Plant Based Diet: How it’s Different from Veganism and Why I Choose to Eat this way (Plus Meal Prep Monday)

What is the difference between plant-based and vegan, or is there any? The two terms have been used synonymously by some, albeit inaccurately. Veganism is a complete avoidance of any and all animal product, as food and as consumables. On the other hand, plant based is a manner of eating…
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Why You Eat - Digging into the Real Reason You are Eating the Cookies When Nobody is Looking

Eating is a very intimate and personal experience. We need to eat to survive, but we also connect to our food on an emotional level. Many of us self-identify by the foods that we eat - we are vegan/paleo/gluten free, instead of saying we eat vegan/paleo/gluten free. Many of us even put limitations…
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Journey to the Stage 2: Mindset, Perfectionism and Knowing Why

This past month was a bit of a challenge for at my request, we did some playing with my macros to see how my body would respond to a higher ratio of fats to carbs. The first of the two weeks went extremely well and I lost 3lbs in one…
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The Diet You Didn’t Know You Were On (Plus Meal Prep Monday)

We are so entrenched in diet mindset, so accustomed to dietary restrictions, most of us don't even realize when we are dieting. "Oh, I don't diet, I just don't eat dairy/gluten/carbs/fat/any food that starts with the letter p. I definitely don't eat more than 1000 calories a day and everyone…
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My Intuition Says “Eat the Whole Cake” (plus Monday Meal Prep)

The greatest challenge with intuitive eating is learning to trust the wisdom of your own body over the conditioned beliefs engrained into you by the diet industry. We have all spent years learning what foods are good, what foods are bad. We have been on countless diets, each with different…
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Overcoming Common Fitness Barriers and Excuses

As much as obesity and overfat are epidemics within our society, we have become a culture obsessed with fitness, health and aesthetics. The diet and fitness industries are worth billions of dollars. It seems everyone has some fitness or health related goal. Yet, there seems to be a large disconnect…
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Get Started Guide to Intuitive Eating: Recalibrating Back to Normal (plus Meal Prep Monday)

Do you feel like your relationship with food and your understanding of nutrition has become so convoluted you don't even know what normal eating is anymore? Unfortunately, this isn't an uncommon feeling. The diet industry and media have done a wonderful job of confusing everyone; of creating food phobias and…
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Train Together, Stay Together.

Our partners have a significant impact on our lives. They impact our attitudes, beliefs, our lifestyle and our health. Fostering a healthy lifestyle within your relationship has many benefits for you both individually and as a couple. You will be healthier, the exercise induced endorphins will make you happier, you will…
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Avoiding Relationship Weight Gain (plus Meal Prep Monday)

Unfortunately, for many of us, partnering up in a relationship equals weight gain. Perhaps it is the indulgent restaurant food on date nights. It could be getting a little too comfortable. Maybe it is a mentality of "I've got my mate so I don't have to worry about keeping up appearances anymore",…
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Journey to the Stage 2: Halfway There

I (and Hubby) am now officially half way through this prep. Up until this past month, it was going very smoothly. Last month wasn't exactly bumpy, but I have certainly begun to feel the prep effects. With ever decreasing macros and a switch to volume training, my hunger levels have been…
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