Nutrition: A Review of Carb Cycling

Nutrition: A Review of Carb Cycling

What is Carb Cycling? I’m sure you have an idea about what carb-cycling is just by looking at the name. You simply cycle your carbs. Ok, so what does that mean and what is it useful for? Basically you alter the amount of carbohydrates that you eat day to day. Carb cycling can be used… Read more »

Nutrition: What’s Better? 3 Meals or 6-8 Meals?

Nutrition: What’s Better? 3 Meals or 6-8 Meals?

I remember the first time a nutritionist came and spoke to a class I took in undergrad.  He was talking about meal frequency and how “6-8 small meals boost your metabolism.” He then gave us an example, he said if you are going to eat a pizza it would be better if you split it… Read more »

Training: A Woman’s Point of View

Training: A Woman’s Point of View

Diet, Fitness, and weight training needs are somewhat different for women than for men. Women have more body fat, estrogen,  and less testosterone. Women are generally leaner in their early 30’s than in their mid 20’s because estrogen levels begin dropping and estrogen is basically a protective shield of fat. In body building competitions, the… Read more »

Nutrition: Very Low Carb Diets Preserve Muscle Mass?

Nutrition: Very Low Carb Diets Preserve Muscle Mass?

When it comes to diet there is not a cookie cutter approach that works for everyone. We are all individuals and should be viewed that way. This becomes really clear when you prepare someone for a bodybuilding or figure show. You might see some clients who need a drastic reduction in carbs (maybe even 0… Read more »