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To accomplish long-term success in improving body composition, it makes sense to take steps that are specific and actionable. If you want to eat less and change the way you eat, meal planning is a healthy habit that plays an important role in helping you achieve sustainable outcomes in your weight loss or body recomposition efforts.
In this article, we’ll take a look at how meal planning can play a crucial role in achieving your body composition goals. Plus, you’ll learn how to stick to a meal plan for the long haul. After all, it all boils down to consistency.
Like everything else in nutrition and fitness, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach in improving body composition. You have to try out one possible fix after the other and make adjustments.
In this article, you’ll learn why you’re not seeing the results you want and be able to identify the adjustments that you can make to address these issues.
Before you revel in the aha! moments below, keep in mind that improving body composition is not mainly about getting from Point A to Point B as drastically as you can, but rather making slow yet substantial changes in between Points A and B.
Of course, you want to be healthy and fit too, but there’s too much that’s going on in your life right now (e.g., a growing pile of schoolwork, more responsibilities at the office, a new baby, a bad breakup) that you can’t really be bothered to learn more about body composition analysis. Frankly, having a decent breakfast on most days is already a struggle.
Yet there’s so much you’re leaving on the table by ignoring what’s going on in your body.
To help you get started, read on to learn why taking your body composition seriously is definitely worth it.
Acclaimed nutritionist Marion Nestle admits that understanding calories can be complicated.
But this whole calorie confusion should not deter you from giving up or even hating on low-caloric diets. Nor it should stop you from learning what you can do to become a healthier, better version of yourself.
As always, there are two sides to a story. This article will look at both.
Whether it’s your first or fourth, there’s no denying that pregnancy can make an impact on your body. Even if you were in good shape before pregnancy, putting on additional weight and the appearance of a flabby stomach are almost always inevitable following childbirth.
Should this stop you from thinking about getting pregnant for the first time? Or planning for kid #3? For some, it does. Others don’t really mind. While there's no right or wrong answer, there is good news for those who do become pregnant — you can regain your body composition.
Let’s figure this out, shall we?
The mere mention of body fat conjures images of overweight, beer-bellied men or women with their jelly bellies and thunder thighs.
This is why you’ll find thousands of articles about losing body fat, or magazines loaded with front cover headlines that promise to get rid of x amount of body fat in x days.
But what if it’s not that simple? What if there’s more to body fat than just burning it?
Imagine eating thick slabs of bacon with a three-egg omelette (with yolks!) for breakfast almost every day while looking and feeling good at the same time.
But wait, aren’t bacon and egg yolks synonymous with every disease out there that’s associated with high cholesterol levels?
Well, it turns out that dietary fat is not what we thought it was supposed to be. Cardiologists are even starting to question the conventional wisdom of fat as the big bad wolf that’s out to get you by making you fat and wrecking your health.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at keto — what happens to your body when you go on a high-fat diet, its benefits, and possible drawbacks.
You’ll also learn how eating more fat can potentially help you reach your body composition goals - rather than work against them - by helping you drop your body fat percentage, without losing Lean Body Mass.
While the ill effects of ignoring your glorious glutes, thighs, hamstrings, and calves may not be felt immediately, failing to keep them in shape will eventually catch up with you. It's a classic, use-it-or-lose-it scenario.
Read on to learn why ignoring your legs’ pleas (if only your legs could talk!) to keep them in shape is tantamount to eating Twinkies for breakfast.
Seriously, we’re not pulling your leg (swear, this is the only leg pun we have in this post).
Fall is already here and the holidays are just around the corner!
With an ever-growing list of things to wrap up as the year’s last quarter hurrah begins, it’s tempting to hold off on your body composition goals until the New Year.
But why wait for January when you can start making small changes towards a better body composition and reducing your body fat percentage - the real marker of positive change in your health and fitness?
Admit it, the thought of aging bothers you sometimes.
Got early signs of crow’s feet? Flabby upper arms? Suddenly out of breath when you’re forced to take the stairs?
You probably recognize these as the signs of “normal aging”, and perhaps you’re resigned to just accepting these as they come when you get older, since everyone else seems to.
But, while there may be limitations, it’s absolutely possible to maintain or slow down the decline of your physical health and function into your golden years. And it all comes down to improving your body composition.
You're skeptical about intermittent fasting (IF).
Why would it work if it’s the total opposite of what majority of us has known for a while now? We’re supposed to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep our metabolism in a constant state of stoking the proverbial furnace, right?
In this blog post, we’ll get into the meat (and marrow if you want to dig deeper!) of established facts and newest findings on IF to help you decide.
Did you know that right now, your entire body is host to trillions of bacteria, and most of it are essential to your health?
As it turns out many of these are helpful and can have a significant effect on your body composition and overall health.
Are carbs truly evil? Or should you embrace more carbs in your life?
In this article, we’ll take a close look at carbohydrates — their essential bodily functions, several established facts and hypotheses on whether they are friend or foe, and how eating the right carbs can contribute to a healthy weight and body composition.
The reality is that shedding the unwanted pounds is not the hardest part of weight loss. It’s keeping the weight off for good despite life’s occasional curveballs.
Is long term weight loss really possible?
Or should you resign yourself to the fact that you’ll eventually regain what you’ve lost?
Does it all boil down to having loads of willpower? Or is there more to self-control that’s involved in long-term weight loss sorcery?