When it comes to fat loss for women, it’s important to know how women’s bodies are unique. Discover fitness and lifestyle tips to help women lose fat.
The popularity of the ketogenic diet continues to grow in the health and nutrition space. Characterized by high fat intake, a moderate amount of quality protein, and low carb consumption, keto leverages a process called ketosis to fuel the body's energy needs instead of relying on carbohydrates and the glucose they provide. This leads to the use of stored fat as fuel which is the reason for the high-fat component of this approach versus a more traditional macro split.
Summer is a conflicting time for those of us focusing on our health and nutrition. We want to enjoy the sun, sip on a cocktail, enjoy a backyard BBQ, and spend more time thinking about our next outdoor adventure than macros and meal prepping. But we also wear less clothing and want to look and feel our best. So what do we do? How can we drink our mojito and have it too?
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding carbs in the nutrition and fitness world. Some swear up and down that all carbs are the enemy, while others say that it depends on the type of carb, your goals, and your training. But before we dive into refined carbohydrates, let’s take one step back and talk about carbohydrates as a whole.
Protein is essential for building, repairing and preserving muscle. It also helps us feel full throughout the day. Satiate your hunger and be kind to your muscles with these easy tips for hitting your daily protein goal!
How much water should I drink? This is a question we always get as Working Against Gravity coaches. And although the answer is somewhat personalized, there are some general hydration rules and guidelines we can all follow to ensure we’re drinking enough.
As with any new skill, there is a bit of a learning curve. Lucky for you, we’re here to help! Let’s take a look at some of the most common macro counting questions so you can get up and running as quickly as possible.
We provide an in-depth look at how to count macros for weight loss. We’ll tackle why counting macros is an effective way to lose weight, suggestions for getting started if you’re new to counting macros, how to calculate macros for weight loss, how to lose weight without negatively impacting your performance or recovery, and how to think about macro tracking (or not macro tracking) long-term.
We have created the WAG Holiday Nutrition Guide—to help you have a fantastic season, while still staying healthy.
In this article, we’ll cover the basics of how to read a nutrition label and break down the sections of a nutrition label that are most important when it comes to counting macros and making informed food decisions.
If you have a difficult time through the holidays due to anxiety around socializing and food choices then take some time to consider what is bringing up these feelings. Are you holding onto an idea of perfection that you need to work through? Is it time to start introducing more flexibility into your nutrition plan? Does the feeling of being “out of control” around food or with your schedule add tons of stress to your plate?
Katherine Hyatt Hawkins
At first glance, low-carb diets and keto diets may seem similar in that they both limit carb intake. However, these diet types differ in a few key ways. Knowing the differences between a low-carb diet and a keto diet will help you choose the proper diet based on your goals, lifestyle, and preferences.