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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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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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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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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“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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The Chronic (Inflammation)

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1,2,3 and to the 4….

Chronic Inflammation is at the door…

Ready to make an entrance, so back on up…. 

So you know you got to read this up!

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