This week we’re talking check-ins. If you have a nutrition coach or really any kind of coach, you probably have some sort of regularly scheduled touch base with your coach to catch up about how things are going. So, other than checking the box off your to-do list (check-in: done) and a brief touch base with your coach, why are check-ins so important? Today we’re breaking it down and offering advice from a coaching perspective about how you as a client can get the most out of your check-ins.Read More
A few weeks ago, I asked both current and past clients in my Facebook group the following question: If you could give one piece of advice to those who are new to tracking macros, what would it be?
The responses received and conversation that followed were so very valuable. Those with months (or even years) of experience were able to share their insight into what has worked for them, and those new to tracking were able to glean some new advice and share what has been helpful to them so far. Today I wanted to share a few of those tips with you!Read More
Poor carbs always get a bad rap, but here at KLN we love all the carbs. However, sometimes our favorite calorie-dense carbs, like rice, pasta and bread products, don’t exactly fit into our macros. So, today, we’re sharing how to do this with some of our favorite high-volume alternatives to our favorite carbs.Read More
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.Read More
To show you a bit of what tracking your macros can look like, the coaches are showing you what a full day of eating looks like for each of them and their specific goals. While we all follow the same concept of flexible nutrition, our approaches are very different.Read More
Here’s the thing: eating healthy does NOT mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen cooking elaborate meals. Eating healthy can be a challenge if you hate cooking, however, it’s not impossible! Check out our tips for eating healthy even if you hate to cook.Read More
No one wants to feel hungry. But if you are dieting, there will probably be a point where your calorie deficit grows and hunger becomes an issue. Eating a diet that keeps you full will not only help increase your chances of successfully reaching your fat loss goals, it will also help you maintain those changes long term.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Most of us have lived for years believing that the key to successful fat loss is willpower.
If we just resist our cravings and suppress our hunger, we will be successful dieters. If we just stick to our plan, eat the same food every day, and say no to every treat and drink offered, we will finally lose that weight.
That’s not the case.Read More
As much as I love a traditional family recipe, when you’re tracking your macros or simply trying to be conscious of your nutrition choices, traditional recipes may not exactly “fit your macros.” Today’s post is here as a quick guide of ways to make healthier, more macro-friendly versions of your favorite recipes using simple ingredient substitutions.Read More
When you’re tracking your macros and you have goals that you’re chasing down, eating in social settings inevitably brings about a bit of anxiety. Now, let’s talk about a family dinner, specifically a holiday family dinner, that’s centered around eating. How do you approach this kind of meal with some semblance of balance and mindfulness?Read More
I try to keep my typical diet full of lean proteins and fruits and vegetables, but sometimes I just need something delicious or something I didn’t have to make from scratch! Here are three of my favorite macro-friendly foods I keep on hand basically at all times.Read More
Over the past week we have had some great questions come in about how to approach social situations when you have nutrition goals, so today we’re answering the big question: CAN I HAVE NUTRITION GOALS AND A SOCIAL LIFE?Read More
Whether you are tracking macros, counting calories, or just trying to eat healthier, it can be tough to stick to your nutrition goals when navigating social situations. If you are going to a dinner party, a work lunch, or a family party, taking a few extra minutes to plan ahead can help you enjoy your event without stressing over your food.Read More
One of the biggest struggles anyone will face when dieting is hunger. If you are dieting, or eating with the goal of losing body fat, there will probably be a point where your calorie deficit grows and hunger becomes an issue.Read More
When it comes to seeing progress and reaching our goals, the things we do outside of the gym (like our nutrition!) are just as important as the training we do in the gym. Recovery plays a huge role not only in how we feel the next day, but how we perform during our workouts and in everyday life. If you have goals of improving your performance in the gym and how you feel overall, follow these tips for maximizing your recovery.Read More
Earlier this week, I posted about some of my current favorite macro-friendly finds. (In case you missed it, check it out here!) One of the items on my list is Better Oats single-serve oatmeal packets. They come in a variety of flavors, are individually packaged and the package itself can be used to measure out water. Genius and super convenient. They are a quick and easy pre- or post- workout meal and are great for travel. Read on for my 4 favorite ways to prepare your oats and make them work for your macros.Read More