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Fruit is bad for you?

I get this question all of the time when doing nutrition consultations. It goes something like this, I'll prepare a meal plan for someone to follow and during the review, the client will look in horror and see that there is fruit in the diet. The usually say something like this: "I can eat fruit?

Eating to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

This article on how to lose fat and gain muscle was originally published on totalperformancesports.com on July 5. 2010 It still has relevant content but is not the practice we currently recommend.  It's Not Just Weight Loss: You need to be Eating to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle I’m writing this article after a weekend spent

Carb Cycling Basics

Carb cycling is nothing new to bodybuilders but is not yet very common with nutritionists. They seem to be behind the times when it comes to getting results. It appears that most of them prescribe a diet based on your weight and not much else. They use a cookie-cutter approach to weight loss and don't

Dietary Fat Basics

Fat is not your enemy! This is the third in a three-part series on basic nutrition. In this article we will discuss fat. Fat is an essential part of your diet but was made out to be evil and avoided at all costs by the mainstream media a few years ago. Thankfully this has passed.

Protein for Dummies

    The three basic food categories are carbohydrate, fat and protein. In the Protein for Dummies guide we will cover protein.   What is protein? Protein is what our body uses to build lean tissue, or muscle. Here are a few things that we know about protein: protein is the most difficult of all

Carbohydrates for Dummies

Carbohydrates, or 'carbs' as they are more frequently known, get a bad rap. In the fitness industry there is never a middle ground. It is always to the extreme of one side or the other. As my friend Alwyn Cosgrove says, nobody ever says do some cardio, it's always no cardio or all cardio! The