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Quick one coming up this morning. You want in on this? Let me know how you do! @meatheadmetabolics #meatheadmetabolics

Quick one coming up this morning. You want in on this? Let me know how you do! @meatheadmetabolics #meatheadmetabolics

By | 2018-07-10T18:03:59+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Energy Drinks: Worst to First . On the left you have energy drinks that all contain 50+ grams of sugar/can and artificial sweeteners. The middle takes out the sugar, but still has artificial sweeteners, which, depending on how you look at it could make them the devil. Idk though. The right side has two drinks that contain cane sugar, yes, but do not have artificial sweeteners and all ingredients are USDA Organic. And, in reality, coffee should have its own column because its amazeballs. :) . Coffee is my go to, but I won’t lie, sometimes I do like a Xyience Cherry Lime. . Besides the fact that most things manufacturers make about their energy blends are false or under dosed to get the effect they claim, the beef I have with them is less about their “energy” claim and more about the sugar content and artificial sweeteners – I realize this could be its own topic so we will touch on it, and if you want a longer form post let me know – and ingredients. If you looked over the graphic above, you’d see that the AVERAGE dose of sugar is 50g. FIFTY GRAMS. . If I’m going to have that much sugar in one sitting, I’d rather have a… . -King Size Snickers -5 Reese’s PB Cups -15 Chips Ahoy Cookies -12 Oreos . I could keep going but you get the gist of what I’m saying. . There is such a wide range of “energy drinks” out there that I think it’s important to break them down into categories or into smaller groups. . The verdict? I am definitely an advocate of steering clear of the drinks with 50+ grams of sugar per can. . Diet sodas and zero calorie energy drinks? They’re fine in moderation, just don’t drink a ton of them. Because cancer lollol. . Coffee? Well, if you want to be friends, drinking coffee – and a lot of it – is a prerequisite. . At the end of the day if you don’t want to ingest any stimulants or anything that could be considered a chemical you better stick to water. . #energydrinks #sugar #energydrink #artificialsweetener #calorie #calories #macro #macros #nutrition #nutritions #iifym #fatlosstips #fatlossstory #weightlossstory #weightlosstips #fatlossgoals #trainer #strengthcoach #reformedathletes

Energy Drinks: Worst to First . On the left you have energy drinks that all contain 50+ grams of sugar/can and artificial sweeteners. The middle takes out the sugar, but still has artificial sweeteners, which, depending on how you look at it could make them the devil. Idk though. The right side has two drinks that contain cane sugar, yes, but do not have artificial sweeteners and all ingredients are USDA Organic. And, in reality, coffee should have its own column because its amazeballs. :) . Coffee is my go to, but I won’t lie, sometimes I do like a Xyience Cherry Lime. . Besides the fact that most things manufacturers make about their energy blends are false or under dosed to get the effect they claim, the beef I have with them is less about their “energy” claim and more about the sugar content and artificial sweeteners – I realize this could be its own topic so we will touch on it, and if you want a longer form post let me know – and ingredients. If you looked over the graphic above, you’d see that the AVERAGE dose of sugar is 50g. FIFTY GRAMS. . If I’m going to have that much sugar in one sitting, I’d rather have a… . -King Size Snickers -5 Reese’s PB Cups -15 Chips Ahoy Cookies -12 Oreos . I could keep going but you get the gist of what I’m saying. . There is such a wide range of “energy drinks” out there that I think it’s important to break them down into categories or into smaller groups. . The verdict? I am definitely an advocate of steering clear of the drinks with 50+ grams of sugar per can. . Diet sodas and zero calorie energy drinks? They’re fine in moderation, just don’t drink a ton of them. Because cancer lollol. . Coffee? Well, if you want to be friends, drinking coffee – and a lot of it – is a prerequisite. . At the end of the day if you don’t want to ingest any stimulants or anything that could be considered a chemical you better stick to water. . #energydrinks #sugar #energydrink #artificialsweetener #calorie #calories #macro #macros #nutrition #nutritions #iifym #fatlosstips #fatlossstory #weightlossstory #weightlosstips #fatlossgoals #trainer #strengthcoach #reformedathletes

By | 2018-06-17T06:03:24+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Buying Organic? Know Your Labels by @reformsandc . Let’s talk about organic products and how they’re labeled. They are everywhere, and similar to the fat free phenomena of the early 2000’s where everyone thought that fat was awful for you, the same conclusion can be drawn for organic products except this time on the opposite end of the spectrum. People think that if something is labeled organic that it has to be good for you. . Wait, I thought all organic labels meant the same thing? Not necessarily. Let me explain. . There are a few different categories of “organic foods”. When you’re shopping for organic foods in the U.S., look for the “USDA Organic” seal. Only foods that are 95 to 100 percent organic (and GMO-free) can use the USDA Organic label. . 100% Organic – Foods that are completely organic or made with 100% organic ingredients may display the USDA seal. . Organic – Foods that contain at least 95% organic ingredients may display the USDA seal. . Made with organic ingredients – Foods that contain at least 70% organic ingredients will not display the USDA seal but may list specific organic ingredients on the front of the package. . Contains organic ingredients – Foods that contain less than 70% organic ingredients will not display the USDA seal but may list specific organic ingredients on the information panel of the package. . The scariest one, in my opinion, is the “Made with organic ingredients”. While they are not allowed to use the USDA Organic seal, many times seeing the word “organic” in any capacity can lead to a purchase. The issue with this is that there are still 30% of the ingredients that can be complete trash. . Just because it says “Organic” shouldn’t make it synonymous with “good for you”.

Buying Organic? Know Your Labels by @reformsandc . Let’s talk about organic products and how they’re labeled. They are everywhere, and similar to the fat free phenomena of the early 2000’s where everyone thought that fat was awful for you, the same conclusion can be drawn for organic products except this time on the opposite end of the spectrum. People think that if something is labeled organic that it has to be good for you. . Wait, I thought all organic labels meant the same thing? Not necessarily. Let me explain. . There are a few different categories of “organic foods”. When you’re shopping for organic foods in the U.S., look for the “USDA Organic” seal. Only foods that are 95 to 100 percent organic (and GMO-free) can use the USDA Organic label. . 100% Organic – Foods that are completely organic or made with 100% organic ingredients may display the USDA seal. . Organic – Foods that contain at least 95% organic ingredients may display the USDA seal. . Made with organic ingredients – Foods that contain at least 70% organic ingredients will not display the USDA seal but may list specific organic ingredients on the front of the package. . Contains organic ingredients – Foods that contain less than 70% organic ingredients will not display the USDA seal but may list specific organic ingredients on the information panel of the package. . The scariest one, in my opinion, is the “Made with organic ingredients”. While they are not allowed to use the USDA Organic seal, many times seeing the word “organic” in any capacity can lead to a purchase. The issue with this is that there are still 30% of the ingredients that can be complete trash. . Just because it says “Organic” shouldn’t make it synonymous with “good for you”.

By | 2018-06-15T06:04:49+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

💥Don’t Avoid Training When You’re Injured by @reformsandc . 💥Comment below if you’ve had this conversation with yourself 😂! . So you’re injured. You have a banged up shoulder, a sore knee, tight lower back. The list could go on forever. What I’m talking about here are little injuries that commonly flare up here and there, not “oh you had surgery yesterday but you still need to lift”. Know what I mean? . I’ve had this same talk with many clients and, as you can see from my beautiful bitmoji’s, with myself as well. It can be so easy to blow off gym time, especially when you can chalk it up to being injured! . But, if your knee is sore — I feel you, it sucks — but you’ve got an entire healthy upper body you can use to get a great workout in. Achy shoulders? Well, looks like it’s leg day. . You get the gist. Don’t blow off training unless you have too. You’ll likely feel better once you leave the gym anyway! . Having a plan or a coach (with a plan) can be crucial here. Just know that if you’re on Day 2 but you could do Day 3 comfortably that is OK. You won’t mess anything up by changing the order. A workout that happens is always better than one that doesn’t. Obv. . Learn to train around injuries and blow off that voice in your head that says you can skip the gym because you’re hurting. You’ll thank yourself later. :) . #beastmode #certifiedgymrat #chestday #cleaneating #cosyyogapants #fitblr #fitmeals #fitnesslove #fitspo #getfitnlean #gymlife #gymmotivation #instafit #instafitness #powerlifting #shredded #strengthdefinesyou #bodybuilding #workoutwednesday #trainer #strengthcoach #reformedathletes

💥Don’t Avoid Training When You’re Injured by @reformsandc . 💥Comment below if you’ve had this conversation with yourself 😂! . So you’re injured. You have a banged up shoulder, a sore knee, tight lower back. The list could go on forever. What I’m talking about here are little injuries that commonly flare up here and there, not “oh you had surgery yesterday but you still need to lift”. Know what I mean? . I’ve had this same talk with many clients and, as you can see from my beautiful bitmoji’s, with myself as well. It can be so easy to blow off gym time, especially when you can chalk it up to being injured! . But, if your knee is sore — I feel you, it sucks — but you’ve got an entire healthy upper body you can use to get a great workout in. Achy shoulders? Well, looks like it’s leg day. . You get the gist. Don’t blow off training unless you have too. You’ll likely feel better once you leave the gym anyway! . Having a plan or a coach (with a plan) can be crucial here. Just know that if you’re on Day 2 but you could do Day 3 comfortably that is OK. You won’t mess anything up by changing the order. A workout that happens is always better than one that doesn’t. Obv. . Learn to train around injuries and blow off that voice in your head that says you can skip the gym because you’re hurting. You’ll thank yourself later. :) . #beastmode #certifiedgymrat #chestday #cleaneating #cosyyogapants #fitblr #fitmeals #fitnesslove #fitspo #getfitnlean #gymlife #gymmotivation #instafit #instafitness #powerlifting #shredded #strengthdefinesyou #bodybuilding #workoutwednesday #trainer #strengthcoach #reformedathletes

By | 2018-06-14T06:15:30+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fitness Myth: Higher Reps = Light Weight . I realize that doing more reps typically means using lighter weight. The issue isn’t that, per se. . The problem I run into, especially thus far in my monthly group Reform Xclusive, is that a lot of folks think there are pre determined numbers that define “light”. . There cant really be a standard number for what is light because there are so many differences from individual to individual. I see many people use the dumbbell rack as a guide to heavy/light, or a set number say over or under 25’s etc. . I see this in both men and women, but predominantly the latter. Even though women are way more responsive to lifting (and lifting heavy) than they were 10 years ago when I started out, a lot still think that going to heavy will make you bulky. . Being bulky is a topic for a different day, but, the short version is that you wont get bulky unless you TRY to get bulky. . Anyway, situations may play out something like this, “I want to do 10-12 reps and I could probably do 30’s, but that’s too heavy I need to use 15’s since it’s higher rep day.”. The problem with that is the lifter wont make much (if any) progress because they are not pushing their body and muscles hard enough to make real changes. Sure repetitive lifts with 15’s is better than nothing, but why not reach the goal faster if you can? . *Just to note: all reps whether heavy or light should be with perfect form* . Have you ever had your mind play tricks on you like this? Comment below what you’ve experienced/dealt with. . #lifting #liftheavy #weightlifting #liftweights #fitness #girlgains #fitnessaddict #fit4life #gymtime #fitfam #trainer #strengthcoach #reformedathletes

Fitness Myth: Higher Reps = Light Weight . I realize that doing more reps typically means using lighter weight. The issue isn’t that, per se. . The problem I run into, especially thus far in my monthly group Reform Xclusive, is that a lot of folks think there are pre determined numbers that define “light”. . There cant really be a standard number for what is light because there are so many differences from individual to individual. I see many people use the dumbbell rack as a guide to heavy/light, or a set number say over or under 25’s etc. . I see this in both men and women, but predominantly the latter. Even though women are way more responsive to lifting (and lifting heavy) than they were 10 years ago when I started out, a lot still think that going to heavy will make you bulky. . Being bulky is a topic for a different day, but, the short version is that you wont get bulky unless you TRY to get bulky. . Anyway, situations may play out something like this, “I want to do 10-12 reps and I could probably do 30’s, but that’s too heavy I need to use 15’s since it’s higher rep day.”. The problem with that is the lifter wont make much (if any) progress because they are not pushing their body and muscles hard enough to make real changes. Sure repetitive lifts with 15’s is better than nothing, but why not reach the goal faster if you can? . *Just to note: all reps whether heavy or light should be with perfect form* . Have you ever had your mind play tricks on you like this? Comment below what you’ve experienced/dealt with. . #lifting #liftheavy #weightlifting #liftweights #fitness #girlgains #fitnessaddict #fit4life #gymtime #fitfam #trainer #strengthcoach #reformedathletes

By | 2018-06-13T06:03:47+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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