Real Life vs. Social Media

Instagram was recently rated the #1 WORST APP for people’s mental health. While fitness and physical health are a priority for me, so is my mental health. You best believe that your health includes not just your body but also your mind. The biggest transformation I have made in my fitness journey is a mental one. I love myself! My …

67 Minute Meal Prep

67 minutes to meal prep and clean up (without help!). What’s keeping you from staying on track this week and reaching your goals? How much did this cost? This meal prep cost less than $75 dollars Canadian for 18 meals. This doesn’t include the other food I bought for snacks and smoothies. What did I prep? Breakfast: Oatmeal that will …

Clean Carbohydrates: simple and complex

Carbohydrates are a key part of my diet. They are one of my main sources of energy so I always try to pick “clean” sources of simple and complex carbohydrates. I try to eat foods that aren’t processed or are minimally processed. Complex carbs examples: oatmeal, yams, sweet potatoes, barley, 100% whole grain bread, 100% whole grain pasta, beans, lentils, …

Could My Fitness Pal be interfering with your progress?

The My Fitness Pal (MFP) app is amazing for tracking your macros/calories. However, because users have the ability to add foods themselves, search results can often have errors (see above image). If you’ve ever used MFP you have have come across those pesky food items with macros that seem too good to be true or have 0 grams of  fat, …

Fresh Fruit vs. Dried Fruit

The problem with dried fruit is a serving size is never really enough! I can (accidentally) eat 8 dried apricots (160 calories), no problem. It’s a lot harder for me to accidentally eat 8 fresh apricots. Due to their shrunken size, it can be challenging to remember what a true serving size looks like. While dried fruit can be a quick …