Posts Tagged 'tips'

NEW PAGE | You Ask, I Answer | FAQ

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I’ve opened a new section to the website called “You Ask, I Answer“, it’s simply a FAQ page. I will start adding to this page weekly or bi weekly with questions that I receive from emails and/or social media accounts. For the most part will stick to training, nutrition, and recovery. 

How often should I work out?

It really depends on an infinite ...

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How To Track Your Weight, Averages Are Best

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You may have a nice program like MyFitnessPal or my FREE Taylor Carpenter Personal Training app to log your body weight, both give you fancy charts to see progress trends. They’re fine, but if you take it up a notch I’d recommend averaging out your “normal” days and monitoring that from week to week.

Below is a list of my scale averages and notices since the beginning of January. I intentionally go through long fat loss phases, short ...

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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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The Top Secret To Curb Your Cravings!

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The title sounds like a lie and a scam, the secret to stopping your cravings. All too often now, a new quick fix solution is marketed to build more muscle or lose more weight without investing too much effort. I run into these advertisements on a regular basis by running a personal training studio. It’s unfortunate for most of us but the real solution is hard work, often times restriction and a realignment of our priorities. Nothing worth having is ...

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Quick & Easy Food Options | Will Take Less Than 5 Minutes

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If you feel you have too little time to dedicate towards preparing your food, this list is for you. It’s not an exhaustive list but should be an easy starting point for people new to creating more structure in their diet. You don’t necessarily need to weigh everything you eat but you must adjust your goals and expectations when you have a more relaxed approach. If you’re working with a professional you must also realize they can’t provide you with ...

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Make Leaps, Not Baby Steps When Starting Out!

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Creating a lifestyle change, altering eating habits, waking up earlier to get workouts in can all be intimidating and challenging to anyone in the beginning. Instead of aggressively jumping in with both feet you may feel the need for modest baby steps to adjust to these transitions.

After training hundreds of clients over the years I can assure you that’s the last position you want to take! The path of least resistance is not always best. When you seek out a ...

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New USDA Dietary Guidelines

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For 2017 the United States Depepartment of Agriculture released some new dietary guidelines. It notably eased it’s hard restrictions towards cholesterol and sodium while giving the OK for a cup of caffeinated coffee in the morning.

The Washington Post had an excellent article on all of the details so I don’t want to copy and rehash what they’ve already said.

Mainly, I wanted to share the two infographics below as I thought they were a great visualization for how we should ...

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This is the SUREST Path to Sustained Fat Loss You Will Ever Read!

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What I’m about to tell you may not honestly appear be the “quickest” nor the “easiest” path to sustained fat loss. However, it’s definitely & undeniably the “surest”. If you acknowledge quick fixes always fail, then just trust I’m here to try and save you time.

I don’t like to do cardio. It’s boring and I don’t find it fun, if you like it or if one of my clients like it then by all means DO IT! Cardio should not be ...

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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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