The Importance of Protein Intake

Over the last year or so, I've noticed a trend: labels on foods are marketing themselves as "high protein" or "protein rich."  As these labels become more commonplace, it's clear that people want high protein food and are buying it.  It's easy to dismiss it as just another fad, like low carb or low fat … Continue reading The Importance of Protein Intake

Post Show Blues and Ennui | Learning How to Eat Again

So many people enter competition prep and develop tunnel vision: they don't/can't plan for anything post-show because they're so focused on stepping on stage.  It's understandable, and I'm guilty of this myself.  Because I was so physiologically stressed out due to training all the time on a caloric deficit, I didn't have the emotional bandwidth … Continue reading Post Show Blues and Ennui | Learning How to Eat Again

Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

This post may be Not Safe for Work: there are several photos of me in a bikini and in my mandatory bikini back pose.The dust has settled, the competition photos are back and posted on NPC News Online, and I'm ready to talk about my experience.  I competed at NPC/IFBB City Limits Championships on 4/14/18 … Continue reading Post Bikini Competition Experience (Write Up)

Oral HCG and the HCG Diet

If you've been reading my posts for a while, you'll know that I am very skeptical of get-skinny-quick methods and fat burning supplements.  I always advocate for sustainable fat loss methods through a moderate caloric deficit because I think those will lead to long lasting, lifestyle changes with minimal harm to your metabolic or emotional … Continue reading Oral HCG and the HCG Diet

Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations

Daily changes in scale weight are completely normal and to be expected, even if you're not trying to lose weight. I've seen my own weight bounce around 3-5 lbs within the same day, and it depends on a lot of things: how much sleep I've gotten, how stressed out I am, if I currently have … Continue reading Dealing with Scale Weight Fluctuations