Hunger Comfort

Today I heard a great piece of advice: Don’t be afraid of hunger. The sensation of hunger means that your body is switching from using food as energy to using your fat as energy. This is precisely the reason why I always seem to see great results when I eat an early dinner (around 5-6Continue reading “Hunger Comfort”

To Cheat Or Not To Cheat

I have found myself struggling with this question for years now–when I am following a strict diet plan is it better for me to follow that plan ALL of the time or to incorporate cheat meals once a week like many bodybuilders? After years of testing, failing, and trying again, my final conclusion is thatContinue reading “To Cheat Or Not To Cheat”

Intuitive Thriving

Reshaping your body can be a funny process. One night you are totally down on yourself, caught up in the details, afraid of the days you won’t be able to count your macros if the progress is THIS SLOW when you are counting every gram. Imagining how long it is going to take if yourContinue reading “Intuitive Thriving”

The Weight of Words

One time, when I was in the best shape of my life, I had a new friend tell me that I was lucky because I was naturally lean. She had to work so hard to lose weight. This was laughable to me because it could not be further from the truth. I had been prettyContinue reading “The Weight of Words”

Operation Taste My Food Again

If I’m being honest with myself, I have an addiction. And that addiction is artificial sweeteners. It has been a long time coming for me to finally quit. The other day I read an article saying that they are more addictive than cocaine, and that same day I listened to a podcast by Mind PumpContinue reading “Operation Taste My Food Again”

Progress Is Progress!

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” -Khalil Gibran I gotta be totally honest. I did not start off this morning in a good mood. Today was my weekly check-in where I weigh myself once a week and take a couple of progress pictures. I was not pleasantlyContinue reading “Progress Is Progress!”

Should I Track My Food?

There are two types of people: Those who thrive with spontaneous food choices Those who thrive when they plan their food ahead of time These two types of people are like the difference between introverts and extroverts. Extroverts will never fully understand introverts and vice versa. I was sitting at the dinner table with someContinue reading “Should I Track My Food?”