Reverse Dieting

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The problem with dieting all the damn time is that it eliminates your only leverage for a successful fat loss journey – your energy. Food is energy. If you have more food, the more awesome things you can do. For example, you can go on hikes, train like a badass, take your kids (or furbabies) on adventures, be spontaneous with …

When to Eat More to Lose More

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition

Mmmk so maybe we shouldn’t be eating pints of ice cream to lose fat… But there are certainly scenarios during a dedicated fat loss cut (where we are purposely decreasing caloric intake to induce a fat loss result) where we can implement days of caloric surplus (in the form of carbohydrates) to break through a plateau in fat loss. This …

WTF are FODMAPs?

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Here is a pic of one of my clients cutting out FODMAPs after experiencing a lot of digestive trouble. The difference is 2 pounds in 2 days! Here is a write up down by one of our awesome coaches @cassidy.dickson_. Constant tummy troubles? I’ll let you in on something that changed my life and gave my angry gut a break. …

How to Hit your Macros with just a Microwave

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Have you ever had to stay in a hotel, friends house, or another less-than-qualified kitchen to cook a proper meal? # I’ve totally been there! And it’s definitely a crap-shoot when you are staying at someone else’s house, or perhaps you are stuck in a hotel room with just a mini fridge and microwave… # WTF do you eat?? # …

Fat Loss Myth #3: Eating 6 Small Meal per Day will Ramp-up Your Metabolism and Burn More Fat

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

The Fat Loss Series Continues! Fat Burning Myth #3: “Eating 6 small meals per day (vs. 3 larger meals) will ramp-up your metabolism and burn more fat.” False. Surprised? Let’s dive in deeper and debunk possibly one of the longest standing dogmas in the fat loss world… To be honest, there really isn’t any harm to believing this myth, unless, …

From Paleo to Performance

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

My girl Ashley Britton and her epic experience over the last few months of coaching – enjoy 🙂   -Ashley Britton “My journey starts out like so many others, finding CrossFit and Paleo, to eating all the avocado and bacon and punishing my body through workouts, to binging on the weekend (and almost every evening, to be honest). I thought …

Fat Loss Done Right – An 8 week dedicated cut

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition

Amidst a career change, moving across the country and starting her own fitness business, this little lady packed some major motivational heat during her cut. In just 8 weeks, Bri Morrison was able to cut nearly 15 lbs, while maintaining strength in the gym. You’re thinking, “oh she must be one of the lucky ones.” Well, yes and no. She …

The Trifecta: Eat real food, Tear up the gym, Look good naked

Stesha Fat Loss, Nutrition, Training

It’s easy to convince ourselves that we don’t overtrain, prioritize recovery, or eat enough calories to support our activity and health. But in the world of CrossFit where progress can be achieved weekly, it’s hard not to pursue that endless ‘high’ of progression. With the performance, also comes body comp changes. We see a result in the mirror and we …

Balancing Performance & Fat Loss

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You face a special challenge when trying to lose weight for whatever reasons…competitions, gymnastics, aesthetics, etc. You want to look the part of a CrossFit athlete, yet you don’t want to sacrifice your performance in the gym… Trust me, I’ve been there. 3 hour sessions in the gym cannot be sustained with 160 g of carbs, which is often times …

The Ultimate Meal Preppers Guide to Freedom

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I’m going to warn you right now, you’re going to want to click print and have these steps at your fingertips…because #life happens and you might find yourself falling back into old habits by the middle of the week! Meal prepping is all about you. It depends on how much time you have to dedicate to prepping and how complicated …