Why Choose Grass-Fed vs. Grain-Fed ?

I’m sure you have shopped in the beef department, and have compared at least one of two things:  the price and the fat content of the meat.  Most often, you are beginning to see further options such as “natural”, “organic” or “grass-fed”, which all present at a higher price and […]

Fueling through your CrossFit competition

This upcoming Saturday, a group of our CrossFit Tantrum members are competing in CrossFit Focus’s Third Annual Rookie Ruckus competition.  Since I’ve gotten the question, “what should I be eating during my competition” a lot, I figured I’d share since I haven’t posted in a while! The first thing I’m […]

Shoulder impingement: a CrossFit Tantrum Recovery blog post

I originally wrote this in an effort to spread awareness of shoulder pain and why it happens in our CrossFit world.  The 2016 CrossFit Open is rolling right along, and I figured I’d share for all to understand shoulder pain and what to do about it.   CrossFit Recovery Blog […]

Are zero calorie sweeteners right for you? 1

We’ve all been aware of the different colored packets of sugar that sit at the restaurant table.  Most people have heard multitudes of hearsay about the pink and blue packets.  “Those pink packets cause cancer in lab rats.”  Or, “did you hear that they embalm the deceased with those blue […]

A matter of convenience… 4

Today’s society focuses on convenience, especially in the food realm.  There are temptations surrounding us everywhere we go, from fast food restaurants to boutique-style eateries that try to pull us in.  We have a  hunger hormone, Ghrelin, that communicates with our brain to tell us that it’s okay to eat at […]

Breakfast Muscle

Pack in 28 grams of protein with this breakfast muscle sandwich!  This sandwich is ideal to eat first thing in the morning or post-workout.  If you eat this for breakfast, it will kick start your day, with satiating protein to keep you full, and to break the fast- that your body […]

Save those calories from your favorite olive oils

Olive oils are high in monosaturated fats, which have been shown to improve your blood cholesterol levels and aide in a healthier heart.  One tablespoon of olive oil contains 119 calories and 13.50g of fat!  If you are calorie counting or trying to fit your diet into your macro’s, olive […]