Meal Prepping

Hi Everyone and Happy July! Yesterday was meal prep Sunday for my husband and I. We recently purchased this on amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0742M47V5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and are excited to keep the momentum going. These reusable containers are BPA free, dishwasher and micro safe. I personally do not put plastic in the microwave, but this means you could. Anyhow yesterday…

Grilling

As the summer is in full swing, an easy way to stay with protocol is grilling. I LOVE to grill everything and everything on my grill (okay maybe not IP packets). Some of the things I like to grill: Roasted Broccoli Cilantro lime chicken Beef tenderloin/filet Zucchini medley Cedar plank salmon All of these are…

Accountability

Hi, all-Coach Laura here. I just wanted to speak briefly to accountability. I have been in maintenance for almost 2 years and I know that at times I can slip into bad habits, but know that I have to get right back on. The last two months I have been weighing myself at the beginning…

Welcome to a healthy village

A friend told me yesterday she felt like she should have done a better job being “there” for me. This is my one of my best friends.  I have known her for 30+ years! She has always been “there” for me. Maybe not standing right next to me, but definitely “there”. As I listened to…

Valentine’s Day

Hello, lovelies; Coach Laura here. I wanted to send a quick blog post with a few tips on what to do on the holiday of love since much of it is tied to food. I know for myself personally, going out to restaurants can be a difficult feat to do and my husband and I…

My village

I am over a “certain age”. Often the medical world just lays it out as the cause, and that’s that. But I have some really good days… and some really tough ones… so somewhere in there is the possibility for more good then bad days. I bring this up to help understand why coaching in…

How, Why & How Much … the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program

Why Choose Ideal Protein Instead of the Standard Low-Calorie Diet? There are 4 phases to the Ideal Protein protocol. Phase I of the diet is for the entire time you want to lose weight to get to your goal. Women typically lose 2 – 3 pounds per week and men 3 – 5 pounds per week. Strictly following…

How to Accept Your Body After Weight Loss

There are many meaningful reasons people lose weight: they want to improve their fitness, increase their longevity, feel younger, reverse lifestyle conditions, heal hormonal imbalances, enhance fertility, get off prescription medications, and lose fat. With regard to losing fat, some want to lose a good deal of it to significantly alter their body composition. This…

Zoodles!

If you don’t already have a spiralizer in your home, you need one! I can not tell you how many times a week I make zoodles. It can be an excellent spaghetti replacement and it has also been an addition to a nice cold “pasta” salad” recently. quick recipe: 2 zucchinis 1-2 tsp olive oil…

The art of distraction

I wake up every morning at 5am… rather, my pooch wakes me up to go out every day at OMG it’s early… I start the day with my warm chocolate IP drink, num!  But by 7am… I need food!  But today… I know that I am going to be around a ton of temptation!  Eating…