Reflecting on the past four weeks of the Partner Nutrition Challenge and they have been filled with accountability, support, recipe sharing, food photos, trying new things, crushing goals, and creating new habits.
ALL AMAZING THINGS.
Are you wondering about what’s next? How to keep the momentum going after the challenge and building on the healthy habits you’ve worked so hard to create may be some things that you are starting to think about and game plan for.
The number one best option for you to continue to hit your goals and progress forward is Ongoing Nutrition Coaching.
Typically, in order to move forward with ongoing coaching, you need to complete an initial nutrition package, however all challenger participants can use the challenge as their initial package and jump right in to ongoing coaching as soon as the challenge is complete.
What is included in Ongoing Nutrition Coaching:
- 1-on-1 support from me, Coach Anna.
- Individualized macro goals based on your unique, individual needs.
- Virtual check-ins every other week.
- In-person check-ins and biometric testing one time per month.
- Food journal sharing.
- Text and email access to me outside of appointments.
- Specialized plans to hit your weight loss or performance goals.
- Additional reference materials.
- Individualized nutrition education.
- Goal setting sessions every 4 weeks to ensure you hit your goals and plan new ones once you do.
We have two different pricing options for our ongoing nutrition program at Icehouse. You can either add it on to your existing membership OR you can switch over to our brand-new Wellness Membership. The Wellness Membership includes unlimited fitness classes + ongoing nutrition coaching. If you are already an unlimited member, the Wellness Membership is the way to go because it will save you some cash money each month.
The momentum has been so damn strong throughout this challenge, so why stop when it ends?! Schedule your first 1-on-1 nutrition coaching appointment with me today!
We are one week into an Awesome nutrition challenge. This has been the best challenge we have done to date. Your collaboration with recipe sharing and tips and tricks has been so much fun! So today I’m going to discuss a not so exciting topic of “Paleo-fying”. I know it’s awesome to be able to make our ordinary foods with paleo ingredients but let’s dive into why I think it’s not always the best idea.
The reason we do a nutrition challenge with a paleo focus is to get back to eating real, healthy foods. It’s also to change the way we look at food. A majority of people don’t have the most healthy relationship with food and this allows us to showcase how getting back to the basics and really using food as a source of energy can make you feel amazing. When we paleo-fy our favorite unhealthy foods we’re not really changing any behaviors, thus not changing the way we see food. We see this happen the most with breads and desserts (I’ll nerd out on this more in a moment).
Let’s say before this paleo challenge you were a hard core carbivour devouring bread and pastas at every turn. Now you’re on the challenge your brain is like “hey where’s the bread, I didn’t agree to this.” Your brain is doing whatever it can to stick to its old way of life so it comes up with the idea to make any type of paleo bread, scone, biscuit, bagel or pasta. Next thing you know you find yourself in the kitchen with Pinterest by your side covered in almond and coconut flour creating all the paleo baked goods. The problem with this is you haven’t really broken the habit or the relationship with the unhealthy foods. You have just subbed them out with something that has “approved” ingredients. However these ingredients in the quantities that are being consumed are not good for us either. When it comes to treats and breads there really is no lesser of two evils.
It’s time to Nerd out for a moment. Almond flour contains a high amount of Omega 6 fatty acids. These are the not so good fatty acids, their good friend Omega 3 fatty acids are amazing and much needed (see fish oil). Although true we need some Omega 6 fats the balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 should be relatively equal. When we flood our system with Omega 6 fats it disrupts the anti-inflammatory properties of the Omega 3’s. We tend to overindulge on these paleo treats because we think we desperately “need” them. This can lead to chronic inflammation in the body which then can lead to reduced recovery, soreness, feeling tired and at the worst end several diseases, even cancers.*
We’re not saying you can’t ever paleo-fy your favorite foods, it just should not be a staple in your everyday routine. We really want you to get the psychological as well as physical benefits of the food you eat. Keep it simple, eat real food, give you body and brain a chance to make the changes to healthy foods and the benefits will be worth it.
Keep Being Awesome
Sara Mozingo is the Owner, head coach, and programing wizard at CrossFit Icehouse. When she’s not developing rep schemes and diving into the nerdery she enjoys hanging out in nature hiking trails or climbing rocks with her side-kick Mr. Mosely.