Rewind 20 weeks back to when my decision was made to compete.I had been strength training for 3 years - I was curious to see how much muscle I had, and how it looked on my frame once you stripped away all my fat.My social media timeline was plagued with girls in sparkly suits, to say I was inspired would be an understatement.I was a full-time college student, what I lacked in money I made up for in the ability to look up nutrition research and the ability to push myself past any barrier in the gym.So, I waltzed into competition prep with no coach.
It's no question that if you are looking to lose a few pounds, you likely haven't been tracking your nutrition intake. With tracking being one of the biggest hurdles in making a lifestyle change, we took the time to analyze the top 5 most popular tracking apps to figure out which is easiest to track a meal.
Our long awaited loyalty program is finally here and we are excited to share with you the details of how to earn rewards for simply being a customer! Whether you are an online customer or stop in store, you can earn points! This article will go through the entire program A-Z, so let's get started!
If you just set up your macronutrients using our free calculator and are overwhelmed by tracking your food, then this article is for you. Today, we are going to explore a beginner’s strategy to working with macros.
Today we are going to dive into a new app called Carbon - Smart Diet Coach. For those who have used MyFitnessPal or LoseIt, it will havesome of the same functionality but aims to take the app from a passive experience to a guided journey! Let's dive in behind the paywall..
Whether you want to commit to yourself with a subscription or you have a hard time remembering to order before our Friday at midnight (CST) deadline, subscriptions are something worth considering! Today we are going to give you a behind the scene's look at our subscription portal and talk all things subscriptions!
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Chances are, if you have been working out for a while you have tried at least one fad diet. From paleo to keto to carb cycling, you have probably heard it all… and sometimes it can be hard to discern what is hype from what is scientifically validated. Today we are going to look at two “styles” of eating: flexible dieting and following a meal plan.
When you consume these types of PROCESSED foods frequently, the taste buds adapt to those flavors and they are stored in the brain as the natural or reference flavor of certain foods, therefore, when you eat natural and healthy food they can seem less tasty (1). The fact that healthy food does not seem so appetizing at first can be an obstacle to being consistent in a healthier lifestyle, however, this can be avoided.
Blood flow. It’s a lot more useful than looking all veiny & bigger in the gym for your gym crush. Let me explain how! Blood flow is often referred to as “Vasodilation”, it refers to the widening of blood vessels.
Setting goals is the most important step in establishing an effective strategy to accomplish your plans. If you have decided to start a healthy meal plan, congratulations! Making the decision is the most important step to start a healthier life.
When looking at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, they suggest that people of ANY age with one of the eight underlying conditions are are at increased risk of SEVERE illness from COVID-19... but not many you can really do something about NOW.
Muscle is a metabolically active tissue with high caloric demands to be able to maintain itself, that is why it is a determining factor of the basal metabolic rate, which means that the higher the percentage of muscle mass, the higher the calories we must eat.
In nutrition, generalizing is one of the most common mistakes among those who start this path to achieve their goals. Each person has their nutritional and caloric requirements depending on many factors, such as weight, sex, age and level of activity, physical, and that is why each person must follow a diet plan according to those needs.
Around the world, there is a shift to value-based preventative care due to skyrocketing healthcare costs and an epidemic of preventable diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Both individuals and organizations alike are placing a greater priority on prevention and wellness efforts with increased accountability..
Body fat is a natural and necessary element for the body, its quantity and distribution depend on many factors, such as sex, age, race, genetics, and diet. It is common for companies to promote their products using ripped and shredded athletes, who are likely preparing for a bodybuilding competition. But, are these levels of body fat ideal? Or even healthy? Let’s explore…