DUCK & RECOVER - FIT Foodie Friday

DUCK & RECOVER - FIT Foodie Friday

August 03, 2017

DUCK & RECOVER

Balancing your nutrients in a pleasurable way can be tricky. Without an intentional plan, most find they are eating far too many of certain macros, and not nearly enough of others. Particularly if you are working on your fitness and working to build lean muscle, getting enough protein can be tricky. 

And then there is the issue of boredom. It's Friday night, you've worked hard all week, and the last thing you want to eat is another boring chicken breast. You want flavor, maybe something savory... maybe something that will do a glass of wine justice. I get it. Me too.

While many have chicken breast heavily represented on their meal plans, the more savory duck breast is often overlooked. True, it has a fair amount of fat attached to it, but the vast majority of fat is right underneath the skin. Simply remove the skin before cooking, and you've got a much leaner and meaner bird (just be sure to keep it moist).

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MAKING A COMEBACK: - Part 2 of 10 (PUNISHMENT OR PRIMETIME series)

MAKING A COMEBACK: - Part 2 of 10 (PUNISHMENT OR PRIMETIME series)

August 02, 2017

TEN STEPS FOR A PRIMETIME COMEBACK PLAN

# 1  -- REVIEW THE STATS:

Take a full inventory of ALL your body's stats -- Not just the halftime 'score' of your weight. Your 'score' does not give you enough information to tell you which aspects of your game are weak. The more you know about the actual, current state of your body, the more effective your new plan can be, and the quicker you will gain ground on results.

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Punishment or Primetime - Part 1 of 10 Series

Punishment or Primetime - Part 1 of 10 Series

August 01, 2017

It's the beginning of August. And just as it happens every year, at this time, I hear an overwhelming number of people profess their defeat. It's over. They have failed. Their New Year's resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, etc. have not only tanked, but in many cases, they've even lost ground in the battle of the bulge, and have put more weight on since December. Summer came and is quickly becoming a memory, while the beach body they promised themselves never happened. 

They are failures. And while standing in the checkout lines of back-to-school shopping, or drowned in the ocean of post-summer vacation piled up workloads, they have decided it's unequivocally over for the year.

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Breakfast of Coaches -- Part 2

Breakfast of Coaches -- Part 2

July 31, 2017

Continuing on the topic of breakfast from yesterday's post, I am often asked, "What do you eat for breakfast?"

That's a difficult question for a food lover who designs a variety of nutrition plans around client preferences -- So many tasty choices -- But I have a few favorites. Here's one of them:

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Breakfast of Coaches -- Part 1

Breakfast of Coaches -- Part 1

July 30, 2017

Breakfast: It's one of the most common discussions I have with new clients. And while most know they should eat breakfast (whether they are in the habit of skipping it or not), the confusion is often what to eat. 

I spend a great deal of time educating clients on the importance of FOOD AS FUEL, and taking into consideration the nutritional value of their meals' components. Breakfast is a tough one because, well... it's so early...  and gets easily disregarded to save time.

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