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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Frittata, egg-bake, crustless quiche, omelette or tortilla! Whatever name you call them by, these primarily egg-based dishes are an awesome way to start your day and can be very simple to prepare as make-ahead breakfasts that are easy to grab on the go. This Keto-friendly recipe is also a gem for anyone utilizing carb-cycling strategies or maximizing their carbohydrate uptake post-workout. I love frittata’s but I typically find myself making them with egg whites. Right now I’m experimenting with some carb cycling which means I get to enjoy more fat than usual. Using whole eggs and cheese was such a treat! It definitely made this frittata even tastier and filling. I didn’t even notice the lack of carbs to my breakfast!
Starting your day with a bulletproof coffee is like the adult equivalent of a chocolate milkshake for breakfast – without the disastrous effects of a sugar crash! Not only is this creamy and highly caffeinated cocktail delicious, but it energizes you, stimulates metabolism, boosts focus & improves your brain function! No wonder it’s called “bulletproof coffee”. In today’s world, everyone is trying the next big thing or some sweet hack that will make your life better. Well we have found it when it comes to coffee. This caffeinated concoction of butter, MCT oil, and espresso gives you a decent dose of healthy fats and a slow roll of caffeine that will keep you energized and your mood boosted all morning long. There are some claims that putting butter in your coffee can even lead to weight loss.
Is the keto diet worthy of all its hype? Keto (or the ketogenic diet) is a high fat, moderate protein and very low-carb diet, which has gained huge popularity amongst those seeking to lose weight in quick and dramatic fashion. Even though the diet originated as a means to combat certain medical conditions, and in spite of its strict dietary restrictions, we are often faced with requests from clients to help them get into ketosis by implementing the Keto diet. Of course, usually with the goal of dropping some weight.
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 April 2019 is Nikki Beecher!
Nikki has been following the Own Your Eating program on our Essential Lifestyle membership plan and working with Coach Mags. Nikki admits to trying different diets through the years including Paleo, but was fed up with short term results and weight fluctuations. Read on to found out more about Nikki’s experience with OYE.