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New year, new goals... right? After the ball drops, it’s natural to feel like a change is in order. Gym memberships, healthy eating, wellness trends—putting the pressure on yourself to pivot your lifestyle can become stressful, making your resolutions lack some serious motivation come February. Leading a healthier life doesn’t just start with fitness, it starts with the food you consume. It’s time you *really* enjoyed what you are eating, thanks to Kettlebell Kitchen.
The truth is, setting one big goal makes it hard to know where to start, and easy to lose your momentum. Enter Kettlebell Kitchen! With fresh flavors that fuel your body in the best way possible, these meal plans are tailored to you and delivered right to your door. Serving up high-quality food customized by professional nutritionists and registered dietitians, they’ll help you reach your goals while staying satisfied.
What’s on the menu? Kettlebell Kitchen makes every meal with the most intentional ingredients. Featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner that’s free of dairy, soy, and artificial sweeteners, some personalized plans are even gluten-free.* With new tasty items added each week, there’s something that fits everyone, and every goal through customizable features. Plus, meals start as low $8.05, so you can find what fits your budget.
Whether you’re looking to try a plant-based diet, gain some muscle or support your workouts, stick to your New Year’s resolutions and feed your champion one bite at a time with five of our favorite Kettlebell Kitchen meal plans.
Made for those that are following the popular ketogenic diet, these meals are rich in quality fats, moderate in protein, and low in carbohydrates from non-starchy vegetables. The food in this meal plan help to promote ketosis, a state where your body uses fat for fuel.
Our favorite meal? Grilled Chicken and Cauliflower Bake with Mixed Greens
The plan for those who want to lose some weight, the food in this plan helps you achieve a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories without that “hangry” feeling. Balanced meals focus on fat and protein over carbohydrates to keep your metabolism moving.
Our favorite meal? Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Bread with Arugula Scramble
Based on a combination of the Vegetarian and Slim plans, this is the perfect delivery for those who want the best of both worlds and are looking to balance their diets with animal-based and plant-based proteins and nutrients.
Our favorite meal? Grass-Fed Beef Bowl with Cashew Hummus
Want to redefine your relationship with food? Whole30 Approved meals are free of grains, dairy, sugar, and legumes, so this plan is naturally our go-to for easily resetting health goals, any day of the year.
Our favorite meal? Wild Salmon Cakes
If you are all about circuit training and serious bootcamp sessions, this is the plan for you. Featuring a blend of the Slim and Perform plans, these meals offer varying levels of carbohydrates to fuel all of your sweat-worthy workouts. Our favorite meal? Chicken Parm with Spaghetti Squash
No matter what you want to achieve this new year, Kettlebell Kitchen can feed you the fuel you need to succeed!
Nutrition isn’t one-size-fits-all so find a satisfying meal plan that supports all goals with Kettlebell Kitchen. Get $25 off your first two meal orders with code MINDBODY.
*Kettlebell Kitchen does their very best to ensure that their meals are made without gluten, though their kitchen is not certified gluten-free.
If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.
To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.
Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you. And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!
The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!
Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.
Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.
Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.
So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.
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