A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Healthy

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I’ve been lifting weights now for almost 20 years; and I’ve been studying nutrition and exercise science for just about the same amount of time.

One of the many mistakes I made when first starting out as a personal trainer 8 years ago was that I often gave new clients too much, too soon.

I would forget that not everyone was like me; and while this stuff might have come easy to me over the years, for most people it was complicated and extremely challenging, especially later in life – and even more so if they were severely overweight.

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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 it’s 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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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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