Mike is one of our coaches here at Own Your Eating. One of the things that makes our team of coaches so awesome at what they do, is that they can relate to our clients because of their own experiences with nutrition. Not only do they have the knowledge to advise you on the best nutrition and fitness practices, but they have a deep level of understanding about how they can make these approaches individualized and suitable to your needs.
What’s better than peanut butter!? Umm how about a whole pie of peanut butter!!! ? Yep, you read that right – a whole glorious pie dedicated to this delicious ingredient. The best part is with the help of tofu and some peanut butter powder, it’s a totally macro friendly dessert – so you can have your pie and eat it too!
Most of us have struggled with a bad habit at one point or another. Whether it was making excuses not to go to the gym, or simply biting your nails. Bad habits interrupt your life, sabotage relationships, prevent you from accomplishing your goals and hold you back from realizing your full potential.
Whether its Super-bowl Sunday or just a regular weekend, your “cheat day eats” don’t have to destroy your week of good behavior. Not only are these recipes delicious and low calorie but they’re instagram worthy too! ?
I recently stumbled across an IG post that talked about motivation and the intensity of athletes training every day non-stop. At first I thought “I wish I still had that level of determination!” But as I kept reading, I realized this post wasn’t trying to reinforce the idea that athletes are super humans with infinite resources of motivation. What it exposed instead, was how athletes are no different from you and me. They face highs and lows and have doubts and fears just like we do. Even though it might not seem like it, they are human too! The difference is that when they lose their motivation, they know how to push on through, by tapping in to their drive.
Sweet potato hummus adds an autumn spin to a traditional hummus. This dish is great for entertaining or a midday snack so you really can’t go wrong! Top it with some chopped nuts or toasted pumpkin seeds for a bit of crunch and pair it with a variety of crudités, such as cinnamon dusted pita chips or dried apple slices.
Coaching truly is an art-form. It requires a willingness to constantly evolve, adapt and challenge your beliefs. Jason and I were already experienced health & fitness coaches but when we started to focus our attention on the area of nutrition, we recognized that this particular subject required a different approach to that of a physical exercise program.
For a brief stint in Chicago, one of my go-to orders at the new Asian restaurant Sunda was their crispy brussel sprouts appetizer. They were insane! ? But they were also doused in deliciously flavored oil and a sugary vinaigrette so it’s not surprising they were like crack!
Ryan started working with Own Your Eating coach Jason in April and has lost 30 lbs. to date! Read on to find out more about Ryan’s experience in the last 8 months.
Turning veggies into vehicles for delivering cheesey deliciousness to your taste buds, is also a fantastic way of getting in more micronutrients into your day. These low-carb bites are super easy to make and guaranteed to go down well at any social gathering or family dinner.