I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while– probably for a few months, ever since I discovered the magic that is L-glutamine. I was working a shift at a GNC the second day after leg day, when the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) are at their worst, and a friend of mine fed me two l-glutamine tablets. Ten hours later, my legs felt almost completely better. And no, I’m not making this up. Continue reading
I got so much great feedback from my last recipe that I had to do it for you guys again. Here are the directions for my highly-requested and self-proclaimed-award-winning shrimp scampi!
Read on if you’d like, but beware. For one serving of this dish, the macros are as follows: 49g protein/10g fat/48g carb. Continue reading
There are certain products out there that line the shelves of health and fitness stores and promise you that you will “lose weight,” “digest your food better,” and “cleanse your body!” Well, they’re empty promises. Don’t waste your money. I’ll keep it short and sweet and tell you why. Continue reading
I’m super proud of this recipe, guys. Like, extremely impressed with myself. I came up with this on my own (I believe good cooking comes from the soul, and only a special kind of person can throw something good together on the spot). I had this for dinner and it was amazing. It tasted super rich, like I was eating a cheat meal, but in reality? The macros are AMAZING and extremely friendly to those who are dieting: 7.3g fat/42.5g carb/67g protein.
Hello friends! With summer upon us, and bulking season coming to an end, I wanted to follow up with my last post (and Tristan’s post) and give you all an easy way to calculate your macros for a diet/cutting season. If you have no idea what to do and you literally need it allllll laid out for you in a bulleted list, this is meant for you.
A friend from a while back who was into bodybuilding first instructed me with diet advice by saying, “only eat what’s natural.” When I was 117 lbs, I followed this general statement and I lost around 10 lbs easily. So, this was generally good advice. However, I didn’t want to stop there, because I still felt heavy (especially for my height), and I wasn’t satisfied with how my body felt or looked yet (I’m 5’0″ for reference).
Nearly every fitness YouTuber, health blogger, or Instagram model you can imagine follows a flexible dieting or “If It Fits Your Macros” (IIFYM) approach to dieting. They advocate maintaining a lean build while enjoying life. And it obviously works. Nobody wants to fill their meals with only boiled chicken, brown rice, and steamed broccoli, all out of Tupperware. That’s boring. IIFYM supporters focus on their daily or weekly caloric and macronutrient intake in order to develop, and better yet, maintain fitness-model physique year-round. It sounds difficult and complicated, but so many people don’t realize that dieting is simple.