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3 Reasons Why Feeling Hungry is a Good Thing (Might Surprise You!)

One thing that “diet culture” has taught us is to fear hunger. Whether it is an ad for the latest appetite suppressant, or the readily available snacks to prevent from ever being hungry-the message is the same: it is NOT okay to be hungry. As we start to talk more about mindful eating, let’s discuss 3 reasons why feeling hungry is a good thing: 1. Our bodies naturally regulate their caloric needs each day. We get a signal when…

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Building Balanced Snacks

Are you incorporating balanced snacks between meal times? There is a right time and right way to snack for success. Studies have shown that those who have an eating pattern of 3 meals plus 2 snacks per day have a lower BMI and easier time losing weight and keeping it off when compared to those individuals who do not incorporate snacks. Studies have also found that those who do have snacks, are more likely to consume more fiber as…

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5 Habits For Successful Nutrition

Many people have read the book “The 7 habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey. In this book, Covey discusses habits that lead people to attain their goals. Definitely check out this book to learn more about these 7 habits. In this post, we wanted to share with you 5 habits of some of our most successful nutrition clients at Brickhouse. We believe that by working on these healthy habits, you can stay on track with achieving your…

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Your Health and Fitness Journey

We get it. Life is crazy. You’re tired. You don’t feel like moving. You have to take your kids somewhere. You have to be at work early. You need to get yard work done. You’re stuck doing a house project. There are a ton of other things you need to do. We get it. But here’s what we also get: you have a goal, and our job is to get you there. Part of our work, and a big…

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“I Can’t Believe I Just Did That”

“I can’t believe I just did that.” This is a common statement of folks in our group classes who finish a workout and reflect back on what just happened. It’s not an incredulous statement; it’s one of pride. Workouts and movements that at first seemed impossible. Strength that wasn’t previously known. The ability to mentally persist through an uncomfortable time. Showing up and working toward a better version of oneself. “I can’t believe I just did that.” But why?…

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The Question You Should Be Asking More Often

Why? · One of the most powerful questions we can ask. · Probably one of the most underutilized questions we should be asking in many cases too. · Whether it be in fitness or in life, the question of “Why” can provide so much clarity and allow us to act in accordance with our values. · Health and fitness. Why? Why are you coming into the gym? Why are you starting a fitness program? Why are you hiring a…

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Three Keys to Lose More Body Fat

  The majority of people coming through our doors at Brickhouse CrossFit have a similar (at least on the surface) goal: weight loss.Some may want to see the number on the scale drop; others are more interested in the way their clothes fit or how they look in a bathing suit; still others just want to tone, lose fat and feel better! · All of these are related and they’ve come to the right place for help, but the…

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Stay In Your Lane

“I’m working out 6 days per week, eating great and NOT seeing progress on the scale. What gives?!” We hear this a lot with both new clients coming to us for weight loss and also at times those who have been with us and have hit a plateau. So what really gives? Well, to arrive at the answer, let’s back things up and ask a few more questions first… A. What is your goal? We can have goals that…

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CrossFit IS Health Care

Health insurance, doctor’s visits, tests, prescriptions, etc…. All of this adds up and for some people that monthly total is equivalent to a mortgage payment. The cost of being unwell is enormous. ·⠀ We are living in a dangerous place with our health as a nation right now, and it’s actually a lot worse than most people realize.⠀ ·⠀ UnitedHealth estimates that by the year 2020 over half the population will be either diabetic or prediabetic (www.unitedhealthgroup.com/~/media/uhg/pdf/2010/unh-working-paper-5.ashx). ·⠀ Chronic…

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Break Through Your Plateau

We’ve all been there. The time when progress seems like it has come to a standstill. · The lifts stop going up, the weight loss comes to a halt, the inches around the waistline hold steady. · The dreaded plateau. What gives? · In order to break through our plateau and continue the journey toward gains, weight loss, or whatever it is we desire, it’s important to understand the “Why” behind the lack of progress. · Honestly, sometimes it’s…

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