Losing Weight While Nursing with Kate Brown

I have absolutely loved counting macros while nursing. Macros actually helped me realize how little I was eating before. I used to think I was one of those girls that couldn’t lose the weight until my baby was done nursing. WRONG! As it turns out, I was eating way too little and my body was hanging on to excess weight in response. Knowing what I know now has allowed me have such a relaxed approach to it all. My baby is nursing great, in fact, my supply has been better than it was with my other two daughters. I know my baby is getting what she needs, and by keeping up with my workouts I know I’m burning calories to be in enough of a deficit to reach my goals. 

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Becoming Your Own Coach

Have you ever felt like you just can’t do it alone? Or like you can’t rely on yourself? I think we’ve all been there a time or two. When you let yourself down enough times, you begin to lose trust in your ability to lose weight or reach your goals. Why would you believe that you can do it all alone if you haven’t succeeded thus far? Well, I’m here to tell you that I’ve been there, too. But I also know that it’s possible. It’s possible to regain your inner trust and to prove to yourself that you can accomplish your goals and stick to the plan.

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Making A Macro Meal Plan

Okay, by now you’ve probably heard me stress the importance of a meal plan in every way possible. And I promise, I’m not trying to bore you! Meal plans are just that important. You know the benefits, the road blocks, and how to overcome them. Now let’s get into how to make a meal plan around your macros. Are you ready girl?

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5 Tips to Save Time When Meal Planning

We’ve all heard that in order to be successful in your health journey, you’ve got to be prepared and you’ve got to plan ahead. And drum roll please… it’s true! Preparation and consistency are probably the two most important keys to successful dieting. But there’s a misconception that meal planning and preparation must be time consuming, extensive, intensive, and downright exhausting. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t. Meal planning can be simple, streamlined, and even fun!

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Cali Larsen
Foods To Fuel Your Goals

We’ve all heard the saying, “food is fuel.” But what does that really mean? Regarding food as fuel is the idea that different foods will fuel your body differently. Makes sense right? Different octane levels fuel cars differently just like different chemical breakdowns of food fuel our bodies differently. For example, four RedVine licorice twists have very similar macronutrients to 150 grams of baked sweet potato. Now, you will never hear me tell you to quit eating candy. Alabanese Gummy Bears run in my bloodstream at this point! But with that being said, when we need our food choices to fuel us toward our health goal, being mindful and careful about which option you choose 80% of the time is crucial.

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Cali Larsen
How To Recover When You Get Off Track

Life is full of surprises and we can't always control every situation, no matter how prepared we may be. It can be super frustrating when you've take the time to carefully pre-plan and pre-log an entire day of food and macros, only to find yourself eating out at a restaurant that was never part of the plan. You might find yourself wondering, “Will I ever be able to stay on track with everything life throws my way?” The answer is yes, most definitely. All it takes is a willingness to learn how to adjust your mind and macros so when the unexpected happens, you'll be ready.

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Family Friendly Meals with Danielle Rivoli

Finding family-friendly meals that keep you on track with your goals while satisfying partners, children, parents, and friends can feel like an incredible task. You want to eat foods that will fuel you but it’s hard to do that when you feel like you need to make a different meal for each family member. We get it. The key is in finding quality healthy recipes that the whole household will love, and it is easier than you might think, thanks to people like Danielle.

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How To Save Time and Stay on Track at The Grocery Store

Simplify the dreaded task of grocery shopping by creating a list of staple foods you can buy each week. This will not only help keep your fridge fully stocked with foods to keep you on track, but also gives you the freedom to add new food items and/or ingredients for new recipes each week. My current staple food list contains clean, versatile foods that allow for a variety of meals and snacks to be created throughout the week. With time and experience, you will be able to add a remove items from your staple list to create a list that fuels your meal plans each week.

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Winning The Macros Numbers Game

You remember Tetris, right? The challenge of figuring out how and where to place the falling shapes neatly in your stack. Challenging and fun, once you get the hang of it. Same goes for macro counting. Do your best to make your protein, carbs and fats fit daily but when you’re struggling, focus on the following…

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Cali Larsen
How To Track A Homemade Recipe

If you’ve tracked before, you know that it’s one thing to track the macros from something pre-made, or packaged food with the nutritional facts printed on the back, but it’s a whole different ball game to track a family favorite recipe when you’re cooking at home. And you bet you’re still going to want to eat Nona’s secret pasta recipe.

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