I bet that if you’re reading this, you’ve been on some form of a self-prescribed “diet” at one point or another, as I have. In fact, going on a “diet” was part of my routine for a number of years. I’d usually restrict my eating in some form for a few weeks or months, sometimes in preparation for a special event or “bikini season,” and once I’d reached my goal weight I’d resume normal eating…

Here’s my experience with eggs and acne… Several months ago, I gave up eggs – kind of by mistake – but I went 40 days without eating them. I started a seed cycling protocol to help with balancing my hormones because I had stopped taking oral contraceptives. The protocol required incorporating all kind of seeds into my diet, so I started eating Powerseed Overnight Oatmeal instead of eggs, just about every morning for breakfast. It…

As the title explains: Remicade stopped working for me. Whomp whomp. Within days of giving you guys a happy UC update, things started to fall apart. (Gah, I totally jinxed myself.) I thought maybe I was having a bit too much fun around the holidays (i.e. treats, booze, staying up late), but after a few weeks of progressively worse symptoms and additional drugs that just weren’t doing the trick, I went to the hospital for…

Hey, hey! It seemed like a lot of you guys liked my original “In the Name of Science: 4 Days of Meals & Snacks,” so I decided to write another one. My participation in the ulcerative colitis study actually ended last week (it was just a 6-week study), so I won’t need to track my food intake anymore, but I still thought you guys might want to see what I ate in my final week. Spoiler: I ate a lot of eggs, cereal, and soup….

Hi there, I’m CrossFit trainer and nutrition coach, Courtney Worthington. As a 2014 CrossFit Individual Regional Competitor and former CrossFit affiliate owner, I understand first-hand how important nutrition is and the impact it has on body composition, energy levels and performance. I offer IIFYM/Flexible Dieting nutrition coaching via my blog, The Petite Athleat. So, what is IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros)? It’s a way of eating that offers flexibility in the kinds of foods…

As you guys might remember, I am participating in a study about how diet affects ulcerative colitis. I’m in the control group, so I’m just eating the way that I usually do. But since I need to track exactly what I consume four out of seven days of the week, I thought you guys might be interested to see what my meals and snacks look like. I actually thought about posting each day separately, but I think seeing them together gives…

Good morning! Since writing my post about CrossFit, running, and diet, I’ve received all sorts of questions about my diet. It seems like a lot of you guys want specifics, so I decided to document my eats from yesterday. For the most part, it was a “normal” day of eating for me”” although, it’s just one of many days. I was more snack-y than usual, but I tend to become a bit of a “snack monster” if I’m just…

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. Good morning, friends! Last week, I received a great question from a reader about my experience with diet and exercise, and how they helped me lose weight. Over the years, other people (both CNC readers and real life friends) have asked me this same question, so I figured it was time to finally turn it into a blog post. Here’s the question that I received: Hey Tina, Longtime reader from Minnesota here,…

Happy 2013!!! How was your New Year’s Eve? Mine was a ton of FUN! Mal and I went to a NYE celebration at a local bar that our friend’s family rented out for the evening. CrossFit friends! Kerrie and me! Dance, dance, dance! I behaved myself and only drank two glasses of wine, plus a bunch of pineapple + soda waters, so I peed a million times at the bar last night, but I woke…

Greetings from the Bolt Bus! I’m blogging on my way down to New York City right now. Hooray for in-bus WiFi! Breakfast I started my morning with my usual two-ingredient pancake, but this time I added an extra egg for some staying power. I topped my pancake with blueberries and a scoop of sunflower butter. I later went back for a second and third scoop of sunflower butter””might as well finish off the jar! The…