Weight Loss & Nutrition

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

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2020 New Year’s Resolutions

Millions of people every year make New Year's resolutions, hoping to create change in life.  Once the glitter from the new year wears off people struggle to make their plans into action.  Did you know that less than half of the people who set New Year's Resolutions are actually successful?!  Let's change our typical hefty… Continue reading 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

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

7 Common Mistakes When Trying to Lose Weight

Losing weight is tough, I'll give you that.  Gaining weight can be tough for some folks too.  Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself.  I feel like I am doing everything right. I'm sticking to my meal plan, I'm working out HARD at the gym, and drinking tons of water.  Why can't I see progress? … Continue reading 7 Common Mistakes When Trying to Lose Weight

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Is Leptin To Blame?

Weight loss is all about willpower and calories right?  WRONG! Leptin: What is it? Did you know that there is a hormone called leptin in our body that sends signals to our brain when we have enough energy/fat stored to burn calories? Leptin is supposed to tell your brain when you have enough fat stored. … Continue reading Is Leptin To Blame?