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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

Expand Your Carb Choices

Bored with your carb choices? How many of you are tired of eating sweet potatoes, rice and oatmeal over and over again in your quest to eat healthy and avoid processed carbs? A lot, I'm betting. As you may know, carbohydrates are the body's preferred source of energy. Lots of the carbs available these days

Fruit Is Good for You

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

Carb-Cycling Basics

Carb cycling is nothing new to bodybuilders but is not 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 seem

Carbohydrate Basics

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