Nutrition

Three 1,500 Calorie Meal Plans Using My Recipes

Three 1,500 Calorie Meal Plans Using My Recipes

Meal plans get a lot of hate, and I get it. Most are cookie cutter food lists with approved foods and never ever eat that again foods. Or maybe you get lucky and find one with cottage cheese and lettuce wraps three times a day. Ew. My goal […]

Healthy Sandwiches: Seven Simple Steps for Super Sandwiches

Healthy Sandwiches: Seven Simple Steps for Super Sandwiches

Today’s post is a comprehensive guide to making healthy sandwiches from a fellow fitness coach and food lover, Ben Johnson of bentrained.com. If you’re looking for top-notch information on being a fit food lover, you’ll definitely want to follow him on Instagram. All right, to […]

10 High Volume Snacks Under 300 Calories: Dips, Pizza, & Even Brownies

10 High Volume Snacks Under 300 Calories: Dips, Pizza, & Even Brownies

I’m excited to share some of my favorite high volume snacks with you today. But first, what does high volume even mean when it comes to food? High volume snacks, in this case, will mean snacks and meals that have a larger volume or weight […]

If I Had to Lose Body Fat in a Hurry, This Is How I Would Do It

If I Had to Lose Body Fat in a Hurry, This Is How I Would Do It

A few months back, I worked on a project that required me to create a one-size-fits-all process to lose body fat. If you’re unfamiliar with my nutrition ethos, I’ll just say this was a difficult task since I think everyone is a unique snowflake. I […]

How to Calculate Calorie Needs and Macronutrient Ratios

How to Calculate Calorie Needs and Macronutrient Ratios

Before we get into the details of how to calculate calorie needs, I’d like to establish this is but one way to calculate calorie and macronutrient needs. Every coach, system, or calculator has a unique way to calculate a starting point for body composition changes […]

How Much Protein to Eat for Fat Loss and Maximum Protein Absorption Rates

How Much Protein to Eat for Fat Loss and Maximum Protein Absorption Rates

You may have heard that your body can only absorb a certain amount of protein per meal. You know, “if you eat more than 25 grams of protein in one meal, that protein is wasted.” While there is a bit of truth at the root of […]

Healthy Snacks: The Ultimate Guide to High Protein, Low Calorie Snack Options

Healthy Snacks: The Ultimate Guide to High Protein, Low Calorie Snack Options

This healthy snacks guide won’t be your typical FuzzBeed listacle about 99 healthy snacks to get absolutely shredded this year, though getting absolutely shredded is certainly a possibility. Instead of running through foods you already know you should be eating, my hope is to provide a […]

Is It Possible to Eat Enough Protein Without Animal Products?

Is It Possible to Eat Enough Protein Without Animal Products?

Earlier this year, a documentary with an extreme anti-animal product agenda rose to massive popularity. There were plenty of commentaries disproving many of the claims, so I stayed away in an attempt to avoid fueling the fire. Other than a single Facebook post, which I’ll […]

Should I Be Using Protein Powder for Fat Loss?

Should I Be Using Protein Powder for Fat Loss?

Protein powder is a part of my daily diet and one of the most common ingredients in recipes on my site. It’s a great tool for reaching higher protein intake goals and making delicious treats. Which is why the heading of the graphic below might […]

How to Become a Fitness Model and What It Takes to Get Super Lean

How to Become a Fitness Model and What It Takes to Get Super Lean

You’re eating all the right foods, training hard, drinking plenty of water, and seemingly doing all the right things. Yet, you can’t seem to get any leaner or get rid of the last five pounds. No matter what you do, your body seems to more or […]