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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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How Are You Going to Keep Yourself Accountable?

For most people, the idea of weight loss comes with an end date. “I just want to lose 20 pounds.” You lose those 20 pounds and then what? You go right back to what you were doing before. In most cases, those 20 pounds are back faster than the time it took you to lose it. So why is it so easy for us to gain that weight back? Consistent, long-term weight loss and healthy eating can only be…

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The Brickhouse Mission

  It didn’t always look like this. And it won’t always. But it’s hard to see that right now, in the midst of the chaos in the world. 2020 has thrown a few punches your way. And they just keep coming. How many can you take? Do you have a plan? Many people are lost in “fight or flight” mode. Some are stuck: inaction is worse than fight or flight. And there are others who are doing okay and…

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My Story and My “Why” for Brickhouse

Hi, I’m Ryan, and I want to help people live better lives. At Brickhouse we use fitness and nutrition to help people be healthier, happier, more confident and, most importantly, live amazing lives. That’s where we are now, in 2020. But I want to back up a few years and give you the story that led me here and the things that have been created in order to have this life transformation engine we call Brickhouse. Brickhouse CrossFit was…

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CrossFit + Nutrition = Results

There is a thing I didn’t advertise when I started CrossFit and really began training hard in 2014. All my friends saw was that I was working out twice per day, 6:30am and 6:30pm and that I was obsessed with exercise. Well, I was! But the thing I didn’t talk about enough, and I should have, is that I completely overhauled my diet at the time. I went from eating whatever I felt like at the time – along…

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Why Nutrition Is a Crucial Part of Your CrossFit Routine

Mathew Fraser is the Fittest Man on Earth, and his CrossFit routine is obviously a big reason why. But there’s an aspect to Fraser’s routine that’s just as important: nutrition. Speaking to GQ back in July, the 28-year-old Tennessean credits nutrition for helping him maintain his apex-level fitness. And for the three-time (2016, 2017, and 2018) CrossFit Games champion, it’s as simple as eating well. “I just try to eat well,” Fraser tells GQ. “No junk food. No soda. Very little…

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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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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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The Other 23 Hours

  Paul finished his workout in record time, crushing the metcon and feeling awesome about his performance. He sat on the floor for a few minutes, high-fived some fellow people in his 5:30am CrossFit group class and began to pack up his gear. No stretching, no recovery drink. Out the door he went. · Short on time, he headed home to shower and get to work. Sitting at work a couple hours later, he decided to have a small…

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