Hi friends, it’s Fri-yay! …which means it’s time for another round of The Friday 5! Today I’m sharing a couple of food favorites, the diffuser I use, a book recommendation, plus a fun show on Netflix – it’s quite the random mix up. You can watch or read The Friday 5 below – have a fabulous weekend! 1. Saje Diffuser While I’m into some “hippy dippy” stuff, it’s taken me some time to get onboard…

“Will I gain weight on a reverse diet?” This is such a common question that I receive from nutrition clients as well as prospective clients and followers on Instagram. Before I give you a blanket answer, let me tell you this… reverse dieting has different effects for different people. ⁠It often depends on your specific goals, the rate of the reverse, your dieting history, current physical situation (like body weight, body fat, and other related stats),…

Have you ever tried a reverse diet?⁠ What about a how to reverse diet course? ⁠⠀⠀ A reverse diet is useful when you’re trying to change the composition of your body. ⁠⠀⠀ ⁠⠀⠀ Let’s say you’re trying to gain lean muscle aka look like you ACTUALLY workout. Without the proper nutrition and training, gaining muscle will be difficult. ⁠⠀⠀ ⁠⠀⠀ You’ll likely have to eat more calories than usual and actually (gasp!) gain a little…

Hi friends and happy Friday! If you didn’t hear, I’m taking the The Friday 5 over to Instagram Live! So you can now watch the Friday 5 (often with visuals!) live every week. But, I’ll continue posting it here as well. Anyway, as always, I’m sharing 5 things that I’m loving lately. You watch the video below or read the post – whatever you prefer! Enjoy your Fall weekend! 1. Quilted Fleece Pullover I get compliments…

Hi friends! The Friday 5 is BACK!!! And I’m trying something new and taking The Friday 5 over to Instagram Live! So many people have said that they’ve missed The Friday 5, but after 12+ years of blogging and a lot of changes in my business, you’ve probably noticed that I’m blogging less and “vlogging” more. What can I say, it’s just so much more fun to show up live! Anyway, today, in good ol’…

This post is sponsored by Project Baseline by Verily, but opinions are my own. One of the most pivotal moments in my journey with Ulcerative Colitis was something my (beloved) gastroenterologist said to me. I had been struggling with Ulcerative Colitis for more than 5 years and hadn’t achieved anything close to remission. I was in a bad place both mentally and physically, so I was losing hope that I would ever live a normal, healthy life again. His words…

Ever felt stuck?⁠ ⁠⠀ I have. And it definitely sucks. But you know what? Even when you’re FEELING ridiculously stuck, like nothing you do will help you lose weight, you’re never ACTUALLY stuck. There is always something that can be done to start seeing progress again.⁠⠀ This is a quick self-assessment you can take to determine if your metabolism is stuck and whether you might need a reverse dieting phase. Ask yourself the following questions:⁠…

Today, I want talk about one of the biggest mistakes I see women make when it comes to dieting. It’s embarking on super long diets – diets that last six months, nine months, a year, or maybe your whole life has been diet. It’s no way to live… mentally, physically, emotionally. Dieting for extended periods of time is not good for a lot of reasons, but I think the number one is that you get…

Let them eat… cake! Here’s my recipe for macro-friendly and gluten-free Anytime Mug Cake! For years, I was a low-fat, low-sugar, low-flavor snack food junkie. I knew all the ‘diet’ brands. And I bought all the ‘healthy’ cookies, muffins, and cakes in an attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth while staying on track to my goals. Looking back, all I can say is, “eeew!” I can distinctly remember the dry, tasteless, cardboard flavor of sugar-free…

Weighing yourself is unneeded stress.⁠ Did you know I only weigh in once a month?⁠ Yep! Just once a month. Usually about 5-6 days after my cycle ends.⁠ And that’s what I recommend to some of my female nutrition clients as well (unless they are doing a reverse diet and then it’s weekly). Weighing yourself is unneeded stress You see, weighing yourself every single day is UNNECESSARY, and it can actually be HARMFUL to your…

What weight loss REALLY looks like…⁠ let’s just say it’s not what you *think* it is! 🙂 ⁠⠀ Weight loss is not a linear process. It’s not a straight path from here to there, from where you are to where you want to be. It’s not a freshly paved highway through middle America.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I really wish it was!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ But weight loss is really more of a series of ups and downs, starts and…

Have you had a pandemic-y summer? Ready to get back on track with your nutrition and fitness? Announcing the Macro Movement Project, a 6-week group coaching program that combines individualized macro nutrition with short, effective workouts to help you lay the foundation for massive physique transformation. It’s for those who want to lose fat and tone up in a sustainable and scientifically-proven way!   I know a lot of us are striving for better health…

Whether you’re on a mission to lose fat, gain muscle, or maintain your current look, macro nutrition can be the solution you need. One staple of living a successful macro nutrition lifestyle is knowing how to properly weigh and track your foods. Weighing and measuring food for beginners is so important to progress and achieving results.  I get so many questions about how I weigh my foods, that I wanted to take some time to…

I struggled with my weight earlier this year. Gaining and gaining and not knowing why. ⁠ ⁠ Eventually, I realized I was overtraining. Oof. ⁠ ⁠ And my story is not unique. Lots of women fall into this overtraining trap and wonder why all of their time working out is not getting them results.⁠ ⁠ More exercise is not always better. ⁠ ⁠ The stress and strain of hours of cardio took a toll on…

Anyone else up for a little mommy wine time?⁠ I mean, hello, we’re on vacation in Vermont this week, so there will definitely be some cocktails in the mix! 😉 ⁠⠀ Just because you’re tracking macros, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the things you love. For real.⁠⠀ The beauty of a macro-ish lifestyle is that you can have ALLTHETHINGS and you get to practice moderation, too!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Enjoying a much-needed glass of wine here…

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