Walking into a store like Complete Nutrition or GNC can be totally overwhelming. There are stacks on stacks of protein powders, vitamins, pre-workout, and pills that promote weight-loss. It may be tempting to splurge on these products in the hope that the right concoction will be exactly what you need to get your perfect body. … Continue reading Supplements: Useful or a Waste of Money?
Obviously, nutrition plays a huge role in our physical makeup and overall health. But water and hydration play an equally important one. Unfortunately, the majority of the population walk around severely dehydrated throughout the day without knowing it. Dehydration can cause you to feel fatigued and lethargic. It can disrupt your ability to focus, and it … Continue reading Water, Water Everywhere: All the Drops to Drink
It seems like every day more and more people are moving towards a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for health or environmental reasons. In fact, while watching the news the other day, they said that in 2012, people who listed themselves on dating sites as being vegan, were much less likely to be contacted. Whereas, in … Continue reading Why You Should Be A Semi-Veggie or Flexitarian
Hippocrates said these famous words a long, long time ago, and it's still relevant today. Nearly 70% of diseases are caused by life choices: how and what we eat, exercise, smoke, drink, and stress. Imagine a world where we could cut the development of disease by over half by simply changing our lifestyles. It almost … Continue reading “Let Food Be Thy Medicine” – Two Millennia Ago and Still True
One of the reasons I became so passionate about health and fitness is because I grew up with such a lack of knowledge in the area. I knew I was supposed to eat healthy and exercise, but I didn't know how to start and what information was legitimate. Unfortunately, I'm not the only person who … Continue reading Americana: Quantity Over Quality
The word diet has two meanings: Diet - Noun The kinds of foods that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. A special course of food to which one restricts oneself to. Now you tell me, which one sounds more fun? Unfortunately, most people in the world connect the word diet to the second definition. … Continue reading Diet is a Four Letter Word: Don’t Use It
I'm sure by now you've heard that counting your macronutrient ratios is the key to success in your body composition goals. For some reason, that topic has really blown up this year, but many of us in the fitness industry have known that it's the key to a successful diet for a long time. Each … Continue reading It’s Not Just a Fad: Macronutrient Ratios
If I asked you to define what a calorie was, could you? It's amazing to me how prevalent the word is in our culture and yet diets and doctors often don't explain what it is and how it is used in the body. We have "zero calorie" foods, "low-cal" foods, and we are told that … Continue reading What Exactly IS a Calorie and Why You Should Count Them (Not Sheep)?
Do you feel confused when the government revises their nutritional guidelines every five years? Are you unsure whether you should eat three meals a day, or continually graze? Should breakfast be the biggest meal of the day, or should dinner? Are low-fat foods the way to go, or is low-carb? If you've ever asked yourself … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, How Do I Eat It All?
Learning how to eat healthy can be a major mountain for people to climb. I've been there. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted in high school, and I paid for it when I got to college. It then took me almost six years to totally change my habits and get to the point … Continue reading New Year, New You: Simple Diet Changes For Success