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Reese’s Pieces Protein Bites

If you’re a sucker for anything chocolate peanut butter, and especially Reese’s, you’ll fall head over heels with these Reese’s Pieces protein bites! They’re chewy and dense like cookie dough, and bursting with Reese’s flavor. At just 2F/ 7C/ and 6P each, you can indulge responsibly. Total Cook Time: 15 minutes Recipe yields 16 bites Nutrition Facts: (for 1 bite) …

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5 Ways To Keep Your House Cool With No A/C

Weather forecasts predict record-breaking temperatures this summer, which unfortunately for us, also means higher bills. The costs of blasting your A/C all day can quickly add up. The good news is, we’ve got 5 easy ways to keep your house cool when it gets unbearably hot – without breaking the bank. Keep your blinds closed during the day. It’s such a simple solution, but …

Best 5 Foods To Add To Your Summer Diet

Not everyone loves fruits and veggies, but they are incredible sources of micronutrients (i.e. vitamins and minerals) that our bodies need to stay healthy. Some of the best fruits and vegetables are only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out on these ripe choices while they’re still in season. Add these five must-try summer foods to your diet today! Watermelon Not only is this sweet fruit refreshing …

Transformation Spotlight with Amanda S.

How She Lost 25 Pounds and Got Her Life Back

VIP teammate Amanda Schneider is all too familiar with the ups and downs of yo-yo dieting and exercise. Prior to joining Ledbetter, she had lost a significant amount of weight from a stint with Weight Watchers and running. She managed to keep it off for a little while, but the weight slowly creeped back.  Worried she would lose all her progress, Amanda tried clean eating. …

How To Stay Motivated and Fight Burnout

How To Stay Motivated and Fight Burnout

They say if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. In fitness, we become accustomed to pushing past feelings of pain and weakness. By always plowing full speed ahead, it’s inevitable that we will get burnt out. I recently struggled with this in my own fitness journey and had to learn how to bust out of burnout the hard way. It began when I lost sight of …

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake

Ever wish you could eat cheesy comfort food every day? Well, now you can with this cheesy chicken and “rice” bake! It only has 10 grams of carbs per serving, it’s super rich and cheesy, and with 6 ingredients, it could NOT be easier! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Cook Time: 30 minutes Nutrition Facts: (1/4 …

Recipe / Photo Credit: Meg Bush

Low Fat Guacamole

Wait a minute, lower fat guacamole!?! If it’s a dream of yours to be able to eat an entire bowl of guacamole, AND stay within your macros, we’ve got you covered! With less than 5 grams of fat per serving, this guacamole recipe has half the fat of normal guac, but even more flavor! Eaten with chopped veggies or chips …

Heat Illness

Save A Life: How To Prevent Heat Illness

Think the risk of skin cancer is the only danger of overexposure to the sun? Think again. With summer quickly approaching and warmer weather on the horizon, proper hydration, rest, and skincare become imperative for safe exercise. The CDC reports that between 2006 and 2010, roughly 620 people in the U.S. died annually from heat related illnesses. Heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are all …

Protein Brownie Batter

Protein Brownie Batter In 2 Easy Steps!

  We’ve all wanted to dive head first into that bowl of unbaked brownies – now you can do so in a way that won’t leave you with a stomach ache or in a sugar coma! This single-serve brownie batter is high protein, thick, rich, and tastes just like the real thing! Top with chocolate chips for an extra treat, …

Iced Cinnamon Roll Blondies

Iced Cinnamon Roll Blondies

  If freshly baked cinnamon rolls are what your dreams are made of, then these iced cinnamon roll blondies are about to become your new best friend. They taste like and have the texture of the gooey cinnamon roll interior, and with icing to boot, you’ll never believe that they’re only 95 calories with 15 grams of carbs per serving! …

Weight Loss

Why The Biggest Loser Has It All Wrong

It is often said that there is no reward without risk, but should this philosophy apply to losing weight? Many people fall into the trap of believing that in order to lose a large amount of weight, they must take extreme measures. This includes anything from reducing caloric intake to an exceptionally low level (below 1200 kcals a day), to …