I recently competed in a powerlifting meet to practice for my upcoming Georgia State meet, and decided to include a practice weight cut as well. I’ve been dieting down to the 57kg weight class for several weeks now, and though I wasn’t planning to try and make weight, I did want to have all of … Continue reading “Weight” Up: You Can Make Weight Safely!
My last blog explained the process of adopting and maintaining change, along with some ways to prevent a relapse back to behavioral procrastination (DUN dun DDUNNN). This time, I'm going to explain how I stuck to it for the whole 12 weeks without eating an entire jar of peanut butter or all of the Halo Top in … Continue reading Two More Weeks, Two More Things! (Installment #2: Hacking Your Brain)
Last weekend was QUITE the weekend. I finished my 12-week cut with Renaissance Periodization, having dropped 13 lbs and at least 4.5% body fat (~9-10 lbs of fat). I PR'ed on bench, repping 120x8 at 131 lbs. I passed the CISSN exam, which is the premiere sport nutrition certification through the International Society of Sport … Continue reading Two More Weeks, Two More Things! (Installment #1: Maintaining Change)
It has been FAR too long since I last posted. I make no excuses; I prioritized other things. The semester went into full swing, and between work, training, dieting, and a personal life, I decided to put this on the back-burner. There's only so much time that I want to spend staring at a computer … Continue reading 10 Weeks, 10 Pounds, 10 Things
I wasn't sure how helpful yesterday's post would be, but it looks like it was a hit! I'm so glad to see that I can help others who are similarly commitment-phobic in the kitchen. Did I mention that I'm terrible at baking? Just being honest, here. That said, sometimes I have good days. The benevolent … Continue reading More Recipes for People Who Hate Recipes
When I was 17, my parents thought I might starve or live off of Eggo waffles for the duration of college. I tried to cook a pork chop that year, and ended up with a creole hockey puck. I'm no chef! But, I have been cooking nutrient-dense meals for myself for some time, and I've … Continue reading Recipes for Other People Who Hate Recipes
I recently engaged in a discussion (okay, maybe a debate) about low-carbohydrate diets as a tool for weight loss in recreational exercisers (that refers to people who exercise without training for a competition, which sets them apart from athletes, technically). I’ve posted before that diets don’t work, so I’m not a proponent of low-carbohydrate ‘diets’, especially … Continue reading Know Your Clients–Inside and Out! Lesson #2 from Nutrition for Sports, Exercise & Weight Management with Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD and Dr. John Ivy, Professor Emeritus
Imagine this scenario for a moment: You are meeting a friend for coffee. As she walks through the door, you notice that she looks a bit forlorn. She sits across from you, exhales deeply, and slumps forward with a frown. "Are you feeling okay?" you ask. "You're looking a bit fat, today." Wait...what? That's terrible, right? … Continue reading “Fat is Not a Feeling”: Lesson #1 from Nutrition for Sports, Exercise & Weight Management with Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD and Dr. John Ivy, Professor Emeritus