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Better Plate Theory: A Simple Guide to Build a Nutritious Meal

What does your typical plate look like?

What's on it? Maybe some meat. Some potatoes, rice, or pasta. Maybe a couple slices of bread. Perhaps some vegetables.​

With thousands of different items being sold all across North America, the number of combinations of foods you can put on your plate is, almost literally, exponential.

And it's perhaps why nutrition has become so complicated.

Knowing what to put on your plate for optimal health and performance has become a daunting task, but an ever more important one as every meal you have is either going to make your more or less healthy.

In this post, I want to introduce you to the Better Plate Theory - a simplified guide to building a better plate of food that will help optimize your health, boost your energy levels, and keep the weight down.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 56]

Fitness Challenge of the Week 56

Welcome to Episode 56 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a quick and challenging ladder workout lined up!

This episode brings a challenging full-body strength and conditioning workout that will leave you huffing and puffing in your spot. It's a quick burst, but great for fat loss, endurance, and overall work capacity.

No gym is required. All you need for this one is a timer and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get right into it.

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Spend Less Time in the Gym, Get Better Results (Simple Tips)

Spend Less Time in the Gym

I'm blown away by the number of people who still think that we need to spend hours in the gym to get a "good" workout in.

More isn't always better. In fact, there are some simple strategies that you can use to get better results in less time. It's true. I've seen it. I've done it.

Whether you're on a tight schedule or just looking to change things up, I want to show you a few simple training strategies that can will help you make your training sessions a little more efficient.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 55]

Fitness Challenge of the Week 55

We're on Episode 55 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a nice unilateral kettlebell swing workout.

We're pairing one-handed swings with one of the most powerful bodyweight conditioning exercises - the mountain climber. It's a great way to burn fat, improve endurance, and build upper body and core strength.

No gym is required. All you need for this one is a kettlebell, a timer, and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get right into it.

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10 (Simple) Daily Habits That Will Transform Your Life

Simply Daily Habits

People like to over-complicate things, particularly when it comes to exercise and nutrition. Truth is, you don't need expensive tools, complex recipes, or intense training programs to see improvements in the way they look and feel.

I've found that some of the biggest improvements in my life have come from the smallest and simplest behavioral changes. All it takes is a couple of simple daily habits to see a major shift in your life. I've seen it.

If you run a tight ship, I want show you 10 simple daily habits that can transform your life without eating away at your schedule. 

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 54]

Fitness Challenge Episode 54

We're on Episode 54 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a high-intensity jump rope interval workout.

Interval workouts are great for getting your heart rate up in a relatively short period of time as you alternate between exercises of different intensity levels.

In this workout, we're pairing high-intensity jump rope sprints with one of my favorite core exercises - the extended plank. It's a great fat-burning workout that will really push you outside of your comfort zone.

No gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get right into it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 53]

Fitness Challenge of the Week Episode 53

Welcome to Episode 53 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a sweet little bodyweight jump rope circuit.

Circuits are great when you're short on time because they do a great job of getting your heart rate up and muscles firing in a really short period of time.

In this workout, we're pairing high-intensity jump rope sprints with some powerful lower body bodyweight exercises. These little circuits are great for building endurance and strength while also burning a ton of calories.

No gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space to work with. Let's get into it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 52]

Fitness Challenge of the Week Episode 52

Welcome to Episode 52 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a nifty kettlebell swing workout ready for you.

This workout is built using one of my favorite tight-on-time workout protocols - the ladder - and is designed to help you strengthen your posterior chain (err your sexy back) and burn tons of calories in a short period of time.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a kettlebell, a timer, and a little bit of space. Let's get into it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 51]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge Episode 51

Welcome to Episode 51 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a sweet little jump rope workout in the line up.

This workout is certainly challenging and will require a bit of skill with the double under, but it will help you absolutely crush your fat loss and endurance goals. Get through a few rounds of this baby and you'll be laughing.

As always, no gym is required. All you need for this one is a jump rope, a timer, and a little bit of space. Let's get right to it.

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Bloom to Fit Challenge of the Week [Episode 50]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge Episode 50

Welcome to Episode 50 of the Challenge of the Week series from Bloom to Fit. In this week’s episode, we’ve got a dirty little bodyweight endurance workout.

This workout is great if you're looking for a unique bodyweight challenge, if you're bored of running, or if you're stuck indoors without any training equipment. No matter what your reason, you'll get a solid conditioning/endurance session in.

All you need for this one is a timer and a little bit of space. Let's get right to it.

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