Failing to plan is planning to fail. If you are not prepared for your week, you will not stick to your goals. Why? Because life happens! So the best way to plan for this? Meal Prep! From our experience this is the biggest thing that can make or break a diet. It does not matter whether your goal is to lose weight or build muscle - 70% of your results are going to come from what you eat! Sometimes meal prep can seem like a daunting task, but for us personally, we know our best weeks happen when we stick to our diet, meals and macros, which is usually the result of a kick ass meal prep. That's why we thought it essential to share our tips and tricks (and basically the entire 101) so that you too can become a master meal prepper.
One of our favourite topics to talk about is cheat meals. Why? Well let’s be honest, we all love a good cheat meal, but most of us have such a difficult relationship with food we do not really know that much about cheat meals other than thinking they are just downright bad. So what's with the bad rap? Read more to find out.
How many times have you thought to yourself “I am doing everything I can and I still do not feel like I am getting the results I deserve”. This is very common. We talk to so many people that think they have all the pieces to the puzzle and their bodies are just not responding to the work they're putting in. Unfortunately, as easy as it is to blame our bodies, they're usually not the guilty culprits when it comes to our results - or lack thereof. But we're not putting the blame directly on you other! There just might be a few pieces that you are unaware of or overlooking that could be limiting your progress. So what are these mysterious puzzle pieces? Find out the top likely causes in this 4 part blog series.
Its the age old question: how to enjoy the holidays without gaining weight? Holidays are filled with fun family gatherings, vacations, and of course, endless amounts of food and drinks. But is it worth the potential 5 to 10 lbs you could gain over weeks of celebrating? Well don't worry - we have a few tips (and a free workout!) to help you still enjoy your holiday feasting while keeping your fat storage under control!
For some people, cravings can be the first step into the downward spiral to hell. Between the wagon and the ground where your fitness dreams are smashed and you have binge-eater's remorse. BUT! It doesn't have to be here. Here we break down why you might get cravings, what they might mean and how to overcome them.
When you start talking about nutrition with your trainer, the first thing they'll always tell you "protein, protein, protein!" You might be sick of hearing it, but we'll never stop saying it. But why is it so important? And why should you eat more? Can you ever eat too much? Don't worry, this blog post answers all your questions.
We hope you're all enjoying the fall fitness challenge! Even if you're not, we're hoping you're getting some motivation from our FFC-related posts. This week, Week 1, we want to explain why we don't include a meal plan for our fitness challenge. Or, why trying to take on too much too soon can delay your progress. Read more to find out!
Sunday brunch is clearly the best thing since sliced bread. Whether you have a weekly meet up with your family, group of close friends, or someone you don't see very often, its a great time to catch up, have fun and indulge a little bit. But what happens if you have one too many mimosas, way too many pancakes and then are too tired for your last workout of the week?
The never ending question: "How can I avoid weight gain during the holidays?" The holidays are filled with fun family gatherings, vacations, and of course, endless amounts of food. Sometimes it can be hard to not over indulge in family holiday dinners and all of the desserts that follow. Luckily, there are a quite a few things you can do that will allow you to still enjoy your holiday feasting while keeping the fat storage to a minimum. It is much easier for your body to gain weight than it is to lose weight it so why not try to avoid it to the best you possibly can? Here are a few helpful tips that will help you maintain your physique during the holidays!
So apparently studies have shown that even if you “behave” during your 9 to 5 week days, and “cheat” on weekends, you can still lose the weight you want and gain the gainz you want in the long term. However, if you’re struggling, drudging along a plateau, or looking to gain some 7 days/week willpower, here are some tips to not blow your diet or fitness plan over the weekends: