Eat every 2-3 hours, balanced meals of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Exception: you don’t necessarily have to eat carbohydrates with your last meal or two of the day, you CAN just eat protein and fat. Unless it’s post workout (post strength training), then you NEED to eat some carbs. Try to keep the protein intake in each of your meals consistent. If you are resistance/strength training, eat a minimum of your bodyweight in grams of protein, divided up equally into each of your meals. Don’t be afraid of fat, you NEED fat in order to BURN fat. You need to turn your body into a fat burning machine. In order to do this, you keep your carbs fairly low (30-40 grams per meal is a good rule of thumb, but it does depend on your activity level) and your fat intake moderate. As in, the lower your carbs, the more Read More . . .
How to Reduce Your Saturated Fat Intake Use margarine instead of butter to reduce your saturated fat intake. Typically, saturated fats are solid at room temperature. Try the squeeze test on a stick of butter and margarine. Butter is more solid, meaning it contains more saturated fats. Check the labels for the lowest amount of saturated fat possible and enjoy! Calling All Vegetarian Athletes Vegetarian athletes beware: three meals a day may not be enough. More and more athletes are shying away from high cholesterol foods. Regardless of the type of vegetarianism, the energy demands on an athlete’s body may be more than the supply your diet is providing. Alternate meals and snacks every three hours. Choose meals and snacks containing approximately onethird protein and fat and twothirds carbohydrate (for example, beans and rice and a salad with dressing). Prepare for Holiday Cooking Light and Lean? Degrease meat like a Read More . . .
The connection between eating and menopause is complex and multi-faceted. During menopause, changes in hormone levels can impact a woman’s metabolism and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, changes in appetite, cravings, and food preferences can also occur during this time. Here are some ways that eating and menopause are connected: Hormonal fluctuations: Hormone levels, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, can impact a woman’s metabolism and hunger levels during menopause. These fluctuations can lead to changes in appetite and food cravings. Weight gain: The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can slow down metabolism and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Poor eating habits, such as consuming a diet high in processed foods and added sugars, can exacerbate this issue and lead to weight gain. Fatigue and energy levels: Menopause can also impact energy levels and fatigue, which can in turn impact a Read More . . .
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Part 1 in the Runtex University Bucky & Bob Speaking Series My husband tells me that I eat more food than anyone that he knows. He’s probably right. I can eat large volume of food. I also remember as a kid going to an ice cream parlor with my sister. After I finished mine, I finished hers too. She looked at me & stated "Your stomach is a bottomless pit." Looking back, it’s really not a mystery to me that I ended up overweight, but also that I’ve devised a few really good strategies for being able to eat, not depriving myself & still being able to maintain my smaller size. 1) Don’t Drink Your Calories Have you seen the calorie counts on some of the Starbucks coffee drinks? A Venti Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino® Blended Crème has 670 Calories! That’s about a third of my calorie budget! Plus, in Read More . . .
Why the Resolution Reboot?Every year, millions of women and men from around the world decide that THIS year will be THE year to get in shape. And yet, by the time “The Big Game” rolls around in early February, most of those resolutions are either abandoned, or the motivation to do them is starting to fade.One of the proven methods to keep us on track is to join a challenge with our friends and family members. What this does, is it helps to keep us accountable and consistent with those habits that lead to the changes we desire.If you’ve made a commitment to your health this year, and are feeling like you need to reinvigorate your workout & eating routine, the Resolution Reboot is just what you need.Invite your friends to join you & challenge each other!What Is the Resolution Reboot?This program started as a free LIVE challenge for folks to Read More . . .
Are you ready to thrive in your better years? Join my enlightening conversation with Dr. Jannine Krause, a Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, and host of the Health Fix podcast, as we delve into her mission to help women over 35 flourish. We examine the differences between naturopathic doctors and general practitioners, and how naturopaths focus on root causes and counseling, as opposed to just treating symptoms. Additionally, we discuss the role insurance companies may play in perpetuating a more symptom-based approach. Discover the impact of plastics, hormones, and health on your well-being. We discuss the three main estrogens in the body, the sneaky additives used by the plastics industry, and the importance of testing for bisphenol levels. Learn about the dangers of heating up plastics in the microwave and drinking bottled water, as well as helpful tips for assisting your liver to process toxins. Dr. Jannine also recommends nutraceuticals like milk Read More . . .
Ready to transform your life but worried about your partner’s reaction to your life and health coaching plans? Fear not, as today’s episode is all about guiding you through that crucial conversation and showing you how coaching can not only improve your own well-being but also your relationships and overall quality of life. I will tackle the common hesitations many women face when approaching this discussion and arm you with the tools to overcome any obstacles along the way. Together, we’ll explore why traditional diets and exercise routines often fail and how life and health coaching can help you develop sustainable strategies and habits. I will also discuss why committing to a longer coaching program is beneficial and how the right coach can make all the difference. By the end of this episode, you’ll feel empowered and confident to talk to your partner about your coaching journey and take the Read More . . .
Are you curious about life and health coaching and how it can help transform your life? In this episode, I’m talking all about coaching and sharing how having a personal navigator on your life’s journey can help you become the best version of yourself. It’s time to turn your curiosity into action and discover the power of having a life and health coach by your side. Listen in as I share my experience as a life and health coach and how coaching goes beyond anything that you know in health and wellness, personal training, or nutrition. I discuss the importance of setting achievable goals, prioritizing self-care, and navigating life’s obstacles. I also explain the coaching consultation process, providing insights into what to expect during your first coaching session and how to prepare for it. If you’re ready to explore the possibilities that life and health coaching can offer, this episode Read More . . .
Have you ever wondered if acupuncture can help you manage your peri & menopause symptoms better? If so, you’ll want to check out my guest on this podcast. Michelle Kapler is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner with an exclusive focus on reproductive health and women’s medicine. It is important to note that while acupuncture has been shown to be effective for some women, it may not work for everyone and should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment or advice from a healthcare professional. In the episode, Michelle offers some amazing advice for advocating for yourself when you ARE at your doctor’s office. One of many women’s complaints is that their doctors aren’t much help. So, we’ve got you covered. Michelle Kapler Bio: Michelle Kapler is a Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner with an exclusive focus on reproductive health and women’s medicine. She is also Read More . . .