11 Tips to Make Meal Prep Easier

11 Tips to Make Meal Prep Easier What do you think when you hear “meal prep”? The term “meal prep” might sound intimidating. Or even douchey. I get it. I used to roll my eyes when people would mention “meal prepping” like they were some fitness messiah or something. It seemed extreme and unnecessary.  Honestly, at the time, it was […]

Macro-Friendly Fast Food Orders that Aren’t Salads – Everything Under 500 calories!

Macro-Friendly Fast Food Orders that Aren’t Salads – Everything Under 500 calories! The title of this blog – Macro-friendly fast food orders that aren’t salads – is deceiving, and I’ll tell you why…FAST FOOD SALADS AREN’T MACRO-FRIENDLY! They’re so chock full of fat you’d wish you’d gotten a burger instead. Honestly.  That being said, I am not too pig headed […]

Lightened Up Eggs Benedict Recipe

A Lightened Up Eggs Benedict Recipe to Try at Home Love Eggs Benedict but don’t love “spending” almost an entire day’s worth of calories first thing in the morning?  Give this lightened up eggs benedict recipe a try for your next brunch in! You’ll save yourself some calories and some cash. Not to mention the hassle of putting on a […]

How to Keep Fitness Going When Life Gets Hard

“Motivation gets you started, discipline keeps you going” “You won’t always be motivated, so you must learn to be disciplined” I’m sure you’ve read those little nuggets of wisdom before. Those, and little motivational quotes similar to those run rampant all over the fitness world. They’re especially prominent in the fitness worlds of social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest.  […]

The Best Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Air Fryer Potato Wedges Recipe Who doesn’t love a good French fry, amiright?  They can straight up murder your macros, though, with their fat- and calorie-laden deliciousness.  You think that’s ketchup? Nah…that’s the blood of your diet on their salty hands. If potatoes had hands…they have eyes, so…plausible? Instead of dining out and consuming the caloric equivalent of two full […]

8 Helpful Macro-Tracking Tips and Tricks

Changing eating habits and focusing on nutrition can be intimidating.  So much conscious effort is required, especially in the beginning. You have to consider your menu plan in advance, prepare a grocery list, and get your shopping done before you’re tempted to hit the drive-thru. You have to find, make, and set aside the time to prepare and/or pack healthy […]

Protein French Toast Recipe

As far back as I can remember, I was never a big breakfast person.  Even growing up I was the person who ordered a lunch or dinner entree at IHOP when everyone else was getting their pancake fix. Not exactly sure why, but I have a couple theories: For one, I was super weird and wouldn’t touch any bottle of […]

The 5 Pillars of Diet-and-Exercise Success

Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by temptation.  The temptation to binge watch Netflix instead of going to bed, to snack on Doritos instead of eating carrots, to scroll Instagram instead of folding laundry. Why do we constantly sabotage ourselves, our productivity, and our well-being with time-wasting, unhealthy habits? Because it’s easy. Taking the path of least resistance is easy. […]

Halloween Candy and Fitness Goals: You Can Have Both

Halloween Candy and Fitness Goals: You Can Have Both October is officially here, which means fall color, sweater weather, pumpkin patches, and apple cider.  It also means that Halloween is upon us.  Yay, right?  Halloween!  Costumes, ghosts, jack o’ lanterns, horror movies, and tricks and…DUN DUN DUNNNNN…treats!  EEEEK! If that last part scared the bejeezus out of you more than […]

Calorie Cycling FAQs

A few weeks back I posted Calorie Cycling: Why I Cycle My Calories and Why It Might Be Right For You, Too.  A great big THANK YOU to those of you who read it and shared your thoughts.  I’ve heard from a number of you with questions, general appreciation, and your own experiences after giving calorie cycling a go.  I […]

10 Tips for Healthier Snacking

I’ve had a lot of experience preparing and eating food, tracked and not, in ways that support weight loss. ALL the foods, by the way.  I enjoy pizza, hamburgers, tacos, steak, ice cream, chocolate, chips, and wine weekly.  Some of those are enjoyed daily, actually.  Snacking smart helps keep me on track with my goals.  I feel satisfied, have more […]

Meal Prep Recipe Roundup! 8 of My Favorite Make-Ahead Lunches (& my Macro-Friendly Prep Tips!)

One of the most challenging aspects of weight-loss, and health and fitness in general, is nutrition. Learning how to fuel your body properly, while also satisfying your taste buds, can be a tricky process! “Health” or “diet” food is commonly misconstrued as being boring, tasteless, and leafy. We’d all rather mow down a bag of Doritos – let’s be real…a […]

BBG vs PWR

BBG vs PWR: Fitness Program Comparison A Brief History I have been training with the SWEAT App since January 2019, following either the BBG and PWR program almost exclusively. Prior to signing up for the mobile app, I used Kayla Itsines‘ BBG 1.0 & 2.0 PDF eBooks for 8 months. My Hesitation In the beginning I was not super confident […]