Yes, it's finally here! After weeks of procrastination, I've made the Nutrition Q&A video I promised you on this blog post and this Instagram post! So why the wait? Well, for one, I not only had to find the time to film but also make myself look decent (yes, I washed my hair and put on makeup for this video! #killinit). As a blogger, I'm more comfortable with my writing voice, and my writing, um, uniform? It's easy to write anytime when the inspiration strikes knowing that if I'm sporting a wet, post-workout bun and bleach stained sweatpants it won't be seen by anyone. However, I'm always wanting to help all of you with your health journeys in the best way possible. A Q&A blog
SUGAR!!! The food group we all love to hate. We crave it, dream about it, all while trying to avoid it. I will admit it's my weakness. I have a major sweet tooth. During the holidays I let my sweet tooth have all the fun. However, over the past week as I've tried to get back into my normal healthy habits, my heightened desire to eat chocolate has lingered. Day after day I've told myself, "Today I am going to just say no. Just one day to break the habit." Sound familiar? I talk a lot about balance here at Life in Spandex. I urge you to give in to your cravings regularly in a responsible way. And I mean it!
My favorite meal is breakfast... for dinner! It's delicious, filled with protein, and super easy on those late nights where you're exhausted and just want to eat popcorn out of the bag for dinner. If you're on one of my Nutrition Plans, you know that I am a full believer in a carbohydrate-rich diet. But, there's a time and place for starches. When I eat my breakfast at night, it looks a little different. It's higher in protein and healthy fats and lower in starchy carbohydrates. This makes a veggie-packed egg white omelette the best option for night-time! I use egg whites instead of whole eggs for a couple of reasons. 1) They're 100% protein. There's no fat and no
Disclaimer for any males (or females) who do not want to hear me talk about "that time of the month," go ahead and scroll down to the recipe haha. You won't want to miss this one! ;-P Cravings, bloating, fatigue, cramps, it just sucks. My period symptoms are pretty moderate the majority of the time, except for my chocolate cravings! Sometimes they sneak up on me like suddenly feeling the bottom of an empty bag of SkinnyPop. I dwell on all the possibilities of how I ended up with chocolate creases in my lips and stains on my shirt. I brainstorm, usually out loud to my patient boyfriend - maybe I haven't been getting enough protein or calories or maybe I've suddenly
// If you're on one of my Nutrition Plans, you know that I stress the importance of balance. There are so many fad diets out there that claim magic weight loss powers. I'm sure you've heard phrases like, "Eat this superfood to get abs," "Lose 10 lbs in one-week," "One exercise to melt away the pounds," etc. This all sounds way too good to be true, and it is! Adding one or even five foods or exercises to your diet will not shed fat alone. Yes, some extreme diet plans may lead you to lose weight initially, but the food restrictions they require are just not realistic for long-term weight loss. So what does long-term, healthy weight-loss look like? Yes, it does take