Re-Vamp Your Breakfast With Some Protein

Cereal, muffins, pancakes, waffles, toast, bagels, jelly, bananas, juice, cinnamon rolls  – staples of the traditional American breakfast. While most of these foods CAN be incorporated into a healthy diet, they all have one thing in common – high carb, low protein. What’s the big deal? Starting your day off with a well-rounded, and balancedContinue reading “Re-Vamp Your Breakfast With Some Protein”

How to Salvage Even the Worst of Diet Days

Starting off, I know this post might ruffle some feathers because I still will be talking about eating processed and fast food. By no way do I think any of these foods are the best choice to be eating; however, we have ALL had that day where all our plans go to $#!t and weContinue reading “How to Salvage Even the Worst of Diet Days”

5 Foods to ALWAYS Have In Your Home

It’s 7pm. You just finished dinner an hour ago, and you are still hungry! Are you? Maybe you are stressed, pissed off, bored, or just tired? Or maybe you had a skimpy breakfast, missed lunch, and had a light dinner on the go. Maybe you are hungry. If you reflect on you day, and comeContinue reading “5 Foods to ALWAYS Have In Your Home”

How to Survive a Long Weekend Food Fest, and Still Enjoy Yourself

Overview: Portions still matter, calories still matter Maintain healthy eating patterns Be active, however you can Return to your routine as soon as the trip is over Enjoy your vacation guilt free Reuben Sandwich with fries, authentic Mexican fajitas + 20 oz. margarita, Denny’s Grand Slam* and Gino’s East – Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza.Continue reading “How to Survive a Long Weekend Food Fest, and Still Enjoy Yourself”

All Cholesterol is Not Created Equal: A Review (Summary) of Egg Consumption and Heart Health

This is something I have been waiting for for a long time. A review article, published by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, looking at egg consumption and finally getting with the times on egg/cholesterol/heart disease research. Without further adieu, here are some of the main points, as highlighted by yours truly: All Cholesterol IsContinue reading “All Cholesterol is Not Created Equal: A Review (Summary) of Egg Consumption and Heart Health”

SNAP Challenge – Day 5: Breakfast

For BFast today I went with a little more creativity and made a 1 egg, 3 egg white omelet with 3/4 cup mixed veggies and 1/4 cup cottage cheese. 1/2 cup dry oats with 1/2 banana. The omelet was pretty simple to make, just sautéed up the veggies, set aside. Poured the egg and whites into theContinue reading “SNAP Challenge – Day 5: Breakfast”

SNAP Challenge – Day 3: Breakfast

Decided to get pretty crazy and switch up my breakfast today. Went with an old classic bodybuilder-like recipe, oat pancakes. (After my 4 cups of water of course) 2 eggs, 2 egg whites, 3/4 cup oats, 1 T cottage cheese, 1 banana, dash of cinnamon – blend and fry.  First things first, you could eat theseContinue reading “SNAP Challenge – Day 3: Breakfast”

SNAP Challenge – Day 1 Breakfast

Woke up this morning feeling good and ready to start this challenge. Just a quick note, this “new diet” will be a little different than what I’m used to. I typically eat very healthy, but eat a lot more to support my needs as a 23 year old male who works out pretty intensely 4Continue reading “SNAP Challenge – Day 1 Breakfast”

Start Your Day Right! With a Great Breakfast!

It has always been said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” This couldn’t be more true! After waking, your body has essentially been in a fasted state all night long (assuming you aren’t staying up late and snacking!) The best thing you can do is to feed your body with some greatContinue reading “Start Your Day Right! With a Great Breakfast!”

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