On episode 011 of the #AskLiveLeanTV show, we’re answering 10 of your questions, including our what are some good protein powders without stevia or artificial sweeteners?
Welcome back to another episode of #AskLiveLeanTV.
This kind of feels a little bit like Groundhog Day.
We did a couple of episodes four days ago, but there was an error in the settings on the microphone, therefore the sound was terrible.
Since this is also a podcast, it’s really important to get the sound right.
Based on this, we’re re-filming this episode.
We’re going to do our best to go through the same questions and answer them the same way, with the same enthusiasm, as if it was the first time hearing them.
If it seems like we have the attitude of “oh my, we’re answering this question again”, it’s because we are :).
However, we’ll do our best to pretend like it’s the first time.
This is where we share all of our video episodes, where we teach you how to Live Lean, 365 days a year, even while pregnant.
That’s right, at the time of this filming, we’re super excited as we’re about to become a mom and a dad for the first time.
We still have a lot of questions to answer, so it’s going to take a little while until we get to them all.
However, if you still want to get your questions in, use #AskLiveLeanTV on Twitter and tag us @LiveLeanTV.
If you don’t have Twitter, we’ll also take your questions on the other social media channels:
We’ll eventually get to your questions in a few episodes.
With that said, let’s jump into it.
@LanaRIDESGAGA on Twitter asks:
I’m a 22 year old girl who weighs 115 pounds. I count my calories everyday because I tend to gain weight very easily. For the majority of my teenage years, I was trying the worst diets to lose weight. As a result of this, I’m guessing my metabolism is damaged quite a bit. In order for me to maintain my weight, my daily calorie intake is 1,200 calories. I also go for an hour long fast walk.
Every time I consume an extra 300 calories, I see an increase on the weight scale. The only way I can lose weight is by reducing my calorie intake to 800-900 calories a day. I only do this for 3 days in a row, or less, and then I go back to consuming 1,200 calories a day. I fear doing anymore damage to my metabolism. Do you approve of my fluctuating calories? In other words, is this a good approach to calorie cycling for quick weight loss?
Check out the full post: Calorie Cycling For Quick Weight Loss
@aschultz13 on Snapchat wants to know:
Hey Brad, how do you feel about intermittent fasting?
We’ve talked about intermittent fasting quite a bit.
To get my thoughts on intermittent fasting, check out these two videos I filmed on our Live Lean TV YouTube channel:
Ultimately, I’m honestly a fan of intermittent fasting.
However my question to you is, what are your goals?
Intermittent fasting can be good for fat loss, especially when you are looking for a way to make eating easier, stress free, and fit it into your busy, on the go lifestyle.
Eating less meals will also reduce your dishes.
Although I’ve never followed intermittent fasting for a long period of time, I have been testing it here and there.
When I did my 14 day experiment with intermittent fasting, I really liked it.
However, at this point I’m following a more intutive eating appraoch.
In other words, if I feel hungry, I’ll eat some healthy food.
You also don’t have to be super strict about it.
If you don’t know what 16:8 intermittent fasting is, an example would be waiting until noon to start eating, then you stop eating around 8pm.
However, it doesn’t matter what time you fast, as long as it is for 16 hours of the day, followed by an eating window of 8 hours.
However, you don’t have to be crazy strict about the fasting and eating windows.
For example, if it’s 11:58am, and you’re hungry, go ahead and eat.
As a Live Leaner, we don’t believe in being super strict, unless you have a really important goal, such as training for a fitness competition or a photoshoot, where it requires you to dial up the strictness.
However, if you’re just training for everyday life, you can be a little flexible with these things.
That’s what Living Lean 365 days a year is all about.
@Ericrwalkin on Twitter asks:
Hey Brad, what are some good protein powders without stevia or artificial sweeteners? I have bad reactions when I consume that.
Myprotein has a variety of protein powders that are unflavored.
When you look at the label, depending on the type of protein powder, it has one ingredient:
Go check out all their unflavored protein powders here.
However, be aware.
To me, unflavored protein powder does not taste good.
I don’t recommend just adding water to unflavored protein powder, as it will taste like sour milk.
However, if I mix it with fruit or juice, I don’t mind the taste, as it helps to mask the flavor.
Stevia is a natural sweetener that most people do not have a bad reaction to it.
If you don’t want stevia, you can also use honey or maple syrup.
Here’s a post workout protein shake recipe that includes banana and maple syrup.
I’ve used this recipe with an unflavored protein powder, and it tastes fine.
Give it a try.
Mandy Clark @Winstonlover on Twitter asks:
I have trouble sleeping at night. I’ve tried melatonin, however I did not have much improvement. Do you have any suggestions?
Yes, here’s a video post called, 10 Common Things That Ruin Your Sleep.
In this post, I also give you really good tips on what you should do to improve your sleep.
In addition to this, I’ve shared many other blogs on sleep including:
Before you go to sleep, it’s time to de-stress your mind and body.
To do this, turn your TV off and stop drinking caffeine.
I like to drink herbal tea with zero caffeine at night.
Chamomile tea at night is great for sleeping.
Another big tip is to wear yourself out more.
In other words, make your days more physically demanding, so you feel knocked out by the end of the day.
I had leg day today, so I’m feeling so tired that I’m sure I’ll sleep like a beast tonight.
Sleep is so important for your overall health and muscle recovery.
One of the reasons why so many people have trouble sleeping is because they don’t move enough throughout the day.
If you have an office job where you are constantly sitting in a chair, try getting up and doing a few burpees here and there to tire yourself out more.
That should knock you out at night.
It works for kids too.
Kathy Figueroa on Facebook asks:
Hey Brad and Jess. What are your best recommendations on how to recover after a cheat meal? Do you lower your carbohydrates the day after your cheat meal to avoid spilling over the carbohydrate tank? Or do you continue the week as usual? Also do you plan your cheat meal for a specific day of the week? I know a lot of people use a weekend day for their cheat meal, but I just have it whenever the occasion comes up. I hope this question makes sense.
Check out the full post: How To Recover After A Cheat Meal
Liliana Suriel on YouTube asks:
What are some of the best health and fitness related books you have read? Please share your favorite fitness self help books. Also, include any other favorite books. I am an avid reader! Thanks for all you do.
Check out the full post: Our Favorite Fitness Self Help Books
@CiscoBalls on Twitter says:
I saw your snap and totally agree about dynamic vs static stretching before working out. However, is there any importance to static stretching?
Check out the full post: The Best Way To Warm Up Before Working Out
@Dex2Real on Snapchat wants to know:
What is your 1 rep max for squat, bench, and deadlift?
Check out the full post: Our 1 Rep Max For Squat, Bench, and Deadlift
Milly McBug on YouTube says:
I love cross-country running and want to get stronger for playing volleyball (also a passion). I’m wondering how to balance weight training and cardio workouts?
Check out the full post: How To Balance Weight Training And Cardio Workouts
Joe Knotts @JKnotts76 on Twitter asks:
Can one cheat meal make you gain weight? After a cheat meal I will weigh 3 to 5 pounds more the next day and it takes several days to get back down. Any ideas why?
Check out the full post: Can One Cheat Meal Make You Gain Weight?
All right ladies and gentlemen, that is the last question of the day.
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