February 1, 2017

‘Ain’t nobody got time for food tracking and calories calculations’, I am constantly told by my clients; and they are 110% correct. Few are the individuals who actually track their food intake and enjoy doing so. For this reason, I wanted to share my straight forward, practical guidelines for dieting approach if your goal is general health or fat loss with no calorie counting.

1. Eat a serving of protein in every meal.
Not sure what protein sources you should choose? Are mixed nu...

January 27, 2017

In the past, I’ve had 3-4 dedicated sessions for cardiovascular exercise (cardio) as part of my weekly routine. Later on, the busier I got with school and work, the less flexibility I had with my schedule, and the more I prioritized strength training over cardio. Throughout the years I learned that, contrary to popular belief, conventional cardio isn’t the only way to maintain/ lose weight, or is even needed for heart and lung health.

Most people will hop on the treadmill when trying to lose we...

January 19, 2017

The most extreme, suboptimal type of diet/ exercise program would ‘work’ up to a point.
Decided to lose weight and eat 800 calories a day? You'd lose weight.
Decided to start running every day to trim down? You'd trim down.
Decided to start strength-training with a really inefficient, injury-promoting exercise technique and programming? You'd gain muscle and get stronger.
Decided to eliminate one specific food or a food group because some writer in a fitness magazine said eating it 'is the...

January 12, 2017

This is the cover of the ‘NCCPT certified weight management specialist’.
For $199 , you can become a certified weight management specialist just in one day. For those who aren’t well informed, this certification may sound prestigious (‘specialist’) but don’t let it fool you, a one-day course isn’t equivalent to the credentials of a registered dietitian (or a certified sports nutritionist). At best, this certification is equivalent to a week’s worth of a 3 credit class (one week out of a 4-month...

December 31, 2016

Everyone needs more protein in their diet. Yes, everyone. Including you. You're probably thinking: “I eat enough protein! I had one slice of cheese this morning ” or “I had a huge serving of chicken for dinner, it’s enough protein for the day” or “ I had a bunch of mixed nuts, nuts are high in protein, right?”.

The truth is that even though you think you eat enough protein, most chances are that don’t. If the above statements sound familiar to you- great! Reading this article will shed som...

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