Carb cycling is an incredible way to manage your diet for fat loss, muscle gain, and even just to maintain your weight (see my maintenance calories article for reference). But how do you go about it? This article will tell you everything you need to know about how to setup your own carb cycling meal … [Read more...] about The Carb Cycling Meal Plan: How To Use Carb Cycling For Any Goal
If you’ve never heard the term maintenance calories before, here’s a simple definition: the total amount of calories required on a daily basis to maintain your body weight with no gains or losses in fat and/or muscle tissue. The human body requires energy every day to maintain bodily functions … [Read more...] about How To Determine Your Maintenance Calories (With A Working Calculator)
I’m not a huge fan of obsessing over diet strategies, or specific protocols that are aimed to push our physiques to greatness. But carb cycling is an amazing way to reach new heights in your aesthetic development, regardless of if you’re trying to pack on mass or see your six pack for the first … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Carb Cycling Guide
The term ‘how to lose belly fat’ is a hot topic and here’s why: we all store fat on our bellies and it sucks. But it’s for a good reason. As humans, we evolved over a period of time where there were periods of feasting and periods of fasting. This meant that in order to survive, we had to be … [Read more...] about How To Lose Belly Fat And Keep It Off In 7 Effective Steps
‘Macros’ are short for macronutrients on the internet amongst those who are concerned about strategically shaping their bodies through carefully crafted exercise and resistance training protocols. Today, in this short article, we’re going to answer the question, ‘what are macros?’ What are … [Read more...] about What Are Macros? — What To Know About Macronutrients
Eating more protein can seem like a hurdle if you’re not used to eating the recommended amount that supports strength training and optimal fat loss. The recommended intake for the maximum amount of muscle and least amount of body fat is around 1 gram per pound of body weight. So, if you weigh 150 … [Read more...] about How To Eat More Protein With 5 Simple Strategies
One of my coaching clients sent me an email earlier this year with a question about what to eat and if he had to eat a bunch of bland, boring meals in order to really live this fitness lifestyle. … [Read more...] about Are IIFYMers Telling The Whole Truth?
Once you're finished reading this short article, you will understand exactly how to create a caloric deficit to lose weight by understanding your BMR (basal metabolic rate), your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) and NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis). Every so often, we get some … [Read more...] about How To Create A Caloric Deficit To Lose Weight (Understanding BMR, NEAT, and TDEE)
Is Sugar Bad For You? Will it make you fat? Sugar gets a really bad rap. With all the sensationalized headlines, and fear mongering surrounding sugar and it’s supposed evils, it’s hard not to fall into the belief that maybe, just maybe it’s really that bad for us. Some of the most popular news … [Read more...] about Is Sugar Bad For You And Does It Make You Fat?