The Top 6 Things Holding You Back from Losing Weight

As a nutrition coach, one of the questions friends and family ask me most is, “Why can’t I lose weight?”. It’s a common question and not all surprising since the process of weight loss is complex and has a lot of variables.

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WAG Nutrition Macro and Calorie Calculator

Many people come to WAG Nutrition wanting to know how many calories they need to lose weight. Then, when they get the initial macros from their coach, they wonder “how do you calculate macros?” or how to calculate a calorie deficit. Use this calorie calculator guide as a jumping-off point.

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Should I Weigh Food Before or After Cooking?

Should I weigh my food before cooking? Does frozen food weigh more? How important is it to hit your macros anyway? If you have asked yourself these questions, or maybe typed them into Google (guilty!), you are not alone. It can be hard enough to decide what to make for dinner for the week, let alone knowing when or how to weigh it!

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Understanding Metabolism: How Undereating Hinders Results

What is your metabolism, why does it change so much from person to person and how does the amount you eat impact how many calories you burn each day?

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How to Enjoy "The Process" with your Nutrition

Whether it is getting healthier, losing weight, making weight for a competition, getting stronger, optimizing performance, or improving gut health (just to name a few goals we see here at WAG), learning to love “The Process” is one of the things that will help you get there.

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Should I Bulk, Cut, Reverse or Maintain?

If you’ve ever wondered something like… “Should I bulk, cut or maintain my weight?” “What is bulking, anyway?”  “How can I reverse diet without gaining weight?” “How does weight maintenance work?” Or, “How do I cut weight and still feel my best?” ...this article is for you.

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How to Measure Progress Without the Scale

The scale is only one measure of progress. There are many alternative ways to measure progress that do not involve your weight. In fact, focusing on more than one method to measure your progress can be very helpful in assessing your progress accurately. After all, the more puzzle pieces you have, the easier it is to put the whole picture together, right?

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Healthy Thanksgiving Tips: 3 Nutrition Mistakes To Avoid

We know that you want to go into and come out of your Thanksgiving dinner feeling successful and proud of your decisions while still enjoying the foods and people you love. So, we’re sharing three common Thanksgiving nutrition mistakes we see so you can see them coming and head into your celebration with a plan.

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How to Make Weight for a Weightlifting Competition

Currently trying to make weight for a weightlifting competition? Here are our tips and tricks to help you make weight for your sport - straight from a seasoned WAG Coach and international-level weightlifter. There are many sports out there that may require you to fall into a specific weight class to be eligible for competition. Weightlifting, powerlifting, judo, boxing and wrestling are just some of the sports that require athletes to be divided into weight classes and ‘make weight’ in that category.

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Nutrition Timing Based on Your Workout Schedule

What is nutrition timing and how can it help you achieve your performance or aesthetic goals? I get this question a LOT and as a nutrition coach, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. Here’s why: Nutrition timing can be the thing that takes an experienced tracker and athlete from really good to great.

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Figuring out how to eat healthy on a budget doesn’t have to include excel spreadsheets, long division or extreme coupon books (wait, are those still a thing?).

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Macros, Calories, Grams and Ounces: What are the Differences?

Calories, macros, grams, ounces…OH MY!  What is the difference between calories and macros and why is counting one often more effective than the other? How do grams and ounces play into this whole thing?

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