You know the feeling when you’ve had a tough workout? Your body hurts in new and different ways, and you’re probably going to be sore tomorrow?
Now have you had that experience, and forgotten to prioritize your nutrition after? You might have noticed that it took you a few days to feel back to normal.
When we exercise, we put our body under stress – our central nervous system, cardiovascular system, muscles, etc all work hard under the pressure and this leads to some (natural) damage. Our physiological systems change and adapt to the stress, and some of these changes lead to adaptation to exercise training over time.
The good news is that we can get a leg up on that adaptation with the RIGHT nutrition. By taking in proper nutrition, we can help our body to continue recover from the stress we put it under, so that over time we will reap the results of our training (aka recovery faster and build more muscle!).
Looking to get your fiber needs & pancake fix all in one? These pancakes are it!
This recipe is made with simple ingredients like whole quinoa, eggs, honey and blueberries making it a healthy + tasty weekend breakfast idea. The best part is: you can make several in advance and freeze them so you can enjoy them all week!
The Grapefruit diet, Master Cleanse, South Beach, China Study, Atkins, and many other diets pop up when Googling weight loss tips and how to lose that last 10 pounds. The diet industry is one of the biggest industries around the world, with businesses from every sector playing on the public’s increasing obsession with weight loss and eating the ‘right’ foods.
Unfortunately, the primary goal of many of the companies serving this industry is making money and this leads to misleading, inaccurate and sometimes downright dangerous diets being promoted to the public.
Tired of being misled? Or feeling overwhelmed by all the information on the internet?
Check out our simple & easy way to spot (and avoid) a fad diet, so that you can make space for a long-term, sustainable nutrition plan instead!
When working with clients on their goals to eat out LESS and cook more at HOME, one thing I often hear is that the meals they make at home just don’t taste as good. What do we know about restaurant and take-out food? There is often a LOT of added sodium (salt), fat and sugar to help give their food more flavour. Of course, this keeps customers coming back for more but isn’t ideal for our health.
What I find with those who are new to making meals at home, is that they are a bit shy with flavouring their foods, and think that “healthy” = bland baked chicken and rice. This is not true! There are plenty of ways to flavour your food at home, without adding a ton of extra calories or salt. Here are my top suggestions for what to keep in your pantry so that meal prep is healthy AND enjoyable.
Who would have thought that cooking at home would be so exhausting!?
And your mealtime challenges are compounded further by bare grocery store shelves and a lack of time. When you need a night off from cooking and dine-in restaurants aren’t an option, takeout can be a convenient alternative. Your local restaurant may save the day!
Even though restaurants are closed to eat-in diners, they may still offer takeout meals. Now is the perfect time to invest in takeout to save your sanity AND keep small businesses afloat.
Making healthful choices from an online menu can be a challenge — especially since nutrition facts are not always posted to online menus.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you decipher the meal delivery or take-out menu:
There’s nothing more satisfying than rolling out of bed to a warm muffin and a cup of coffee or tea. Imagine if that muffin was actually full of protein, keeping you satisfied for hours. Now it’s a reality! Make a batch of these delicious gems on the weekend and enjoy throughout the week. Bonus, they freeze well! No more worries if you hit snooze a few too many times in the morning.
Who knew you could have pudding for breakfast without guilt, throwing off your diet and being completely vegan. It’s as simple as lining up a few jars, throwing the ingredients in, shaking it up, and letting it sit overnight. THEN VOILA!! Play with the toppings for added fun to your morning.
Move over scrambled eggs in the morning, we have a new player in town. Chickpea flour, aka garbanzo bean flour, has incredible properties where it can be used in sweet baked goods, and in savoury dishes like this scramble. Chickpeas have many strong healthy qualities like being a fibre and protein powerhouse. This vegan scramble will work with any veg you like, so feel free to mix and match with your favourite fresh herbs.
Mug cakes are ingenious - simply mix a few staple ingredients in your favourite mug, pop in the microwave, and in no time at all you can be enjoying a delicious cake-for-one. No leftovers to worry about going stale. No preheating the oven. No mixing bowls or whisks to wash up. For those who crave sweets, appealing to your taste buds first thing can squish those cravings early on. So next time you're craving something sweet but are short for time, this incredibly simple mug cake is sure to hit the spot. Plus high in protein! Just top with your favourite nut butter and fruit of choice.
Find you have a low appetite after your workouts? Or are you short on time and don't want to prepare and eat a full meal?
Try this smoothie idea!
This nutrient-packed smoothie is high in protein & easy to digest carbs, but low in fat to support quick re-fuelling and recovery after hard workouts
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