7 Ways To Drink More Water

7 Ways To Drink More Water

We all know that water is important. We literally cannot live without it. The human body can go weeks without food, but cannot survive more than three to five days without water. 

Making up nearly 60% of our body, water plays many roles. It aids in:

- Regulating body temperature
- Lubricating our joints
- Flushing out waste products
- Carrying nutrients and oxygen to our cells
- Dissolving minerals and nutrients to make them available to our body
- Cushioning our organs and tissues
- Maintaining electrolyte balance

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Meal Planning Made Easy - Part 2

Meal Planning Made Easy - Part 2

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about Meal Planning that gave an overview of different ways to go about your meal prep. Eating healthy involves planning and preparation. You have to put in the work every week just like you do with everything else in life. Your training, your job, your family, etc. By taking the time to develop heathy eating habits and a routine into your daily life, you set yourself up for success. And the more you do it, the easier it gets. This week I'm going to talk about simple ways to set yourself up for a week of success. 

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9 Nutrition Tips for Healthy Travel

9 Nutrition Tips for Healthy Travel

I get asked a lot of questions like "how do I eat eat healthy when I'm traveling?" Or "how do I stay on track with my diet when I'm on the road and choices are limited?" And I completely understand these challenges. But I've also learned over the years how to travel and make it work. If being heathy is a priority of yours (and I'm sure it is or you probably wouldn't be reading this) then I hope this list comes in handy. Whether you travel for work or pleasure and whether you're on a road trip or flying somewhere far away, having a plan is key. Convenient food is not always the best option, but when you're taken away from your kitchen and your routine, what are you expected to do?

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Confessions of a Flexible Dieter

Confessions of a Flexible Dieter

First of all, what is flexible dieting? 

Many people see flexible dieting as a system that involves weighing, measuring, tracking and counting. But flexible dieting is so much for than that. If we’re constantly obsessing over numbers, how could that be considered flexible? In reality, flexible dieting is an approach to nutrition that teaches us how to properly fuel our bodies day in and day out with the right nutrients to support our goals. Everyones approach will be different. We all have different needs and dietary preferences. Flexible dieting is really not a diet at all. It’s about finding something that’s sustainability, flexible and enjoyable that supports health, body composition and any other goals we have. For me personally that also includes optimizing athletic performance.

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Counting Macros Week 1

Counting Macros Week 1

Yesterday I decided I was going to count my macros. Currently, I'm at a healthy, easily maintainable weight. I have a good relationship with food and I enjoy what I eat. But, I'm also a competitive athlete heading into my season and I would like to dig a little deeper into my diet to find out if a few tweaks here and there and a better understanding of the portions I'm eating could affect and improve my performance in the gym. I ate just as I normally would yesterday and I've already learned where I need to make some changes. Carbs and fat are easy to come by, and I need to be cautious not to overeat them. On the other hand, my protein intake is on the lighter side so I want to be a little more aware of when and how much I’m eating at each meal and snack. 

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Counting Macros

Counting Macros

I’ve decided to count my macros. Why? For multiple reasons. I feel like I do a good job of balancing my carbs, fat and protein at each meal. It’s all an eyeball guesstimate and I listen to when my body tells me I’m full. But at the same time I often wonder, are my eyeball guesstimates right? If I tweaked this or that would my body respond better? Could my performance in the gym improve simply by a few adjustments to my diet? Well, I’ve decided to find out!

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New Year, New You: Resources to Reach Your Goals!

New Year, New You: Resources to Reach Your Goals!

Some of us set New Years resolutions and some of us don’t. Either way, I think a new year is a great time to reflect on the past and it’s the perfect time to think about what we want for our future. 

I’ve shared tips for Living a Healthy Life and How to Get Started. I believe in setting realistic goals, building a support network and putting actionable steps in place to make sure you’re successful in achieving your diet goals. I also believe that it shouldn’t be hard! If you’re making it too difficult or you’re too hard on yourself, you’re already setting yourself up for failure. Read the tips I have HERE to get started living healthier today.

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