TOP 5 TIPS FOR PLANT BASED CONTEST PREP/ BODY TRANSFORMATION
USE A MEAL TRACKER DON'T STRESS ABOUT PROTEIN DON'T FEAR THE CARBS KEEP YOUR FATS LOW DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT MEAL TRACKERS My meal tracker of choice is MYFITNESSPAL. It's easy to use, and many people interested in fitness have heard of it or used it in the past. It keeps getting easier to use. Myfitnesspal has a large database of foods, brands and restaurants. You can scan barcodes and even take pictures of your food for data entry purposes. You can divide your meals into 6, and name them as
VEGAN CONTEST PREP / BODY TRANSFORMATION
Are you an experienced competitor looking to try a plant- based prep for the first time? Or a vegan looking to compete for the first time? Are you looking to make a significant physical transformation while following a plant- based diet? If so, then this article is for you. Where to Start: A contest prep is the 12-16 weeks leading up to a show. However, this is not where the process should begin. Typically 6 months to a year or even longer is spent consistently training with weights and gaining muscle without too much
MEAL PREP MONTH
Hopefully we have all adapted to whatever new safe ways of working out are available to us. Grocery stores are less daunting and the long lines and supply shortages have eased. If you haven't already, it's time to solidify good (or excellent) eating habits and secure a sustainable eating strategy that propels you towards your goals. Meal Prep Tips: 1. Take your vitamins and keep your immune system strong. This goes hand in hand with ensuring that you get an adequate amount of good quality sleep each night. 2. Drink 2-3 + liters
Nutrition for Better Glutes
Having a nice perky booty is great and not only does your exercise have an effect, but so does your diet! Here are some great foods and tips for helping to firm up your glutes! Rules for a Better Booty: Reduce fluid retention This is the most important rule, as eliminating excess fluid from your fat cells will dramatically reduce the amount bulging from those stacked lipid boxes. So you need to cut out salt, drink more water and eat more naturally diuretic foods, including cranberries, celery, fennel and asparagus. Burn fat Excess
TOP 10 CARB CHOICES
Here are Mind Muscle Spirit’s top ten favorite carbs! I know what your thinking, “No! Not carbs!” Really though, carbohydrates are very important to our everyday health. It is important to note that not all carbs are created equal. Just like, not all calories are created equal. Five hundred calories of kale is very different from 500 calories of M&Ms. The same goes for carbs. The type, quality, and quantity of your carb intake make the difference. Carbs are converted into glucose in the body, which is a form of
What is Gut Health?
Heard about the importance of Gut Health but not sure what it means? Integrative Nutritionist Taylor DeBoer explains what is Gut Health, how you can better your gut health, and why gut health is declining in many people.