Frequently Asked Questions
Why did you create this site?
What do you do for your workouts?
What is your diet? Did you cut carbs?
Do you take any supplements?
Where do you get your recipes?
Q: Why did you create this site?
I created this website as an all encompassing blog to track my fat loss and muscle gain. I use it as a tool to help me track my progress and to hold me accountable by making it public. It is also my wish that others would be able to gather inspiration as well as the tools they need to do the same thing for themselves. For more information please read the About Me section of the website.
Q: What do you do for your workouts?
Currrently, I’m working out five days a week with weights and doing 5 days of cardio. I have been working each body part once a week. In addition I do 3-4 days of HIIT cardio and 1-2 days of LISS cardio. For more information, please check out my training page.
Q: What is your diet? Did you cut carbs?
I eat a very balanced diet of fat, carbohydrates, and protein. I began by reducing my caloric intake by about 1000 calories per day. I didn’t really pay much attention to what I ate in the beginning, keeping my calories between 1400-1600 per day. As I have started to near the latter stages of my fat loss of have begun to restrict my carbohydrate intake somewhat. Check out my food logs to see exactly what I’ve been eating.
Q: Do you take any supplements?
The only supplement I take at this time is whey protein powder. I like to supplement with whey protein to increase my protein intake easily without having to ingest extra fat or carbs. I do plan to begin using creatine after my initial fat loss stage is complete sometime in late February or early March. I also take 1-2 scoops of sugar-free fiber per day and take a good multi-vitamin.
Q: Where do you get your recipes?
The recipes listed on this site have come from various sources. Liz and I both love to cook and didn’t want to start eating bland just because I started eating healthy. These are all recipes we have tried and enjoy. Most have been tweaked from their original state to make them more tastey or more healthy. I believe the nutritional information is (to the best of my ability) very accurate.