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How to Diet- A Comprehensive Guide

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How to Diet- A Comprehensive Guide

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Dieting isn’t as hard, or as expensive as people make it out to be.

The Weight Loss Formula

As mentioned in the linked article the weight loss formula is simple.

(BMR) > (Calories Consumed)-(Calories Burned)

Or quite simply: Eat less calories than  your body needs. 

Step #1. Figure out how many calories your body needs to maintain current weight (BMR).

Before you can start dieting, you really should figure out how many calories your body needs to maintain your current weight . I like to use this calculator to calculate my BMR. Currently my BMR is approximately 1900 calories (I’m 5’8, 192, 32 years old). BMR is the calculation of how many calories your body needs to maintain current weight if you were just sitting and breathing all day. This doesn’t include what your body needs if you workout, work, etc.

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Step #2. How many pounds of fat do I want to burn each week?

Of the thousands of people who will read this article, I’m sure 95% of you will say “as much as possible”. Although this sounds like a good idea, it is not. Losing weight too fast can be detrimental to your health. You should want to lose weight safely and effectively while leaving as much muscle as possible.  The old adage is that cutting calories by 500 a day will help you burn 1 pound of fat a week. Although there are multiple studies confirming and denying the 500 calorie figure, I like to use it in my cheat sheet.

There are three ways to “cut calories”. The first way is to eat fewer calories. The second way is to burn those calories. The most effective way to diet is to do both. Burning calories through weight training and cardio will help you grow muscle and burn fat. Changing your diet will further help your weight loss journey. The third way to burn calories is through supplements such as The Bliss Go Pack or Commander Go Pack from 1st Phorm. These help speed up your metabolism to help you shred fat faster.

How many pounds should I shoot for losing each week? In most cases I don’t suggest trying to lose more than 1-3 pounds per week. This is equates to 4-12 pounds per month. Keep in mind that we are talking about “Fat” and not clearly just pounds. If you were normally eating a high sodium diet, you will lose a ton of water weight the first few weeks on top of the fat.

Equation:

To Lose 1 pound per week- Cut/burn 500 additional calories than your body needs each day.

To Lose 2 pounds per week- Cut/burn 1000 additional calories than your body needs each day.

To lose 3 pounds per week- Cut/burn 1500 additional calories than your body needs each day.

Step #3. How am I going to burn these calories?

Part A. Plan a Diet

I suggest starting out to try to eat your BMR. The BMR is the amount of calories your body needs at rest to maintain current body weight. Since you will be active and in the gym, your body is going to be burning much more calories than normal, so eating your BMR should be 500-1000 calories less than your body will actually need to maintain current body weight.

This means I need to shoot for around 1900 calories per day.

Sample Meal Plan

Breakfast- Level-1 Shake + Banana= 230 calories

Snack #1- 1 servings of almonds= 160 calories

Lunch- Broccoli and Chicken Breast (6 oz)- 330 calories

Snack #2- 1 servings of almonds- 160 calories

Dinner-2 fillets of Tilapia, 2 servings of brown rice (200 grams), Cauliflower- 500 calories

Post-Workout Snack- 2 servings of Phormula-1 + 1 serving of Ignition= 360 calories

Before Bed Snack- Peanut butter with apples- 200 calories

Total Calories= 1940

Part B. Workout Plan

When I’m cutting, I want to be in the gym at least 5 days a week. I like to hit specific muscle groups on specific days. I will then finish the workout by doing cardio.

Monday- Biceps/Triceps + 20 minutes HIIT

Tuesday- Chest + 20 minutes of HIIT

Wednesday- Legs + 20 minute jog

Thursday- Back + 20 minute jog

Friday- Shoulders + Calves + 20 minute HIIT.

Weekends- I may go for a jog or play basketball. I try to give my muscles the weekend off.

Part C. Supplement Plan

Supplements help supplement your diet and exercise. If you are a gym rat, you will need to supplement your diet more because you lose many vitamins and minerals through sweat. We also miss out on a lot of vitamins and minerals because of our diet. Many American’s don’t eat enough fish.

Here is my supplement plan:

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Commander + Thyro-Drive with Breakfast– Commander is my favorite fat burner on the market. Commander gives me energy, reduces cravings, and burns fat.

Commander  with Lunch– Commander is my favorite fat burner on the market. Commander gives me energy, reduces cravings, and burns fat.

M-Factor Hero before bed– A great multivitamin that isn’t pixie dusted. It works by giving you essential vitamin and minerals your body needs in a capsule, much more proven way to inject vitamins.

Thyro-Drive before bed– Thyro-Drive helps maintain optimal thyroid performance to maxmize weight loss.

Opti-Core before bed– Stress makes you gain weight, lack of sleep helps prevent gains. Opti-Core helps reduce stress and increase sleep.

Full Mega before bed– We don’t eat enough fish. Fish Oil is great for your heart, is an anti-inflammatory, and studies have shown weight loss with fish oil.

Creatine Post Workout-  I mix creatine with Ignition and Phormula-1 Protein post workout to help with muscle growth and recovery.

 

Summary:

Losing weight isn’t difficult, but keep consistent with it can be. Plan everything from your workouts, to your diet, to you supplements to ensure that you maximize the weight loss. After each month I take a look back to see if I achieved the results I wanted. I then make tweaks.

 

If you need further advice on diet, training, or other goals, feel free to email me: nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com. Also feel free to click on any of the links through the page to receive the lowest price and free shipping on your 1st Phorm orders.

 

Thank you,

 

Dustin Holston

Certified Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

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2015 Fall Workout Schedule

2015 Fall Workout Schedule

Hey guys! Just wanted to share with you a sample workout schedule for a 5 day split (or 4 day split) to add quality muscle and strength! Try it out for a couple months. If you have any questions let me know! This workout can be used by men or women. If you do not know how to do an exercise, please contact me (nutritionandpersonaltraining@yahoo.com) so I can assist! If you are trying to lose weight, I’d add 4 days of cardio per week! If you are trying to gain weight, I’d keep the cardio to 1-2 days per week.

Workout #1: Legs

Workout #2: Chest

Workout #3: Arms

Workout #4: Back

Workout #5: Shoulders/Abs

Note: 

You can do cardio as often as you want but I don’t suggest doing cardio on Leg day.

You can combine Shoulders and ABS with Arms or Back to make this a 4 day workout split.

Workout #1: Legs

Barbell squats or Dumbbell lunges: 8 sets (lower weight, higher reps)- only 60 second break between sets.

Leg Extensions: 3 sets, moderate weight, 10-15 reps

Leg Curls: 3 sets, moderate weight, 10-15 reps

Workout #2: Chest

Barbell or Dumbbell Bench Press (partials)

A partial is not completing a full rep. The idea is to bring the bar down to your chest and only move it about 6 inches above your chest and back down. Keeps all tension on chest.

Base it off of my workout: 135 x 15, 155 x 12, 185 x 10, 205 x 6, 225 x 3, 185 x 8, 135 x 15

Pec Deck/Cable Crossovers/Machine Flies/Dumbbell flies: 3 sets of 15

 Workout #3: Arms

Cross Body Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 10.  Keep your elbows tucked to your side. Now lift the dumbbell and imagine trying to hit your opposite boob.

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Preacher Curls/Machine Preacher Curls: 3 sets of 10

Wide Grip Barbell curls: Grab the barbell wider than you normally would. Do a curl.  3 sets of 10.

Dips: You can either do dips on a machine or on a bench. If you need additional weight, have your friend press on your shoulders. 4 sets

Triceps Rope Extensions: 4 sets of 10 reps. Keep elbows tucked to your side and bring down.

Skull crushers/Cable skull crushers: 4 sets of 10.

Workout #4: Back

Lat Pull downs: 5 sets of 8-12 reps.

Bent-over dumbbell rows: 3 sets of 10

Seated Cable Rows: 5 sets of 8-12 reps

Workout #5: Shoulders/Traps/Abs

Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 10-15

Dumbbell Frontal Raises: 3 sets of 10-15

Shoulder Press/Machine Press/Military Press: 5 sets of 10

Dumbbell or Barbell Shrugs: 6 sets of 15

Lumberjacks:  60 second sets with medicine ball, 3 sets.

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How to beat DAD BOD…

Dad Bod is a phenomenon. Twitter, Instagram, news outlets, and more have articles posting about Dad Bod. Are we all destined to be stuck with Dad Bod? Or is Dad Bod a product of a casual and lazy lifestyle? Should we accept Dad Bod or fight it?

FIGHT DAD BOD!!!! World War Dad Bod

hot-dad-bod-600x377Here’s the deal: I want everyone to be happy with the way they look. If you are satisfied with your appearance, please close your browser and do not read below. 

Work sucks, life sucks, get married, have kids, buy a house, all of these things add stress and take away free time to care about yourself. How do we find time to fight “Dad Bod” when we have so much stuff on our plates?

Nutrition + Training + Supplements= No Dad Bod

Nutrition:

Everyone talks about how hard it is to eat healthy. It is true that you have to be a bit more dedicated to eat healthy, but eating healthy saves me money! I don’t eat out while I’m at work, and I eat great and tasty meals that I prepare for the week. A tool I use is this BMR CALCULATOR. I attempt to eat 300-500 calories less than my BMR when I’m trying to cut weight.

Sample Meal Plan:

1. Sensible breakfast: Banana + Protein Shake

2. Snacks: Almonds (unflavored, raw)

3. Lunch Options:

Grilled Chicken Salad 

White Beans

Healthy Chili

Turkey Sandwich on whole wheat bread

4. Healthy Dinner:

Lean cut of meat (4-6 oz) + Whole Grain Rice or Sweet Potato + Broccoli/Corn/Cauliflower/Green beans

5. Post workout shake with healthy carbs and protein: 

I like to use Ignition and Phormula-1. You can buy it here and receive free shipping and discount. 

Training:

Working a 9 to 5 and having a family makes it difficult to find time to train. Here are my solutions…

1. 30 Minute Jog 3 times per week

2. Leg day consisting of 3 sets of squats, 3 sets of leg exentions, 3 sets of hamstring curls, and 3 sets of calves

3. Arms and Shoulders Day (5 sets of shoulder presses, 5 sets of alternating bicep curls, 5 sets of rope triceps extensions)

4. Chest day consisting of 5 sets of bench press, 5 sets of inclined dumbbell bench press + ABS

5. Back day consisting of 5 sets of lat pulldowns and 5 sets of seated cable rows 

Supplements:

Supplements are great to help maximize results with proper training and nutrition.

1. Commander Go Pack + M-Factor: This will help you burn fat 24 hours a day. Commander shreds fat, Thyro-Drive helps optimize thyroid production to burn fat, and Opti-Core helps you sleep and lower cortisol levels. M-Factor is the best vitamin out there to help optimize your body to be better efficient.

2. Post Workout Stack: Read this article to learn more about why post workout nutrition is so important. 

Combining Nutrition + Training + Supplements will help you rid Dad Bod forever! We can win this war against Dad Bod!

Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston
1st Phorm
Certified Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist
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Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

Beach Body in 45 days

Beach Body ready in 45 days!!!

Can you get the body you want in 45 days? The answer is maybe, but we can surely try!!!! After a long winter, many of us are holding excess weight around our stomach and thighs. The idea behind this diet is to combine nutrition, exercise, and supplements to maximize weight loss to become beach body ready in 45 days.

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BMR Calculation:

We need to calculate the total amount of calories your body needs to maintain your current weight. I like using this BMR Calculator to do so.

Nutrition Plan:

Once we calculate our BMR, I would suggest setting a meal plan with 300-500 less calories than your BMR. If you can cut your calories by 3500 in a week, you should lose one pound of fat!

I would go with a diet that is 25% Carbs, 25% Fats, and 50% Protein. This should allow you to maintain as much lean muscle as possible while burning fat. Your fats should come from healthy sources such as nuts, fish, etc.

Exercise Plan:

Once we have a meal plan to follow, the next step is to follow a specific exercise plan. The plan should hit a few muscle groups each day with cardio. We want to use moderate weight to build lean muscle while burning fat.

Suggested Split:

Day 1: Legs

Day 2: Arms and Shoulders + 30 minutes of cardio

Day 3: Chest and Abs + 30 minutes of cardio

Day 4: Back + 30 minutes of cardio

Day 5: Traps and Calves + 30 minutes of Cardio

On cardio days, I would suggest doing some high intensity training with some sprints a 1-2 times per week. I like sprinting for 60 seconds and jogging for 5 minutes, then repeating.

Supplement Plan:

Commander and Thyro-Drive(men) or Bliss and Thyro-Drive(Women) and at least 2 containers of Phormula-1 or Level-1 should be enough supplements for the plan.

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Morning: 1 Commander/Bliss and 1 serving of Phormula-1 or Level-1 (as a meal replacement for breakfast)

Lunch: 1 Commander/Bliss and a healthy lunch

Dinner: Healthy Dinner

Post workout: 1 serving of Phormula-1 or Level-1

Before bed: Take 2 Thyro-Drives

Total Weight Loss:

Depending on how much weight you need to lose, I think it would be possible to lose 15-20 pounds over the course of 45 days with this plan. I would shoot for 2-3 pounds of weight loss per week. With a similar plan, my trainee Brittney lost 7 pounds in a week!

Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston
1st Phorm Ambassador
Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist

1st Phorm’s Commander can make you SHREDDED!!! Commander Review

Commander Review! Time to become a soldier!

Commander is a fairly new fat burning thermogenic from the company 1st Phorm. Commander is a male formulated supplement to help men reach their goals with fat burning. Unlike most reviews, I actually go through line by line of the supplements I review to give you insight on each ingredient.

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 Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Servings Per Container: 80
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Niacin
(as Niacinamide)
20 mg 100%
Vitamin B6
(as Pyrodoxine HCL)
3 mg 150%
Vitamin B12 100 mcg 1667%
Cognenergy ComplexTM: 549 mg +
[Caffeine Blend(1,3,7-trimethylxanthine, Di CaffeineMalate, and Guarana Extract), Beta Phenylethylamine HCL, Choline Bitartrate, Dimethylethanolamine, Sulbutiamine, Cocoa Extract, Hordenine, N Methyl Tyramine, Bacopa Monniera, and Huperzine A]
Thermax BlendTM: 158 mg +
[Camellia sinensis Extract (45% EGCG,75% Catechins, 90% Polyphenols), Green Coffee Bean Extract, Coleous Forskohli Extract(20% Forskohlin), Evodiamine, Synephrine, Cayenne Pepper Extract, Dendrobium, and Diiodotyrosine]
OTHER INGREDIENTS:
Gelatin, Silcone Dioxide and Magnesium Stearate.
 Summary: Increased energy, thermogenics for fat burning, and muscle saving fat burners!

Review: 

1st Phorm created a male formulated fat burner with many of the same ingredients that have worked in their female focused “Bliss”, but optimized it by focusing on key ingredients with higher dosages. Everyone that I have put on Commander has loved the increased energy, focus, and fat burning. Combine it with Thyro-Drive, a great non-stimulant fat burner for increased results.

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Review: Grade A+. This is a top notch fat burner, thermogenic, focus and mood enhancer.

Lift Heavy My Friends,
Dustin Holston
1st Phorm Brand Ambassador
Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist