• Protein Packed Oatmeal
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    Protein Packed Oatmeal

    If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that one of my favorite evening treat is a big bowl of protein packed oatmeal.  Yes, I eat my oatmeal for dessert. If I can swing it, I’ll have oatmeal as my preworkout and again in the evening. Even in the summer months. I’m going to go out on a limb here, but I think dessert oats are superior than the traditional morning oats. Easily. Agree or disagree? Having a higher carb meal before bed may sound scary if you’re new to tracking macros or calories. I know that I feared eating carbs after dark growing up and in my early 20s.…

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    Macro-Friendly Travel Foods

    So I’m traveling for work again this week! I really love traveling and wish I had more time in my schedule so I’m very grateful when I get any opportunity to do so. Even though I’ll be traveling, I still like to keep close to my nutrition goals so I don’t have too much catching up on when I get home. Eating out for all three meals is not ideal so I like to keep some macro-friendly travel foods on hand to make-shift at least one of my meals per day. There’s absolutely a time and place to let loose and enjoy foods when traveling, but at the end of the…

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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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    Protein Pancakes & Banana Oatmeal Cookies

    Pancakes and cookies while on a cut? Sure – if they’re made to fit my macros! These are two super easy recipes to have on hand not just for a cut, but anytime you have a sweet tooth. PROTEIN PANCAKES Pancakes have always been my favorite breakfast item since I was little and my mom would make them the size of the plate. These aren’t quite as big when all said is done, but they’res still tasty! I’ve been making these pancakes for a while now and it can be modified with additional ingredients, like chocolate chips, cinnamon, peanut butter powder, sprinkles – whatever you like. 1/2 C cottage cheese…

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    The Nutrition Plan | Spring Fitness Update

    This spring I’m committing myself to a 12-week cut – a deficit of calories while focusing on my macronutrient goals – sometimes referred to as Flexible Dieting or IIFMM (If It Fits My Macros). I’ve calculated my macronutirents based on wanting to cut unwanted fat while also maintaining muscle and strenght. I used the formula, so to speak, found on Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting to calculate my caloric intake and how many protein, carbs, and fats I’ll need to consume to reach my goal.  I ended up starting my cut about two weeks because I booked a spring break trip to Los Angeles in April so technically my cut is two 6-week cuts. This…