Category: Food and Nutrition

The Field to Table Journey

Spring is upon us and I’m filled with newfound energy and reflections on the process of renewal. In reality, late March really feels like the “first of the year” to me more than does January 1. Sometimes our societal constructs and the natural world don’t always coincide perfectly.  PK & I recently had a discussion on the Podcast about kickstarting…

Don’t Let Your Muscles Become Marbled Like a Steak!

Yesterday was WhipperSnapper Wednesday. That was the theme of the daily email (The T2 eBlast!) that goes out to our Training Tribe members. The message was Get. Younger. Today. That was no joke and the tips and motivation the members received related to the training we are doing this month. The month of March may not have come in like…

Win a Free TLA t-shirt!

Here at The Lifetime Athlete, we are in the middle of a t-shirt giveaway! I’m also starting up a crowdsourcing project for a new book and I’d like to ask a favor. This brief post will tell you what I’m up to and how you can get a great shirt. First I’ll fill you in on this new project. I’m…

Using the Planet-Based Diet to Reset Your Metabolism

Every lifetime athlete benefits from an annual reset of the metabolism. A month is usually enough for most of us. This allows us to restore optimal metabolic health and to “clean up the system” a bit. However, some folks will benefit from a longer reset period, as in several months, particularly if they have “slipped” a little from optimal metabolic…

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…