Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 1

Labels.

I generally don’t like them because they tend to do more harm than good.

When folks ascribe to a particular ideology or way of thinking, they usually cease viewing the world in an objective way.

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short amount of time on this earth, it’s that very seldom are things either completely one way or the other.

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Cholesterol Confusion

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Throughout my 6 years as a personal trainer, I have been instructing clients to stop eating egg whites and to opt for the whole egg instead.

“But what about the cholesterol?”

Despite the lack of a direct correlation between foods high in cholesterol and heart disease, this myth that natural foods like eggs, full fat dairy, and shrimp are somehow “bad” for us has been allowed to perpetuate for over half a century.

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Paleo Pitfalls

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In the 1980’s, America witnessed the low fat craze.

In the 90’s, we saw the rise of the Atkins style diet.

In the early 2000’s, the Mediterranean and South Beach diets reigned supreme.

In the last 5 or 6 years, however, the Paleo diet has surpassed them all as America’s go to fat loss eating plan.

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Two Foods You Should Probably Avoid

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Wheat and Dairy.

These are two foods I try my best to avoid, and you should, too.

I say avoid because let’s face it, we’re human.

Saying you’re never going to eat a certain food for the rest of your life is pretty unrealistic.

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Oh Captain, My Captain

 

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If you know me personally, then you know that if there is anything else in the world that I love as much as health and fitness it’s film.

I’m at the movies at least twice a month, and I have been mesmerized by “movie magic” ever since I can remember.

I am fascinated by the process of character development, and to me, watching a great actor perform is like a looking through a window into the depths of the human soul – some performances can make us cry, while others can make us laugh.

Once or twice in a generation, however, there comes an actor that can make us do both; and for over 30 years Robin Williams was that actor.

 

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