Weigh your food, know how much you are consuming, and it will help you learn portion sizes, as Americans we always over consume. Check out this week’s post on why weighing your food is important, even when you are not cutting or prepping.
When you set a big goal, it can become overwhelming very quickly once that “motivation” you have leaves. What makes goals into a reality is discipline, structure, and grit. When planning a goal, break it down into smaller obtainable goals (micro goals).
If you have paid any kind of attention you have heard the term keto and how it is a new age diet fix all. People seem to throw the word keto around as if it is come kind of magic potion or weight loss cure all. In reality, it is just a restricted diet plan. Like any kind of diet program or ever “fad”, there are usually pros and cons. The keto diet is no exception and I will give you the low down on this new, hip diet fad we call the keto diet.
Just another craze or fad in the diet/nutrition world is intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is when you fast longer than the average person. With anything in life that is a little more extreme than the status quo, there are usually pro’s and con’s associated with it.
It seems that the cool thing to do these days, is to ride your days out with as minimal sleep as possible. This equates to roughly 4-6 hours of sleep a night on average. Most believe they just don’t have time for adequate sleep. Well I’m here to tell you if you slept just a little more, you would function/perform better throughout your day.
However, this takes a tremendous amount of willpower to make large changes in short periods of time, in turn, decreasing the chance the desired change sticks over time. This is synonymous with “fad” diets, where a person attempts to sustain a high level of will power by eating very strict (to an unrealistic point usually) diet only to come crashing down and ultimate off the diet. This typically results in people eating more bad food than they originally were before choosing to start the very strict diet. We would rather see to you take a balanced and holistic approach to your diet.
That list is my contract / commitment to myself and to everyone I do work with. And that list is gold. My day won’t finish until that list is complete. Regardless of how I’m feeling, I complete my day before I retire for the day.
While I love our Pr Protein by Nirvana Life and if I could, it would be the only thing I would consume! Lol. But You can’t live on protein shakes alone. So, another good source of Plant-Based Protein is Tofu. This is a staple in my kitchen as most of my prep cooking involves tofu.
Living a vegetarian lifestyle has many health benefits, but sometimes the lack of protein intake or even struggle to attain adequate protein levels can be frustrating.
By not adding a plant-based protein supplement like Nirvana Life – Pr. Your bean and legume intake would most likely need to be elevated. So this is one of the only ways you can add a lean, pure protein source. This also ensures you can have a better handle on your carb and fat macros as well by avoiding other vegan protein sources that are either high in carbs or rich in fats.
How often do you go to a new town for holiday, work, or passing through and you find yourself cheating on your diet? That was me until I realized that all I was doing to putting a hold on my goals and digging myself a larger hole to get out of when I got back home.