You’re Doing It Wrong

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We are officially one whole month into the New Year!

You know what that means.

It’s just about time for the majority of people who started the year off with the resolution to lose weight and get “healthy” to give up and try again next year.

I can already see it happening at my gym.

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Carbohydrate Timing

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People love to complicate sh*t.

Carbohydrate timing is a perfect example.

Ask twenty different health “experts” or your local gym bro about when the best time to eat carbohydrates is, and you will undoubtedly get twenty different answers.

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The Top 5 Nutritional Myths

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We live in the “Age of Information.” 

The entire wealth of human knowledge is literally at our fingertips.

Anything you could ever want to know is just a tap or click away.

And yet it blows my mind that there are still so many uninformed people out there.

While this applies to all subjects, nutritional science is a field in which the propagation of misinformation seems to have gone rampant – almost like a Donald Trump campaign rally.

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Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 3

We have arrived at the third installment of this epic three part series.

If you missed Parts 1 and 2, get the hell out of here!

No seriously, catch up.

You can check out Part 1, here.

And Part 2, here. 

For those of you that have already done so, congratulations on being awesome.

Now, let’s get this party started, shall we?

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Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 2

Welcome, ladies and gents, to “Part 2” of this 3 part series.

In “Part 1,” I discussed dietary fat and its role in a healthy diet.

In case you missed it, you can check that out, here.

This post will deal with Carbohydrates.

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White Vs. Brown

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People are funny.

We’ll rationalize any and everything so as to justify our behavior.

Take, for instance, our lifestyle and dietary choices:

I have clients that smoke.

I have clients that drink a bit too much, quite a bit too often.

I have clients that eat fried foods on a regular basis.

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My Current Diet And Supplement Routine

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Most of the questions I get at the gym from clients and curious bros in the locker room pertain to my diet and supplement routine.

Therefore, rather than repeat myself on a daily basis, I decided I would tackle those questions with a post, and kill two birds with one stone.

Before I begin, please keep in mind that this isn’t particularly a “fat loss” diet.

I’m pretty satisfied with my current body fat level, and I eat more for maintenance and performance now.

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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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My Top 10 Foods For Fat Loss

Thanksgiving is officially over.

If you’re like me, chances are you spent the last four or five days Going Ham on leftovers.

This is perfectly acceptable and I would actually be quite upset with you if you didn’t.

We now have three and a half weeks until Christmas Eve, and being that I come from a Cuban family, “Noche Buena” might as well be Spanish for Thanksgiving 2. 

It’s a great time of year, but if you don’t plan on gaining 10 lbs in the next month you’ll want to spend the next three weeks dialing in on your diet so that you can Kill It on Christmas as well.

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“Bulletproof” Your Immune System

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G-G-G-G-G-Gesundheit!

It’s that time of year again.

I’m sick.

It appears that my goal of a cold-less 2014 is foiled.

Oh, well.

Considering I average about 1 cold per year, I really can’t complain.

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