Grocery Shopping Strategies

Trying to eat better and lose weight? A great place to start is your local grocery store.  What you buy and how you shop are the first steps to healthy eating habits at home.  Here

Creating YOUR Healthy Kitchen

When most of us start on a new diet program or make nutritional changes, we often rely on our willpower.  Unfortunately, willpower is a finite resource which means that it will eventually run out.  Instead,

Macro Tracking Tips and Tricks

Just started tracking macros?  Feeling overwhelmed?  Here are a few macro tracking tips and tricks. Tracking Training vs Non Training Day Macros A common mistake is to forget or lose track of Training vs Non

Skinny Jambalaya

I grew up in Louisiana and LOVE Cajun food.  I am always searching for ways to tweak our family recipes to make them fit my macros.  Last Friday I decided to make a healthier version

Grit, Tears, Growth: Lessons Learned from the 2017 CrossFit Open

The CrossFit Open ended a few weeks ago and it was a roller coaster ride. I’ve had some time to reflect, refresh and refocus the past two weeks and I wanted to share my experience.

Does Eating Fat Make You Fat?

“Eat good fats”, “avoid bad fats”, “eating fat makes you fat”. No wonder there is so much confusion when it comes to fat in the diet. There was a time when non-fat foods were all

High Protein “Blintzes”

I love cooking.  While most of the nation was watching the Super Bowl last night, I was researching recipes, grocery shopping and food prepping.  Don't worry, I did catch the fourth quarter and overtime which

Carbohydrates: The Enemy or Energy?

With the popularity of diets like Atkins and Paleo, carbohydrates have been labeled a “bad” food that can cause obesity. In reality, eating too much of any food can lead to weight gain.  Carbohydrates are actually critical

Want to build muscle? Eat more protein!

What is protein? Protein is a macronutrient that is made up of amino acids. It plays an important role in building and repairing tissues. Your hair, nails, bones, muscles, organs, cartilage and blood are

Finding Your Why

For Christmas, my family bought me a new pair of Nike Metcons.  I was so excited when I opened them up because I really needed a new pair of shoes for CrossFit.  I was immediately