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alafitness Hollywood personal trainer Los Angeles IIFYM macros diet meal plan

So, what are macros? Macros, short for macronutrients, are the nutrients that provide calories from food. They consist of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Protein helps build lean muscle and repair broken tissue -which is what happens to your muscles during a workout. Protein burns more calories gram for gram because it requires more energy than the other macros for your body to digest it. Thus, high protein diets aid in fat loss.  1 gram of protein = 4 calories Carbohydrates (carbs) are stored in your muscles, organs, brain, and blood as glycogen which......

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5 Myths About Carbs you Should Stop Believing

Getting rid of a bad reputation can be a challenge – something carbs know all too well. Demonized for years and years, athletes and bodybuilders alike often label carbs as their worst enemy. From making you gain weight to nullifying your workout, these misconstrued nutrients have always been the ideal scapegoat for failing to achieve any training goals. While there is a lot of legit information about carbs and their importance for our body, there is also a serious amount of pseudoscience. This way it’s even harder to distinguish the difference between......

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Cheat Day, Donuts

Cheat meals used to be the highlight of my week- especially during prep for a competition! The rest of the week would start to drag as thoughts of donuts danced in my head. I tortured myself to eat squeaky clean in order to earn my one meal of unadulterated pleasure.  I thought if I wasn’t “good” I was letting Amanda Latona or Ashley Kaltwasser down. What made it worse was social media glamorizing cheat meals as a part of this healthy lifestyle, with #foodporn breaking the internet. Happily, I can say I no longer eat cheat......

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