The Dirty Dozen

ORGANIC?! To buy or not to buy organic? In all honesty organic produce isn’t an area I consistently spend money on. It means I leave a bigger part of my paycheck at the store and usually go home with a small fruit or veggie ?. BUT I was recently reading the EWG`s (environmental working group) report, on the “Dirty Dozen”. This …

Fresh Fruit vs. Smoothies

EACH OF THESE ARE 3 1/2 SERVINGS OF FRUIT. Which would you choose? What will keep you full longer? What will provide you with more nutrients and fibre? So many people grab drinks like this to go WITH their lunch! In reality you would never eat an entire meal AND all this fruit in one sitting. While drinking these now …

What I pack when I travel

TRAVEL FOODS! I love trying new foods when I travel, but I also like to bring these ☝️ foods with me to help me stay on track. Tag a friend that travels a lot ?! . Travel food list: Whey protein packs, raw nuts, collagen peptides, protein oatmeal, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, protein bars, probiotic bars, tea, vitamin c, canned …

Social Media + Photoshop

I LOVE MY BODY (on the left)! It’s real, it’s strong and it’s healthy! Before you compare your body to someone else remember: 1. You are already beautifu!! 2. Bodies come in different shapes and sizes and they should all be celebrated 3. Your worth is not determined by how tiny your waist is, how big your booty is or …

What’s in your protein shake?

READ YOUR LABELS! What are you putting in your body by trying to be healthy? So many products are packaged with a health spin – “high in protein”, “low fat”, “skinny”, “light” but what’s really in them? How beneficial is it? Before assuming foods and products are going to improve/sustain your health, read the label. Not all products have the same …

Carbs vs. Carbs

CARBS – not all carbs are created equal so it’s important to focus on macro & micro (nutrional value) of foods. When people cut carbs they often restrict bread but continue to eat ???. FRUITS ARE CARBS and there is nothing wrong with that. A lot of fruit actually contain more carbs than foods deemed “bad” ? like bread. I’m not saying …

100 calorie snacks

CARBS are bae and snacks are essential. Don’t forget that fruits and veggies are in fact carbs! Besides my usual oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes and yams these are some of my go to snacks. Bananas are a great preworkout (26g carbs), carrots tie me over on the drive home, edamame has a ton of protein, and frozen grapes and …

Low Carb Fruit

As promised, some low carb fruit options. . Other low carb fruit options include: blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, clementines, cherries and cantaloupe. . Carbs are NOT bad, they help fuel your body. I personally love fruit after a workout because it helps to restore your glycogen levels in both your liver and you muscles ? I’ve listed these fruits as “low …