Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a fundamental role in maintaining your overall health and well-being.
Perhaps you read that first line and are already raising your hands in frustration.
Maybe you're thinking, "Macro-huh?...
Metabolic syndrome serves as an advanced warning system, signaling the presence of multiple conditions that can lead to chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
Much like the red lights and blaring horns at a railroad crossing, metabolic syndrome...
When it comes to heart health, cholesterol has long been a focus of attention.
I mean, who knew that something so tasty could cause so much trouble?
It's like biting into a juicy burger at your favorite restaurant and having your doctor pop out...
Intermittent fasting is a popular nutrition strategy that has been gaining popularity in recent years.
It involves alternating periods of eating and fasting, with the aim of improving overall health and promoting weight loss.
I can tell you from experience that you will have a very good week if you batch-prepare your meals.
I have a delicious recipe to share, but first a suggestion if you struggle with sugar cravings.
Most of my clients are over the age of 40 years and...
When I first met Dionysus (not his real name), he was a 50-something guy with a stressful job, large family, and expanding waistline.
He had been struggling to lose weight for years, trying every diet and workout under the sun...
Your liver is one of the most important organs in your entire body.
It cleanses your blood, produces proteins, controls blood sugar, regulates fat storage, metabolizes fat, and produces energy.
It's like the Swiss Army Knife of organs.
Have you ever heard someone say, "I can eat whatever I want because I just worked out"?
I mean, come on, what kind of thinking is that?
Truth is, you can't out-train a bad diet.
You might think you're doing yourself a favor by spending an extra...
Your diet plays a big role in your gut health.
If you're eating a bunch of sugar, processed foods, and not enough fiber, you'll likely have some gastrointestinal tract issues.
And nobody wants that.
Nowadays it seems like everyone has...
My general rule-of-thumb is to eat your calories versus drinking them.
An exception to the rule is a meal-replacement shake.
So you would choose to eat an actual orange versus drinking processed orange juice.
Speaking of sugar and water, check out...
Today I have a story that, as a coach, baffles me a little.
But first, ever wonder what to eat before a workout?
A good pre-workout meal should meet the following requirements:
- Easily digestible
- Enters your bloodstream rapidly
- Doesn’t cause...
When it comes to meeting your goals, nutrition is 80% of the battle. Some experts say 90%.
Have you ever heard of the saying, "The best nutrition program is the one you can stick to?"
Well, it's true.
Let me share a story with you to explain why....
Have you been lukewarm for too long?
Maybe going through the motions for a while?
Is your heart still in it?
Perhaps it’s time to change the heat settings.
To bring more enthusiasm to your life.
To surround yourself with like-minded,...
No one wants to hear it, but not everyone is ready to improve.
If you are unwilling to start training with any consistency, not willing to change your nutrition, and are spending more time looking for some magic pill or solution, you're not really...
Today you have a clean slate filled with endless possibilities.
How will you harness your potential to create the very best you?
Your self-image will fulfill any label that you put on yourself.
If the world feels like a dark place, bring your own...
There are habits that will give you more bang for the buck.
For example, I've said many times that training is the anchor to your day.
The anchor keeps you from drifting.
Similarly, establishing a portion-control habit that will automatically keep...
Simplicity always wins.
The whole idea of using a daily habit-based approach to create your Ideal Body (the leanest, strongest, most athletic version of you) is to start small and keep it simple.
Everything I'm suggesting is backed by research in...
Today I want to talk about the importance of eating a serving of protein with each of your meals.
Protein is the most satiating and appetite-suppressing macronutrient.
Before I continue, some quick definitions.
Macronutrients are the nutrients you...
As I sit here and look forward to the year ahead, I wanted to share some thoughts on how you can make the upcoming year everything you could hope for.
See, I believe that you’re the architect of your past, present, and future and that you...
If you're like most folks I've talked to, you're moving a little slow this week.
Perhaps the Thanksgiving-feast leftovers are weighing you down?
Maybe it's the snow or, depending on where you live, a tornado or tsunami?
Maybe your favorite sports...
Lot's of "holiday" parties equals boozy temptations.
In truth, even though I no longer drink, it's a challenge for me to avoid alcohol during this time of year.
Sometimes it feels weird to be at a party drinking water when everyone else is, to...
Watch out. Don't fall for it. It's a trap.
The trap of "tomorrow." Tomorrow becomes next week, next week becomes next month, next month becomes next year.
You hear people say this all the time.
"I want to lose this weight but I'll start...
What do you call a pancake after it does sit-ups? A waffle.
Try this fun pancake recipe as a free meal.
But first, if you've ever skipped a workout or started the day without your meals prepared ahead of time, continue reading.
I’ve got a...
You travel to the market with grocery list in hand.
As you walk down the aisle, browsing the orderly rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, and everything else available to you... you pause and stare in amazement.
Hundreds of healthy...