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Episode 155: Q&A: How to Choose a Quality Energy Drink, Pairing Your Training with Your Lifestyle, Calorie Counting for Beginners

podcast Mar 04, 2022

    

In this episode, Rachel chats about caffeine intake, how to control your dependency on caffeine along with alternatives to try, DOM’s and how to tell if it’s newbie soreness or your body signaling other potential issues, why its essential to pair your training with your lifestyle, and much more!

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THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Today's Questions:

  • I’m curious how you feel about 5-hour energy or any energy drinks? I’ve gotten in the habit of consuming them on a daily basis. Probably not the best. What do you recommend as a replacement?
  • DOMs is making me unable to hit my every other day at the gym goal. I am tracking my progressive overload so I don’t think I’m lifting too heavy, and I’m sticking to about 3 sets. Is this a newbie thing?
  • How do you count calories and stay in a deficit?

Top Takeaways:

  • Tips to check yourself with caffeine dependency and what Rachel recommends as alternatives to caffeine 
  • How to pair your lifestyle with your training so you set yourself up for success, not burnout
  • Macro Tracking tips for beginners

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill with host Rachel Gregory! Today’s episode is a solo Q&A covering topics related to energy drinks, calorie deficits, and progressive overload
  • [0:30] Subscribe to the Friday Flex for weekly tips, podcasts, recipes, and more HERE
  • [2:00] Question: I’m curious how you feel about 5-hour energy or any energy drinks?  I’ve gotten in the habit of consuming them on a daily basis. Probably not the best. What do you recommend as a replacement?
  • [4:30] Caffeine has a half-life
  • [5:30] Grab your sleep checklist to help you optimize your sleep at https://www.metflexlife.com/sleep-checklist 
  • [6:30] Looking for a focus boost/cognitive support, check out MasterBrain
  • [8:30] If you’re interested in a pre-workout, check out: MegaWatt
  • [9:30] What is alpha GPC
  • [12:00] Question: DOMs is making me unable to hit my every other day at the gym goal. I am tracking my progressive overload so I don’t think I’m lifting too heavy, and I’m sticking to about 3 sets. Is this a newbie thing?
  • [13:30] “Soreness is not an indication that you had a good workout.” Rachel Gregory
  • [18:30] Check out my Kickstart & Level Up programs 
  • [18:30] To work one-on-one with Rachel go to www.metflexlife.com/apply 
  • [19:00] Question: How do you count calories and stay in a deficit? 
  • [19:00] 1st Phorm Tracking App
  • [21:30] “I'm a huge fan of tracking just because it builds a ton of awareness. And it gives you structure.”
  • [22:00] Episode 120: Can I Lose Weight Without Tracking Macros?
  • [23:30] Subscribe to the Friday Flex to receive weekly tips, recipes, podcasts, and more!

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Rachel Gregory is a Board-Certified Nutritionist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Podcaster, and founder of MetFlex Life. She is also the author of the international best-selling book, "21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge."

Rachel received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel completed the first-ever human clinical trial looking at the effects of the Ketogenic Diet in non-elite CrossFit athletes, which is published in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Currently, in her day-to-day coaching business, Rachel guides her clients to becoming the best, most confident version of themselves. She has a passion for educating those dedicated to optimizing their physical and mental well-being while improving long-term health and fitness goals. Her most popular course, Keto for Women, has helped women all across the world learn how to ditch the restrictive, all-or-nothing mindset associated with keto and instead thrive through the power of metabolic flexibility.

You can connect and learn more about Rachel's work by visiting her website www.metflexlife.com 

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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).

    

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