Posts Tagged 'fitness nutrition specialist'

You cannot “eyeball” your calories, you don’t know how!

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I often receive the guarantee from new clients that they will “eyeball” their food or monitor their portions opposed to accurately tracking their food (against my recommendations). 

The problem here right off the bat is the average person has no idea how many calories are in a particular food by looking at it. The portion of food you eat or the amount of fullness you feel is not necessarily indicative of the calories you’ve consumed!

If we make an analogy to the ...

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Amazon Meal Prep Guide

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Simply put, you’re more likely to succeed if you take the time to plan ahead. Below are items that I use on a daily basis that allow me to spend my time more efficiently, keep me constantly prepared, and leaves my ability to adhere to my diet pretty seamless. What makes dieting fairly easy for me is I’m always prepared, food is always cooked and ready in the fridge at all times, I always have apples, bread, protein powder, etc. ...

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Struggling To Eat All Your Clean Calories? A Nutrition Tip On Volume

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When people have been reducing their restaurant trips with more clean home made food choices I’ve had more people lately struggle with getting all their calories in especially the Renaissance Periodization template clients. At the end of the day your calories and macronutrient numbers are what matter. Cleaner diets end up providing a lot more volume of food to consume.

If you eat out a lot you’re more than likely getting a high amount of calories in a low volume amount ...

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Government says egg yolks aren’t so bad after all

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The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel (The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee) has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food.” according to The Washington Post.

For years, almost like an urban legend cholesterol from eggs has been feared and with the consumption of two whole eggs people fear high cholesterol levels. This highly regarded dietary committee has dissolved those fears but unfortunately this article did not get an incredible amount of coverage. Evidently healthy eating habits are not ...

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Easy Cooking Pre-Workout Meal

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Easy cooking. Another preworkout meal by Taylor Carpenter, a personal trainer in Charlotte NC.
5oz 93% lean ground beef
1.5 cups of brown rice
1 cup of kale
1/2 serving of unsalted almonds

Beef cooked in bulk, brown rice cooked in bulk, kale pulled out of a bag, almonds pulled out of a can. Doesn’t get much quicker and easier

Depending on your goals and current weight you would probably need to adjust the ...

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Eating Healthy Really Isn’t So Expensive, That Excuse Doesn’t Work

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A common myth for eating horribly is that healthy food is too expensive. When you see the grocery list I have below, think in your mind of how much money you spent last time you went out to eat for ONE MEAL.

Grocery stop at Super “expensive” Harris Teeter. $40.40 for
2 cartons of egg whites
2.5lbs London broil
1lb 96% ground beef
Texas pete
Carton whole wheat penne
Carton whole wheat spaghetti
5 bags of steamable veggies

This will ...

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Taylor Carpenter Post Workout Shake – Dymatize Iso100

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People at the studio often ask me different questions about how and when I eat.

First and foremost, the most important thing is to stick to a caloric and macronutrient goal. There is no getting around this in my opinion. Weigh your food, log throughout your day and hit your goals. If progress is to slow or fast you have the data to make adjustments.

Post workout nutrition is important, however shakes are not necessary I just really enjoy my ...

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Taylor Carpenter is a Fitness Nutrition Specialist

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In early August 2014 Taylor Carpenter obtained an additional certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Fitness Nutrition Specialist credential.

The NASM FNS course delivers evidence-based nutrition education so health and fitness professionals can better serve their clients.

Developed in partnership with NASM’s strategic partner, Jones & Bartlett Learning (JBL) and leading registered dietitians, the FNS provides the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients seeking basic nutritional guidance.

“It’s estimated that by the year 2030, approximately ...

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Enrolled in Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program

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Taylor Carpenter has enrolled in the Fitness Nutrition Specialist program designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. NASM is the same organization where I obtained my personal training certification along with my corrective exercises specialist credential.

When I first got into fitness & exercise it was basically an athletic replacement for baseball. Over the past few years I’ve really tried to shift a lot of my attention towards the nutritional side of things and I believe its made a ...

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