5 Tips to Crush Food Cravings

Sitting here right now, many of you are probably thinking, “Oh that is easy, I could just keep on walking by”.

But for many people killing a craving dead in its tracks is very, very difficult. In fact, it can be so overwhelmingly difficult to avoid a craving, that it takes over our mind for hours.

Protein Pancakes

Finally!! I’ve been on the hunt for high protein and convenient breakfast ideas that are different than my eggs or greek yogurt breakfast staples. I’ve heard about people incorporating cottage cheese into pancakes and wasn’t sure how I felt about it…however this was a perfect example of ‘don’t knock it til you try it!’ These are so easy to make – I add it to my Sunday Batch Cooking list.

Choosing the Right Fluids Post-Exercise

Hydration is critical to athletic performance – dehydration is one of the most common reasons for early fatigue during exercise. It takes as little as losing 2 % of your body weight for the performance to suffer. Fluids such as coconut water, chocolate milk, sports drinks and plain ol water have been featured for recovery post-exercise. What type of fluid should we be drinking and when?

The No Meat Athlete

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We typically view vegetarians and vegans as having a small body mass and lacking strength. This profile may make it difficult to picture vegetarians and vegans as high-performing athletes. However there are many famous vegetarian athletes: football player Joe Namath, boxer Mike Tyson and tennis player Venus Williams to name a few. Is it possible for an athlete maintain their muscle mass without eating meat? How can they meet their nutritional needs while being meat free?

What Makes You Move? Motivation for Exercising

Yesterday while driving home after working a very long day, I could not think of anything else I’d rather do than blow off some steam at the gym. Yes I was tired, but I felt like going for a hard run would make my day complete.  I started to ponder what my strongest motivators were for wanting to exercise. This then lead to a spiral of thoughts about motivation and physical activity.