This is the third part in an (unofficial) series on the major macronutrients of the diet. You can read about why I love carbs here, and how to optimize your protein intake here. Carbs may be the most demonized macro, but fats are somehow even more controversial. In certain circles (see: many whole-food plant-based diet… Continue reading Why Fats are Essential for your Diet (and Why They’re so Misunderstood)
A painful irony of modern life - the people that need self-care the most are the people who have the least amount of time for it. I had my heart set on a graduate program in Social Work when I was younger. The very first thing we were taught in the Intro class was that… Continue reading For New (White) Activists: Self-Care and Privilege
Your core strength (and endurance) is always be the limiting factor in your athletic performance . When you start running longer or faster, you’ll notice that its your hips and abs that fatigue first, causing weird changes in your gait (and maybe even pain). Plus, from the lifting perspective, those legs can undoubtedly squat a lot more than your torso can hold upright. So core work it is!
Like all things in nutrition, protein intake needs to be personalized - based on your size, activity level, and goals. Do strength athletes and endurance athletes need the same amount of protein? What about athletes vs. completely sedentary people? Can vegetarians and vegans really get enough protein? Can I subsist on protein powder alone? Below, we’ll discuss what protein is, what it does, and the things you need to know to understand how much and what types of protein you need to perform and feel your best.
When it comes to “dieting,” something always has to be off-limits. Often, it’s calories. It used to be fat. Gluten, dairy, sweets in general, . Now, the most hyped trend is to avoid carbs at all costs, and I hate it. Here's why carbs are awesome: in regular life, for the brain, and for athletic performance.
With gyms closed and outdoor activities limited, it goes without saying that our normal fitness routines have been interrupted. Yes, there are tons of home options being broadcasted all over the internet. Yes, home workouts mean saving a lot of time (not having to travel back and forth to the gym). Yes, home workouts are… Continue reading Feeling Unmotivated without the Gym? You can change that.
One of the most common goals I see with my clients that are beginners to strength training is mastering the push-up. Getting a full, on the toes push-up can feel impossible when you’re just starting. It can feel especially out of reach for women that are new to resistance training, and the option to “just… Continue reading FIVE STEPS to Perfect Your Push-up From Anywhere
I’ve been in eating disorder recovery since 2015, and over the past 3 years, I’ve been actively working towards eating intuitively - giving up all diet plans, calorie counting and food measuring to instead just eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I tend to call it “eating like a normal person” and… Continue reading Eating Intuitively – How I Do It, and How Covid-19 Has Played a Role
There is no shortage of home workout options on the internet right now. And while it can be comforting to turn on a video and let someone else tell you what to do and how to do it, there’s a lot of utility in being able to put together your own well-balanced workouts customized to… Continue reading Create Your Own Home Strength Workout with this Template