The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when any people eat too much and gain weight. Of course you can control whether you overeat or allow yourself to gain weight.
Balanced eating is critical to achieving fitness goals. Food is what fuels your body to reach your goals and without proper nutrition through quality foods, you’re likely to stall. As a result, if possible, eat organic foods and, above all else, maintain a balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, complete proteins, and fats including such things as fish oils and flaxseeds.
At the end of a long day, pretty much everyone enjoys kicking back and unwinding with a drink or two. Generally speaking, light to moderate drinking isn’t going to have too much of an impact on your overall health, so for many people it’s not a big deal. But for anyone with serious weight loss or muscle gaining goals, those few drinks can be disastrous to their progress. Packing on the Pounds
In the sport of bodybuilding, it has been a nutritional “staple” to follow a “clean” diet: eat high quality proteins, starches, and fats in order to achieve a stage-ready physique. In recent years, however, a new philosophy of competition prep has begun to emerge: If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM). In essence, those who follow IIFYM contend that what you eat is not important; as long as you stay within your daily calorie allotment and meet your macronutrient needs, you can still achieve a stage ready physiqu