Meal plans don’t work. Well, I guess it depends on what your definition of “work” is, actually.

For me and my clients, friends, family and anyone I have some sort of influence over or some sort of vested interest in, this is what my definition of “work” is in the context of aiming to correct or give aide to something, namely: lifestyle goals.

An attainable strategy in not only achieving and maintaining outcome based goals, but inspiring progress towards reaching for new, even more rad goals.

Cool, huh? That’s what I thought anyway. So here is my number one beef with folks that ask for a diet, or a meal plan or another form of quick fixings on a much deeper-roosted behavioural issue. Expect to only put a bandage on the wound when you fail to address the root of the problem.

Let’s look at diet for example: When we cut starch carbs, dairy and sugar out of our lives cold turkey, the success rate of maintaining that without any habit based practice in changing the lifestyle that is associated with one making those choices is significantly reduced.

Here’s a video that gives you my three pro tips to overcome the New Years funk…

In order for it to “stick”. We need to first address the behaviours that will get us on the right track. More on that below…

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As a Precision Nutrition coach, I find myself talking about this extensively so I wanted to put together a super informative info session that you and your friends can learn and interact with me on this upcoming Sunday, January 28th.

I just ran a great session tonight on how to beat post holiday, haven’t started my New Years Resolutions epidemic that runs wild every January…

Check the replay out here so you can get a taste of my presentation…

https://musicfit.yondo.com/r/1990/WxTuSsB0

Join in for tips on how to pick the right foods for your body type, how to make tiny, slowchanges that will get and keep that unwanted body weight off, and most importantly, learn how to feel and perform better at life.

Here is your private link: https://musicfit.yondo.com/webinar/what-s-a-macro-a-4-step-process-to-start-eating/3469

I hope to see you there.

Comment below, What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to food choices and your diet?

 

Until next time, stay sweet!

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Alright, here’s a good one for y’all. (there’s my Canadian farm boy showin’…YAHOO!)

Here’s a great 10 minute recipe to fulfill your chocolate addiction with some good stuff!

Raw Cacoa (or cocoa) is a super food. More anti-oxidants than blueberries, highest levels of magnesium in the natural world, and enough caffeine to give you a bit of a kickstart, this food is just a great addition to your heart-health conscious diet!

I made some sweet coconut chocolate last night and thought it’d be unfair of me to not share, so here’s it goes.

Whatchu need! 

Bunch of flaked unsweetened coconut

natural cacao powder

coconut butter/oil

agave/maple syrup

smooth peanut butter

nuts, dried fruit, chia and/or granola

more friggin’ coconut

 

Whatchu gotta do!

Pre heat the oven to like 300-350 or so… grab a cookie tray and lay down some parchment paper on that bad boy. Sprinkle a bunch of nuts/granola mix on there and toss it in the over for 5-10 minutes.

While that’s going, get a bit of coconut oil… I’d say 3/4 cup or so… and put that down on a pan and turn the heat up on just low. Get a slow jam goin’…

You wanna add some coconut flakes to that oven madly of nuts, fruit and seeds now. But only for like 2-4 minutes… otherwise it burns. No one likes burnt coconut. Don’t be a dick.

The coconut butter should be all melty now, so add like 3/4 cup of cacao powder and maybe 2 tsp of peanut butter (mine was a coconut peanut butter…surprised?) and maybe a few lines of agave and mix that all up over low heat….then add that roasted oven medley in and continue stirring the shit out of it!

Finally, feel free to add more stuff to the chocolate mix in the pan if you feel you need some more nuts or something… I’m not the boss of you.

Get that pan and parchment paper all ready again and lay the warm gooey chocolate down and spread it out over a nice thin layer on the paper… the, go nuts, throw the chia seeds and some more coconut flakes on top cause it’s bomb-ass tasty!

Toss this pan in the ol’ freezer and serve chilled. You now have snacks and a reason for people to be at your home other than to play with your cute dog, Darwin.

You’re welcome. Enjoy!