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Recipes: Beet and Citrus Salad

Friday July 20, 2018

Hungry for some citrus-y goodness? Then try this beet and citrus salad!

This recipe is green, yet it’s anything but bland. The flavors of the beets, grapefruit, and mandarin oranges tango together in perfect symphony. You won’t find this intense a wave of flavors in most other salads!

Add in some olive oil and apple cider vinegar for an extra kick of acidity, then top it off with pistachios for added texture.

Ready for the ultimate green dish? Here’s how to make it…

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The Formula That Will Shrink Your Pants Size

Thursday July 19, 2018

We actually spend most of our lives sitting or lying down.

Think about all the things you do while sitting down: texting, watching TV, talking on the phone, reading, and much more. That doesn’t even take into account the 8 hours a day you’re asleep and off your feet.

One of the biggest ways to lose weight and go down a pants size or two is to supercharge your metabolism. There are a few ways to do this (I’ll share our favorite at the end), but one of the easiest is to simply move more.

Now you’re probably wondering, “Well, ok, but how do I do that?”

Let’s take a look at how you can add extra motion into your daily routine.

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How to Structure Your Workout Plan

Thursday July 19, 2018

Working out is like lighting a candle…

At first, you have this burning desire to lose weight. You start to think, “Man, I CAN do this!”

Then reality sets in…

It’s not that you can’t do it. Rather, it’s all the stuff you have to do before you work out. When should you work out? What workouts should you do? Where should you work out at?

Just like a candle, the fire begins to fade…

I’ve got news for ya: you’re not losing that fire to lose weight. In this blog, I’m determined to show you that setting up your workout plan isn’t as hard as you think.

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Workout of the Week: Old Exercise, New Tricks

Wednesday July 18, 2018

How do you make an old exercise relevant again?

Push-ups, sit-ups—yeah you know how to do them, but they can get old in a hurry.

How about spicing your exercise up a bit?

Today you’ll be doing divebomber push-ups and straight leg sit-ups! Straight leg sit-ups are pretty straightforward, but what in the world are divebomber push-ups?

You start in the downward dog position with your torso straight up in the air. Slide your torso down until you are in the cobra position (torso hugging the floor, upper body straight up).

Ready to build some upper body strength. Your time starts now!

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Recipes: Egg White Bites

Friday July 13, 2018

Need a shot of protein to get you through the morning?

Then try these egg white bites! They’re healthier than regular eggs yet still pack the same amount of protein.

But these aren’t just boring old egg cups. You can add in cottage cheese, coconut flour, spinach, bell peppers, and scallions to turn these cups into a more filling and delicious breakfast!

Hungry? Get your apron on, because it’s time to cook!

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Workout of the Week: Tabata Takeover!

Friday July 13, 2018

Let’s take over with some Tabata!

Today we’re sharing another heart-pounding Tabata workout! You’re gonna work in 20-second intervals, then rest for 10 seconds. Since there are 8 rounds per station, each station is just shy of 4 minutes long!

This one features an exercise called the “dumbbell single arm snatch.” Sound complicated? It’s not that bad! You’ll lift the dumbbell from the floor to a wrist-cocked position. Then, you’ll do a simple dumbbell press. Two dynamic exercises in one!

Ready to rock?

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Motivation Monday: Fight for Someone Else

Monday July 09, 2018

There’s a simple trick that makes your goals 10x more powerful. Wanna hear it?

Attach your goals to people.

Wait, what now?

Nothing makes you go to greater lengths, give more of yourself, and put it all on the line then when you do something for someone else. That’s why parents love their kids unconditionally, or why teachers spend hours outside of class making sure their students understand class material.

You can use that motivation to lose weight and get in shape. All it takes is a little reframing…

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Recipes: Salmon, Kale, and Lentils En Papillote

Friday July 06, 2018

Treat your taste buds to a mouthful of salmon heaven.

This en papillote recipe mixes salmon, kale, and lentils together inside little packets. Since it’s the week of the 4th of July, you could say this recipe packs some flavor fireworks!

Salmon, kale, and lentils all make the dishes they’re featured in healthier. In particular, salmon is a terrific and delicious protein option that can be prepared a number of unique ways—just like it is in this recipe.

Put on your chef’s hat…en papillote is on the menu!

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Workout of the Week: The Fat Blast Ladder

Thursday July 05, 2018

There’s no need to be afraid of fat anymore!

While this fat blast ladder is tough, the reward you get for finishing it is well worth it. Your body begins to burn off the fat that sticks to love handles and thighs.

Soon you look skinnier than ever, you feel amazing, and you drop down a couple pant sizes. Nice, right?

It all starts with workouts like this one. These workouts push your body so that you can burn fat for longer periods of time (even after you work out)!

Sold yet? Give it your all and don’t look back!

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Dieting? Use These 5 Hacks the Next Time You Dine Out

Tuesday July 03, 2018

You control everything you eat. I’m gonna prove it to you.

Yes, that includes when you go out to eat at restaurants. You might not be able to customize your dish exactly how you’d like to, but you can still make sure it meets your dieting standards.

So how do you do that? Here are 5 questions you can ask your waiter (or whoever cooks your food) to determine whether something is healthy enough for your diet.

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