Almost a year ago, I wrote a post titled “The Top 5 Nutritional Myths.”
If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a doozy.
If you know me or have been reading this blog for quite some time, you’d know that one of the things I most hate about the fitness industry is the perpetual amount of misinformation that continues to circulate, no matter how many times proven incorrect.
One of the biggest myths out there is that in order to burn more body fat, we should all eat 6 small(er) meals per day, as opposed to 3 big(ger) ones.
Continue reading “Optimal Meal Frequency”
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.
Continue reading “You’re Doing It Wrong”
One of the great things about my line of business is that I get to work on a personal level with folks from all walks of life.
While the majority of my time is spent instructing and making sure exercises are done correctly, I do take the time to engage my clients in conversation about their lives and thoughts on a variety of issues.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best :
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”
Continue reading “Diversify Your Interests”
Let me start by saying that I apologize for the brief hiatus.
Training has picked up quite a bit in the last few months and I have not been as free to sit down and write as I would’ve liked to have been.
With it being summer time and all, everyone is hitting the gym hard and dialing in on the diet.
Both males and females are working hard to achieve that lean, mean beach bod.
If you have ever trained with me or have read this blog, you probably already know that diet is 80% of the game as far as body composition is concerned – especially if your goal is fat loss!
Continue reading “The Importance Of A Weekly “Refeed””
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?
Continue reading “Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 3”
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.
Continue reading “Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 2”
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.
Continue reading “Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 1”
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.
Continue reading “White Vs. Brown”
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.
Continue reading “Cholesterol Confusion”
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.
Continue reading “My Current Diet And Supplement Routine”