Healthy Thanksgiving Tips: 3 Nutrition Mistakes To Avoid

Having a healthy Thanksgiving can be tricky! Whether you’re chasing specific goals or just want to find a balance that works for you, we know how tough it can be. You likely go into your dinner with the best of intentions to make healthy Thanksgiving food choices but then…  Your eyes say, “Pass the mashed potatoes... pass the gravy... pass the stuffing… oh, and can I get some of that pie too?”  Later on, your brain probably asks something like, “Ugh… why did I eat that much?!?” Does your Thanksgiving usually end with you laying on the couch asking yourself a version of that question? Does the food comma kick-in hard after that delicious (but uncomfortably big) Thanksgiving meal? We know that you want to go into and come out of your Thanksgiving dinner feeling successful and proud of your decisions while still enjoying the foods and people you love.

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How to Make Weight for a Weightlifting Competition

Currently trying to make weight for a weightlifting competition? Here are our tips and tricks to help you make weight for your sport - straight from a seasoned WAG Coach and international-level weightlifter. There are many sports out there that may require you to fall into a specific weight class to be eligible for competition. Weightlifting, powerlifting, judo, boxing and wrestling are just some of the sports that require athletes to be divided into weight classes and ‘make weight’ in that category.

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Nutrition Timing Based on Your Workout Schedule

What is nutrition timing and how can it help you achieve your performance or aesthetic goals? I get this question a LOT and as a nutrition coach, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. Here’s why: Nutrition timing can be the thing that takes an experienced tracker and athlete from really good to great.

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5 Tips for Coaching Vegan & Vegetarian Clients

Coaching vegan and vegetarian clients as a nutrition coach may seem overwhelming at first. This demographic presents a few challenges in terms of what they can and can’t eat to hit their protein target. With a foundation-based perspective and these five simple tips for coaching vegan and vegetarian clients, you’ll feel confident providing your plant-based clients with actionable steps to feel their best.

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Figuring out how to eat healthy on a budget doesn’t have to include excel spreadsheets, long division or extreme coupon books (wait, are those still a thing?).

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Macros, Calories, Grams and Ounces: What are the Differences?

Calories, macros, grams, ounces…OH MY!  What is the difference between calories and macros and why is counting one often more effective than the other? How do grams and ounces play into this whole thing?

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Should I Eat Less On Rest Days? A Coach's Answer

“Should I eat less on rest days?” Whether you’ve been nutrition coaching for years or you’re just getting started, you’ve probably gotten this question before.

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Nutrition as a New Mom: Challenge Complete!

I started this challenge 100% for myself. I was finding myself out of integrity in the ways that I was approaching my nutrition. Often overindulging in social scenarios, committing to new things only to quit shortly after and giving in to temptations. Less about the way I looked and more about how I felt and how I was treating myself.

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How to Help Nutrition Clients Beat Cheat Day Mentality

“Cheat day” is a buzz phrase that has been floating around the diet and nutrition space for years and today, we’re chatting all about how to help your clients beat cheat day mentality so they can build trust with themselves and their relationship with the foods they choose to enjoy.

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Nutrition as a New Mom: Building a Mountain One Layer of Paint at a Time

Day 49/60 complete. I was listening to the Joe Rogan podcast this week and he mentioned a quote that really struck me. He was talking with Dr. Rhonda Patrick about health and fitness and how most people have a really hard time with discipline and compliance over time. He then said: “It’s like building a mountain one layer of paint at a time.”

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What Is a Nutrition Coach and What Do They Do?

Have you ever found yourself sitting in front of your computer Googling questions like “What is a nutrition coach?”, “Do I need a nutrition coach?” or “What is the difference between a nutrition coach and a nutritionist?”

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Nutrition as a New Mom: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Day 42/60 down. In terms of consistency and compliance, I had my best week yet. YAY! Finally!

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