You aren’t you when you’re hungry: The scoop on volumetric dieting

There are many different diet strategies out there, and people will have varying amounts of success with each strategy. Volumetric dieting is my favorite and works best for me because I don’t like to be hungry. I’m also not very pleasant to be around when I’m hungry (Trust me.. he is NOT. Think the angry…

From 14 to 4: The numbers beyond the scale

The scale is the most common measure of success when it comes to weight loss, but it does not provide the only number that matters. In fact, there are many ways of measuring your hard work that are more beneficial and meaningful than your mass against gravity. Blood work can reveal your cholesterol levels.  Your blood…

Quick dinner under 300 calories: Pasta on the low

I have no time this week with grading, school, and applying for summer internships… so dinner and this post will be short. After coming from class and starting a paper I looked at the clock and, poof, it was 7:30pm! The pear and turkey pepperoni snack from 4:15 was long gone… panic hanger was about…

Returning from vacation: Getting back on track

We returned from vacation yesterday to face the music. Turns out we didn’t do too bad. Below you can find our stats and game plan for getting back to our pre-vacation bodies. *Please note that these are not medically certified in any way and not recommended for everyone. Please make sure you are consuming enough…

One last night: An update from Vegas

Preston and I only have one more night here, and I can honestly say I am ready to go home. Vacation is fun, but my body is ready for a normal routine. It is very true that the better you eat the better you have to eat. Now that I am used to running on…

Happy spring break: Traveling and maintaining your weight goals

We are in sin-city Las Vegas for spring break from school, but break doesn’t mean our goals are going by the way side. Below are three things that we are doing to avoid undoing all the hard work that led up to this week. Have a mini fridge in your hotel. One important criteria when…

Do Hard Things

1. Things that are outside your comfort zone 2. Things that go beyond what is expected or required 3. Things that are too big to accomplish alone 4. Things that don’t earn an immediate payoff (training in offseason, etc) 5. Things that challenge the norm People who accomplish memorable things are remembered because they did…

When the going gets tough: A talk on motivation

Losing weight is hard. Maintaining that weight loss is harder. Staying consistent with your goals, even when everyone around you is on a different plan, is hard. There is no way to sugar coat that truth: it is hard. But being fat and unhealthy is also hard. Feeling bad about yourself is very hard. Having a…