You know what you ‘should’ be eating, so you start the week strong. Perhaps you even spend your Sunday afternoon prepping some meals for the week.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You’re excited, motivated, committed, and confident that if you keep this up for a few days the pounds will start to melt off. Let’s goooooo!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ But then mid-week comes around and the kids have been crazy, your husband has been busy with work, and your mother-in-law is…

A scary thing happens when you switch from a cardio-based workout routine to a strength training-based one.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You (usually) gain weight.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Terrifying, right?!?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ As your body adjusts to the new routine and muscles are being activated in ways they never have before, you’ll likely see an increase on the scale. Eventually, you’ll shed the fat and the scale will drop, but before that happens you might see an increase of 3-5, maybe…

Wondering how to hit your protein goal when you’re a vegetarian? You are not alone. I get this question quite a lot, especially from prospective vegetarian nutrition clients who want to track macros. ⁠ It seems like a lot of people think that macros are just for people who eat meat, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Macro are for EVERYONE!! Macros are a TOOL (not a diet) to help you learn more about…

But there’s also a kind of beauty in it too.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We don’t want pain. We try to mask it with medication, distraction, etc., but the healing process is still happening and our body, whether we feel it fully or not, is still going through the steps.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I wish there was recovery without pain, but as I’ve learned with UC/chronic illness, the emotional, mental, and physical pain of recovery is just par for the…

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