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…

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…

Staying Healthy at a Music Festival

‘Tis the season! Music festivals are upon us and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited! One of our favorite ways to blow through extra cash is by going to concerts, so you better believe we love the opportunity to binge on our joint adoration for killer tunes and nonstop dancing. This past weekend was spent in Gulf…

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…

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…

Black Bean Brownies

It’s Friday which means it’s time to completely sabotage everything you’ve worked hard for all week! No more clean eating! Screw the gym! It’s time to let loose! Just kidding. Put the Nutella away. But if you’re anything like me, the weekend is a time when cravings are at an all-time high – especially for chocolate…

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…

Homemade Quest Style Protein Bars

I love quest bars! Honestly, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t. But even though I am a loyal customer of Quest Nutrition products, sometimes my wallet doesn’t favor spending over $2 on a single bar. Luckily, I was able to find an awesome product that allows me to make my own Quest-style protein bars at home…

Surviving a Bachelorette Weekend

Ah, The Bachelorette Party. A time for women to bond over bottomless cocktails, bodycon dresses, X-rated symbolism, and a few rounds of Never Have I Ever all in honor of the upcoming nuptials of a close friend. A period of reflection for the bride-to-be on her final days as a (not-so) single woman and preparation…

Pancake Bowl

I just can’t say it enough. I LOVE PANCAKES. But during the week, it is a race against the clock to tame my unruly hair, pack lunches, put makeup on, make breakfast for both of us, and manage to get out the door in time to beat the Atlanta morning rush. This recipe is super…

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…