Spot Reduction Isn't a Myth

Spot reduction is the idea of losing fat in just one area by only training that area. In the past every study has indicated that spot reduction is not possible and that the only way to reduce fat in a single area was to reduce over body fat with lots of cardio.  

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Net Carbs: What are they?

Net Carbs are Carbs that don't have much impact on blood sugar levels. It came about around the same time as the Atkins Diet grew popular.  Carbohydrates minus dietary fiber minus artificial sweeteners is where the terms Net Carbs comes from based out of  the Atkins diet. The reason behind the significance is that they are known as"impact carbs" since they have an impact on blood sugar. 

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Is there truth behind Bro Science?

Have you ever been at the gym and hear a whole bunch of guys talking about: 'Tilapia & Asparagus being the only thing to lean out" or " fasted cardio burns more fat." You may have even heard your favorite influencer talk about only doing HIIT cardio. In the fitness industry we call this, BRO SCIENCE. 

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Urban Workout for Fall

In today’s world - with all the technology that surrounds us - we rarely leave our homes. We have apps to bring us food and groceries, indoor treadmills, our beloved amazon prime and programs like P90x. I even heard that there is a robot coming out that can cook for us. Are all these amazing? Heck yeah! Are they also making it way too easy for us to stay indoors? Definitely!

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Macro Ratio: Per Meal

No matter what kind of diet you do; intermittent, 3 hour, 6 hour, Vegan, Paleo, IIFYM, Keto, Meal plan, etc you MUST meet your daily goal.  The major point that will lead you to succeed or fail in your fitness goal is what your eating v.s. what you burn. If you want to lose weight your goal is to burn more than you eat

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Meal Prepping is Evil

I know that school is also back in session which means craziness for everyone. Even if you don't have children like me, there is still the crazy traffic that comes along with it. Which means waking up about 30 minutes earlier  in order to get anywhere on time. Along with that comes the stress of eating on the go. However, most things that you can pick-up at fast food aren't really the healthiest options and if your running out the door you really don't want to be cooking eggs and oatmeal...am I right? I

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Why won't my muscles grow?

If you’re reading this blog it’s probably because you’re interested in muscle growth. You most likely have the same concerns, issues and questions I had when I first started. However, my major concern was that my muscles wouldn’t grow!! I mostly blamed it on my height (5’10”), but I also had to realize that I had spent so many of my pageant years avoiding the infamous” manly” look.

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Diet for Beginners

We've all have heard that in order to lose weight you MUST CUT OUT carbs, do countless hours of cardio and pretty much just be miserable. It's not true! Check out my diet for beginners guidelines to find out why!

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NutritionMonika Paez