Sports Drinks – Are they worth drinking?

Growing up, I remember seeing Gatorade commercials everywhere! It seemed to be the drink of elite professional athletes. I never paid much attention as to what was in them until I was older and studying Kinesiology in school. Typically these drinks have sugar, electrolytes, and vitamins. The purpose of these drinks is to keep you … Read more

What I Eat In A Day

Lately I’ve had many of my clients ask me what I eat. It varies from day to day, but I generally have the same staple items in a week. I like sharing meal ideas with my clients and showing them they don’t need drastic changes to their eating habits to get results. Even with my … Read more

What I’ve Learned From Cutting

I have nearly a week before I leave for Chicago and attend the kettlebell level 2 workshop from Strongfirst! For those of you who don’t know, one of the requirements is to be able to clean and press for one rep on one arm. I decided to cut to 112 lb so I can clean … Read more

Connecting With My Culture Through Cooking

During quarantine, I have spent more of my time cooking than I ever did before! I’ve always been more enthusiastic about eating than cooking frankly. When I realized I had this extra time to delve into hobbies and passions, I decided to get into cooking. Before, I would mainly cook basic healthy meal preps like … Read more

Spring Cleaning: Your Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition, I’m a creature of habit and generally meal prep the same things. (Aside from the weekly cheat meal which varies and is so good for the soul!) Here are some ways to spice up your meals: Throw out expired food – I’m guilty for this, but sometimes I don’t finish … Read more

Nutrition Habit Ideas

A great workout and good night’s sleep are important in reaching your fitness goals. What about nutrition? Personally this was tougher for me to change. The changes I’d make were too drastic, or I wouldn’t stay consistent.  Here are some simple nutrition habits to try if you’re just starting out! Practice eating slowly – Put … Read more

Meal Prepping Tips

It wasn’t until I became a trainer that I really started meal prepping. Cooking takes time, but it’s so nice and worth it when you have all your food ready for the week! It beats having to buy food frequently, and you know exactly what’s in it since you’re cooking it! Plan Your Meals – … Read more

Spring Fruits and Veggies

Spring is right around the corner, on March 20th, to be exact! With a different season approaching, different fruits and vegetables will be emerging and in abundance! Generally fruits are in season, they are cheaper since they are plentiful, and it is a great way to bring about variety into your diet. Here are some … Read more

Fun Ways To Get More Fiber

I think one of the most challenging things to get in our diet is fiber. My goal is to get 25 grams of fiber everyday, and it took quite some time to hit that number consistently. Fiber has many benefits such as helping control blood sugar, reducing cholesterol absorption, promoting healthier weight, and regulating bowel … Read more