Posts by mandyjskinner@yahoo.com

Carb Cycling 101

Carb Cycling 101

Carb cycling is a strategy used by many powerlifters, bodybuilders, and weightlifters to help lose fat before competing.  Why?  What...

Let’s be clear: Life does not get in the way. Life is all we have.

Let’s talk about what happened this weekend.  Pat had to work,  so I was on my own with the kids....

Why Hire a Nutrition Coach

Someone posted this on Facebook the other day, “No one wants a coach who needs a coach.”  The ignorance behind...

Which Approach to Nutrition is Best?

Paleo, The Zone, IIFYM, Nutrient Timing, Points, Blocks, Cleanses, and Plans.  I could keep going, but the point is that...

Diet Disasters

“I failed miserably…” “I don’t know what to do…” These are statements that I often hear from my clients.  (In...

Book Review- Judged by Julie Ladewski

Since starting my transition into the world of competing Bikini, and now Figure, I have read everything that I can...

Carb Cycling 101

Carb Cycling 101

Carb cycling is a strategy used by many powerlifters, bodybuilders, and weightlifters to help lose fat before competing.  Why?  What...

Nutritional Balance

Nutritional Balance

I had a really interesting conversation last night with Chris D., Rachael M., Jen V., and Kat about nutrition.  It...

Counting Macros

Counting Macros

What is a macro?? Macronutrients (macros) are the proteins, carbs, and fats that we eat.  By tracking them, we are...