and more people started asking for my guidance with their nutrition. As I started helping more clients and friends, it became apparent to me, that people’s nutrition was more about fixing relationships with food than simply losing weight. Fixing that relationship & rectifying common misconceptions was actually the key to their success with weight loss.

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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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