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Amanda Engelbrecht

Hi I’m Amanda Engelbrecht . I’m born and raised in the great state of Texas! I played soccer my whole life on multiple teams and high school. Being from the south my mom always made nice home cooked meals! I loved my big portions and any carb I could eat! I never had a weight problem at all because in the game of soccer you are always running, sprinting, kicking, and chasing! After games I remember eating chili cheese fries and chicken fingers and pre game pizza rolls and pixie sticks(gross).

Then my senior year soccer was over. I ate the same and I noticed my weight crept up a little so I joined a gym! Weight stayed off but it wasn’t til I took a nutrition course in college I realized how bad the food was I was putting into my body! I made major changes and became a trainer! I got my major in Kinesiology and my minor in Nutrition. With my new love of food I now cook healthy and find that to be my favorite part of my day outside the gym! I started changing recipes (and my friends recipes) into healthy creations!!!!

A few months after graduation I got married and now have two beautiful kids. How did I get so lucky!? I took some training jobs here and there but I wanted to be MOM! Wow what a hard job! I can squat 200 but putting a kid to bed is the hardest thing ever???? I was reading a Facebook post by Justin Murphy about Macros and really learned a lot and loved how he broke it down to where I could really understand it! I remember meeting him a few times at the gym I worked out at. I read a few more on his Facebook and was like this guy gets it, wow!

I was looking for a job I could be passionate about. I worked at night a few hours helping train elite youth athletes and although rewarding in its own way it wasn’t fulfilling enough. I was struggling to find a job I felt connected to and could help people like I use to! Then the next day saw Justin post needed an admin! It was scary going from being a full time mom, to putting in an application! I knew the opportunity for a mission and a company I believe in would be just silly to pass up! The interview went great and here I am helping the coaches help as many people as they can! Way I live life is you don’t always have to work harder just smarter! You don’t have to be perfect but be a little better than yesterday! You can be a little crazy but keep your heart filled with love. When you hear song dance to it because you never know when it will come on again! Just like with life, when your song/opportunity comes, make sure you take it and dance because never know when it will come again.

5 Tips for Night Shift Nurses 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️⁣
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“Being a night shift nurse is hard all around. Between the sleep schedule, and the eating schedule, it makes some difficult things in life a little more difficult. I worked nights when I first started working as an RN and I instantly gained weight. I worked nights a total of 9 months and by the end of it I had gained 30 pounds. THIRTY. ⁣
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Working nights, or shift work in general is challenging and naturally yields bad habits, but the weight gain is completely avoidable.  It just takes some preparation and awareness! I am going to share 5 tips that I wish I had when I was working nights that would have prevented the weight gain. ⁣
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1.) Be Prepared. ⁣
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I know this sounds so simple it's almost ridiculous, but it's so much harder than it sounds. I was terrible at prepping food and showing up to work with adequate amounts of GOOD QUALITY FOOD to fuel my night. When your off your busy making up for lost time from the previous week that the last thing on your mind is to prepare for the next week. I would stop by whole foods and pick up frozen meals, bags of chips etc. Yes, I knew there was a hot bar with great quality food I just could have made myself something to go, and picked up some fresh fruits and veggies but when you fail to prepare and you are about to go in for your “first of three” (nursing term) the last thing you want to do is eat healthy. You are sad, stressed, tired, and overwhelmed and since I didn't pack any good quality foods to eat my emotions led me to the processed and frozen crap. Take your last day before you head in for the night to prepare at least three solid meals for your three shifts and pick up enough good quality snacks in your grocery run to take with you as well. Having salmon and broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, raspberries and nut mix is a much better alternative. ⁣
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Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...
5 Tips for Night Shift Nurses 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ “Being a night shift nurse is hard all around. Between the sleep schedule, and the eating schedule, it makes some difficult things in life a little more difficult. I worked nights when I first started working as an RN and I instantly gained weight. I worked nights a total of 9 months and by the end of it I had gained 30 pounds. THIRTY. ⁣ ⁣ Working nights, or shift work in general is challenging and naturally yields bad habits, but the weight gain is completely avoidable. It just takes some preparation and awareness! I am going to share 5 tips that I wish I had when I was working nights that would have prevented the weight gain. ⁣ ⁣ 1.) Be Prepared. ⁣ ⁣ I know this sounds so simple it's almost ridiculous, but it's so much harder than it sounds. I was terrible at prepping food and showing up to work with adequate amounts of GOOD QUALITY FOOD to fuel my night. When your off your busy making up for lost time from the previous week that the last thing on your mind is to prepare for the next week. I would stop by whole foods and pick up frozen meals, bags of chips etc. Yes, I knew there was a hot bar with great quality food I just could have made myself something to go, and picked up some fresh fruits and veggies but when you fail to prepare and you are about to go in for your “first of three” (nursing term) the last thing you want to do is eat healthy. You are sad, stressed, tired, and overwhelmed and since I didn't pack any good quality foods to eat my emotions led me to the processed and frozen crap. Take your last day before you head in for the night to prepare at least three solid meals for your three shifts and pick up enough good quality snacks in your grocery run to take with you as well. Having salmon and broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, raspberries and nut mix is a much better alternative. ⁣ ⁣ Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...
How many hours of sleep do you get on average each night?⁣
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Comment below 👇⁣
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As you already know, sleep is absolutely essential to our health and well-being. In fact, sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise when it comes to improving your health, body composition and performance. However, lack of good quality sleep will eventually lead to mind fog, weight gain, decreased performance, hormone imbalances, increased risk of getting sick and much more. ⁣
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The good news is that returning to an adequate amount of sleep can reduce these risks dramatically. Sometimes falling asleep and staying asleep through the night is a challenge for some people. Listed below are five of the most common issues inhibiting us from getting a good night’s sleep.⁣
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Caffeine:⁣
Coffee, energy drinks, and other supplements are all stimulants that can dramatically affect our sleep. Research shows that individuals that drink caffeine after 2 pm are much more likely to experience issues falling asleep at night. ⁣
⁣
Alcohol:⁣
Alcohol is most commonly consumed at night so therefore it has the ability to interfere with our deep sleep or REM sleep. Regardless of whether or not we get 7 hours of sleep, drinking can interfere with our bodies ability to recover while sleeping.⁣
⁣
Exercise:⁣
Working out too close to bedtime can affect our ability to fall asleep at night. High intensity exercise in particular can leave an individual’s sympathetic nervous system stimulated, inhibiting him/her to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Not to mention, exercising regularly has been shown to normalize our circadian rhythms and regulate our endocrine function.⁣
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Dinner:⁣
Large dinner’s can also inhibit an individual from falling and staying asleep at night. Simply eating till you are stuffed can lead to trouble falling asleep if the meal is consumed too close to bedtime. Eating until you are 80% full is a good rule of thumb to live by for not only dinner, but each meal of the day. A nice balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for dinner will leave you satiated through the night. ⁣

Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...
How many hours of sleep do you get on average each night?⁣ ⁣ Comment below 👇⁣ ⁣ As you already know, sleep is absolutely essential to our health and well-being. In fact, sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise when it comes to improving your health, body composition and performance. However, lack of good quality sleep will eventually lead to mind fog, weight gain, decreased performance, hormone imbalances, increased risk of getting sick and much more. ⁣ ⁣ The good news is that returning to an adequate amount of sleep can reduce these risks dramatically. Sometimes falling asleep and staying asleep through the night is a challenge for some people. Listed below are five of the most common issues inhibiting us from getting a good night’s sleep.⁣ ⁣ Caffeine:⁣ Coffee, energy drinks, and other supplements are all stimulants that can dramatically affect our sleep. Research shows that individuals that drink caffeine after 2 pm are much more likely to experience issues falling asleep at night. ⁣ ⁣ Alcohol:⁣ Alcohol is most commonly consumed at night so therefore it has the ability to interfere with our deep sleep or REM sleep. Regardless of whether or not we get 7 hours of sleep, drinking can interfere with our bodies ability to recover while sleeping.⁣ ⁣ Exercise:⁣ Working out too close to bedtime can affect our ability to fall asleep at night. High intensity exercise in particular can leave an individual’s sympathetic nervous system stimulated, inhibiting him/her to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Not to mention, exercising regularly has been shown to normalize our circadian rhythms and regulate our endocrine function.⁣ ⁣ Dinner:⁣ Large dinner’s can also inhibit an individual from falling and staying asleep at night. Simply eating till you are stuffed can lead to trouble falling asleep if the meal is consumed too close to bedtime. Eating until you are 80% full is a good rule of thumb to live by for not only dinner, but each meal of the day. A nice balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for dinner will leave you satiated through the night. ⁣ Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...
5 Tips for Night Shift Nurses 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️⁣
⁣
“Being a night shift nurse is hard all around. Between the sleep schedule, and the eating schedule, it makes some difficult things in life a little more difficult. I worked nights when I first started working as an RN and I instantly gained weight. I worked nights a total of 9 months and by the end of it I had gained 30 pounds. THIRTY. ⁣
⁣
Working nights, or shift work in general is challenging and naturally yields bad habits, but the weight gain is completely avoidable.  It just takes some preparation and awareness! I am going to share 5 tips that I wish I had when I was working nights that would have prevented the weight gain. ⁣
⁣
1.) Be Prepared. ⁣
⁣
I know this sounds so simple it's almost ridiculous, but it's so much harder than it sounds. I was terrible at prepping food and showing up to work with adequate amounts of GOOD QUALITY FOOD to fuel my night. When your off your busy making up for lost time from the previous week that the last thing on your mind is to prepare for the next week. I would stop by whole foods and pick up frozen meals, bags of chips etc. Yes, I knew there was a hot bar with great quality food I just could have made myself something to go, and picked up some fresh fruits and veggies but when you fail to prepare and you are about to go in for your “first of three” (nursing term) the last thing you want to do is eat healthy. You are sad, stressed, tired, and overwhelmed and since I didn't pack any good quality foods to eat my emotions led me to the processed and frozen crap. Take your last day before you head in for the night to prepare at least three solid meals for your three shifts and pick up enough good quality snacks in your grocery run to take with you as well. Having salmon and broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, raspberries and nut mix is a much better alternative. ⁣
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Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...
5 Tips for Night Shift Nurses 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️⁣ ⁣ “Being a night shift nurse is hard all around. Between the sleep schedule, and the eating schedule, it makes some difficult things in life a little more difficult. I worked nights when I first started working as an RN and I instantly gained weight. I worked nights a total of 9 months and by the end of it I had gained 30 pounds. THIRTY. ⁣ ⁣ Working nights, or shift work in general is challenging and naturally yields bad habits, but the weight gain is completely avoidable. It just takes some preparation and awareness! I am going to share 5 tips that I wish I had when I was working nights that would have prevented the weight gain. ⁣ ⁣ 1.) Be Prepared. ⁣ ⁣ I know this sounds so simple it's almost ridiculous, but it's so much harder than it sounds. I was terrible at prepping food and showing up to work with adequate amounts of GOOD QUALITY FOOD to fuel my night. When your off your busy making up for lost time from the previous week that the last thing on your mind is to prepare for the next week. I would stop by whole foods and pick up frozen meals, bags of chips etc. Yes, I knew there was a hot bar with great quality food I just could have made myself something to go, and picked up some fresh fruits and veggies but when you fail to prepare and you are about to go in for your “first of three” (nursing term) the last thing you want to do is eat healthy. You are sad, stressed, tired, and overwhelmed and since I didn't pack any good quality foods to eat my emotions led me to the processed and frozen crap. Take your last day before you head in for the night to prepare at least three solid meals for your three shifts and pick up enough good quality snacks in your grocery run to take with you as well. Having salmon and broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, raspberries and nut mix is a much better alternative. ⁣ ⁣ Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...
How many hours of sleep do you get on average each night?⁣
⁣
Comment below 👇⁣
⁣
As you already know, sleep is absolutely essential to our health and well-being. In fact, sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise when it comes to improving your health, body composition and performance. However, lack of good quality sleep will eventually lead to mind fog, weight gain, decreased performance, hormone imbalances, increased risk of getting sick and much more. ⁣
⁣
The good news is that returning to an adequate amount of sleep can reduce these risks dramatically. Sometimes falling asleep and staying asleep through the night is a challenge for some people. Listed below are five of the most common issues inhibiting us from getting a good night’s sleep.⁣
⁣
Caffeine:⁣
Coffee, energy drinks, and other supplements are all stimulants that can dramatically affect our sleep. Research shows that individuals that drink caffeine after 2 pm are much more likely to experience issues falling asleep at night. ⁣
⁣
Alcohol:⁣
Alcohol is most commonly consumed at night so therefore it has the ability to interfere with our deep sleep or REM sleep. Regardless of whether or not we get 7 hours of sleep, drinking can interfere with our bodies ability to recover while sleeping.⁣
⁣
Exercise:⁣
Working out too close to bedtime can affect our ability to fall asleep at night. High intensity exercise in particular can leave an individual’s sympathetic nervous system stimulated, inhibiting him/her to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Not to mention, exercising regularly has been shown to normalize our circadian rhythms and regulate our endocrine function.⁣
⁣
Dinner:⁣
Large dinner’s can also inhibit an individual from falling and staying asleep at night. Simply eating till you are stuffed can lead to trouble falling asleep if the meal is consumed too close to bedtime. Eating until you are 80% full is a good rule of thumb to live by for not only dinner, but each meal of the day. A nice balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for dinner will leave you satiated through the night. ⁣

Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...
How many hours of sleep do you get on average each night?⁣ ⁣ Comment below 👇⁣ ⁣ As you already know, sleep is absolutely essential to our health and well-being. In fact, sleep is just as important as nutrition and exercise when it comes to improving your health, body composition and performance. However, lack of good quality sleep will eventually lead to mind fog, weight gain, decreased performance, hormone imbalances, increased risk of getting sick and much more. ⁣ ⁣ The good news is that returning to an adequate amount of sleep can reduce these risks dramatically. Sometimes falling asleep and staying asleep through the night is a challenge for some people. Listed below are five of the most common issues inhibiting us from getting a good night’s sleep.⁣ ⁣ Caffeine:⁣ Coffee, energy drinks, and other supplements are all stimulants that can dramatically affect our sleep. Research shows that individuals that drink caffeine after 2 pm are much more likely to experience issues falling asleep at night. ⁣ ⁣ Alcohol:⁣ Alcohol is most commonly consumed at night so therefore it has the ability to interfere with our deep sleep or REM sleep. Regardless of whether or not we get 7 hours of sleep, drinking can interfere with our bodies ability to recover while sleeping.⁣ ⁣ Exercise:⁣ Working out too close to bedtime can affect our ability to fall asleep at night. High intensity exercise in particular can leave an individual’s sympathetic nervous system stimulated, inhibiting him/her to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Not to mention, exercising regularly has been shown to normalize our circadian rhythms and regulate our endocrine function.⁣ ⁣ Dinner:⁣ Large dinner’s can also inhibit an individual from falling and staying asleep at night. Simply eating till you are stuffed can lead to trouble falling asleep if the meal is consumed too close to bedtime. Eating until you are 80% full is a good rule of thumb to live by for not only dinner, but each meal of the day. A nice balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for dinner will leave you satiated through the night. ⁣ Head over to www.iCoachNutrition.com to continue reading...