This is probably BY FAR the most complicated, argued over topic in nutrition. You should eat more to gain weight, and eat less to lose weight, right? But then what about the nutrition coaches like me that say: you need to eat MORE to lose weight? And then what is your day to day foodContinue Reading Figuring Out How Much to Eat For Your Goals.
In the 1980’s and 90’s fat was vilified. We made processed foods with zero fat, skimmed the fats out of dairy, and told people to stop eating eggs. Nutrition science said fat made us fat and contributed to heart disease. Fast forward 30 years and we now have a trending diet that is comprised ofContinue Reading Fat Consumption. The realities, the effects, and the sweet spot for intake.
If you are an athlete, you most likely have a relatively good relationship with carbohydrates. You’ve come to appreciate how effective they are in fueling your training sessions, how they help you recover between sessions, and how they can promote a restful night’s sleep. Even if you’re someone who’s new to fitness, or maybe doesn’tContinue Reading Carbohydrates- How to Choose the Right One For Your Activities
If you’re a competitive athlete training a lot, you’re probably eating a lot (which is work in and of itself). Then we talk about cost and it feels like you need to get another part time job just to support your new hobby. I get it- I’ve been there myself. Eating “normal” can seem expensiveContinue Reading Competitive Athletes- Eating Clean and Meeting Your Macros Without Breaking the Bank
Belief systems are remarkably powerful. In his book Giant Steps: Small Changes To Make A Big Difference Anthony Robbins talks about how a person with multiple identities can change the freckles on their faces and their eye color based on who they believe they are in the moment. If a person can change their eye color justContinue Reading The Mindset of Weight Loss
You’re stuck. You’ve been stuck. You’ve done every diet known to man. You’ve starved yourself. Existed on grapefruits for weeks at a time. And the 20bs came off, but then it came right back on. You probably even gained some after the fact. Sometimes you managed to keep the weight off for longer than 6Continue Reading Is it Time to Hire a Nutrition Coach?
Think you have to pack on weight over the next 6 weeks? You don’t. It’s completely possible for you to stay focused on your goals. But it requires you realize that “holiday time” doesn’t mean you get to let yourself go! The holidays can be a wonderful time of year. We get to spend timeContinue Reading Surviving the Holidays Without Gaining the Weight
It’s Friday night. You made it through a week of getting to the gym and eating clean. Now the weekend is upon you- what are you going to do? I get a lot of my clients asking me what I think about cheat meals and cheat days. Personally, I hate the idea of them. NotContinue Reading Eliminate The Cheat Mentality and Crush Your Weekends
One of the questions I get asked a lot is “how do I figure out what to eat before and after I train?” Here are the guidelines I give my athletes to devise their pre, intra (during), and post training fueling strategies. Pre-Training If you’re able to eat before you train, shoot to consume 30Continue Reading Training and Timing When to Eat