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MetFlex and Chill

Sep 10, 2021

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In this episode, Rachel answers listeners' questions about the margin of error allowed on food labels, how to maximize muscle gains by understanding how to choose exercises, switching up your macros after prolonged keto, and choosing quality protein powders without the junk!

“Sometimes, if you're switching things up too often, it can actually hinder your ability to see if you're progressing.” Rachel Gregory

Today’s Questions:

  • What are the best resources to get nutritional info on different whole foods? I always see discrepancies between websites.
  • How to deal with food labels not being accurate?
  • Is it good to build your quads if you have knee injuries? What are the best exercises for building quads?
  • What are some protein powders without sugar that you trust?
  • I've been on the same progressive training program for one and a half years, is it time to add different moves?
  • What were your macros right after deciding not to be keto? I'm scared that I'll be shocking my body with too much.
  • During your building phase, what were your macros? I can't seem to add weight.

Top Takeaways:

  • The law allows a margin of error in food labels - find out how much of a % and how to avoid it
  • Consider these tips when looking for the best quad workouts for your personal anatomy/biomechanics
  • Recommended exercises to try for building quads that maximize the most knee flexion 
  • Top four protein powders that Rachel trusts
  • Questions to ask yourself when thinking about switching up your training regimen  

Show Notes:



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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.).