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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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How to Get Started The Right Way

Chad wasn’t sure if this was the right time or the right thing for him. He hadn’t worked out in over 2 years. He has gained 30 pounds since the beginning of the year. He’s stressed with a busy work and home schedule and he is an emotional eater. As he sat and talked with a coach during his free intro, the picture began to clarify: he would need to focus on exercise along with cleaning up his poor…

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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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Eating For Fuel

  Most of us have heard by now that we need to eat food that fuels our bodies – but what does that actually mean? Doesn’t all food fuel our bodies?! If you’re like me, you grew up in an environment where food wasn’t used to directly energize us and support our activity. I used it as emotional support. · When I was having a bad day, I’d eat something that tended to be sugary and processed. When I…

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CrossFit for Weight Loss: 3 Things You Need to Know

  One of the amazing traits of CrossFit is that it has so many applications to such a wide range of people. Wanna build strength and muscle? CrossFit · Training for a 10k? CrossFit · Looking to lose body fat and see the scale drop? CrossFit It’s such a versatile program that can be used for virtually any goal or area of life. And it can adapted to fit anyone in their current level of fitness! So why do…

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Bathroom Stuff: Fix Your Digestion and Gut Health

If you’re struggling with digestion and overall gut health, you’re not alone. ·⠀ With the way our agriculture and food supply systems have been moving, more and more people are being affected to a greater degree.⠀ ·⠀ The application of Round Up to vegetables; the antibiotics and hormones that go into the animals we eat. ·⠀ These things are going to eventually (if not already) take a toll on our gut biome. ·⠀ Add to that other lifestyle and…

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Eating 1,300 Calories Per Day is Not Okay

If you’re struggling to lose weight, I’m betting you’re not eating enough. Crazy, right? · 8 out of 10 people who come to me for nutrition coaching are not eating enough food. · They have tried multiple diets over the years, all with the same underlying theme of calorie restriction, and have built a lifestyle around eating TOO LITTLE. Natural cleanse procedures also help prepare the body for a new diet. · The problem is, they don’t believe they’re…

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Weight Loss and Why Your Workouts Aren’t Helping

Before we begin, I want to lay out the “triangle of awareness” when it comes to our focus in the gym. Some athletes have performance goals – they want to get better at their sport, PR their deadlift, run a 10k, etc…. Other athletes come to us with aesthetic goals – they want to lose weight, cut body fat, look a certain way, or fit into different clothes sizes. Thirdly, some athletes simply have lifestyle goals – they want…

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