My Latest [Nutrition] Posts
If our relationship with food were simple than there would be no "yo-yo dieting", no "diet industry", no "crash diets" and no "weight loss pills". Why? Because we would simply eat to provide our bodies with energy and nutrients without anything else playing a role in what we eat (or don't eat).
I wanted to create something that not only fit my cravings, but was also something that I could enjoy any day of the week. Instead of enduring a post-cheesecake sugar coma you'll be providing yourself fuel and nutrition.
I've recently had a need for easy, 'on-the-go' nutrition as I've been training a client at 06:00 am. I've opted to fuel myself by sipping on a smoothie in order to be able train myself right after.
I can recall when I first started trying to "eat healthy" while in university. I bought the 'Clean Eating' magazines and books and dog-eared a whole bunch of recipes. I set out with the best of intentions.
After a few weeks of whipping up energy balls, nutritious parfaits and 'oomphed' up salads I knew that it was a product that I wanted to help bring to my clients' kitchens.
This is a post for those who struggle with eating 'unhealthy' over the Holidays. I know some of you might struggle with this so much that it is detrimental to your Holiday enjoyment. I often hear friends, co-workers and clients talk about their diet struggles over the Holidays.
"What's for suppppeerrrr???!"
That line is comparable to nails on a chalkboard for me. So, how do I get around hearing it? Meal prep. If the words 'meal prep' make your blood pressure go up with flashbacks of a disastrous kitchen and burnt food than you've been doing it wrong.
If you're anything like me you will have a fridge full of left over tidbits of food by the end of the week. Even with having prepped my foods days prior, I'll always find a way to have random left overs. I hate to say it, but there are many times where these left overs meet the unfortunate fate of the garbage can.
How is this a 'lifestyle change'? When did we start gauging our success with a meal plan or diet as whether or not we've cheated? When did a slip up start meaning total failure?
"Eating a balanced breakfast helps you lose weight"...."Replace breakfast with tea"..."Eat carbs at breakfast to better fuel yourself"..."Avoid carbs at breakfast for better concentration"...THE LIST GOES ON! You can barely keep up.