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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Track Your Macros

Since this site was only recently born, I thought it would be best to incorporate a post about the basics of counting macro-nutrients (or “macros”). This is the foundation of a flexible approach to dieting and can be extremely helpful in attaining your fitness goals. Before we begin, I would like to make it clear…

Shred Fest 2015

 It’s time to get shredded! Our cut began on March 1st and we are pretty pumped to see the results of our hard work in about 10-12 weeks. Jack and I are both adjusting our macros and incorporating a little more cardio in our workouts to burn fat. Personally, I would rather increase my cardio before…

How I Maintained My Weight During the Holidays

If you’re anything like me, the holidays always start out extremely joyful and end in a painful stomach ache from too much food and a pounding migraine from too much family time. And if you’re really like me, the holidays also end in a much-needed shopping trip to replace the wardrobe that is now somehow too small to be…

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 8 Weeks

When I committed to losing 10 pounds, I didn’t exactly have a plan on how to do it. This was really unlike me since I have been a planner for as long as I can remember. I love scheduling out my days, planning my meals, and organizing my workouts. To me, planning these things helps…

“Have I Gained Weight?”

At the start of 2014, I was in the best shape I’d ever been. Eight months, one music festival, countless trips to Tennessee, and a new boyfriend later, I couldn’t say the same thing. Considering I was single at the beginning of the year, I knew there was only one person to blame for this…