Weight Loss & Nutrition

Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

Americans are still eating too much salt! Adults still take in an average of 3,400 milligrams (mg) per day- that's well above the federal guideline of 2,300 mg or less daily. The American Heart Association's recommended cap is 1,500mg, which is less than 1 teaspoon a day (Seeber 2016). Sodium comes in many forms in… Continue reading Don’t Get Salty: Reduce Salt Intake and Shake the Habit

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What Are Macros and Should You Count Them?

Does the IIFYM Diet actually work?  IIFYM or "If It Fits In Your Macros" diet is basically a form of flexible dieting. So what are macros and how do you count them? What are Macros Macros is in short macronutrients which consist of fat, protein, and carbohydrates.  All three of the above make up the… Continue reading What Are Macros and Should You Count Them?

Weight Loss & Nutrition

How To Start Your Fitness Journey

"Where do I begin?" This is one of the most common first questions for starting any new journey. So, you want to start your fitness journey! Great, but where do you start? I've been there! You don't know what you don't know right?! Everyone has to start somewhere however, I think it's important to gain… Continue reading How To Start Your Fitness Journey

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Weight Loss Misconceptions

Let's face it, losing weight can be difficult.  It takes a lot of time, energy, patience and dedication to stick to creating healthy habits.  There are so many weight loss misconceptions it can get tough to figure out what to actually believe and stay motivated. Here are a few misconceptions that I think are important

Weight Loss & Nutrition

5 Fat Loss Nutrition Tips

Chris Chinn Sweat City Fitness Owner 1.) EAT LESS CARBS ON NON-WORKOUT DAYS Healthy complex carbs are great for providing energy. But on days where you aren’t working out, you want to trim down your carbs to offset what you aren’t burning off that day. See if you can cut down on 2-3 servings of your normal carb… Continue reading 5 Fat Loss Nutrition Tips

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Gobble, Don’t Wobble

Did you know that the average amount of food consumed per person on Thanksgiving is 4500 calories?!? That's around 175% of an ordinary day. Whoa! Let's take a look at calories in what you're going to be eating on Thanksgiving to see how that's even possible. Drinks Calories 1 mixed drink 250 1 glass wine… Continue reading Gobble, Don’t Wobble

Bikini Competition, Weight Loss & Nutrition

2 Keto Variations for Athletes & Bodybuilders

I’m going to assume at this point you’ve already heard of a “ketogenic diet.” For those that haven’t, the quick explanation of going “keto” is eating a low-to-no carb diet (under 50g daily) and replacing it with high amounts of fat. The idea is that your body once your body is in a state of ketosis, it… Continue reading 2 Keto Variations for Athletes & Bodybuilders