The food choices you make before exercise can dramatically influence the overall effect of the session, so it pays to have a good nutrition strategy to complement your workout efforts. Considering the wide range of individual nutrition needs and variety of exercise durations and intensities, I’ll lay out several approaches to help you hone in on a better pre-workout nutrition strategy for your program.
Honestly, who doesn’t love pizza?
One of the HARDEST things for me to give up once I decided to go gluten and dairy free was giving up my beloved supreme pizza. The strange thing? On their own, I’m not even that big a fan of bread OR cheese (I mean, really, that’s what a pizza consists of), but take away the combination of the two, and it was a sad state of affairs.
When it comes to losing weight, we all know that half the battle is sharpening our focus enough to prioritize healthy habits: eating real, whole foods without labels, timing meals strategically, taking quality supplements, training consistently, recovering adequately, and getting quality sleep. While it seems simple enough, these lifestyle changes are a big undertaking. For most of us, the results are well worth it, including, increased energy, better fitting clothes, higher levels of confidence, and even a greater zest for life. But what about the rest of us? Those that dive into healthier habits and give it all we’ve got, and yet we seem to lose no fat-- or worse, seem to have things move in the wrong direction. How frustrating!
I cannot look at a big bowl of peaches without thinking of my grandma. I know that she would have loved this very recipe that celebrates the simplicity of a nice, juicy peach.
A crisp is the way to go when you are not in the mood (or have the time) to fuss with pie dough. It's not finicky nor requires a laundry list of ingredients you have never heard of before. The filling combines peaches, spices, agave nectar, and a touch of almond flour to thicken the fruit. This is then layered with the crunchiest and nuttiest of toppings that combines oats, almond flour, coconut sugar and pinch of cinnamon. After baked to a golden brown, spoon some coconut milk ice cream on top, or save for the morning and serve with cold almond milk.
This could not be easier. Or more comforting and perfect for the Fall season coming soon. Enjoy!
For years, we’ve been hearing about the detriments of saturated fat and/or cholesterol on our health. But now, over the past few years, sugar has begun taking some blame for the cascade of health issues it has on the body. Today, hopefully you’re learning that it’s actually the sugar we consume (in a variety of forms) that most greatly impacts not only heart health, but so many other areas of your health, fitness, and overall lifestyle.
You have heard me wax poetic about my love for Generation UCAN (you can find my protein ball recipe here), and that love affair shows no sign of slowing down. Especially when I am in the thick of triathlon training. When it's hot and muggy out, I want something cold, but I also want something that could support the demands of my training! So that's where this fudge idea started brewing.