*Warning, potential eating disorder trigger* Eating disorders (including binge-eating disorder) are a sensitive, yet important, subject to discuss with all my athletes. It’s no surprise that studies show an increased prevalence of disordered eating in athletes (especially when weight classes and competitive leanness is involved) when compared to the general population. Such disorders will … Continue reading Binge Eating Disorders: Yeah, Let’s Talk About Them.
As 2018 comes to an end, inevitably a new year begins. And with it, comes the opportunity to achieve great things. I want to preface this by saying that I’m not big on setting extravagant new year’s resolutions. Why? Well, by stating some crazy declaration (that is virtually unattainable) we basically set ourselves up … Continue reading 2019: “This is the Beginning of Anything You Want.”
If you are eating in a calorie deficit, it’s likely that hunger pangs will come up from time to time. Why? Well, your daily caloric expenditure is exceeding your caloric intake, so it’s kind of bound to happen. Luckily, there are ways to reduce cravings and manage hunger, here are my top 10: … Continue reading How to Deal with Hunger and Cravings?
You hear it all the time: “Want to lose weight? Go to bed at a decent time every night.” “Want to get stronger? Sleep more.” “Want a better meet? Get enough sleep.” “Maxing out tomorrow, so be sure to go to bed early.” Ok, but why? I find that often, my clients either … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals
Short answer, yes. Details, read on. Fiber will not only bulk up your food, but it will also slow down digestion and help you feel fuller, longer. Many whole foods are high in micronutrients, leading to general overall wellness. So it’s no surprise that fiber has additional health benefits like protecting you from heart disease, … Continue reading Do I Need to Worry About My Fiber Intake?
“How can I get more protein in my diet?” I get this question often. Especially when new clients are first starting to track their food, it can be discouraging to see the lack of protein in their old, average diet. A large part is, knowledge. At first, we don’t really know the macro breakdown of … Continue reading 10 Quick, Easy Ways to Get More Protein in Your Diet
Macro counting can be a blessing, especially for those who are used to restrictive, yo-yo diets or binge-eating habits. But at first, tracking your carbs, protein, fats (and micros!) can be overwhelming. I’ve been there too. So I’ve put together 10 of my favorite tips to make tracking easier. Read on and I hope this … Continue reading New to Flexible Dieting? 10 Tips for Counting Macros