For those who have no clue on nutrition, learn the basics on the protein macronutrient.
Whether you eat 3 times a day or 6 times a day, that's not going to help you get bigger/smaller if you're not aware of the overall calories and macros. For people who struggle eating, smaller portions more often can help putting down those calories. But it's the result of putting down more calories that make … Continue reading Managing Your Macros 7: Timing, Frequency, Donuts
After all that Intermittent Fasting talk, let's go back to the basics: analysis on a single food item. This week, let's tackle everybody's fave: pizza. Ninja turtles love it. New York City rats love it. So even if it's not your most fave, there's no denying it's one of your faves. And with this whole macros … Continue reading Managing Your Macros: Pizza
Before we get into it, one bit of news from Chase Erwin, The Little Rock Architect! His mother, Christie Erwin, is a huge advocate for adoption and foster care. She's the founder of Project Zero a non-profit that connects kids with loving families and homes. Most people are familiar with international adoptions because of celebrities like Angelina Jolie. It's great … Continue reading Managing Your Macros 5: Intermittent Fasting, Broccoli
Whoops: a typical can of Coke is 12oz not 32oz. I was thinking of those uber beer cans. Remember how to drink more water: increase your water intake is to put down more earlier in the day. The best resource for comprehensive Intermittent Fasting information is through Andy Morgan and his website RippedBody. But for a very simple and streamlined … Continue reading Managing Your Macros 4: Intermittent Fasting, Hearty Breakfast
"I've got a question for AoA-- right now I do full body workouts because they're better for my schedule. My boyfriend and my trainer have both told me not to overdo it. My thought process is that I only have 2-3 days to workout. How much worse is it to do full body routines since … Continue reading Figuring Out Your Fitness: Full Body Workouts vs. Split Days
Episode three of the Managing Your Macros podcast, y’all: Here’s a quick write-up for those who prefer to eat up info with their eyeballs instead of their earballs. Don't Look for "Perfect" Foods Even if you don't pay too much to nutrition, there's some sense of what's "right" and "wrong". Vegetables are good for you. Too … Continue reading Managing Your Macros 3: Superfoods, Fruits, and Juice
Episode two of the Managing Your Macros podcast, y'all: Here's a quick write-up for those who prefer to eat up info with their eyeballs instead of their earballs. Plan, Don't Pressure Now that you're at least aware of macros, it's time to consider your strategy. How are you going to approach this? Remember the mantra from last … Continue reading Managing Your Macros 2: Rice and Noodles
New podcast, y'all: Here's a quick write-up for those who prefer to digest their information visually. What are macros? Counting calories is good, but controlling the overall intake alone doesn't yield the desired results for most people. "I'm under 1500 calories, but I'm not looking lean and mean. Why?" - Ben Franklin Macros (and micros) are the … Continue reading Managing Your Macros 1: Cereal and Brownies
In this blast from the past podcast, we feature Matt and his fitness journey into powerlifting.