Protein Pound Cake

  We’re going to pound town, because for realsies, this cake is as good as sex! Well, not really. I mean, it’s good, but it ain’t THAT good. And let’s be serious, if this cake is that good for you – I think you’re doing it wrong! This weekend was awesome for so many reasons. For one, I took off …

How to Create Modular Meals

Modular Meal Planning How do you make any meal fit into your macro budget? I use a concept I call modular meal planning. I have a few staple recipes that I can modify to fit pretty much any macro budget. For example, I’ve found that most people love tacos. I could eat tacos pretty much every day. So to make …

How to meal plan for indulgent foods

How to meal plan for indulgent foods If you’re reading this, you probably know what macros are and how to calculate your proper macro intake. If not, refer back to some of my previous posts and ask questions in the comment section below so that I can write more on that topic. I treat flexible dieting like a budget. The goal …

How to prepare for a fitness photo shoot in 4 easy steps

Photo shoots are my favorite. I love the camera. The camera loves me. It’s my time to shine and capture all the months of hard work I’ve put in at the gym. Many women (and men) allow a photo shoot to intimidate them. Don’t! Enjoy it. It should be fun and relaxed. You should feel pretty, but not all the …

How to Calculate your Macros – Part 1- Lean Body Mass

There are many ways to calculate your macros and it can get intimidating when you’re trying to compare all of the different formulas and approaches to flexible dieting. Which formula do I use? How much activity do I account for? Do I subtract calories for working out? Can I drink alcohol? Can I eat out at restaurants? What about sugar? What …

Counting Calories vs. Clean Eating vs. IIFYM

Counting Calories vs. Clean Eating vs. IIFYM Counting Calories – A calorie is a unit used to measure potential energy. 1 calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C. Some foods are more calorically dense than others meaning that some foods have more calories per square inch – these …