The Ups and Downs of We...

It’s been a while, but did you know that I lost nearly 25 lbs. during my first month of P90X? Not bad, huh?  I was KILLING IT! But did you know that I only lost another 8 lbs. the entire second month?  Was I slacking off?  No way!  In fact, I actually did BETTER the second month.  ...

Beachbody Performance S...

Beachbody Performance Supplements are finally here! This was part of the big news from lasts week’s Coach Summit. Beachbody has been working hard to create and release a full line of supplements to help allows you to perform at your best. This article will give you an overview of...

Need a Shakeology Boost

One of the announcements I haven’t touched on yet from Summit this year was a new line of supplements called the Shakeology Boost line. These are supplements designed to be added to Shakeology to BOOST certain health aspects of Shakeology. If you need a little more of this or that...

Travel and Working Out

Of course it would be really nice, and ideal, to have an incident free – full 90 days- to do a program. Realistically though, we know that’s not always the case. Sure you’ve heard the phrase “life happens.” With Summit coming up for me this week, I thought...

Healthy Eating on a Bud...

Eating healthy costs too much!! Right?? That’s the most common excuse I hear about why people can’t stick to the nutrition plan. They just can’t afford to buy all that “healthy food.” After all, a bag of chips IS cheaper than a container of blueberries. There’s no denying that! And...

Let Fiber Blast Your Fa...

Fiber! It’s not one of the macro-nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, or fat) but it’s still a nutrient that can be very useful to track. Don’t get worried, tracking fiber is pretty easy to do with MyFitnessPal (MFP) and will show you how. Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber...

Finding Your Maintenanc...

When you first start out on your fitness journey, often times one of your goals is to CHANGE your body weight.  Either you want to eat less calories than you burn in order to lose weight, or you want to eat more calories than you burn to gain mass.  Eventually, though, you will hit your...

More Meal Prep for Fat ...

How about now? Do you NOW meal prep? I first ran a post like this a couple weeks ago and the response was great! If you are going for fat loss, it makes a lot of sense to meal prep and do a full on meal prep day. It makes it so easy to make lunches you can take on the go and hit your...

Gas Station and Conveni...

Gas station and convenience store snacks were my downfall before finding P90X! It was so easy to stop off on the way to work or when I would drive home and get a soda and some candy. This was always on top of the huge meals I was eating too! If you have had the same experience, you might...

Mega Meal Prep for Fat ...

Do you meal prep? If you are going for fat loss, it makes a lot of sense to meal prep and do a full on meal prep day. It makes it so easy to make lunches you can take on the go and hit your goals. I wanted to put together some ideas for those of you that need to meal prep for fat loss....

Stupid Things Nutrition...

Coach Wayne is about to get real with y’all! LOL Man are there a lot of nutrition “gurus” out there now. Everywhere you look, someone is now an expert and has a fancy infographic to “prove” to you that what they think about nutrition is right. It’s...

5 Nutrition Pitfalls

You might be plugging along on your plan to get ripped with P90X or Insanity, but the results sure seem slow. You’re pushing play every day. You have changed what you eat… “I thought more would be happening!” Here are 5 things that might be slowing your success without you...

Protein: Burn more body...

Protein is one of the most debated macro nutrients in fitness and health circles. How protein plays a role in burning body fat is huge. I consistently get the most questions on protein over anything else when it comes to nutrition. So how much protein do you need? How much protein is...

Body Beast Review

Body Beast Review – Updated!!!! I am so pumped to be writing this Body Beast Review!  Over the past years I have become pretty well acquainted with Mr. Isreal, Sagi Kalev, and his amazing program Body Beast. This has been my GO TO program for almost 3 years now.  Over the last year...

Eating Out on a Diet

Eating out on a diet can be trouble, but it doesn’t have to be! It’s really up to you. There is no doubt that the trouble with eating out on a diet is most people’s mindset. “I’m eating out, so I’m going to enjoy myself!” There is definitely a...

P90X Shopping List

P90X Shopping List Getting started on nutrition in P90X can be a little overwhelming. There is a lot of information to take in and nothing else you do in your program will have as much of an impact on your results as proper nutrition. If you are new to teamRIPPED, I would suggest that...

Planning for Weight Los...

Weight loss success is what all of us that were overweight when we started wanted. Some of us had a lot of failure in the area of weight loss. I know I did! I tried a lot. I did the whole “all fat is bad” dieting. Anything that read “No-Fat” on the box was good to...

Tweaking Calories and M...

Before you start plowing ahead with the nutrition guide, it’s important to understand how your nutrition plan will affect your results. Are you wanting to gain muscle? Lose weight? Maintain weight but lose body fat? Gain weight and muscle? These are all very different objectives, and the...

Full?

Last week I talked about the folks who start my 1900 calorie fat shredder diet (designed to maximize body fat loss) and say, “I feel like I’m starving all day long!”.  I addressed why that is and what tips they can use to help. But what about the folks who start the...

Still Hungry?

Hungry on a diet? Hungry on Fat Shredder? There’s a very interesting phenomena that occurs as I make nutrition suggestions to folks starting out with their transformations.  Take for instance my most popular diet – the 1900 calorie fat shredder (designed to maximize body fat...

Body Beast is for LOSER...

Losing weight and getting ripped with Body Beast! Man this a popular post! So I decided to bump it to the top of teamRIPPED again. This hammers home that it’s your NUTRITION that drives your results. See how Body Beast is PERFECT for people that want to lose weight and body fat....

Energy Balance

Folks looking to add mass need not worry about the issue of energy balance.  You have the luxury of eating a ton of food to fuel your muscle building, and you get to enjoy all the energy you get from it. Folks at a maintenance level (like I have been for a while now) also don’t...

Deficit or Surplus?

Deficit or Surplus? One of the common questions I get is, “How can I lose fat and build muscle?” It is a great question, but it is not that easy or straight forward. The two goals in that question are actually pretty opposed. One happens best at a calorie deficit, and the other happens...

Overcoming Temptation o...

The weekend is here! Happy Friday to you! I got a great question in the TR Suggestion box and thought this is a perfect time for the post… right before the weekend! So let’s take a look: Here’s one for you….. Like you I’ve got a lot of kids (4). I’ve...