Why We Don’t Count Calories…

…And don’t want you to either!

Picture this: You’re in the grocery store deciding on which product to buy.  The same product is made by a few different companies, so you immediately look at the labels to see how many calories are in each product.  One has 100 calories, the other 110 calories, and the third has 120.  You choose the 100 calorie product because less calories means it’s healthier right? Not exactly!

Sure, there are plenty of things out there that have little to no calories that are excellent for you – i.e. carrots, celery, blueberries, leafy greens, etc. – but there are also plenty of lower calorie items out there that are not as good for you! For example, let’s say you have a 100 calorie pack of mini crackers and a banana that has roughly 120 calories. Just going off of calories, the snack pack seems healthier.  However, when you look at the label of the snack pack, you’ll see a lot of sodium, artificial sweeteners, and loads of other ingredients that no one can pronounce! This is why we do not like counting calories or only looking at calories on labels.  It can be very deceiving! Especially when foods like avocados, which are so great for you, are around 235 calories!

We know it’s hard to not look at calories, and we don’t want you to go to the other extreme and eat thousands of calories every day either. However, that’s why we take the guess work out for you.  With our plans, you not only receive recipes and workouts, but a real look into nutrition, shopping lists, meal plans, what to eat, when to eat, and more!

Ready to take the next step? Become a member today and get ready to Fairburn it Off!

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You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

There are so many diets and programs out there that tell you to not eat any carbs, that chocolate is the devil, that you must count every calorie, and that absolutely no alcohol is allowed! We understand and recognize that many people have been able to kickstart their health journeys with these programs, which is always an excellent thing, but the problem is that many of these diets tend to be short-term fixes and are more difficult to sustain.

We have actually done A LOT of fad diets!  We would see changes in the beginning, but then after some time, we would end up binging and feeling awful because we had been depriving ourselves.  However, the blessing of doing these diets is that they motivated us that much more to create a sustainable lifestyle plan that not only we could get on board with, but that others could enjoy as well!

We actually hate the word “diet” because although a diet can mean a way of eating, it has a negative connotation that you are cutting back on eating! Even our friends and family members will say, “why are you dieting, you guys are skinny”?  Our response to them is, “why does the fact that we are eating a piece of salmon have to mean we are on a diet?”  We don’t ever want you to view our plan as a temporary fix.  We want to help motivate you to make an overall lifestyle change and to be able to sustain those changes.  Whether that means you want to lose weight, gain weight, tone, lose baby weight, have healthier skin and hair, feel happy, improve emotional health, etc., we want to help you get there!

The best part? We don’t cut out carbs, we don’t think chocolate is the devil, we don’t count calories, and we don’t cut out alcohol.  Does that mean that we shove our face with these things all day every day? Of course not! But after trying so many different diets and ways of eating, we finally just started cutting out processed foods, eating more natural fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.  Oh, and we now enjoy a glass of wine or two every week and even break off some dark chocolate or bake up some treats.  Since we do not cut any of these items out completely, we do not feel deprived and never feel like we need to hoard treats when we get them. In fact, you may be surprised how much you actually get to eat on our plan! It’s not about eating as little as possible. It’s about eating whole and delicious foods and knowing what and when to eat! So check out our plans here – you’ll find that we have a cake recipe that you can bake and eat too!