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?
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 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
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.
The three basic food categories are carbohydrate, fat and protein. In this article 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 the nutrients for
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
So, a few months ago I started a two part column on my diet, then went ADD spaz and digressed to do a column on some other rant about who-knows-what, and left y’all hanging on the promised more specific discussion on what, and how, I eat. You have all been waiting with bated breath, I
By Mary Southworth Disclaimer: I am far from a medical professional so none of this is intended as advice, just my thoughts and experience. I’ve seen a few anti-detox articles go by in the ol’ newsfeeds lately. I just completed a cleanse a few months ago with an holistic practitioner who I consider a genius
We all should know by now that we need to make better choices and eat less processed, nutrient dense food in order to see the most progress right? An easy way to do this, especially if you are not too good at nutrition and don’t know a ton about it is to swap out foods
"I need tips for the Holiday Season because I Don’t Want to Get Fat This Season"! This is the single topic every year that seems to interest most of our readers. I have written a few articles on and it’s so popular I am doing it again! Each year they say the average American gains