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The Skinny on Dietary Fat

Stop me if you’ve heard this before – “fat doesn’t make you fat. Or, you can eat as much fat as you want – as long as you don’t eat carbs with it.” On the flip side, “fat goes straight to body fat, so you must eat low fat.” It is easy to see whyContinue reading “The Skinny on Dietary Fat”

Why Your Source of Protein is Misleading You

More protein – the two words I utter the most when doing a dietary analysis… I’ve outlined the importance of protein, how to plan it out and how to eat more of it here. But when it comes to some sources people still seem a bit confused. So now I will provide you with theContinue reading “Why Your Source of Protein is Misleading You”

You Are What You Think You Are

  The brain is the most powerful pre-workout supplement, diet pill, and fat loss fad diet combined. It can also be your worst enemy and your biggest oppressor to your goals. It all comes back to the old adage of are you a glass half empty, or a glass half full kind of person? How do youContinue reading “You Are What You Think You Are”

Your Generic Weight Loss Goal Sucks

  Who doesn’t want to lose a few pounds of fat and walk around with a shredded six-pack, smoking hot toned up legs or sculpted shoulders that would make a Greek God jealous? Okay, there was a little bit of sarcasm and seriousness there. However, saying your goal is weight loss (while it should atContinue reading “Your Generic Weight Loss Goal Sucks”

Artificial Sweeteners Aren’t Your Problem

Aspartame. The word sends many people into an outrage and a massive debate ensues. Aspartame is the most common artificial sweetener, and it is not a toxin*** (more on this) IT is a combination of aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Doesn’t that sound scary? Well it’s not (unless you have the generic condition PKU). Aspartic AcidContinue reading “Artificial Sweeteners Aren’t Your Problem”

Here Comes The Buzzkill…

Store this one under the “I know what to do, but whyyyyyy?” tab… I enjoy a nice whiskey drink or 2 once in a while, I really do. I enjoy a cold beer, or several on a summer day, or at a sporting event. But here’s the deal, we need to quit lying to ourselvesContinue reading “Here Comes The Buzzkill…”

Stop Training Like a Dumb@$$

Most people live fairly sedentary lives. We sit for breakfast, we sit in the car on the way to work, we sit at work, we sit on the way home from work, then we go to the gym and train like a maniac. Jumping, hopping, burpee-ing, kettlebell swinging, and doing tons of other high intensityContinue reading “Stop Training Like a Dumb@$$”

You CAN Out Train a Bad Diet…Until You Can’t

  I’m sure you have heard it before, probably even from me – you can’t out train a bad diet. Meaning, no matter how hard you workout, your excessive exercises cannot negate a poor diet, eating too much, eating like a child all the time or even eating too little over time. Truth is, youContinue reading “You CAN Out Train a Bad Diet…Until You Can’t”

You Don’t Lack Discipline, Motivation or Willpower

You lack direction and accountability. It is a very common discussion that I have at least once per week. “I wish I had the discipline/motivation/willpower to do ______”. I get where these people are coming from, and they are not technically wrong that having more of these “things” would be beneficial – however, they are focussed onContinue reading “You Don’t Lack Discipline, Motivation or Willpower”

What’s Wrong With Body Transformation Challenges(?)

  Many gym owners and trainers like to run short-term challenges under the title of “X” Week Transformation Challenge. And many trainers or fitness experts like to rip on them because “how can you really transform your body in X weeks?” or because maybe some questionable weight loss tactics are pushed to get crazy results. Here’s aContinue reading “What’s Wrong With Body Transformation Challenges(?)”

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