Over the course of the last few years, I've gone through times where I relied heavily on meal plans to help me meet my goals. I've painstakingly followed these plans closely and I've learned the good and the bad that can come with carefully following meal plans. That said, I know how helpful they can … Continue reading Neeks Giveaway – 2000 Cal. Meal Plan
I often like to use the following nutrition analogy: building a strong house is a lot like building a strong or healthy self. Imagine a scenario where you were given the task of building a house. For this task, you were presented a large number of tools or materials ranging from lego bricks to power … Continue reading Neeks Analogy – Building a strong and healthy self is like building a strong house
I often like to tell people that eating clean doesn’t mean eating less. But what does that mean? In this blog post, I wanted to show you how much more food you can eat when you clean up your food choices! Again, I have to start with my standard disclaimer. Remember, I am NOT CERTIFIED … Continue reading 1500 Calories (3 Ways)
When I'm making food decisions, I always like to say I prefer to choose options that give me a better "return on my investment." But what does this mean? I'll explain with a common scenario: If I'm craving chocolate, I could choose to snack on some fun size snickers bars...it'd feel great in the moment and … Continue reading You Could Literally Eat Either…. It’s Your Pick
There are certain foods we all know we should eat more often: leafy vegetables, eggs, wild salmon, etc. But often times, we don't know the reasons why they are good for us. And without educating ourselves on these facts, it might make it easier to overlook implementing them into our diet. Here's a list of seven foods you should try to prioritize when planning your meals. Don't just take my word for it, take the time to learn WHY these foods are superstars.
Fact: Occasionally everyone has to turn to a popular fast food chain for a quick meal. But despite the fact that these chains often do offer up less than ideal meal options, it doesn't mean you can't make smarter decisions when eating there from time to time. Here's a guide to show you what meal options … Continue reading What Would Neeks Order at Popular Fast Food Chains?
Here's a question: Would you let less than 1 cup of rice and tops 2 tsp of oil screw up or derail you from your weeks of good work? No. I know I wouldn't. And when you consider a lot of popular sweets from this perspective, you might learn to look at them a little … Continue reading #Perspective: Would You Let a Little “Rice & Oil” Derail You?
Ran Out of Protein Ran out of Chicken Breast (Lean Protein) Need 4 oz... 3 oz Can of Tuna in Water + 1 Light String Cheese Stick ( 30g P, 0g C, 2gF) Turkey Breast cold cut (2.5 servings - Usually 4-6 slices per serving) (28g P, 0g C, 1g F) *4 Slices per … Continue reading Meal Prep: Life Happened. I Ran out of…
Protein Visuals Foster Farms Chicken Breasts, Boneless Skinless (10 lb. Total Weight) macro Breakdown 6 packs with 2-3 Chicken Breasts per bag: meaning on average, each one will be 11oz raw and 8.2 oz cooked (25% water weight reduction) = 70g protein and 4 g fat per cooked chicken breast. 0 grams of protein 0 … Continue reading Estimate Macros like an Engineer
Let's face it, when it comes to reading food labels, things can easily get confusing. What's the difference between organic and non-organic? Cage free vs. free range? Whole grain vs. wheat? Believe it or not, there is usually a huge difference. Food labels can be purposefully deceiving and at the end of the day, you … Continue reading How to Decode Food Labels