Where do you get your protein from?

https://youtu.be/eU3zXVxaVnw Protein is probably the most difficult macronutrient to discuss simply because we all grew up a certain way and to try and change the thought process is extremely difficult. I’m not trying to change your thought process here, more so, I’m trying to show you that it doesn’t always have to be a certain way simply because that’s what you know. We can get protein from different sources other than from meat or animal sources. But first let me explain the level...
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Carbs: Eat this not that

https://youtu.be/RkD6wAglJbI Carbohydrates often get a bad wrap because of the new diets out there where people try to avoid carbs all together. It’s extremely difficult to avoid carbs all together. Which makes restrictive diets that request few or no carbs at all seemingly impossible to follow. Think about it, we have carbs in the morning for toast, oatmeal, french toast, or pancakes (which is usually created with a wheat product). Then we often have a sandwich for lunch or a roll w...
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Healthy Fats

https://youtu.be/5rpne1AhZCQ Will eating fat make me fat? This question comes up quite frequently. The haunting fear that eating fats will put fat on your body. This myth simply isn’t true. I can assure you that eating fats will not make you fat! There are a number of things that contribute to weight gain such as: eating low quality food like substances, overeating, lack of sleep and STRESS. Notice how none of those include eating healthy fats. Eating proper portions of healthy fats ...
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The Introduction of Macronutrients

https://youtu.be/d5fxhvtvm7s When it comes to macronutrients it always interests how most people are obsessed with one of the macronutrients. You’ll often hear someone say, “I need to get protein, I don’t have enough protein, where do you get your protein from?” Then you have the fats people won’t touch because they think fats, regardless of what kind will actually make them gain weight (which certainly isn’t the case as you’ll read in the fats section below). And then there’s the ca...
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3 Essential Steps to Optimal Health

We’re all looking for optimal health in some way and if we aren’t now we will be in the future. So I decided to put together my 3 essential steps to optimal health in an easy to read manner so you know exactly what I believe and what I’ve experienced through the years of teaching sustainable, optimal health. Think about these 3 essential steps to optimal health as a puzzle or picture you're putting together. Without each piece the picture won’t be complete. Each and every step has it’s own sign...
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Falling Off the Wagon

So I'm back on the meditation train again. The truth is I love the feeling of meditation and being alone with my thoughts. More truth, it's hard for me to make myself do it. So I go through times where I do it everyday for a week or two feel fantastic and then forget about it. Let me know if this sounds familiar? I think at times it's scary being alone with your thoughts. Especially when the world seems upside down which is when we need it the most. I don't really beat myself up about not me...
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Protein Supplement Ingredients that you can Trust

Unfortunately I wouldn't say you can actually 'trust' many supplements in the protein industry, certainly not without reading ingredients. Which is why we got into the supplement industry in the first place. Colouring, msg/preservatives, artificial tastes, and flavours. All which create inflammation/chronic pain, digestion issues and more. As you can see we put a lot of time and effort into our ingredient formulation which is why we have a combination of fermented, organic and sprouted....
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Benefits of a Nutrition Journal

The benefits of a nutrition journal is something I want to share because I’m so very excited to announce I finally have one to offer.  This one is slightly different which I’ll get into shortly however I named this a ‘success journal’. It didn’t take me long to realize working with my clients, those that record and keep track of their food have a much higher rate of reaching their goals than those that don’t.  Not only food but water or fluid intake along with recording your emotions is wher...
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Christmas Holiday Tips

Stick to your current Fitness Routine https://youtu.be/HkaaB4y_lGY It's important to stick to your fitness routines especially at this time of year. Holiday weight accumulates year after year and we tend to never burn it off. So it's important to understand the weight you gain now stays on all year long. We also have to understand that Christmas time could last a few months, if we allow it. So you're creating unhealthy habits just because it's the holidays for an extended period...
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Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud

Last week I had a really great running week. I got a PB on my 5k time and ran 10K. I haven’t ran that far in a really long time. I was really proud of myself and started reflecting on how far I have come. How did I get to where I am today. When I talk about my running goals with others, sometimes people think I was always a runner. Just naturally good at it. Let me tell you there was nothing natural about it. When I started running I was SLOW. And I mean SLLLOOOW!!! I also could only run f...
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