coconut oil and working out

Basketball Court Agility Workout

Now that spring is upon is, I’ve been trying to make an effort to take my workouts outside. With the weather being just the right temperature, I’m able to break a good sweat, but not overheat. Before hitting a workout, I personally love to prepare a meal that’s made with a combination of healthy fats, like coconut oil, carbohydrates, and protein. Coconut oil is great to consume before a workout because the medium chain triglycerides that are found in coconut oil end up being used directly for energy – talk about fueling your body! Check out my recipe for a […]

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Essential Nutrients for Clean Eating

With changing my lifestyle to eating clean and exercising regularly, I have had so many questions on how I’ve achieved my weight loss goals. The two key techniques that I have found to be successful for my body have been eliminating sugar and adding in healthy fats, such as coconut oil, into my diet. As a disclaimer, these methods are what work for me, but keep in mind that everyone’s body is different and responds to different methods of dieting. Brendan Brazier recently wrote an article on what a plant-based athletes shopping cart looks like, which was right on point […]

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Taming Trouble Spots

Let’s face it – we all have trouble areas that are stubborn and the hardest to get in shape. Mine have always been the “saddle bags” on my outer thighs and even my inner thighs. Everyone is different, but I’ve found that working out consistently and keeping a clean diet has helped me a lot with improving these troublesome spots. Personally, sugar is what keeps the most weight on me, which lead me to cutting back to only one sweet on a cheat meal per week. There are certain foods that are an absolute must have in my diet to […]

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