How to stick to a diet in three steps

The holidays are right around the corner! If you’re anything like I used to be, you’re kind of dreading them because you know how many delicious temptations there are and you don’t want to gain weight. But before you start a diet for your new year’s resolution, read the following three steps. Step 1: Don’t […]

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Dieting culture: Why it’s okay to NOT want to lose weight

THIS JUST IN: It’s perfectly okay to love your body just the way it is! You don’t have to lose weight, you don’t have to constantly be on a diet and you don’t have to always eat the lower calorie version of foods.  You may be thinking…”Wait, Sara, you post about and celebrate your own […]

Protein snacks

13 grab-and-go, protein-packed snack ideas

Consuming enough protein is essential to a healthy, balanced diet – you can read more about that here! As a realistic person, I know there isn’t always time to sit down and eat a full, balanced meal. That’s why it’s important to keep convenient, protein-filled snacks around the house. This will help to ensure that […]

How to track alcohol accurately in MyFitnessPal

If you are tracking macros in MyFitnessPal, you will find that tracking alcoholic beverages can get a little difficult. I recommend using this calculator and my tutorial below. *Note: The “Quick Add” function in MyFitnessPal that allows you to log carbs, fat and protein (not just calories) is only available in the Premium version of […]

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You can eat “junk” food and still lose weight

Did you know you can eat “junk” food and still hit your weight loss goals? First off, let me debunk something: There is no such thing as “good” and “bad” foods, and in my opinion, we need to stop labeling foods as such. Here’s an example… granola is considered “good” or “healthy” food, right? Let’s […]

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Macro-friendly recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth

This week, I wanted to highlight a few macro-friendly recipes I have made recently. What makes these sweet treats macro friendly, you ask? It’s the ratio of carbs, fat and protein. Most desserts and sweets typically contain a fair amount of carbs and fat and little protein. But these desserts have a healthy dose of […]

Grit Squad client successes: August-September 2020

My latest six-week Grit Squad nutrition group just came to a close, and I am feeling truly inspired. Several members broke through weight-loss plateaus that they didn’t think were possible, gained more confidence with their food choices and experienced many scale and non-scale victories. I know they will use the tools they learned and will […]