Category Archives: Nutrition

Understanding Energy Balance

Most people know of calories (also kcal) but do not truly understand how they work. Those that believe calories don’t matter also probably think the Earth is flat. Perhaps there is a disconnect. Let me explain. It all comes back to thermodynamics which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system. Energy balance […]

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Two Years of Eating “Too Much Protein”

Being a two-year study subject has its perks. Things like free blood work, free body composition analysis via the Bod Pod & DEXA, and free protein supplements are just a few of those perks! Big thanks to Dr. Jose Antonio, Co-Founder and CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), for giving me an opportunity to take part […]

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Locating Integrity in the Fitness & Nutrition Industry

In a multi-billion dollar industry with growth on the rise year after year, it seems like everyone wants to get in on all of the potential profits to be made even if it is at the expense of others. From know-it-all trainers that are getting clients injured due to negligence to self-proclaimed nutrition experts selling you […]

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7 Things Women Should Know About Strength-Training

The following is from an interview I did for a How is strength training good for women specifically? Prevention of osteoporosis would be a great reason women should strength train. Research indicates that long-term weight training can help maintain and even form new bone. Those that already do suffer from osteoporosis could still make […]

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Recent Gems Worth Reading or Watching

Whoa, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the main site. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or “the Gram” then you know I’ve still been actively posting there. Stay woke on those social media outlets because you might miss something useful! On to the good stuff…I constantly stay abreast with […]

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Choosing HEALTHIER Options At The Fast-food Drive-Through

While I’m definitely an advocate of being prepared in all situations, it is not always possible when you are on-the-go. Meal prep can be very important to keeping individuals on point with their nutrition plan especially if you have a very busy lifestyle. I personally failed to do so this time around. However, when you […]

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Gains For Everyone

It’s safe to say I’ve reached a pinnacle in my career where my friends and clients confide in my knowledge of fitness and nutrition because they will regularly tag me on Facebook and Instagram about the latest supplement, diet, or fitness-related product. People also send me Snapchats of their meals to validate to me that […]

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Getting Lean(er) Starts in the Kitchen

You’ve been on the right path for a while now especially if you’ve read my article 5 Reasons You’re Not Lean(er).The only thing missing now is putting it all into action. Besides, how do you finish the job without the right tools? Never go into battle without being prepared! If you’re on the path to […]

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Must-Read Fitness and Nutrition Articles from Feb-April 2015

The past few months have been BUSY so I’ve been slacking on my personal web content. HOWEVER, it doesn’t mean I haven’t kept up on my regular reading of awesome fitness and nutrition articles & videos. Here are the ones I thought were worthy of sharing. If i’m sharing them here on my site, then […]

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Whey Protein + Coffee = Pre-Workout!

When I posted THIS to Facebook, I think some people had really never thought of this before! It’s such a simple go-to when you’re in need of a high-protein meal snack while also looking for an energy boost. Optimum Nutrition (one of my favorite brands) recently released a series of whey protein products with added […]

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