One of the most important but often overlooked vitamins in this world is Vitamin D. In this article we’ll go over the benefits of vitamin D and the effects it can ultimately have on your overall health if you have enough of it or if you are insufficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D Insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups have a Vitamin D deficiency. Do NOT be one of those people. Read on to get educated on Vitamin D!
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.
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.
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.