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    Breakfast Ideas | Keeping Full

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it’s the first meal of the day. Of course! I’ve always been on #teambreakfast and as I was growing up I never understood my friends who didn’t eat breakfast before school. How can you survive until lunch on an empty stomach? As I’ve started understanding flexible dieting and changing up my fitness routine, I like to be careful with what I have for breakfast. I like it to have good protein macros and usually stay lower in carbs, but I also want to stay full throughout the morning. I eat breakfast around 6:45am during the work week so having a…

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    Friday Favorites | 3.25.16

    So we had a nice little snowstorm this week – yay spring in Minnesota! Good news is that most of it should melt away by the weekend. As you’re reading  this, I’m also getting done with work for the week since we had a half day on this Good Friday. I’m taking the extra time to hit the gym right away so I can start enjoying my Friday afternoon off for a Happy Hour. RECIPE Let’s start off with my favorite recipe for the week. I posted my meal prep on Instagram over the weekend and it seemed that a lot of people liked the sound of it! I was super surprised because it’s…

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    Healthy Recipes for Easter

    If you’re getting together with family for Easter this week or over spring break, there’s probably going to be a lot of food to eat. If you’re trying to stay on track with a nutrition plan or a diet, then this is probably a dreaded time for you. I’m planning on bringing my own meal to Easter dinner so I know I hit my macros for the day and so I’m not tempted to load up on the cheesy potatoes – though they’re so good! Here are some recipes to prep for Easter with some good macro counts! These recipes are good if you’re bringing just one dish for yourself…

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    Time For A Protein Shake

    This is going to be a short and rather boring post. It’s how I make my protein shakes. It’s a very simple recipe, but it’s low in calories with all the benefits of other protein shakes I’ve made in the past. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 – 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk, original or vanilla – 30 calories per serving 1 serving of protein powder of choice – I like EAS Complete Protein, Vanilla 150 calories per serving 4 – 6 ounces water Blender Bottle, or something to mix/blend your shake together Optional: peanut butter, flax seed, oatmeal, banana, other add-ins if you prefer, but keep in mind these add more calories…

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    January Fitness Update

    January is a popular time of year for people to get back into their fitness goals as well as for people to make New Year’s Resolutions to get involved with fitness or lose weight.  January is also the time when I re-evaluate my fitness goals and start preparing for the spring cutting season.  I know spring seams far away, but by the time it arrives the hope is that I have built up enough muscle to be able to cut and still maintain my strength levels. A few weeks before Christmas, Jake and I started a new lifting routine which includes a basic three-day split.  I decided to invest in a…