A Macro Friendly Thanksgiving

First off, my intention is NOT to restrict anyone’s Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is a holiday where we celebrate what we are thankful for- not to focus on what we can not have.  

Indulging in your favorite dishes this holiday will not completely sabotage your weight loss goals, but life is full of options, and it doesn’t hurt to have some “guilt free” options to choose from this Thanksgiving. 

1. Orange Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe from: Inspired Taste

A great option for smaller gatherings!

Serves: 6

Nutrition: 478 calories

24 g fat, 0.8 g saturated fat

7.5 g carbs

57.9 g protein

2. Stuffing Balls  Recipe from: Inquiring Chef

I LOVE this recipe because servings are already created in sensible portions!

Serves: 12

Nutrition: 161 calories

9.4 g fat, 5.3 g saturated fat

16.3 g carbs

3 g protein

3. Balsamic Maple Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe from: Recipe Runner

A low carb fibrous veggie dish…with BACON. Who doesn’t like BACON!?

Serves: 4

Nutrition: 180 calories

11.2 g fat, 3.4 g saturated fat

13.8 g carbs

7.9 g protein

4. Healthy Pear and Apple Crisp w/ Quinoa Recipe from: Simply Quinoa

Guilt free dessert, please!

Whatever is on your Thanksgiving table, enjoy!  Take the time out to be thankful for the people in your life as well as the food on the table.  

God Bless!!

Counting Your Macros

Fat loss is a common goal for many women.  Most people realize they must change their eating habits, but what does that really mean?

Let’s start with the calorie.  Think of the calorie as a simple measure of heat energy. Like fuel, food releases energy when it’s burned. The calorie is also thought as the amount of energy stored in your body as fat and carbohydrates. If you’re inactive, your body fat just sits in storage until you need it.

Burning fat is releasing calories from your energy storage and using them as fuel to complete activities.Remember this: If you burn more calories than you consume, your body must withdraw stored fuel for energy to make up for the deficit and you will lose weight.

Getting leaner requires the discipline and willpower to control your calories at all times. Even if you eat healthy, if you eat too much, you will not lose weight. With so many different diet and nutritional plans available, it’s difficult to decided which method is the best.  Too much of ANYTHING isn’t a good thing.  This is why I suggest steering clear of low-carb diets, high fat diets, or anything this that keeps you in a deficit of any of the 3 macronutrients.

What are macronutrients and how does your body use them?


Adding the right kinds of fats can turbo charge your energy, burn more fat, boost muscle-building hormones, improve blood sugar control, strengthen your joints, and enhance skin tone. Deficiency in fat can cause fatigue, depression, and reduced metabolism.


Adding enough protein to your diet is the key to building lean muscle.  Protein must be eaten at regular intervals of the day because it isn’t stored in the body like carbs and fat.


Essential for the energy to fuel your workouts.  Stay away from processed, refined carbs and include more green leafy carbs.  As women, eating more leafy green vegetables helps us produce more of the growth hormone HGH which keeps us looking young, lean, and firm.

In order to attain your fat loss goals, women need the combination of a strength training program and the correct macronutrients.  Contact me today to get your macros calculated and a customized strength program designed to fit your needs.