• Portion vs Serving. What is the difference?

    Losing weight and living healthy starts with a healthy, sustainable diet. You need to learn how much food (and what types!) your body needs to function at its best. This usually begins with learning portions vs servings, what the difference is, and looking at how you are currently eating.  Serving – This is a standardized, measured amount of food that show the specific calorie and nutrient break downs.  Portion – This is however much food you choose to eat.  Learning what a serving size looks like and being able to easily visualize it when making food will make all the difference in cutting back on extra calories! You can either…

  • What to eat before and after your workout!

    Do you know what to eat before and after your workout? This is a popular question from people just starting out in their fitness journey.  Getting your diet on point is a science and any custom to you plans should be created by a registered dietician/nutritionist (remember that!) but there are some general tips and tricks I can share with you to get you started! What To Eat: Before – Carbs! Carbs are your friends. I know you’ve heard that carbs are bad and should be avoided if you want to lose weight but I promise, you want a little carbs in your life. Carbs = ENERGY. Good carbs (whole…

  • What are Macros?

    Macros, short for Macronutrients, are the parts that make up the calories that you eat. There are 3 macronutrients that go into your total calorie count. They are Fats, Carbohydrates, and Proteins. The combination of these macros give you your daily calorie totals. Breaking it down: 1g Carbs = 4 calories 1g Fat = 9 calories 1g Protein = 4 calories Each one of those macros plays a big part in your health and fitness journey and it is important that you get the right amount of each one. You can find many free macro calculators online, like the one at Bodybuilding.com, that will give you daily macro goals based…