No Recipe Soup: The Easy Way To Meal Prep

No Recipe Soup The Easy Way To Meal Prep

Do you like to eat? Yeah, me too. Do you like to slave away in the kitchen every day? Yeah, me neither. This is why I do meal prepping. I cook and prepare all of my meals on the weekend for the upcoming week. Furthermore, I don’t follow recipes. Why? Because it allows me to be creative and use what is on hand. The Advantages of Meal Prepping The advantages … Read more

My Top 2 Comfort Food Instant Pot Recipes

My Top 2 Comfort Food Instant Pot Recipes

I must admit, when Instant Pot first appeared on the market, I was really skeptical about getting yet another appliance for my kitchen. I’m so glad I gave in and got it, I can’t imagine my life without it now. When you’re cooking with an instant pot, you can eliminate many in-between steps. You can brown the meat for stews and roasts and sauté vegetables right in your Instant Pot, … Read more

My Top Two Instant Pot Soup Recipes For Fall

My Top Two Instant Pot Soup Recipes For Fall

Is there an appliance more versatile than an Instant Pot? Whether you’re a single person or need to feed a big family, Instant Pot is a must have. You can make soups, roasts, a whole chicken, and even bake a cheesecake! One of my favorite ways to use it is to make soups. Nothing beats the one pot convenience and ease of cleanup. You can sauté vegetables, sweat onion and … Read more

Fat Is Not The Enemy–You Can Eat Bacon And Still Lose Weight

Picture an unhealthy food in your mind. If you are like most people, you probably pictured a hamburger and fries or some other fatty meal. We have been programmed to fear fat. In many cases this is true–fast food IS bad for you. Unfortunately, those great tasting fries are terrible for your body–but do we really understand why? Some fat is bad, and some fat is actually very good for … Read more

Why Walking Is A Great Way To Get Fit

We all want to get fit. So much so that we make New Year’s resolutions, try crazy diets, and overpay for gym memberships we never use. Good news, there’s an easy way to get fit and it’s super simple–just walk more. One of the easiest and most enjoyable types of exercise is walking. Here’s why: Most of us can do it: Once you have checked with your physician, most people can … Read more

Mindfulness, FI, And The Freedom To Choose

Mindfulness, FI, and the freedom to choose

The psychology behind why we pursue financial independence is most often about having the freedom to choose what we want to focus our time, energy, and money on. Although the movement began with FIRE, some people observed that many of us don’t necessarily want to RE (retire early), we want the freedom to choose how to spend our time. We understand that our values do not always line up with … Read more

Changing Your Mindset And Embracing FI

Changing your mindset and embracing FI

I’ve believed all kinds of incorrect things about myself ever since I can remember. Here are some examples: I’m not good enough. I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t deserve to be loved. I need to be perfect. I’m stupid. If you had my life you’d be sorry too. For many years, I learned to live in spite of my skewed perception of myself. I rebelled, found ways of … Read more

Confessions Of A Diet Coke Addict

I am a recovering Diet Coke addict. You may think Diet Coke addiction is not a real thing, but I can assure you my addiction met all of the medical definitions of an addiction. I started drinking Diet Coke in high school, around the time it was reaching peak popularity. In college and all through medical school, Diet Coke served as my main form of caffeine. By the time I … Read more

How I Lost 77 lbs, And How You Can Too

I’m like you, I work hard to provide for my family and, like most people, I let myself go at the same time. I work long hours and struggle to find the time for myself or for exercise. I’ve often relied on fast food, quick meals, and leftovers which quickly add up to tight pants. And my pants were very tight indeed. But I’ve changed all that, and you can … Read more

When You Eat Matters

When You Eat Matters

You’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting advice out there about when you should eat. I’ve heard everything from eating five small meals a day to eating one large meal to fasting for days. The key is understanding how the body works, and using that information to your advantage. The good news is–this is fairly simple. Getting out of storage mode When you eat, your insulin levels rise. Certain foods … Read more

Why Do We Gain Weight?

The science behind weight gain and how to use it to your advantage.

People want to lose weight, but they struggle to do so. That’s why weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution. Why is weight loss so hard? The first step is to understand why we gain weight. The medical community, media, and health experts have been telling us for years that the way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. This method works on the premise … Read more

Coffee 101 | An Introduction to Perfection

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  I Get Ridiculously Excited About Coffee. I have been this excited about coffee for probably the last two years and it has been consistently one of my favorite topics of small talk that’s non-finance related. Coffee got me through pharmacy school, I didn’t like it but I drank lots of it. I needed the caffeine and coffee is cheap,  and available. Frankly, I was drinking total garbage and covering … Read more

010 | Skinny Waist, Fat Wallet (How to Lose 30 lbs in 3 months)

How to lose 30 lbs in 3 months on a budget

Why do we make weight loss and fitness so complicated and expensive? Jonathan and Brad cut through the noise and share their strategies to stay lean and fit on a budget Fitness and nutrition from a financial independence mindset Jonathan’s quest to lose 30 pounds in the 3 months leading up to his son’s birth JD Roth’s talk at the Camp Mustache event to create a personal mission statement Jonathan’s … Read more

The Ultimate Costco Meal Plan | Part 2

The Ultimate Costco Meal Plan - Part 2

The Ultimate Costco Meal Plan | Part 2 In Part 2 of the Ultimate Costco Meal Plan, we outlay the staples we purchase to crush the Grocery Bill  This meal plan focuses on Simplicity and Repetition. It is well suited to buying in bulk at discount prices. We tailor 80% of our meals around what we can buy in bulk at Costco and fill in the blanks with special deals … Read more

007 | America’s Food Obsession | How to Crush Your Grocery Bill

Why you need to take a hard look at your Grocery Bill, and Restaurant Budget and how to to crush it America’s food obsession: We’re fat and broke How Brad’s family saves money on food Being smart with ingredients. Buy in season How often does Brad’s family go out to eat? Go out for lunch instead of dinner Emergency meals in extra freezer Being efficient shopping at one store. Cut … Read more

The Ultimate Costco Meal Plan | Part 1

You need to think about food budgeting America has a food obsession. We have grocery stores at every major intersection, restaurants on every corner and fast food chains to fill the gaps in between. I have talked to many of my neighbors and those conversations mirror the statistics I read online. Most of middle-class America’s disposable income goes to food. Grocery and the food budget can range anywhere from $500 … Read more