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Ryan’s Nutrition and Dieting 101

I think one of the most challenging things to do is understand nutrition and dieting.  There is so much information relative to nutrition floating around out there and it always seems to frustrate every one of us.  I would be a liar if I said I know everything there is to know about this topic. Nutrition is something I am always fascinated to learn more about and is what keeps me intuitively eager as a professional to learn more and more.  I am mystified each time I compete because I learn something new every show I prep for.  Every client I work with that is interested in nutrition consulting also makes me learn something new each time as well.  As I said before, every one of us is so different and figuring out the best plan that suites each of us is the challenge of it all.  I do think that there is a perfect diet and lifestyle for everyone of us out there that we can look our best and also enjoy life too.

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Mid Morning Snack Recipes for Growth or Cutting

shutterstock 7912117 Mid Morning Snack Recipes for Growth or CuttingProSource.net fans,

Last blog I talked about breakfast meals and how to mix and match them. This time around we’re going to talk about the importance of the meals between breakfast and lunch. It’s important to feed our bodies with “snacks” considered as a meal. In doing so, it gives the body extra energy and the protein/carbs our body needs to function throughout the day.

This also helps us put size on and or can help lean the body down. Of course there are different meals to eat that will help with what you are looking for, but it is important to have a snack. Eating every 2 hrs is what I do, and you should absolutely give it a shot. Or you can do every 3 hrs. This has many effects on the body. One, it speeds up your metabolism, helping with cutting body fat and building muscle. I get asked all the time … what should I do to help lose weight or gain weight? Well, this is part of the answer. Mix up the meals that way you keep it fresh too. Hope this helps, fans!

Here are some snack ideas to give you some variety:

If you are Cutting, try this snack:
Can of tuna (in water) with Vinegar

Or check out this recipe for a BERRY SMOOTHIE WITH ANTIOXIDANTS

If you are Maintaining, try this snack:
Salad with oz raisins, 1 oz almond nuts

Or check out this recipe for PROTEIN PACKED PUDDING

If you are Bulking, try this snack:
1-2 scoops protein, 1 oz almond nuts or teaspoon of natural peanut butter, 1-2 rice cakes

Or check out this recipe for PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

Call It A Comeback

Pro-Fans, as we all may know MMA has taken off to new heights in the sporting industry and has become huge on many levels. While gaining recognition with fans and viewers, it is also growing in popularity with your average excercise enthusiast just wanting to stay in shape. I sat down with a Pro-MMA fighter from NJ and a long time family friend by the name of Jason Coleman. We talked about his goals, training, and the Fight Card he’s on, May 20th in Atlantic City at Resorts.

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Eat Clean and Enjoy Your Meals

pk Eat Clean and Enjoy Your MealsThese last few weeks everyone seems to be getting ready for the summer time, trimming down, and hitting the gym harder. The one key ingredient to the cutting is the diet. Don’t be afraid of the word “diet” though. It just means that you’ll be cleaning your meals up, while still eating a pretty good amount of food.

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