A strict nutritional regimen of low calories or low carbohydrates can be hard on the body and the spirit, especially over the long haul. For high-level nutrition programs, one solution to this dilemma is carb cycling.

Learn how to implement carb cycling here!

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Ali Deraney

While a weight-training session may not burn as many calories per minute during the actual workout (although that can depend on how intense the weight lifting is), the overall calorie-burning benefits you receive from it typically outweigh those of cardio. 

Keep reading to find out why! 

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Ali Deraney

Here’s What You Need To Know…

1. Lifting weights won’t make women bulky, but it will make them strong, lean and healthy if you’re interested in that.

2. Save the pink dumbbells for a doorstop, ultra high rep training is a dead practice. Sticking to strategic rep ranges will build the body of your dreams.

3. Weight lifting is not inherently dangerous; being brutally weak is actually a more risky daily practice.

4. Cardio may help you lose weight, but that “weight” may be muscle mass, which can lead to the dreaded skinny fat appearance. Not exactly the long-term result you had in mind from your daily run.

5. Protein should be prioritized, and eating more with goals of building muscle won’t leave you fat and dumpy. It will help you stay satiated and recovering from training more effectively than ever.

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Phillip Schrupp

What works for one person may not work for the next.

When making changes, some people prefer to go all-in and change everything at the same time while others prefer the longer, slower approach… making small changes, one at a time. Neither approach is better than the other, people simply have different personalities and like to approach lifestyle changes differently.

This article is geared towards a longer, slower approach. It explains how to adopt a healthy, real food based diet in 12 simple, easily manageable steps. You can do one step per week, one every two weeks, or one per month… whichever suits you. Waiting until you get used to one change before making the next is a good idea. Whatever you do, you should start seeing results right away, because each step can have a powerful effect.

If you're able to integrate these habits into your lifestyle, you'll be right on track to drop some body fat and perform better during your workouts. 

Remember… habit puts willpower on autopilot. Changes in lifestyle and behavior can be tough in the beginning, but become effortless when you turn them into a habit. By mastering one small habit at a time, you will set yourself up for long-term success.

Ready to start? HERE WE GO!

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Phillip Schrupp

Nutrition is CONFUSING AS HELL; there are contradictions left and right, controversy is rampant, and there's a whole lotta bullshit being spat by self-proclaimed "experts" in the magazine you see at Lunds next to the peanut butter cups.

Well, it’s actually pretty simple. However, that doesn't change the fact that it confuses, stresses out, and annoys most of the people I work with. Then, when we coaches talk with other coaches it turns into a very controversial topic because everyone has their favorite nutrition strategy, many believe that there's ONLY way to coach it, and the media is blasting us with so many poorly constructed product ads that it'll make your head spin and make you quit altogether. 

This is part of the reason I love it so much; nutrition is going to be different for each and every individual. 

So here are the top 10 questions I tend to receive from new fitness goers. I answer them for you, and do so in a way that will finally end the frustration and confusion. If you read it closely, it is absolutely going to help you solve the struggles you’re experiencing with nutrition without the flowery nonsense you're going to read everywhere else.

Got it? Awesome…Because you’re gonna love this. Print this out, fold it up and put it in your pocket or somewhere close so you can constantly remind yourself of what you should be focusing on.

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