This is just a fun post to satisfy anyone's curiosity. On the very slight chance you lay awake at night wondering what I had to eat today - a typical Thursday - then this for you.
I want to break a myth/stigma that I think surrounds personal trainers. People think that we eat uber healthy all the time; that we never allow ourselves a treat or only eat meal prepped food.
Protein is important for both weight loss and muscle gain, however, it's not always convenient. High protein foods such as chicken, steak etc are difficult to consume on the move or they require a fridge and microwave to enjoy.
This article is all about the best convenient protein sources, stuff that you can take with you and eat on the go. I'll compare protein content, their Calorie content, and the protein to Calorie ratio (the lower the better i.e. you get more protein for less Calories). Plus, I'll give a brief review of each product.
This is a quick guide to being more accurate when tracking your food intake. These guidelines are based around MyFitnessPal, as it’s the software I use, however they can be applied to almost any tracking software.
1) Consistency is KEY
You will not lose body fat if you are not consistent with your approach. If you do well during the week and then not-so-well on the weekend you may, at best, finish where you started.
It was no coincidence that the weeks where I was most consistent (weeks 1 and 2) produced far better results than weeks where I over-indulged on the weekends (Week 3).
We discussed in a previous article whether you should do cardio or not, to find the answer to that question, click here. But, if you decided that you are going to do cardio, what and how should you do it?
Do I need to do Cardio?
We’ve been told for decades that doing your cardio is important for your health. But other than the guidelines of 150 minutes of low intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity cardio per week we’ve been left in the dark on the specifics of this type of exercise.
Protein, it's something we (hopefully) know is important for weight loss and muscle gain, however, it's not always convenient.
In this post, we are going to talk about 5 easy, high protein food and snacks that will allow you to hit your protein goals. In an ideal world, we are consuming whole foods that are high in protein at every meal: chicken breasts, lean steak, tuna, eggs etc.
However, in the busy world that we live in that may not be feasible all the time. Therefore, this article is for all the people who just can't cook 3 times a day or have the facilities to store prepped food with them.
How do you build muscle?
When you are completely at rest you are losing muscle. This is a very slow process but it's potentially happening as you read this.
WARNING: I geek out a little in this post. If you like knowing how things work and don't mind big words, read on. If you don't...I'm not sure what to tell you. Try everything once?
In some of my previous posts I’ve outlined the truth about weight loss and why popular diets work. In this post we will examine in closer detail the Energy balance concept and how it translates to you getting less fat.
Previously, we have talked about how Calories are the determining factor in weight-loss .
If Calories and energy are so important, then why do you see diets that don’t talk about Calories at all, like low-carb and the paleo diet? They all seem to work for some people, how come? This is an excellent question. We will analyze seven popular diets and explain how each of them can work for people looking to lose weight.