But do I have to track what I eat to lose weight? It’s one of the questions I get most frequently from nutrition clients I work with. In this episode, we’re diving into all things tracking: what it is, benefits, potential cons, and if it’s necessary. (Hint: It’s not but it may be helpful!) Tune in for the full story and more information.
“Cardio is killing my gainz! I can’t make progress gaining strength and building muscle if I’m doing cardio.” WRONG – Today’s episode is all about (once again) busting the myth of cardio getting in the way of strength training progress. We’re talking about what cardio actually is, why you need to incorporate some into your life, and tips on how to do that smartly.
This week we’re filtering the bullshit of the health and fitness industry. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. But there is SO MUCH INFORMATION. Not to mention the thousands of products, programs, and services that are offered that are just downright poor quality or even harmful. We’re going to build a 4-question filter that you can use to find out if a program IS (or could be) a good fit for you.
If you’re a human, you have stress. Period. That’s it. The problem is, we know we have it. No one is surprised to hear that they have stress in their lives. But we may not realize to what extent certain areas and aspects of our lives cause us stress. Then, at the same time, we … Continue reading I Cannot Stress This Enough
For the last two weeks, we talked about the importance of the small, simple habits - both in nutrition and training. But what is the science behind building these habits? Luck for us, there's a large body of research behind this work and once we break it down, it can be both easy to understand … Continue reading The Science Behind Building Habits
Keto, low carb, carnivore, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, South Beach, Mediterranean, Blood Type, raw food, Whole30, Atkins, DASH... The list is quite literally ENDLESS. When I did a quick Google search of "How many different diets are there" hundreds of options were listed. There was even on article comparing ONE HUNDRED different diets. 100. One hundred … Continue reading We UNDERESTIMATE the power of simple nutrition habits.
There are shoes at all ends of the spectrum, for every possible activity. No one wants to invest to buy shoes for every different activity all at once. That's a lot of money and definitely not necessary if you're just starting to train. So, what shoes do you need to buy? Let's take a look at my personal shoe collection and find out!
I donate plasma and a recent experience while donating inspired today’s post. The majority of the advice and conversations regarding health and fitness make me chuckle to myself when I’m there, but this one really got me thinking. Before we get into it, let’s set up a little context. For those unfamiliar with the process, … Continue reading The Number on the Scale is JUST a Number
When this article came to mind on my early drive to work one Tuesday morning, the working title was “Your Trainer Struggles, Just Like You.” But, as I started writing, I realized I’m not here to say anyone’s struggles are the same as other’s. They’re not. Even when comparing two people with seemingly identical life … Continue reading Your Trainer Struggles Too
Let’s dive into nutrition for this week’s post. I’ve talked about before how I believe there aren’t many (if any!) inherently “bad” or “good” foods. In moderation, all foods, barring allergy or insensitivity, can be included in a “healthy” diet. However, that being said, there are food which are more nutrient dense in comparison. If … Continue reading Nutrient vs. Calorie Dense: How does it affect me?