Category: Food and Nutrition

Metabolic Reset Month

Reset. Resolution. Cleanse. Eliminate. Program. Discipline. Dedication. Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah! This is the time of year when the focus on such things intensifies. Here a few simple suggestions. Take them or leave them…either way you are still awesome! But if you really do want to kick more ass, get in shape, restore your health, get…

Don’t Forget the Salt!

Howdy Peeps! I hope you are crushing workouts and coming up with creative comps during this very unique summer season. How we train and compete during the pandemic continues to evolve, and it is the innovative, versatile, and durable beast that adapts most effectively. All that stated…it is indeed summer, and with warmer (or hotter) temperatures, humidity, and increased time…

Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes – Part 3

Originally I didn’t intend to include a third part to this series…but the peeps asked — and so they shall receive. A number of folks had some specific questions and thus I feel compelled to address these insightful queries from the Lifetime Athlete fam. One more time, what is metabolic flexibility and why is it important? This is basically the…

Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes – Part 2

March is Metabolic Flexibility Month. Honestly, I totally made that up and I have absolutely no idea if such a designation exists. We could also say that during the month of March we are trying to reset the metabolism to restore its efficiency in powering our athletic endeavors.  In Part 1 of this series I explained that our goal as…

Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes – Part 1

Human metabolism is an amazing orchestration of complex signaling and function. The ways in which the metabolism utilizes digested food and nutrients is manyfold. Of particular interest to the Lifetime Athlete is how the body uses the different macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrate) to support lifelong health and peak performance.  For discussion purposes, we can oversimplify the roles of the 3…

Big Rocks in Training, Nutrition, and Weight Loss

I recently reflected on some major lessons in health and fitness. These are big rocks in training, nutrition, and weight loss that I have written about in my Science Project series books. These principles have been reaffirmed by current research as well as my experience in working with clients. I talked about these items in this week’s podcast if you’d…

Is Your Diet Working for You? (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the dietary experiment discussion. As you’ll recall from Part 1, my intention was to raise the question of individual dietary optimization, to report on some of my personal culinary explorations, and to encourage you to consider your own diet’s impact on your health and performance. That last edition has some stories of my eating evolution,…

Is Your Diet Working for You? (Part 1)

It’s fun to experiment. And it can be very interesting and informative when you experiment on yourself. One of the easiest and perhaps most productive areas in which to conduct personal investigations is in the realm of dietary intake. Through trial and error, and a little good science, you can learn what foods really work (or don’t) for you. Done…

Putting Struggles with Weight Loss in the Rearview Mirror

Weight loss isn’t complicated. And it doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it really can be EFFORTLESS! We have a genuine need for body weight reduction in much of our population. There is no denying that. We’re currently faced with an obesity epidemic and all the associated disease and diminished quality of life it brings. And there are also…

Meaty Talk

It’s kinda like “Car Talk” if you ask me. Does meat consumption make you aggressive, lower your IQ, and identify your political orientation? Or does eating rice crackers and lettuce make you irritable and give you the right to be critical of others? Dietary choice is indeed a potentially meaty subject. Debate has gone on for decades, if not centuries…