The Quickest and Most Effective Way To Get A Six Pack

If you clicked on this article its because you’re looking for a quick fix right? An easy way to lose weight and get the six pack you’ve always wanted…. or maybe used to have back when you were younger and in shape. Well Im here to tell you first off that a six pack willContinue reading “The Quickest and Most Effective Way To Get A Six Pack”

Protein Cheesecake!

Alright fam we are getting right to it! What I love about this recipe is that it is so versatile, you can make mix it up with different ingredients and toppings depending on what you’re craving for a healthy dessert. I decided to make a raspberry chocolate chip cheesecake, but I’ve also changed this recipeContinue reading “Protein Cheesecake!”

How To Break Through Weight Loss Plateaus

If there’s one thing that’s the most frustrating part about dieting, it’s hitting plateaus. I think everyone can relate to this whether you’ve tried to gain or lose weight. You start a new diet and its been going well for the first couple of weeks or months to where you are losing/gaining the amount ofContinue reading “How To Break Through Weight Loss Plateaus”

How to Choose Supplements That ACTUALLY Work

Unless you are a professional in the industry of dietary supplementation, or have experience with using supplements it can be hard to determine which supplements you should get. There are about a million and HALF different brands when it comes to dietary supplements! At some point we’ve all walked down the supplement isle and pickedContinue reading “How to Choose Supplements That ACTUALLY Work”

4 Ways to Maximize Your Metabolism

A couple of weeks a go I attended a “How to maximize your metabolism: Reverse Dieting” seminar at the Arnold Sports Festival. At this seminar there were credible individuals that I personally look up to in the fitness industry, each of them has a Master’s or is obtaining their Masters’ in dietetics or exercise physiology.Continue reading “4 Ways to Maximize Your Metabolism”

Creatine: Does it Enhance Performance and Increase Muscle Mass?

By far, creatine has been one of the most sought out and researched supplements to date. With hundreds of studies performed on its effects, the results of these studies prove it to be one of the safest and most effective supplements on the market. Creatine wasn’t used as a performance enhancing supplement until the 1990’s, although theContinue reading “Creatine: Does it Enhance Performance and Increase Muscle Mass?”

How to Count Net Carbs

Simple answer: YOU DON’T Here’s why. You’ve probably walked through the grocery store and noticed a loaf of bread claim that is has 5 Net Carbs on the front label. You think to yourself “Wow only 5 carbs for a serving of bread!? Sign me up!” FALSE this is simply a sales marketing ploy toContinue reading “How to Count Net Carbs”

The Best Type of Cardio for Fat Loss

For  those of you that don’t already know, this past May I graduated with my Master’s Degree in exercise physiology from Illinois State ( Go Redbirds!) and also completed my undergraduate degree in exercise science. My thesis topic was spent looking at how dietary intake/composition effects fuel metabolism during increasing intensity aerobic exercise. In layman’sContinue reading “The Best Type of Cardio for Fat Loss”

The Best Post-Workout Nutrition for Recovery

During a workout you expend energy by using up the fuel in your muscle known as glycogen stores, as well as breaking down your muscle fibers. So, the goal for post workout nutrition is to repair those damaged muscle fibers and refill your glycogen stores as quick as possible. This leads to a decrease inContinue reading “The Best Post-Workout Nutrition for Recovery”

You Aren’t Just A Number: Defining Scale Weight

After only being in the fitness industry full time for about a year now  the questions I get asked about mostly have to do with body weight and nutrition. I work with mainly general population older adults and athletes. Most of my older female clients are trying to lose weight while my males clients areContinue reading “You Aren’t Just A Number: Defining Scale Weight”