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6 Simple Ways To Eat More Protein

Protein isn’t just for bodybuilding meatheads – it’s essential for building every single cell in your body, from your hair, skin, and nails, to yes, your muscles. And getting enough protein in your diet is essential to your body composition – how much body fat versus lean muscle mass you carry. If you have a…
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Train Seasonally To Boost Your Metabolism

Train Seasonally To Boost Your Metabolism This time of year, holiday treats are in high supply, and your time is in high demand. How can you battle tempting holiday food and simultaneously make time for going to the gym during this busy time of the year? The answer is that you can… if you really…
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KPxKitchen: Bacon Braised Brussel Sprouts

KPxKitchen Welcome to KPxKitchen, a new feature where I share the absolute best recipes for your enjoyment. During the holiday season, my go-to dish is Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts because (a) alliteration is fun, and (b) everything is better with bacon. This savory dish goes as well with a Thanksgiving turkey as it does re-heated with…
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Holiday Weight Loss, Part 4

Holiday Weight Loss   Author’s note: This is Part Four in a series. If you missed Parts One, Two, or Three << check out these links. The holidays are busy, so you’re not the only one wondering “how can I fit more activity into my holiday schedule?!” Relax, I’ve got your back! The best thing you can do…
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Holiday Weight Loss, Part 3

Holiday Weight Loss   Welcome back to our series on holiday weight loss. It’s party time! (If you missed Part One and Part Two, find them here) Today we’ll discuss how to navigate your holiday social calendar like a lean, mean, fat-burning machine. Part Three: How To Navigate Holiday Parties Recall that weight gain/loss is…
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Holiday Weight Loss, Part 2

Holiday Weight Loss   Ah, the holidays. It’s that wonderful time of year when cookies are everywhere and your calendar is bursting at the seams with festive party plans. Speaking of plans . . . do you have one? A plan for losing (or maintaining) your weight over the holidays? If you read Part One…
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Holiday Weight Loss

Holiday Weight Loss   The holiday season is upon us! Break out the pumpkin spice lattes, turkey, stuffing, eggnog, holiday cookies, and peppermint flavored everything. Your waistline doesn’t stand a chance, right? Not so fast. You CAN enjoy the holiday season and not gain weight. In fact, you can even LOSE weight over the holidays,…
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What Changes Can I Expect When I Start Lifting Weights?

If you’re a cardio junkie, stepping into the weight room for the first time can be intimidating. But don’t let that hold you back! Weightlifting is the best way to rapidly change your body – better than cardio, or group exercise, or yoga. But just because you pick up a pair of dumbbells, don’t expect…
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How To Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Diet

The number one thing you can do for your health, well-being, and sexiness is to eat more plants. Cheesy stock photo aside, veggies are great to include in your diet because they are low in calories, but high in vitamins and minerals. We call veggies “nutrient dense” as opposed to more calorie dense foods like…
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6 Reasons Bodyweight Training Is Awesome For Building Lean Muscle

Let’s face it, most of us are pretty busy with work, school, family, and doing fun stuff on the weekends. We just want our workouts to keep us physically healthy and maybe help us lean out so we look better in a swimsuit. Most people trying to “tone up” jump straight into cardio, but there’s…
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