Eat Some Fat

I’ve written about a lot of popular fitness advice over the years. As a coach and trainer I’ve tried more exercise styles than I can count and more diets and nutrition plans then I thought possible. Times change, trends fade, and some people just keep on doing their thing, getting results, and looking shredded while…

Saving Time

Time is valuable. People that waste your time are the worst kind of thieves and need to be eliminated from your life as quickly as possible. Since time is valuable its important that we choose our activities wisely and learn to say no to those that aren’t worth the sacrifice. Your workout, your nutrition, and…

6 Weeks of Eating Clean

As of this morning we have exactly 6 weeks left to go before our move to Chicago. These promise to be the slowest 6 weeks in history but it’s also a convenient block of time to commit to a fitness/nutrition challenge. For the past 4 weeks Gwen has been following a strict Paleo styled diet…

More Food Issues

Food is probably the biggest source of grief, stress, and debate in the lives of my clients, even more so than workouts. Every day I field questions about when to eat, how to eat, what to eat, what diet is best, who’s wrong, and is that new diet on Oprah any good? Since this week…

“3 on 1 off” Not for your Diet

I can always tell when a client or trainee isn’t following the diet plan I recommended. If you know what to look for the clues stand out like a sore thumb; bad complexion, dark circles under the eyes all the time, low energy levels, bad attitude, frequent extreme emotion swings, lack of visible weight-loss despite frequent and…

Veganism, what went wrong?

After three weeks of valiant effort; our vegan experiment officially came to a close this past Friday night. Having not prepared a meal or recipe ahead of time that night we soon found ourselves up the creek without a paddle. As I prepare for the inevitable round of “I told you so” comments from friends and followers…

Drink Water, Eat Fat and other Lessons from Biology

I’m 33 years old and one thing I’ve learned in that time is that you cannot cheat Mother Nature. You may get away with bending the rules for a while but sooner or later it always comes back to bite you. Our nation’s current obesity epidemic is a great example of this. Americans have spent…

The Myth of Fat and Your Diet

Myth Number Two You need to cut fat from your diet to lose fat. At first this age-old myth would seem to make sense but once again modern science shows us the fallacy of this tradition. Fact number one: your body manufactures the hormones that you use to govern and maintain its functions from fat….

Weightloss Myths and Facts

In support of my goal to complete a Spartan Man marathon in the coming year I’ve decided to talk about some of the methods I will use to prepare for this grueling race. I will also share some of the habits and tricks I have used to shed  fifty pounds of fat over the past three…

A Truth about Weightloss and Health

During my first year of college I was involved in a speech class project that’s purpose was to illustrate the influence that media and advertising had on image and self-worth in modern Americans. Needless to say that there was some obvious finger-pointing and blame placement involved and I sat there with my group in front…