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…

Life Lately

Holy crap. It’s been forever since I’ve written a blog post. In all honesty, I just lost my motivation to write about health and fitness. Every time I would go to write something, the overwhelming feeling of imposter syndrome would creep up. I’m no expert. I’m not a personal trainer. I don’t know all the…

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…

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…

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…