Updated: Why You Need to Log Calories

Some personal trainers and “health gurus” don’t believe in logging calories. Instead, they say “eat when you’re hungry.” I don’t agree with that. I know from experience that eating below or too far above the amount of calories your body requires (for muscle gain, fat loss, or maintenance) can sabotage any prospect of reaching your…

Supporting Your Fitness Habit on a Budget

As a broke single mom, I’ve struggled to stretch my budget to meet my caloric and nutritional needs as well as cover my gym membership. Some years were good, others were bad, moneywise. I’ve always had to scratch my head and figure out the best way to meet my fitness goals and at the same…

Scivation Xtend Review

Xtend Pre-Workout Supplement: This supplement has been on of my favorites for years. It really provides an energy boost without giving you a jittery feeling. A full serving before your workout is advised, and on off days, a serving in you water throughout the day. Unfortunately, I recently learned that something in the formula is linked…

The Nutrient Timing System Book Review

The key to a great physique is not just knowing what to eat, but also when to eat specific foods. “The Nutrient Timing System” was written by two men with Ph.D.’s in sports nutrition. They cover when to eat specific nutrients and why. The doctors have worked to help Olympic athletes reach their best potential, via…