Eating out can be a challenge, so I recently I perused Subway’s entire menu and came up with these 9 healthy picks for you to enjoy the next time you’re on the go and decide to “eat fresh”. Living up to its tagline, Subway is pretty nutritionally sound these days with its chicken made from 100% white chicken and containing less than 1% soy protein. Subway also says all its chicken is raised without antibiotics and is free of artificial flavors and preservatives.
Finding high protein meals at your favorite fast food stops like Panera can be a challenge. Just because you’re picking something that appears healthy doesn’t mean it’s gonna have a lot of protein, and vice versa, a lot of protein doesn’t necessarily make a meal “healthy” either. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply looking to keep your body composition in check, choosing wisely at places like Panera can go a long way to helping you reach your goals.
A lot of clients and people in general often reach out to me asking what to do when they reach a weight loss plateau. Typically what they’re referring to is a lack of positive movement on the scale. So before validating any kind of a belief that they are at some kind of sticking point, I often like to double check they truly are in need of breaking through a plateau.
Walk down the aisle of any grocery store and you’re bombarded by brightly colored packaging and nutrition labels making all sorts of health claims. From words like “all natural” and “low-fat” to long ingredient lists, it can be difficult for consumers to make sense of the nutrition information provided on the packaging. Here at Own Your Eating we want to help you see through the marketing gimmicks and learn to make informed choices you can feel confident about. Read on for some tips to becoming a more savvy food consumer.
The Fall CrossFit Open is just 56 days away and for many this might be your first opportunity to truly “compete” in the sport of CrossFit. Whether you plan to take part in the Open, an upcoming in-house competition or a local 2-day CrossFit event, you’ll want to get the low-down on how to best prepare yourself for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience! Join us on this hour long podcast episode as Roz, Keirstein and Mags talk all about their recent performance competing in CrossFit at FN Thunderdome 2019.
As part of our mission to bring you even more valuable content on all things related to leading a healthy lifestyle, this episode is the first in a new series under the Own Your Eating Podcast called “Food for Thought”. Or FFT for short. Each episode will be quick and to the point and probably under 20 minutes. The perfect length for you to enjoy while you stretch or have your quiet time on the throne. Hit us up if you have a conversation starter you’d love to hear our thoughts on!
Coach Greg Glassman once said, “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.” I recently posted a transformation post on instagram, showing what my body looked like with an 8 lb. increase on the scale. I know what it’s like to be fixated with the number on the scale, it can really mess with your mind as we tend to believe that a heavier weight on the scale is indicative of body fat. Of course, that’s not always true (see 11 Ways the Scale Lies). Sometimes being heavier on the scale might be exactly what your body needs! Whether that’s for health reasons, to achieve a certain physique or perform better in activities and sports that you enjoy. Gaining muscle is a vital component of that and that will inevitably lead to weight gain at some point.
Ahhh protein. We know it’s good for us because, well pretty much everyone says so! In the overwhelming amount of nutrition research that exists, there truthfully isn’t any dispute about the importance of protein in our diets to keep our bodies healthy. Protein keeps us satiated, helps us stay lean and strong and plays a vital role at a cellular level sending signals between cells and tissues. So, if we already know how good protein is for us, then why is it that we often struggle to eat enough of it? Your meal prep game might be weak or non-existent, but the good news is there are some simple ways to rectify this without adding hours or to your day.