How This Wellness Guru Stays Fit AF— Even with a Sweet Tooth

Becky LaChance (@becksliveshealthy) is a registered nurse and certified personal trainer, and we’ve been a long-time fan of her attainable approach to living a healthy lifestyle. Here’s how she navigates her diet and fitness regimines. (And keeps her sweet tooth at bay.)


The most common roadblock to healthy living is…

COMMITMENT. I think often times others have the resources to make a change, whether it’s committing to a gym membership or personal training, or even just eating better, but they’re scared of following through with it because of fear of failure. I try to tell my clients that it’s okay to have an off day and not be perfect. Just get back on track the next day and keep going!

 

The secret to the perfect food shot is…

GOOD LIGHTING! Seriously, good natural lighting makes such a difference. My best time for photos is late morning in my bedroom upstairs. Sometimes I don’t always have the option of taking food photos upstairs (my boyfriend works a lot of evening and night shifts, and sleeps during the day) so I have to take photos in the living room sometimes. The lighting isn’t as good and even though I am able to play with the settings in Lightroom (where I edit all my photos), sometimes it doesn’t come out the same!

 

My go-to dishes for fighting sugar cravings are…

Lots of berries and fresh fruit (nature’s candy!) for breakfast. (I prefer sweet over savory for breakfast.) I also try to satisfy my nighttime cravings with a scoop of Halo Top ice cream every night!

 

One small thing I’d recommend to get a little health boost instantly is…

Apple cider vinegar! I love starting the day with apple cider vinegar.

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Feeling stronger than ever these days…..and I can tell you just a few reasons why that will completely shock you because some of them are actually associated with LOSING muscle. It's funny how we can latch onto certain information our entire lives – until we question and TEST IT ourselves. • 1️⃣13 months into eating ZERO MEAT/ANIMAL PROTEIN 🤔Myth: You'll lose muscle if you aren't eating meat. It was my BIGGEST concern when I made the decision over a year ago and guess what – I lost inflammation NOT MUSCLE. There's a difference. • 2️⃣2-3 days a week strength training (lifting HEAVY) 🤔Myth: You'll get bulky if you lift heavy. MY BIGGEST pet peeve when clients/friends say, “But Danielle….I don't want to lift heavy because I bulk up fast." I could go on forever about this myth but it's simply NOT TRUE. Putting on major size/bulk doesn't come from lifting heavy 2-3 days a week. That is not the sole reason. • 3️⃣Running 4-5 days a week 🤔Myth: I'll lose all my muscle, have a saggy butt, and a droopy face (LOL seriously….I've heard it all when it comes to running myths). I've kept my size and still have a really strong body because I cross train like a BOSS. • 4️⃣Haven't done a crunch in years 🤔Myth: You must do ab workouts to get abs. How old is this way of thinking??? Like let me pop in my 8 minute ab DVD and hopefully ill have a 6 pack after 😂 I'm only saying this because I used to do a 10 minute ab DVD everyday in college and had zero results to show for my 12 variations of crunches 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣. I strengthen my core with full body movements. You will never find me doing an ab focused workout. I incorporate planks and core stability exercises into every workout. • 5️⃣Taking more rest days than I have in YEARS. 🤔Myth: NO OFF DAYS if you want to be shredded. LOL…..alright I'm guilty of partaking in the "no off days" thing in my early 20's but it's not cool anymore. My body craves rest. My body craves lower impact workouts. My body craves recovery walks and epsom salt baths. I'm in tune with it. I listen to it as best I can. And I actually have taken more rest days this year than any years of my life. • Tell me the dumbest exercise myth you’ve heard👇🏼

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