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Category: Nutrition

Why I Don’t Use Recipes Or Meal Plans

I don’t use recipes or meal plans. Here’s why.   As a strength and nutrition coach, I often get requests for “healthy recipes” from friends, family, training clients, and random strangers who find out what I do for a living. But you know what? I don’t do recipes. At least, I very rarely use them…
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Lessons Learned from 12 Weeks with a Nutrition Coach

In the battle to get strong and lean, knowing is one thing; taking action on what you know is an entirely different beast.   As a strength and nutrition coach, I have a lot of knowledge of it takes to get leaner, stronger, and to build muscle in the gym. I just wasn’t doing it.…
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Three Weight Loss Diets That Actually Work

Search the internet for “weight loss diet” and you’ll be inundated with about 8,240,000 results in 0.57 seconds. That’s a lot of freaking diet information to wade through. Allow me to simplify matters for you. The dirty little secret of the diet industry is that ALL diets work, as long as they create a calorie…
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How To Reverse Diet For Faster Fat Loss

If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to diet – that is, create a calorie deficit. But what if you’ve been dieting for a long time, and progress stalls? It might be time for a “reverse diet” to re-ignite your fat loss! The first law of fat loss is to eat less food than…
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How to Track Calories for Fat Loss

  As the saying goes, “what gets measured, gets managed.” While most people understand that you have to budget and put away money for retirement, we find it harder to wrap our heads around “budgeting” our calories. But the fact remains, the simplest way to lose weight or to maintain your ideal weight once we…
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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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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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How To Eat Donuts And Not Gain Fat

I recently asked friends on my Facebook fan page about their biggest fitness questions. While this one was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I wanted to address it because I know it’s a big concern for a lot of people looking to lose weight.   Dan asks: How can I eat pizza and donuts and not get fat? Very…
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Don’t Fear the Fat

Why “fat” in your diet doesn’t (necessarily) result in body fat   The last few years have been rife with media coverage of the benefits of fat – TIME even published a beautiful picture of butter on its cover. So don’t worry that fat is the “evil” macronutrient that it was made to be in…
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The BEST And WORST Foods For Weight Loss

What Foods Should You Eat To Optimize Weight Loss? While the major focus of most weight loss plans is exercise, diet is usually more important. We all know what “healthy” foods are, but there’s often confusion because of clever food marketing tactics that try to convince us about the benefits of some new weight-loss superfood.…
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