Saturday Sharing: Thoughts on IIFYM

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Bodybuilding as a sport requires some intense dedication to eating the right things. You hear the words "eat clean" so often when you participate in this sport. I have also heard many jokes about the phrase "eat clean" and it really got me thinking. In fact, the entire nutrition issue has been at the front of my thinking the past couple of months. You might wonder why that … [Read more...]

Six Steps to Stay Binge Free

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Last year when competing for my first bikini competition, I had a lot of issues with binge-eating. I would sneak food in the car. I would stuff myself full of peanut butter then cry and refuse dinner. I would go to Whole Foods and eat cookies and sweets, then rationalize it because I was doing yoga and needed the calories. I hated every single thing about the last time around … [Read more...]

Is Eating Every 3 Hours Truly Necessary?

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Anyone who has been involved with losing fat and dropping pounds has heard the theory that eating every three hours is necessary to get maximum results. The theory is that the metabolism is stoked by eating so often. However, is it really necessary to eat every 3 hours? Personal Results I will tell you that I have tried the 3 meals a day approach and the every 3 hours … [Read more...]

Metabolic damage: Is It Real?

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Metabolic damage is a topic that has heated up of late thanks to Dr. Layne Norton's videos on the topic. Today we will look at the second video in his series about Metabolic Damage. In this video Layne speaks about Metabolic Capacity. He explains how it works and how he fixes things when they've been messed up. Listen to the video first if you haven't already. What's … [Read more...]

Let’s look into metabolic damage

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Dr. Layne Norton (@biolayne) has recorded 3 videos about metabolic damage. They have caused a major uproar in the industry. Today I want to review the contents of the metabolic damage video, not for entertainment purposes, but to help Layne spreads the word. I normally embed the video much lower in the article, but today I want to be sure you've seen the video. If not, please … [Read more...]

Great Sources of Protein

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Have you bothered to think about the great sources of protein that are available to you? Do you know if it is important to change up your sources of protein on a regular basis? What exactly do you know about protein and its role in bodybuilding? Great Sources of Protein Protein is a building block for muscles. Having good, lean sources of protein is a must if you are going to … [Read more...]

The Best Vegetables for Bodybuilding

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Bodybuilders put there body through tremendous stress. In order to continue to push themselves hard they need proper nutrition at all times. Vegetables are very important for that process to take place. Categories of Vegetables Vegetables are divided into five categories. The categories are dark green leafy vegetables, orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, starchy … [Read more...]

How an Old Guy Eats

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I have tried many different forms of eating. I am gong to present my overall philosophy and my current "rapid fat loss" philosophy in this very same article. It is important to understand my overall philosophy because it is what drives my eating the majority of the time. It is also important to understand what I am doing for just a short period of time so that you can see some … [Read more...]

Are the Evil Things You Heard About Carbs True?

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We have all seen all the low carb diets and how well they work, but those diets have given carbs a bad name. This just isn't right. Carbs in and of themselves are not evil. Carbs play a huge role in the diet of a bodybuilder as we will see shortly. Thus, we are going to answer the question "Are the evil things you've heard about carbs true?" What Are Carbs Anyway? Many of us … [Read more...]

How Much Protein is Optimal?

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I originally considered naming this article "How Much Protein is Enough" but realized that "enough" is a bad word to use. As you can see, I changed "enough" to "optimal" because that is really what we are after--the optimal level of protein intake to meet our goals. The Protein Myth Apparently the topic of how much protein consumption is optimal has been around since the … [Read more...]