Should You Be Doing Keto?


It seems like everyone is jumping on the keto band wagon lately. They all awesome that keto is the end all be all to all your weight loss struggles. 😑⠀

Well me being someone that did keto for 2-3 years I’m here to tell you that keto ❗️IS NOT❗️the end all be all. And ❗️IS NOT❗️ something you should marry. ⠀

Can everyone benefit from a period of ketosis? Yes of corse. Re-sensitizing your body to glucose and carbohydrates can be very beneficial. ⠀

But unless you have a serious medical issue that ketosis can help mid agate or fix your ketogenic is not the holy grail. ⠀

If your an athlete, hard training individual, or someone that does CrossFit, your most likely not gonna be doing yourself any good. ⠀

These training modalities are glycolytic in nature so they will need carbohydrates for optimal performance. ⠀

Some bodybuilding can be performed on lower carbs and maybe even a TKD (targeted keto diet) approach. ⠀

But I won’t classify that as keto. It’s more just carb cycling. Or targeted carbohydrate intake. ⠀

True ketosis is the elimination of carbs for an extended period of time to make your body switch metabolic functions and burn fat for fuel. ⠀

Ketosis has its place in the right application… ⠀

☝🏼 if your someone that is pretty sedentary and doesn’t training for hard or very little. ⠀

✌🏼 If your someone will blood sugar dis regulation and crashes from eating a heavy carb meal. ⠀

But in any other situation I could argue that a balanced diet with optimal amounts of protein accounted for will yelled you just as much benefit if not more. ⠀

Just remember these two things. ⠀

☝🏼 protein is the most thermogenic food. ⠀

✌🏼 carbohydrates have the biggest impact on increasing metabolic activity and athletic performance.⠀
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Building Muscles

What does it take to build muscle??⠀

☝🏼 Adequate protein with a caloric surplus.⠀

✌🏼 Consistent increases in volume/work load.⠀

🖖🏼 Intensity during training.⠀

A caloric surplus with optimal amounts of protein is gonna be one of the biggest driving factors to weather or not you can build a substantial amount of muscle or not.⠀

As muscle sparing nutrients (carbs & fats) start to increase is will take less protein to aid in recovery.⠀

For someone looking to build muscle I still never recommend less then 0.8g of protein per pound of body weight. ⠀

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If your someone that does not track your workouts/weight lifted, understanding how much total volume you actually lifted that day is gonna be a game charger for you.⠀

Volume is: Weight x Sets x reps⠀

If your not consistently increasing this number your gains are gonna be very slow and minimal.⠀

Now none of us are able to just consistently increase volume for the rest of our lives.⠀

But this is were proper exercise programming and periodization come in to play in order to make sure your still make consistent progress.⠀

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Training intensity isn’t talk about very much now a days but there is someone to be said for it.⠀

This is basically how hard you are training.⠀

Are you reaching your desired number of volume by doing 1,000 reps with 10 pounds? Or are you getting there doing 5 heavy sets of 5 reps?⠀

Which one do you think is gonna build more muscle?⠀

Now I don’t want you driving yourself into the ground and not being able to walk after every workout. (More about this later😉)⠀

But you still need to make your sets hard!⠀

You need to push yourself and you need to send that signal to your body that it NEEDS to grow.⠀

Implementing these three variables is gonna be the key to long term, consistent, muscle growth.⠀

What Can You Gain from Fat Burner?

A lot of people head into supplement stores every day searching for that magic pill. The magic fat burner that is gonna drop 10-15 pound of them in the first month. ⠀

But is this really possible? And if not, then what is the benefit from actually taking a fat burner?⠀

The amount of fat your actually gonna burn from taking a fat burner is pretty mine-squeal. We’re talking splitting hairs.⠀

The best a fat burner will do is raise your heart rate and core body temperature due to the caffeine or other stimulates in it. Only making it feel like somethings actually working.⠀

Simply adjustments to your diet, cardio, and weight training sessions will yelled you just as much if not more results then taking the fat burner by its self.⠀

So why do you hear all the time that these fat burners helped people loose weight?⠀

Most likely the fat burner simply helped these people get on on solid regimen.⠀

Spending $60-$120 on a fat burner simply motivated them to change there diet and get into the gym so they wouldn’t feel like they wasted there money.⠀

They simply needed a reason or motivating factor to actually make the lifestyle changes necessary.⠀

The fat burner did not magically make them lose weight. Magic pills DO NOT exist.⠀

You wanna know what’s also motivating and not a waste of money but will still get you long lasting results??⠀

HAVING A COACH!!⠀

Hiring a coach is a great way to get solid advice, knowledge, and accountability to help you reach your goal.⠀

the results you’ll see with a coach will be drastically better and you’ll be able to continue seeing results MUCH MUCH longer then if you deciding to buy a 2 month supply of fat burners.⠀

Wanna learn what you coaching service entails?⠀

Comment 👍🏼👍🏼 below and I’ll DM you with all the information!😁⠀

Diet After Diet

How do we lose body fat and achieve our ideal physique? ⠀

We gotta get serious about what we put in our body’s. ⠀

Now for the sake of this post we are gonna use the word “diet” but we all know this word isn’t the best representation of the lifestyle change that needs to happen.⠀

When your looking to change your physique and achieve that ideal look we have to go on a “diet.”⠀
Restrict calories (primarily fats & carbs), and increase activity. ⠀

But what happens once we reach your goal? Your done, it’s over, you got back to the way you were eating before or the stay in this restricted state forever?⠀

DEFINITELY NOT!! This is only gonna set you up for disaster and put you down a path of yo-yo dieting.⠀

The “diet” after the “diet” becomes just as, if not MORE important then the “diet” its self.⠀

You must come out of that restricted state properly. One to maintain what you worked so hard for but two so you come back to a place of optimal health.⠀

This can be tricky and take some planning so hiring a coach that can help you properly “reverse diet” could be the difference between you maintain all that hard work or bouncing back to square one. ⠀

But at the end of the day whether you decide to hire someone or not you must remember that once you reach your goal, the “diet” isn’t over. ⠀

You still have A LOT of work to do. And you still need to be diligent about how you come out of the “diet.” ⠀

And the still need the work back towards a place of maintenance. ⠀

Wanna learn more about how to properly “diet” and then come OUT of the diet?! Shoot me a DM!! ⠀

I’d love to chat with you and see if we can set you on the right track towards success!!🙌🏼⠀

Eating Before Bed

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Many people believe that anything you eat before bed will automatically turn into fat. However, this isn’t exactly the case. Our bodies are in a constant state of protein turnover aka making new proteins and breaking down the old ones.
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Eating a meal that is high in protein before bed can help your body remain in this muscle-building phase as well as increase the amount of muscle protein synthesis. Eating before bed is not “bad” but there are definitely better choices that you can make at this time. Your snack/meal at night should HELP with your goals not hinder your progress. Aka eating cookies or snacks that are high in sugary carbs might not be the best option.
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Eating a small sized meal prior to bed consisting of protein, carbs and fat will help to keep you satisfied and possibly help you fall asleep as our brains turns carbs (complex) to serotonin. Eating a larger meal may either keep you up or disrupt your sleep.
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Dairy products such as greek yogurt are typically slow digesting and allows your body to enter the muscle building phase while you sleep. Choosing foods that are high in healthy fats (avocado, almonds), can be helpful as well since fats also slow down the rate of digestion.
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There are other factors to keep in mind as well such as what types of foods you ate throughout the rest of your day and whether or not you just worked out. If you just worked out and it’s late at night, eating some carbs or fruit to replenish your glycogen stores would be fine along with some protein. If you haven’t eaten much throughout the day, choosing some healthier carbs to eat is not going to harm you.
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Fueling your body with the proper nutrition that it needs should always be a number one priority. By keeping this in mind, you will start making choices that will help fuel your body instead of harming it.

Are You Loosing Weight But Looking Fat?

Not possible😱⠀

How in the world can someone lose pounds on the scale but look worse!?!⠀

Because fat loss & weight loss are NOT the same!!🤭⠀

Weight can come from a lot of things; fat, muscle, bone, water, hair, etc.⠀

Just cuz the your “weight” went done on the scale doesn’t always mean it came solely from fat.⠀

But how does this happen?⠀

Caloric reduction WITHOUT the focus on macronutrient profile is the biggest contributor☝🏼.⠀

Yes, to lose weight you need to reduce calories. The probably is no one was every taught where those calories should come from!⠀

A majority of people look at “reduce calories” and they will simply cut out everything. Protein, fat, and carbs.⠀

Causing the scale to go down but they only look like a smaller version of themselves.⠀

I’m order to actually change your body composition and lose mostly fat, calories do need to be reduced.⠀

BUT! Those calories need to come primarily from fats & carbohydrates.⠀

Keeping protein high (1g-1.3g per pound of body weight) will ensure what you keep most of your muscle mass during a fat loss phase.⠀

I only say most because it is inevitable that your gonna lose some muscle mass.⠀

But we can DRASTICALLY reduce this by make sure protein is adequate. ⠀

Take your macros.⠀

Understand what your food consists of. ⠀

If your goal is cosmetic and you wanna look a certain way this is essential.⠀

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Do you have a friend that is constantly yo-yo dieting and needs to track there macros!?!? ⠀

Tag them below and help spread the word!!⠀

Being Healthy Is Habits & Lifestyle.

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Being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Often the simplest of things can make the biggest impact. .

Have you ever wondered why things which on paper seem pretty fricking simple actually end up being the hardest things to do.

Walking to a tap filling a glass with water and drinking it a numerous times a day isn’t like trying to climb mount Everest.

Eating a few portions of veggies with every meal isn’t like building and launching a rocket.

Yet still so many people struggle to do them either consistently or at all.

Why?

Well mental resistance to doing new things isn’t unusual.

In all honesty the only way to break through the resistance is to start small and then be disciplined with achieving the small things.

Over time these then become your habits.

Maybe you’re attaching all kinds of negative stories to you about
👉🏻your abilities

👉🏻your worth

All of which can lead to sabotaging behaviours

Maybe you’ve been telling yourself in order for something to be impactful and worth doing it must be fancy and complicated.

Or perhaps you don’t believe the true power of;
👉🏻positive environments
👉🏻laughter

👉🏻working on loving yourself

Maybe your life mission is to try and find a more complicated way of getting healthy.

Maybe in your mind you think healthy means you must live a miserable existence cutting out everything you enjoy

You run with an abundance of
👉do’s, don’ts

👉evil this,evil that

Rather than putting your moderation pants and context hat on and know you don’t need to live like a nun!

Oh and let’s not forget your compelling need to have everything yesterday.

You want fast and easy

I get I really do there’s loads of stuff in my life I would love to happen quicker and without the work but that’s just not real life.

But looking for fancy pills, going on crazy detoxes or other fads hoping for a quick fix is a waste of your time.

What you really need to do is;
🙏🏻Work on your main driver (the mind)
🙏🏻Then make nailing these basics your focus