Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: Sarah Jane

Tell us about yourself

  • Name Sarah Jane
  • Age 25
  • Height 5’11
  • Weight 175
  • Occupation: Sales Account Executive

 

Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.

(Sarah) My “fitness journey/lifestyle” evolved almost two years ago, however as of four years ago I decided that I needed to make a change in my life If I really wanted to be happy and appreciate what I saw in the mirror. Two years ago, I picked up CrossFit for recreation and to keep the weight that I lost off. I would’ve never imagined that a sport that literally tests your fitness level and mental capabilities would be something I truly enjoy doing and maintaining the lifestyle that comes along with it.

 

What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?

(SarahEverything. I didn’t know about health or fitness, all I cared about was weight loss. My biggest struggle was staying off the scale and not getting so upset when the numbers wasn’t moving in the direction that I wanted or move at all. I could not comprehend why my body wouldn’t cooperate even though I was doing all the things that I was supposed to; eating right (counting calories) and exercising. Also, I wasn’t fair to myself in the early stages, I got upset when I would “fall of the wagon” and eat the “good food that is bad for you”, as a result I rarely enjoyed the process of losing weight and body transformation.

 

What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?

(SarahStay off the scale! It’s easier said than done, trust me I know it is, but you must give yourself time to adjust to a lifestyle that you most recently adopted. I believe that the biggest hurdle to overcome is the extremely high expectations that we set with little to no room for failure. I think it’s great to set the bar high, please continue doing so, but also remember that the difficult part comes from the realization that enduring a new lifestyle will be difficult at first. Health and Fitness shouldn’t be viewed as a mean to an end, that perspective is temporary and one of the main reasons why its easy to become discouraged. A lifestyle change is the equivalent of learning a new language or skill, you will mess up a few times at first, but with consistent preparation and focus you will naturally get better at it. As cheesy as it may sound *eye roll*, Enjoy the process.

 

 

What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?

(SarahI don’t diet and exercise. I eat and train. I don’t believe it boils down to semantics because diet and exercise sounds restrictive and temporary. My goal is to maintain a level of consistency while continuing to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I eat to fuel my body to perform at a level that is acceptable to me. Eating is good! I love to eat lol. If I miss a meal I get cranky, if I get cranky I am not productive, and If I am not productive, I am wasting time. Time is of the essence and once it’s gone, that’s it. Every minute I waste not working towards my goals is time wasted and puts me one step back from the potential of where I could’ve been.

 

What’s a typical day of eating like for you?

(SarahIt depends on the day and what my training looks like, but it can vary anywhere from 6-8 meals or times I eat. I eat about every two and a half to three hours.

Breakfast is always big (tip: you’ll burn more throughout the day if you fuel your body early) it can vary from 500-820 calories. 1 cup of spinach, 2 pieces of whole grain bread with protein (toast with a tablespoon of almond butter), 3 strips of turkey bacon, two boiled eggs (white part)

Meal two: Protein shake

Meal 3: ground turkey, asparagus, sweet potatoes

Meal 4: Arugula salad mix; light vinaigrette dressing

Meal 5: Chicken Breast, spinach, and brown rice

Meal 6: Chicken and Broccoli

Meal7: Protein shake and whole grain bread

Meal 8: Greek yogurt and strawberries

 

What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts? 

(SarahMy training split is as follows:

Monday: Legs

Tuesday: Arms, Back, and Core

Wednesday: Legs

Thursday: Chest and Obliques

Friday: Legs

Saturday: Cardio and work on functional movements (deadlift, clean, jerks etc..) or mobility exercises

Sunday: off

Favorite body part to train?

(SarahLEGS! (quads, hammies, glutes, calves) I love it.

 

Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?

(SarahMy playlist varies between Gospel, Reggae, Dancehall, African Music, R&B, Rap, and Pop. If I had to choose a playlist of 12 songs that when I’m tired and really need that extra push to finish strong it would be:

R Kelly- World’s Greatest

Christina Aguilera– Fighter

Brian Courtney Wilson- Worth Fighting For

Nicki Minaj- Win Again

Rocko- Umma Do Me (remix)

T-Pain- Up Down

Cardi B- Bodak Yellow

Lil Jon- Get low (remix)

Drake- Energy

Mobb Deep ft. Lil Kim- Quiet Storm

Chief Keef – Faneto

Kelly Clarkson – What Doesn’t Kill You

 

 

Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?

(SarahYes. Xtend BCAAs. I switch off between Amin.NO.Energy and C4.

 

What are your staple fitness products?

(SarahMy staple fitness products are:

Dymatize Whey Isolate Protein

Xtend Scivation BCAAs

Amin. NO.Energy

 

 Favorite food/Cheat meal?

(SarahMy favorite food is French fries!!!

 

One interesting fact about you?

(SarahI collect Wine. I have over 150 bottles in my collection. I worked in the Wine and Spirits industry for three years and developed a taste for good wine, I have an extensive knowledge of appellations, growing regions, and grape varietals.

 

Anything else you would like to share with us?

(SarahI am a Certified Personal Trainer, I am pursuing an MBA in Marketing with a concentration in Kinesiology, and I’ve launched a website, and business all in 2017 . None of that would’ve been possible without Jesus Christ. I am beyond grateful for where He has me right now and where He will continue to take me. It has been a busy year to say the least, but through it all I’ve found my passion in life that I believe is worth fighting for. Thank God for all the ups and downs this year has brought, I have learned so much since I stopped operating in fear. I encourage everyone, especially women to do the same. Don’t be afraid to go after what you want.

 

If you would like to keep up with Sarah and SprintSquatSlay.com follow her on IG @Msjamaicaqueens

Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: Danielle Humes

Tell us about yourself

  • Name Danielle C. Humes
  • Age 32
  • Height 5’6
  • Weight 156 
  • Occupation: Registered Nurse

 

Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.

(Danielle)  My desire to stay active carried over into adulthood from playing basketball in grammar school and high school but as I got older and had children it shifted more towards fitness. Being a wife, mom, and nurse is physically and mentally challenging and going to the gym is my way of relieving stress and challenging my body in ways I’ve never done before. As a nurse, I’ve seen and taken care of so many patients that have preventable illnesses and health problems so I try to educate and motivate others to change their habits and lifestyles to improve their quality of life.

 

What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?

(Danielle) My biggest struggle initially was not wanting to go workout alone. I wanted to have someone to work out with if my husband couldn’t come with me but with his encouragement and having a better sense of doing this for me, my dedication kicked into overdrive! No workout buddy, lack of time, being tired, or even feeling sick doesn’t keep me out of the gym. I literally have to force myself to take “rest days” lol !

 

What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?

(Danielle) If you are struggling with motivation you have to shift your mindset to understand your WHY! You go to work, why? To provide for yourself and your family. You go back to school, why? To equip yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to be successful. Your WHY has to matter to you, it has to be just as important as going to work, exceling in your career, even being a great spouse/parent! You have to want to do it not just for summer, not just to fit in your vacation swimsuit or birthday dress, but to be the best you possible- not just outside but inside as well. Exercise is one of the most underutilized cures for health and wellness and I want to change that!

 

What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?

(Danielle) I take a flexible approach to diet/nutrition depending upon if I want to bulk up or lean out a bit. I enjoy eating healthy so its never been a struggle for me but I do allow myself to have cheat meals, drink wine, etc. because its good to have that balance. I’ve learned to listen to my body so I get a sense of when something may be lacking in my diet or when I need to make some adjustments.

 

What is a typical day of eating like for you?

(Danielle) For breakfast I usually eat a bowl of oatmeal (with different things added to it depending upon what I have a taste for), two boiled eggs, and maybe some turkey bacon. Definitely have to have my coffee lol! I have scaled back on my use of creamer (I cant let it go yet lol) and I don’t use sugar so that helps as well. For lunch I like to make different kinds of salads with chicken or fish and all kinds of veggies! As a nurse I don’t like to have that heavy feeling after my lunch break so I keep my lunches light but full of good healthy foods! Dinner really varies from day to day but my favorites are baked chicken with a sweet potato and veggies or tacos!! In between meals I eat protein bars, fruit, or some sort of nuts/trail mix. I get my protein shakes in after workouts and definitely the day after a hard workout!

 

What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts?

(Danielle) I train legs heavy twice a weekly, usually Monday & Wednesday. Chest & Back on Tuesdays and Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps on Thursdays. Sometimes I may scale back a bit on Legs and do more upper body work which has been a struggle for me but I’ve made a lot of progress adding more volume to my workout. I like a balanced look overall- nice toned arms and legs/glutes 😊

 

Favorite body part to train?

(Danielle) Legs/Glues are my favorite, I am still learning to fine tune my training to prevent any imbalances on either side and progressively build strength in my glutes because I’m very quad- dominant. Hip thrusts, deadlifts, split squats, & kickbacks are my favorites!

 

Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?

(Danielle) My workout music has lots of hip hop/rap music, the louder the better! I currently have albums by Future, Drake, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, & Migos in rotation!!

 

Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?

(Danielle) I take L Arginine or Maca before I start my workout, liquid L Carnitine before breakfast and again on days I’m going to do cardio, sip on BCAAS during and after my workouts. I also take a daily multivitamin and a women’s probiotic/digestive enzyme.

 

What are your staple fitness products for you?

(Danielle) Other than my supplements and protein shakes, my go-to products are my Beats wireless headphones, my HandlzGloves workout gloves, my GymSheep barbell bar pad, kickback cable connectors, resistance bands, sliders, and 10 lb. ankle weights. All of these products allow me to get a good upper or lower body workout whether I am at home or the gym!

 

Favorite food/Cheat meal?

(Danielle) Tacos with a margarita!

 

One interesting fact about you?

(Danielle) My face doesn’t always read “friendly” but I am one of the coolest, trustworthy silliest, thoughtful, caring, loyal, supportive friends anyone could have! I don’t give it all away too soon though, you have to earn it from me. My closest friends wouldn’t tell you anything different!

 

Anything else you would like to share with us?

(Danielle) I am looking forward to making a positive unique impact on the fitness industry in the near future as a soon to be personal trainer and entrepreneur with my sorority sister/good friend! Refined Physique- remember the name! 😉😊

 

For information on whats new with Danielle check out her IG page @danielle_fab_fit_rn

 

Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: Whitney Jacobs

Tell us about yourself

  • Name Whitney Jacobs
  • Age 29
  • Height 5’5
  • Weight 150 
  • Occupation: EMR consultant

 

Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.

(Whitney)  My dad was always active in health and wellness so I was brought up in  it.  I was raised always having a weight room in our house.

 

What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?

(Whitney)  After graduating college, I still had that drive to compete because I had competed in athletics my entire life.  Growing up in sports, that was your reason and way of working out so I had to rethink about the ways and reasons to work out.

 

What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?

(Whitney)  Grab a friend!  Friends help give yo the accountability and encouragement that we need when we feel like we’re lacking it ourselves.

 

What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?

(Whitney)  I try to eat organic and unprocessed food!  I love going to local farmer’s markets to get fresh food!  We have to think about how we approach and understand the connection between the food we eat and how our body functions.

 

What is a typical day of eating like for you?

(Whitney)  I always drink a glass of water with apple cider vinegar within ten minutes of waking up.  I will usually make a smoothie (spinach, kale, flax seed, turmeric, fruit) and eggs.  My meals consist of a portion of a protein source (meat, fish, chicken, lentils), lots of vegetables, and I snack on nuts and fruit throughout the day.  I truly believe it’s about what we eat and not always how much we eat.  Eating the right things is vitally important.

 

What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts?

(Whitney) 

Monday-legs

Tuesday-back

Wednesday-shoulders

Thursday-legs

friday-arms/chest

My cardio varies from running, biking, stairmaster, swimming, roller blading, playing basketball

 

Favorite body part to train?

(Whitney) Legs!

Example workout:

leg extensions

leg curls

leg press

Single leg rdl superset with curtsy squat

TRX bulgarian split squat superset with jump squats

cable kick backs

cable pull throughs

 

Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?

(Whitney)

Until I pass out—Uncle Reece

Joyful Joyful—Lauryn Hill

Nobody—Tye Tribbett

Stomp remix—Kirk franklin

I can’t help myself—Uncle Reece

Higher—William Murphy

1-2 Victory check—Tye Tribbett

It’s Working—William Murphy

God’s Got a Blessing—Norman Hutchins

Hold up the Light—Bebe & CeCe Winans

Long as I Got king Jesus—Vickie Winans

The Anthem—Jesus Culture

Freedom—Eddie James

Mighty Long Way—Tye Tribbett

Hallelujah Praise—CeCe Winans

Jesus be a Fence—Fred Hammond

 

Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?

(Whitney)  Plant based protein powder, multi-vitamin

 

What are your staple fitness products for you?

(Whitney)  Versa loop bands, foam roller

 

Favorite food/Cheat meal?

(Whitney)  Dark Chocolate

 

One interesting fact about you?

(Whitney)  I’m an avid animal lover!

 

 

For information on whats new with Whitney check out her IG page @FreedomFitness1

It’s not a diet; it’s a lifestyle!

Fit While Brown was formed on June 12, 2014 by Moniek S Richardson, LCSW, MBA, CPT. It was formed for the purpose helping people learn how to lives healthier lives and promote health and wellness within local the communities. Fit While Brown is setting itself apart from other businesses in health and fitness by providing a unique focus on individual and corporate wellness programs by attending to both the physical and mental health of the client.

Our mission is to help people achieve an optimal level of physical and mental health. By promoting a healthier lifestyle, we are helping people to avoid disease, premature death, and prevent further decline of existing health conditions. It is our mission to focus on creating a pathway to a healthy long term lifestyle for its clients.

 

For more information on Fit While Brown contact them at

Email: fitwhilebrown@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fit.w.brown

IG: @fitwhilebrown

Youtube: Moniek R

 

Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: Brianne Gardner

Tell us about yourself

  • Name Brianne Gardner
  • Age 26
  • Height 5’4
  • Weight 136
  • Occupation: Youth Treatment Specialist

Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.

(Brianne) I have been in the gym consistently since 2012 and began competing in 2016. A few years before competing I was just a regular gym chick going whenever without a definite plan other than to lose a few pounds. I was not aware of my capabilities or my strength; I typically did what was comfortable. One day I was browsing on the internet looking for a program that would keep me occupied. I was struggling with plateaus and had no idea how to get past it. Luckily, I came across a 60 day program that tested every type of strength I did not have. I was able to lose a significant amount of weight, but once I began school again, I hit a roadblock and of course slowly gained the weight back. As time went on I started incorporating lifting into my workouts and I noticed muscle gains I did not see before. After awhile my schedule began to cram and I kind of lost touch of the gym until my last year at school. I needed something to stay focused, I joined an off campus gym near my college, got a trainer and began prepping for my first competition. I guess I can say I’ve always had somewhat of a fitness journey, but now I am aware that I am living the lifestyle.

 

What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?

(Brianne) A struggle that stands out for me was time management. I think I was over thinking how much time I did not have, but looking back at it full scope, I had plenty of time. I think my mind was psyching me out of greatness! I don’t think I was prepared to dedicate myself to something else. I was a full time student and worked part time, so placing the gym into the mix was not in my plan. What kept me going were my friends at the time and the gym I joined. Being surrounded by like minded people kept me motivated.

 

What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?

(Brianne) Advice I could give to someone to keep motivated is visualize what you would look like. I think visualizing yourself at a stage that you don’t know, yet helps stay motivated because you don’t like the place you’re in now and knowing your vision will come to life gives more than enough reason to continue your journey.

What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?

(Brianne) Flexible and experimentation. Of course, knowing your macros is important. Personally, for me I have to follow a plan, but I do have fun with my food while prepping. Keeping my proteins high, carbs low and fats moderate works best for me. Nutrition is the number one factor in obtaining your goals. Food should be fuel before and after working out, to replenish and to help keep you energized.

 

What is a typical day of eating like for you?

(Brianne) My meals range between 5 to 6 meals a day. I eat oats, eggs and fruit every morning. My breakfast has been the same since I can remember. After working out I drink a protein shake and soon after I have lunch, which consist of ground turkey, and a mix of vegetables, I’ll eat a snack like a half of an avocado, for dinner I will have between chicken or fish with any veggies of choice. If I spread my meals out correctly or if I am up late I will have another protein shake, so everyday ends different, but the start remains the same.

 

What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts?

(Brianne) My training schedule differs everyday. I don’t have a day designated to a specific muscle group it really depends on how I am feeling and what I lifted last. Some Mondays I begin with legs, other weeks I begin with a back workout. If I haven’t hit shoulders then I will do those. It changes weekly depending on the goal for that week.

 

Favorite body part to train?

(Brianne) I love my calves. I was teased when I was younger due to how big they were, so as I got older I just learned to embrace them and show them off more!

 

Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?

(Brianne) I listen to a variety of music. My playlist consist of Beyonce, of course, Chris Brown, Rae Sremmurd, Miguel, slow jams, rap and hip-hop. Anything with a beat.

Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?

(Brianne) Yes, I take whey isolate protein, Glutamine, pre workout, BCAA’s, and daily multivitamins

 

What are your staple fitness products for you?

(Brianne) I pretty much try anything before deciding if it will be a staple for me. Definitely use gloves and straps everyday and when I want to cut I use Sweet Sweat for extra burn.

 

Favorite food/Cheat meal?

(Brianne) Anything chocolatey,  sweet, and onion rings.

 

One interesting fact about you?

(Brianne) I dislike working out despite my enjoyment of competing.

 

Anything else you would like to share with us?

(Brianne) A huge shout out to my family who has supported me through all of my endeavors so far. They are my team and I would love to continue keeping them around while I tackle this never ending lifestyle. They inspire me more than they know.

To keep up with Brianne follower her on instagram @Naturalbreezy08

To start this off I would like to explain what Meal preparation, or meal prep for short, really is. Meal prepping is simply pre-preparing meals so that when you need them they are ready for you. This does not always involve cooking the meals.

WAYS TO USE MEAL PREPPING

Meal prepping in general should be used to make some aspect of your life easier. This can be as simple as one less thing to do in the morning before work or just having a meal already prepared to help you stick to a specific eating plan. One way to meal prep is to prep all of your meals for a certain amount of days and store them in the refrigerator. Others prefer to only prep one or some of the meals that they will eat throughout the day and cook some meals fresh before eating them. Another way to prep doesn’t involve cooking at all but only includes seasoning and portioning out ingredients for a recipe and freezing them in a freezer bag for a later date.

WHAT YOU NEED

1. food scale (if portioning food)

2. Tupperware

3. measuring cups

4. freezer bags

5. parchment paper or aluminum foil

GETTING STARTED

To get started you will first need to plan out what you want to meal prep and decide a day to do your

meal prepping and/or grocery shopping on. Some simple things to start with are below.

  • Proteins: chicken breast, ground turkey, ground beef, steak, eggs, fish if you dare
    • Vegan options: lentils, beans, chia seeds, Hemp seeds, spirulina, seitan(gluten)
  • Carbs: wild rice, quinoa, yams/sweet potato, brown rice, whole grain tortillas
  • Healthy fats: Avocado, nuts, nut butters, olive oil, and coconut oil
  • Vegetables: Green beans, asparagus, spinach, zucchini/squash, Greens, peppers

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Once you have planned out your meals and the portions for each meal the next step is to go grocery shopping. Before you go be sure to check newspaper ads, company websites, and mobile apps for coupons and sales going on to save extra money and help plan what you want to buy from each store. Also be sure to make a grocery list including everything you need and the quantity of each item needed. This will help you stay on track and allow you to buy in bulk for things that warrant it.

PREPPING

Now that you have planned out your meals and have grocery shopped for everything that you need, it’s time to prep!

For this I usually start with the things that require the least effort to cook. So I will put my chicken in the oven and my rice or quinoa in the rice maker. If I make sweet potatoes, I cook them in the oven before my chicken so that they can cool down and I can peel them while the other food finishes. Lastly I make my vegetables on the stove top usually “sautéed” w/water or steamed. Once I am done cooking all of my food I portion it out using my scale and put in my Tupperware to store in the refrigerator.

TIPS

1. Marinate your meat when possible

2. Buy nonperishable (rice, quinoa, oils, etc.) items in bulk for saving

3. Invest in a cooler bag if you work in an office – these range from $10 to upwards of $300 but a simple bag from target, amazon, or any department will do fine.

4. Rice cookers are awesome and will make your life easier

5. Parchment paper over foil (trust me on this)

6. Mason jar salads can be convenient when used right

7. Save money by using frozen vegetables

8. Slow cookers = saving time & less work

9. Measure your food to be honest about calories being consumed

10. Don’t stress you’ll get the hang of it

To start this off I would like to explain what Meal preparation, or meal prep for short, really is. Meal prepping is simply pre-preparing meals so that when you need them they are ready for you. This does not always involve cooking the meals.

WAYS TO USE MEAL PREPPING

Meal prepping in general should be used to make some aspect of your life easier. This can be as simple as one less thing to do in the morning before work or just having a meal already prepared to help you stick to a specific eating plan. One way to meal prep is to prep all of your meals for a certain amount of days and store them in the refrigerator. Others prefer to only prep one or some of the meals that they will eat throughout the day and cook some meals fresh before eating them. Another way to prep doesn’t involve cooking at all but only includes seasoning and portioning out ingredients for a recipe and freezing them in a freezer bag for a later date.

WHAT YOU NEED

1. food scale (if portioning food)

2. Tupperware

3. measuring cups

4. freezer bags

5. parchment paper or aluminum foil

GETTING STARTED

To get started you will first need to plan out what you want to meal prep and decide a day to do your

meal prepping and/or grocery shopping on. Some simple things to start with are below.

  • Proteins: chicken breast, ground turkey, ground beef, steak, eggs, fish if you dare
    • Vegan options: lentils, beans, chia seeds, Hemp seeds, spirulina, seitan(gluten)
  • Carbs: wild rice, quinoa, yams/sweet potato, brown rice, whole grain tortillas
  • Healthy fats: Avocado, nuts, nut butters, olive oil, and coconut oil
  • Vegetables: Green beans, asparagus, spinach, zucchini/squash, Greens, peppers

Once you have planned out your meals and the portions for each meal the next step is to go grocery shopping. Before you go be sure to check newspaper ads, company websites, and mobile apps for coupons and sales going on to save extra money and help plan what you want to buy from each store. Also be sure to make a grocery list including everything you need and the quantity of each item needed. This will help you stay on track and allow you to buy in bulk for things that warrant it.

PREPPING

Now that you have planned out your meals and have grocery shopped for everything that you need, it’s time to prep!

For this I usually start with the things that require the least effort to cook. So I will put my chicken in the oven and my rice or quinoa in the rice maker. If I make sweet potatoes, I cook them in the oven before my chicken so that they can cool down and I can peel them while the other food finishes. Lastly I make my vegetables on the stove top usually “sautéed” w/water or steamed. Once I am done cooking all of my food I portion it out using my scale and put in my Tupperware to store in the refrigerator.

TIPS

1. Marinate your meat when possible

2. Buy nonperishable (rice, quinoa, oils, etc.) items in bulk for saving

3. Invest in a cooler bag if you work in an office – these range from $10 to upwards of $300 but a simple bag from target, amazon, or any department will do fine.

4. Rice cookers are awesome and will make your life easier

5. Parchment paper over foil (trust me on this)

6. Mason jar salads can be convenient when used right

7. Save money by using frozen vegetables

8. Slow cookers = saving time & less work

9. Measure your food to be honest about calories being consumed

10. Don’t stress you’ll get the hang of it