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What If I Already Have A Custom Meal Plan?

What If I Already Have A Custom Meal Plan?
  No problem! It's easy to enter your existing custom meal plans into MealPlanMagic to bring them to life. In fact, this was the entire ...

Six Sources Of Healthy Fats (And Why It Matters)

Six Sources Of Healthy Fats (And Why It Matters)
The word alone carries an unsavory connotation: f-a-t. We trim it from meat, strain it from the puddle surrounding an otherwise nutritious roaster chicken, and never, ever want to think of ourselves as (let alone be told that we are) fat. Even the lowercase form of the word sounds like a screamer, as in F-A-T.

80/20 Rule: Is It Really All About What You Eat Over How Much You Workout?

80/20 Rule: Is It Really All About What You Eat Over How Much You Workout?
To work out or not to work out, it’s a question that plagues us all at one point or another.  If you’re like me and exercise is part of your daily routine, then this question comes up on a regular basis.

Science Behind Carb Cycling To Shed Fat

Science Behind Carb Cycling To Shed Fat

Nobody wants to refer to them as “diets” anymore.

The word carries an unpleasant connotation which many people equate with “complexity,” “frustration,” “struggle” and, because they're so difficult to sustain, often “failure.”

If you're determined to create meal plans for weight loss, a new term might play as music to your ears—and provide delight to your palate: “carb cycling.”

Carb cycling is the practice of alternating high-carb and low-carb days—with just one simple proviso: you consume more carbs on high intensity (or training) days and fewer carbs on lower intensity days.

It might help to think of carb cycling as a way to keep your body in optimal balance: You fire up your metabolism on high-carb days and burn fat and retain muscle on low-carb days.

Yes, you might need a calculator to compute your ideal carb intake (unless you're using MealPlanMagic). And you might even want to keep a journal to track and adjust your carb cycling program. But you're likely to find carb cycling so enjoyable and rewarding—and so unlike any “diet” you've ever tried to follow—that they will merely become the tools of your means to achieve meaningful and lasting weight loss.

With a fresh meal planning and prepping tool at your side, assisting you in creating the best meal plans for weight loss, you'll eat heartily, too—and bring about the weight loss success you crave most.

Kickass High Protein Foods For A Lean Body

Kickass High Protein Foods For A Lean Body
If you've done any reading on the subject of healthy eating, you know how important eating foods high in protein content can be. Meat, fish, cheese, beans, tofu, yogurt and nuts are all high-protein foods. Just blindly eating foods high in protein isn't always the best strategy, however. It's important to know why protein is vital, as well as which high protein foods are best for your bodybuilding meal plan.