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How to Find Maintenance Calorie Intake After Dieting

Andy Morgan / Making Adjustments

You can eat a lot more and maintain most, if not all of your leanness, after¬†dieting. But people screw this¬†up. They¬†either diet blindly without ever thinking how they were going to maintain it, diet too hard for too long and then can’t maintain it, or they mess up a calculation trying to maintain it. When¬†people […] Read More »

Why The ‘Best Macro Ratio’ Doesn’t Exist

Andy Morgan / Useful Nutrition Theory

There is an idea out there that ‚Äėgolden‚Äô macronutrient ratios exist that can transform a person‚Äôs physique. The¬†idea was born in¬†bodybuilding forums by¬†people¬†looking at someone else’s body transformation, asking¬†their macro¬†intake, then reverse engineering it¬†to come up with¬†a macro ratio that is assumed to be¬†somehow special. I‚Äôm not a fan of this¬†idea. It‚Äôs logically flawed and […] Read More »

How To Set Up Your Diet: #3 Micronutrient Considerations & Water

Andy Morgan / Nutrition Set-up , Nutritional Pyramid of Importance

#1 Calorie Setting, #2 Macro Setting, #3 Micros & Water, #4 Nutrient Timing, #5 Supplements The topic of micronutrition may sound boring but you can’t afford to ignore it.¬†Long-term micronutrient deficiencies will impact your health and torpedo your training efforts. Fortunately it’s doesn’t have to be complicated.¬†By observing a few simple rules of thumb regarding […] Read More »

How To Set Up Your Diet: #2 Macros, Fibre & Alcohol

Andy Morgan / Nutrition Set-up , Nutritional Pyramid of Importance

#1 Calorie Setting, #2 Macro Setting, #3 Micros & Water, #4 Nutrient Timing, #5 Supplements When people in the industry refer to their ‘macros’ they are talking about the three macronutrients:¬†carbohydrate, protein and fat. You may have heard it said that while energy balance determines whether weight is gained or lost, macronutrients determine whether that […] Read More »

Dreambulkeritis

Andy Morgan / Training Principles , Useful Nutrition Theory

Dreams in a tub – “ONE THOUSAND CALORIES, 50g PROTEIN” – … Dream-bulker-itis | drńďmňąb Ćlk…ôrňą Ć…™t…™s | slang¬† noun Disease where an individual (usually male) suffers deluded notions that the enormous amounts of¬† weight gained due to purposeful overeating combined with weight training in the winter months is actually mostly muscle, that they can remove the […] Read More »