Monday, May 20, 2019

19-Day Macro Tracking Challenge

Hi, friends!

Ever wondered how I balance my carrots with my cake in my diet? Read on for details! 😉

The final year of my 30s (aka my 39th birthday) is just around the corner, and I want to celebrate it looking and feeling great. So, I decided to challenge myself and YOU to a 19-day macro tracking challenge. The challenge will run from June 1-19 (my birthday), and it’s totally free to participate. All you need to do is commit to 19 days of macro tracking and make it happen (using your favorite tracking app) during the time period.

During the challenge, we’ll have daily check-ins over in the CNC Nutrition & Accountability Group on Facebook. You’ll also be able to find support, recipes, meal ideas, and more here. Additionally, there will be a couple of giveaways, so make sure you’re a member, if you’re not already (just request to join).

If you’re looking for accuracy with your macro goals, you have the option of purchasing a calculation from one of our Registered Dietitians. If you’re interested, purchase our “Just the Macros” plan.

If you want accuracy, accountability, and sample macro tracking to give you ideas for your own personal tracking during the challenge, I have another option for you. Details below!

For $99, you’ll receive a custom macro calculation (for both workout and rest days) from a Registered Dietitian as well as access to my private MyFitnessPal food log to give you ideas for your own personal tracking (+ some additional resources). (This will also keep me accountable!) You’ll see all of my food choices (both healthy and not-so-healthy) and exactly how I track my days to make the most of my macros – everything from my throw-together meals and glasses of wine to how I hit my protein goal each day and balance my carrots with my cake. This option is available for both new and old clients!


** If you’re new to tracking macros, I highly recommend our Jumpstart Your Macros plan. The group coaching option is focused more on support and accountability instead of education and personalized coaching. With Jumpstart Your Macros, you’ll receive individualized coaching to help you learn the ins and out of macros while helping you work through personal struggles and challenges. You are still welcomed to participate in this 19-day tracking challenge, but you’ll also be working with a coach one-on-one over the course of 4 weeks.

19-Day Macro Tracking Challenge Options:

  1. Participate in daily check-ins and giveaways in the CNC Nutrition & Accountability Group (FREE)
  2. Order a custom macro calculation from one of our RDs + participate in daily check-ins and giveaways in the CNC Nutrition & Accountability Group ($69)
  3. Receive a custom macro calculation from one of our RDs + gain access to my personal MyFitnessPal food log + participate in daily check-ins and giveaways in the CNC Nutrition & Accountability Group ($99)

If you have any questions, please let me know. I’m excited to work together and help us all achieve our goals!

Be sure to mark your calendars – we start on June 1st!!!

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Primal Cooking Series: Cheese Crisps

Last week I launched the beginning of my Primal + Keto Cooking Series. (Check it out here if you missed it.) Today I’m back with Lindsay Taylor for another great Primal + keto snack that will take you less than a minute to prepare and less than ten to cook.

One of the things people seem to miss the most when they give up grains is crackers—cheese and crackers especially…. But what if the cheese could be the cracker? (Mind blown, right?) You can pay a premium for ready-made versions in the store, or you can spend less than ten at home making your own for a small fraction of the cost. Just see how easy is it.

Cheese Crisp Recipe

Servings: 6 crisps

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 7-10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400 ºF/205 ºC.

Line a metal baking sheet with parchment paper.

Finely shred a cup’s worth of cheddar cheese (or use bagged finely shredded cheese). We’re using cheddar here, but this recipe works for other hard cheeses such as Parmesan, colby-jack, etc. Note: finely shredded cheese will melt more quickly and evenly.

Take a generous pinch of shredded cheese and spread out in an individual circle on the sheet. Gently press down. Repeat until parchment sheet is full, leaving a couple inches between cheese circles.

Heat in oven for 7-10 minutes. Take out and let cool at least 5 minutes.

Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole, sliced meats or sauces.

Thanks for stopping in, everybody. Be sure to check back next Monday for more Primal +Keto Cooking Made Easy. Have an awesome week!

Nutritional Information (per crisp):

  • Calories: 36.6
  • Net Carbs: 0 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams

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Missing CrossFit + Altea’s Eatery

Hi, friends!

I hope you had a nice weekend. Ours was busy, but fun with a lot of quality family time – my favorite type of weekends! 🙂

On Saturday, Quinn had soccer and then we went to CrossFit. It was a partner workout, so we got to work out with some friends, and it made me miss CrossFit so much. I swear, there’s nothing like it! I actually even DANCED during the workout because I was having so much fun. Maybe I’ll start popping in on the regular again? It’s just such a great workout, it’s hard to stay away!

After CrossFit, we drove to Worcester (1.5 hours away) to get Quinn fitted for a tux. Mal’s dad is getting remarried, and Quinn is in the wedding. It was a lonnnngggg ride, but we made the most of our time in Worcester.

We ended up having lunch at Altea’s Eatery, which was quite the find, considering we were all starving (maybe even a bit hangry) and randomly stumbled upon it. The food was excellent!

After lunch, we explored a nearby pond (and even found some goslings) before driving back. We also popped into an awesome comic book store that both of the boys were obsessed with!

Even though we spent a lot of time in the car on Saturday, it ended up being a really nice day together!

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Me & My Boys

We had a really relaxing weekend with lots of sleep (!), family downtime, a spontaneous grill out with friends, and 3x soccer games!

On Friday Thomas and I had a cozy night in, beginning with some happy hour porch time.

Our fridge was empty – literally – and we considered taking Birch out to dinner (Mazen was at Matt’s) but we remembered it was UVA graduation weekend, so we called our favorite Belmont Pizza and they didn’t have a two hour wait – wahoo!

Spinach salad + Rialto + Rosé

We watched The Affair with some Jenis ice cream and got in bed early.

On Saturday morning we had breakfast and then when Birch woke up went to meet Mazen at his last soccer game of the season.

Eggs + toast + cherries

Mazen improved so much since his started the U8 format of soccer in the fall. He scored a goal at the game!

When we got back I had a short window to go for a run before Thomas left to go golfing with his dad. I did the Aaptiv workout “Rush Of Blood To The Legs” which I loved. Meg had a great playlist and I did intervals of jog, run, sprint for about 30 minutes / 3.2 miles.

Face = beet red!

Post run lunch!

Leftover pizza + freshly made salad + yerba mate iced tea!

Mazen, Birch, and I hung around the house all afternoon. Mazen earned some iPad time, Birch took a nice 2-hour nap, and I organized things! I sorted through all of the baby gear we are finished with and moved all of Birch’s clothes from our room to his nursery. He’s been sleeping in his room at night now, and I have a post coming up on this soon!

I also installed our Clek Foonf car seat! Big boy is ready.

I don’t know who ran into the nursery faster when we heard B waking up – me or Mazey!

My Summer Water arrived!!! Isn’t it beautiful!? Really delicious too.

We had our friends Brendan and Caroline with baby H over for dinner. Perfect timing to enjoy the Summer Water!

Sharing is caring <3 Look at that face!

The big boys played some baseball while the girls (and little boys) rocked on the porch.

Ribeye + grilled zucchini and squash + salad

I was asleep by 9:30 on Saturday night and it was G L O R I O U S!

Sunday morning snuggles.

French toast + cantaloup + coffee

After two weeks of rain cancels, I finally got to play soccer again. We had our final tournament with two games in a row. It was great to get back on the field again, and I’m definitely going to need a rest day!

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