What I’ve been Eating

So I mentioned in my last post that I have been focusing on high-quality ingredients and experimenting with the ketogenic diet. Long story short, the ketogenic diet is a very high fat, moderate protein, and extremely low carbohydrate style of eating. There are a bajillion studies coming out these days about the positive effects of…

March Monthly Favorites

As March ends and spring begins, I can’t even begin to contain my excitement for warm weather, festival season, and the damn plants to stop blooming. Here are some of my favorite things from the past month:  1. Coconut Oil Coconut oil isn’t anything new to my repertoire, but I have really been using it often…

How I Overcame The Non-stop Sugar Cravings

As someone who used to binge eat all the desserts all the time, it has taken me years to understand that I have basically zero self-control when it comes to sugar. I am definitely not going to be the person that will tell you, “just have a few bites and you’ll be satisfied.” Don’t trust those…

Coffee and Intermittent Fasting

Among its many benefits, it is pretty widely known that coffee is a fantastic way to suppress appetite and increase energy. This is especially true for those following an intermittent fasting lifestyle when coffee is consumed during the fasted state. There are many different approaches to incorporating coffee with intermittent fasting such as drinking multiple cups…

Dieting in December

I have always been the type of person to over-indulge during the holidays or on special occasions, especially when I am traveling out of town to celebrate them. And even though I have learned how to control my cravings throughout the better part of the year and have found a healthy balance with food, I still find…

Q&A with Sarah and Jack

1. What is your favorite body part to train? Sarah: Right now, my favorite body part to train is glutes. I just love concentrating on that area and doing lighter weight with higher reps. It really makes me feel the burn! Jack: My favorite body part to train is my biceps.  Not only do I like the instant gratification…

May Monthly Favorites

Remember when you were a kid and the summer lasted foreverrrrr? Well, good thing you have those memories because it’s not like that when you are an adult. Needless to say, the month May came and went and I feel like I barely blinked an eye. Regardless, there were still some things that made the month…

10 Commandments of a Healthy Lifestyle

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought to my personal journey of striving to always lead a healthy lifestyle. Marathons, weight lifting, extreme crash diets, 2-hour cardio sessions, low-carb, low-fat, Paleo, juice cleanses, you name it – I’ve done it all. Coming from a very active family who values nutrition, it has always been on…

Reconnect

Before Jack and I started dating, Friday night for us resembled a mild version of Jersey Shore’s T-shirt Time minus the hair gel, studded jeans, and T and L of GTL. After a long week of work, all we wanted to do was gather up a crew, hit the town, and dance the night away…

Intermittent Fasting: My First Impressions

First thing’s first. You are probably wondering what intermittent fasting is. (I know you so well, don’t I?) To put it simply, intermittent fasting is exactly as it states: going a certain period of time without eating. The term “intermittent fasting” is not new to me. Back in my Paleo days, I stumbled across leangains.com, a…

April Monthly Favorites

With a hectic work load, nonstop rain, crazy travel schedules, and the never-ending feeling that beach and lake trips are so close yet so far, April was crazy for us. But we didn’t let all that craziness get in the way of our goals. In fact, knowing summer is right around the corner only kept…

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Have you ever caught yourself rationalizing bad food choices because of a “special occasion?” I definitely have. A friend’s birthday party, the Super Bowl, a long day at work – these are just a few of the “special occasions” I have celebrated. But the question begs to be asked: is your “special Occasion” Actually Special? Jack and…