FAT LOSS FACTS

There is an overwhelming amount of nutrition and diet information available all around us. It can be difficult to wade through what is fact and what is fad, especially when the idea of what is the “best” diet is constantly changing. Today we’re simplifying the topic of fat loss with five facts that may answer some of your common diet-related questions.

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ELIMINATING FEELINGS OF DEPRIVATION WHILE DIETING

Let’s get one thing straight: fat loss isn’t supposed to be easy peezy. It requires hard work and some sacrifices, but it doesn’t mean you have to be completely miserable. Today we’re talking about the changes you can make to your diet to help you manage hunger, eliminate feelings of deprivation, and increase your chances of successfully reaching your fat loss goals and, more importantly, maintaining those changes long term.

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TRACKING MACROS WHILE TRAVELING

When it comes to working towards specific nutrition goals, we talk a lot about creating habits and establishing a routine; unfortunately, travel can wreak havoc on our routine, leaving us feeling like we should just throw in the towel and start over again when we get back home.

It can be unrealistic to expect to hit your numbers spot on while traveling, but it is possible to still stay on track when on the go. Being diligent about your nutrition doesn't mean you have to carry a food scale around with you and say no to every treat offered. It does, however, mean there may be some compromises to make on occasion.

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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE

We’ve talked about the importance of nutrition in regard to specific fat loss, health, and athletic performance goals before.


Today we’re going to dig a little deeper and take a closer look at what it really means to eat for performance.  Whether you’re a weightlifter who competes regularly, looking to improve on last year’s CrossFit Open performance, or just someone who wants to run farther or lift heavier, you can probably benefit from focusing on tailoring your nutrition to your performance goals.

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INTERMITTENT FASTING & MACROS

I’m a “kind of” intermittent faster. What does that mean? It means that I kind of stick to a time restricted eating window but don’t stress too much about it. I find that, personally, intermittent fasting helps me control hunger throughout the day and prioritize my hydration - something I’m terrible at - and helps keep me in a good eating routine whether I’m tracking my macros or not.

Curious about what intermittent fasting even is and if it may be a helpful strategy for you? Read on!

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MACRO-FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DINNER FOR TWO

Any holiday is a good excuse for us to loosen up on tracking and say I’ll get back to it tomorrow. BUT, with a little bit of planning and pre-tracking, you can have a full day of eating AND a yummy home-cooked meal with your Valentine without compromising your nutrition goals.

If you’re staying in this Valentine’s and cooking for you and your honey, try this easy, 3-course macro-friendly meal for two!

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DIY MACRO CHALLENGE RECAP

We know it’s not feasible for everyone to have a nutrition coach, so we created the DIY Macro Challenge to give you all the tools you need to take control of your nutrition on your own terms. The goal was not to create a quick weight loss challenge, but to provide an opportunity to challenge yourself to build the habits necessary to create long term, sustainable change and give you the tools to make those changes happen. As coaches, we found it important to follow along with the challenge and this week’s post is about sharing our experiences with you.

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EATING FOR YOUR GOALS

As coaches, we care about goals. Like A LOT. We can’t create a nutrition game plan for you without a clear idea of what your goals are. More importantly, you won’t meet or even surpass your goals without a clear idea of what you’re working towards either.

Whether you already made a plan for the New Year or are still feeling a little lost, it’s never a bad time to take a step back and reevaluate your goals If you’re unsure of where to even begin, today’s post will help you create a clear and specific goal so you can have clear action plan to make them happen.

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TOP 5: TIPS FOR TRACKING YOUR MACROS LIKE A PRO

Whether you’re new to tracking your macros or have been doing it for a while, some weeks can be tough and frustrating. You may feel like you’re constantly playing macro tetris and can’t figure out how to hit your numbers without pounding protein shakes or having every single meal and snack portioned out in a tupperware. Maybe you’re just feeling bored with the process and becoming a little lax with your tracking. If you’re having an off week or feeling overwhelmed as you get the hang of tracking, taking a little extra time to set yourself up for a good week can make all the difference.

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RECIPE: CROCK-POT SHREDDED CHICKEN

This shredded chicken is one of my go-to batch prep recipes because it is so quick and easy to make and can be prepared on Sunday to last you a whole week of meals. You can use it in salads or wraps for lunches or add it to any dinner recipe that calls for chicken.

You can find this recipe, along with 6 different dinners and lunches that use this shredded chicken as the main ingredient, in the Everyday Macros Cookbook located inside The Good Stuff.

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