On a weekly basis I update my meal and exercise plan google sheets so you can see real time what I eat, drink, and how I move. You can download…
The nutrition industry has definitely evolved. You can find protein bars in all different flavors – cinnamon bun, chocolate chip cookie dough, red velvet cake, chocolate brownie. There are even protein COOKIES and protein BROWNIES and there is even high protein ice cream you can buy. Go to any GNC and you will even see protein chips, popcorn, and the entire assortment of any flavor of protein bar. Plus, you can have protein powders in cool flavors like vanilla ice cream and strawberry cheesecake. What is not to love? A LOT.(more…)
As part of this series, in the interest of full transparency AND possibly giving you some great ideas, I will provide a tracker of all my meals and workouts for…
The “new normal”
Our worlds, once so big, have gotten very small since March of 2020.
Gyms and workout studios are closed (or closed, reopened, closed and kind of reopened). Peloton sales have gone UP. App sales have gone through the roof – the fitness industry, besides the toilet paper industry, is a real winner in these “uncertain times”.
There also have been winners and losers in the fitness sphere on the consumer side. I hear binary feedback from my audience – either they got in the best shape of their lives, or suffered from the “COVID 19” weight gain.
There is still time to change your fate.(more…)
It’s not what you are eating, it’s what’s eating you! UPDATED WITH MORE JOURNAL OPTIONS.
I don’t have a Ph.D. in psychology, but I do have a Ph.D. in stress eating. And I know enough to know, a demanding and crazy job is certainly a contributing factor to ignite that reach for comfort food. So hear me out.(more…)
This and the next few articles will consider saboteurs that are sneaking into your eating and exercise habits. Like an actual person who is a saboteur, these habitual diet saboteurs often conceal their identities as something positive, when in fact there are anything but. This first article in the saboteur series will focus on Saboteur#1 – Caloriebombs in healthy food.(more…)
If I were to compare intermittent fasting to a celebrity, I would go with Lady Gaga. It seemed to explode on the scene out of nowhere, but didn’t succumb to being a fad or a one-hit wonder. It’s been timeless – but it has attracted a lot of controversy. It has experienced waves of popularity, but it had a resurgence after the pandemic. People have more control over their home environment and therefore when they eat. The “COVID-19” weight gain and the convenience of a home-bound lifestyle has reignited interest in intermittent fasting.(more…)
You guys, it is REALLY tricky writing a fitness blog during a pandemic, especially while there is a vaccine being circulated. Should I even bother to write a post about traveling, especially for work. The eternal optimist in me says, absolutely. We will fly again, both for business and for pleasure, sooner rather than later.(more…)
The Whole30 is a popular diet to start in the first quarter of the year, so you may be thinking of doing it right NOW. It is a reset, a new chance, a way to “cleanse” the system and purify your approach to food. The question is, is the Whole30 a “challenge” or a “fad” diet? Let’s break down the basics.(more…)
The Paleo diet is the “sexy diet.” Definitely would be Samantha, if it were a Sex and the City character. The Paleo diet evokes images of ravenously devouring meat – sexy, right? I have been to Paleo-land and will definitely visit again. Here is what you need to know.(more…)
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard of the "Keto" (short for ketogenic) diet. Just what is it, and does it work? What are the upsides,…
We all associate salads with diet food or a boring meal. It doesn’t have to be that way. With the right ingredients, your salad will go from boring to badass. But you do have to watch out – attempts to make salads less boring can detonate unintended calorie bombs.(more…)
In business, accountability and metrics are important. How is a company supposed to know if it is meeting its goals and gains if there is no understanding of daily, weekly, quarterly sales? Similarly, fitness goals also need measurable metrics. But what are the right ones, and how should you track them? The #fitprofessional is here to help.
The 80/20 principle is often used in a business context, to dictate that the most results can come from a minority of inputs. It’s not just for business – it is a principle that we an apply to many areas of life, including an activity we dedicate an average of 10 percent of our annual income towards: eating.(more…)
Let’s begin by addressing the elephant in the room. “Diet.” Google the word “weight loss diet” and you will see no less than 1.38 billion hits. Clearly, diet is top of mind for anyone wanting to get fit. Anyone who says they have never dieted is not to be trusted. So let’s address diets, then. This article will provide an overview of the different diets with links to more posts about each individual one.(more…)