James McAdams – June Lifestyle Member of the Month

Looking for a nutrition plan that drives results by focusing on habits? Every month we choose one client out of hundreds who deserves some special recognition for their outstanding commitment and effort demonstrated in following our program. We are beyond excited to announce that our Lifestyle Member of the Month for June 2019 is James McAdams! James recently celebrated his 48th birthday! Married for 26 years and with 3 grown kids, James is a sergeant for a large metropolitan police department where he’s worked for the past 21 years – 20 of those years have been spent on the overnight watch. After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, James knew it was finally time to reprioritize and find time to focus on his health. 

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Shrimp Fajita Sheet Pan Dinner

These shrimp fajita and peppers are a super yummy option for your weekly meal prep. They’re quick and healthy and because you cook everything all on one sheet pan, there’s minimal mess too! I love Mexican food because it’s easy to make, full of flavor and all the while can be kept very lean. You can also easily add ingredients on – like choosing to serve with tortillas or guacamole if you need more carbs and fat – or just keep it simple and lean. This family recipe really caters for all and removes any concern about trying to hit your macros.

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Overcoming MS with Sustainable Nutrition – Jessica Philpot

We’ve posted once before about Jessica Philpot’s amazing weight loss progress and recovery from MS (Multiple Sclerosis). But her journey is truly phenomenal and is more than deserving of this update. One of the things we love about our nutrition program is the opportunity it gives people to change their lives forever. Sure, we’re always happy for clients when they reach their body composition and fitness goals, but when we get updates from our clients 2, 3, 4+ years later and they’re still making progress with their health, still enjoying the way they eat and haven’t reverted back to old habits. Well that fills us with more joy than you could possibly imagine.

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Low-Carb Chocolate Mousse [Recipe]

Chocolate, coconut and avocado?!  You bet!  Together these simple ingredients combine to form the perfect keto chocolate mousse. It’s low on carbs and packed full of good for you fats! The best part is how easy this is to whip together.  Better yet,  you can customize it based on your own needs! Which is always a plus when we’re talking to flexible dieters.

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The Female Perspective on Gaining Muscle – From Scrawny to Brawny

Coach Greg Glassman⁣ once said, “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.” I recently posted a transformation post on instagram, showing what my body looked like with an 8 lb. increase on the scale. I know what it’s like to be fixated with the number on the scale, it can really mess with your mind as we tend to believe that a heavier weight on the scale is indicative of body fat. Of course, that’s not always true (see 11 Ways the Scale Lies). Sometimes being heavier on the scale might be exactly what your body needs! Whether that’s for health reasons, to achieve a certain physique or perform better in activities and sports that you enjoy. Gaining muscle is a vital component of that and that will inevitably lead to weight gain at some point.

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Meal Prep 101 – Protein Prep Strategies

Ahhh protein. We know it’s good for us because, well pretty much everyone says so! In the overwhelming amount of nutrition research that exists, there truthfully isn’t any dispute about the importance of protein in our diets to keep our bodies healthy. Protein keeps us satiated, helps us stay lean and strong and plays a vital role at a cellular level sending signals between cells and tissues. So, if we already know how good protein is for us, then why is it that we often struggle to eat enough of it? Your meal prep game might be weak or non-existent, but the good news is there are some simple ways to rectify this without adding hours or to your day.

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Paleo Breakfast Burrito [Recipe]

If you love breakfast and Mexican food as much as I do, you have to try these healthy breakfast burritos!  As a coach I often advise my clients to try and have a serving of protein and some veggies with breakfast to kick start their day.  This does both!  With 17 grams of protein and lots of colorful veggies this is a fantastic breakfast option.

Want to spice it up a bit more?  Try adding this guacamole in place of the avocado.

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Frozen Yogurt Bark with Chocolate Chips [Recipe]

I’m a BIG fan of greek yogurt. On it’s own, it’s pretty boring but throw in some berries, a sprinkling of granola and even toss in some mini chocolate chips because #yolo and hey! It tastes pretty damn delicious!!! I’ll eat yogurt for breakfast or save it up for dessert. Whenever I have it, it never ceases to disappoint in satisfying my wicked sweet tooth. But I know not all of you enjoy yogurt quite as much as me. But I bet you like ice cream, or maybe even almond bark?! If so then I have a tasty creation for you that falls somewhere between the two. Frozen yogurt bark!

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Bridget Cardillo – May Lifestyle Member of the Month

Looking for a nutrition plan that drives results by focusing on habits? Every month we choose one client out of hundreds who deserves some special recognition for their outstanding commitment and effort demonstrated in following our program. We are beyond excited to announce that our Lifestyle Member of the Month for May 2019 is Bridget Cardillo! Bridget recently celebrated her 29th birthday and was surprised by a birthday cake of bagels at her office! In the past, this might have thrown Bridget off the rails, but she was able to enjoy her leaning tower of bagels and the rest of her birthday celebrations. 😋 Find out more about why following the Own Your Eating program has been the most successful nutrition plan for Bridget, self-confessed pizza 🍕 lover! – and why she’s still doing it more than one year later!

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Homemade Jalapeño Guacamole [Recipe]

Calling all avocado ♥︎ers! And even the haters too. Yes, I understand if you harbor some resentment towards avocados. I too share a love-hate relationship for this high maintenance piece of fruit, and not just because it made me feel ever so slightly dumb by masquerading itself as a vegetable. Yes, I admit it, for the longest time I thought it was a vegetable. The shame! But worse than the agony of goldilocks finding the perfectly heated bowl of porridge or the bed that’s just on the right side of softness – seriously she’s too young to be concerned about mattress density and toppers – picking out avocados that are the acceptable level of ripeness really does take some skill.

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