Category: Food and Nutrition

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…

Top 10 Superfoods for a Super New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope your 2018 was utterly amazing and your 2019 has kicked off in an incredibly spectacular fashion. An FAQ that I often hear is “What are your top 10 or 20 foods?” Obviously, such a list can take many forms based on any number of criteria. It can vary from season to season, and certainly be…

Vegans and Carnivores Unite…The Meat Show!

It was Pink Floyd, in “Another Brick in the Wall”, who posed this question (x2): “If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding…how can you have any pudding if you don’t eat yer meat?!” Let’s get into that. The subjects of meat consumption in the human diet; the science surrounding meat, nutrition, ethics, and the environment; and…

Thanksgiving Dinner!

Here’s an early wish of “Happy Thanksgiving” to you! Many of my clients often ask for strategies they can utilize to successfully navigate holiday meals without jeopardizing their health goals. Here’s a few…   Just don’t worry about it. Simply have a big feast and don’t overthink it. Humans are designed around the cyclic use of many “f” words (feasting,…

Re-Wilding the American Palate

What on earth is that term…”re-wilding,” and what does it have to do with health, fitness, nutrition, performance, and longevity? Perhaps more than you can imagine… Over the last 2.5 million years or so, we humans have spent the majority of our eating careers focused in the consumption of wild food. Only in the last 10,000 to 12,000 years have…

People with Perspectives: Elliot Canfield…JACKED and Beyond!

I recently had the utterly fabulous opportunity to engage with a dude who has many valuable insights into the world of health and fitness, as well as LIFE. That’s Elliot Canfield, and he’s a guy who shared with me many of his views and approaches to wellness…including how he used Project JACKED to lose 50 pounds and keep it off!…