5 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Right Now Guest Post by Mercedes Bridle

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People love to come up with excuses – especially when it comes to the gym. “I don’t want to pay for a gym membership” or “I don’t have time to go to the gym” are some well-documented excuses I’m sure we have all used at some point. While the jury is still out on whether these are legitimate excuses or not, I have come up with a no-excuse plan for you to get in that workout your body is craving. The following five bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere, any time when your body has the urge to move. 
 
 
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Why Your Flexible Diet is Failing What You're Doing Wrong

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I’m am currently writing this from my bed, surrounded by cough syrup and buried in blankets, so please bare with me as I try to summon my strength to write this. Some sentences may not make sense, blame it on the cough syrup and the lack of food in my body. Speaking of food (smooth transition, I know), let me actually address what the title states: why your flexible diet isn’t working.

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Low Carb Diet: What Happens On a Low Carb Diet? My experience on a low-carb diet

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Hi, my name is Sarah, and I am addicted to carbohydrates. I don’t care what form or shape they come in, I love them all equally. Being a carb-lover, imagine my reaction when I had to go on a low carb diet last October. I thought it would be impossible for me to sustain a low carb diet, mostly because I love carbs so much. I didn’t even think about the benefits it will bring to my body, I just thought – no. Regardless of my feelings towards the approach, I trust my coach’s knowledge in his craft and my body, therefore I went forward and did it. I tried the low carb diet. Here’s what happened. 

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Staying On Track When Dieting How to stay on track when dieting

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Dieting isn’t easy. You want to lose weight though, which means you have to make some sacrifices in order to reach your goals. Sometimes, this means choosing the vegetables instead of the donuts. Sometimes, it means having the self-control to eat half the donut, because the other half doesn’t fit your calories for the day. Dieting means making temporary sacrifices that will pay off big in the long-term. You se a goal that you want to achieve physically, dieting is going to help you do that. 

But, how do you stay strong in front of temptation?

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Recovery Steps to Overcome Binge Eating

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Binge eating is the cause of many athletes’ weight gain after competing or after being in a calorie deficit. Normal individuals can also be victims to binge eating, restricting their calorie intake during the week to finally cave and binge on the weekend. This cycle can mess with one’s metabolism and hormones, turning one’s body into a fat gaining machine. This article will discuss how I overcame my binge eating and what recovery entails.  

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Protein Requirements for Fat Loss + Muscle Gain

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You read many things online about protein requirements. Most of the time, you’ll hear people say, “eat more protein, bro!”. The bro is optional, but you get my point. You hear everyone around you claiming that protein is the most important macronutrient, that you need protein to gain muscle mass. They’re definitely right – you do need protein to gain muscle mass. Do you need protein to lose weight? What are the protein requirements for someone looking to bulk? To lose fat and keep lean body mass (LBM)? 

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Do These Squats Make My Legs Look Bulky? Squat Myths Debunked

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In this week’s blog post, I want to address a question/complaint I often get: will squats make my legs look big? Usually, it’s followed by the statement: I don’t want to get too bulky or lifting heavy will make me look too big. Ah, if only it was that easy to put on muscle mass. This post isn’t about weightlifting (if you want all the details of lifting weights, you can read Lift Faster: The Science of Weightlifting), it’s about squats. Why should you squat? Will squatting really make your legs look too big? 

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What Is Intermittent Fasting: Weight Loss Diet? Is Intermittent Fasting the ONLY Diet You Should Follow?

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More people are getting familiar with the term Intermittent Fasting. Health experts on TV spend entire shows discussing the benefits of intermittent fasting (although not all information shared is true, but we’ll get back to that later). Celebrities open up about their diets that follow the rules of intermittent fasting. The World seems to be all caught up with this wonder diet, but what exactly are the rules of Intermittent Fasting? In this post, I outline the benefits of Intermittent Fasting, backed by recent research and personal experience. I share with you how you can switch to Intermittent Fasting, slowly or radically, and stick to the diet without feeling restricted. 

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5 Favorite Ab Exercises: Get A Strong Core Easy At-Home Ab Exercises

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Most clients that come into my office ask me one thing: how can I lose this belly fat? For some reason, society taught us that belly fat is wrong/unhealthy and our primary focus should be getting rid of our pooch. As a woman, I get it. Our stomach is broadcasted for the world to see when we go to the beach or when we wear something a little tighter around the middle area. We want that flat stomach when we wear a tight dress. Believe me, I get it. So, how do we get rid of belly fat? Do you have to do hundreds of ab exercises, daily?   

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For Those Questioning Their Worth You are worthy.

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With the holidays right around the corner, I want to remind you of how important you are. Too many family members getting together over food and alcohol can sometimes turn ugly. Opinions are vocalized, comments are thrown, and people’s worth questioned. This blog post is to remind you that you are worthy. You are worthy of love. You are worthy of health. You are worthy of everything you wish you accomplish. 

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