A Case For Eating More Carbs

A Case For Eating More Carbs

Carbs aren’t bad. Especially when your working out or doing something energy intensive. I’ll admit that I’ve dabbled in the Keto, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo world and through it all I’ve realized how important carbs are to the body (positively and negatively). This holds especially true if you’re training at a high level. You just can’t recover and be explosive without carbohydrates.

Start Achieving Your Goals With This One Trick.

Start Achieving Your Goals With This One Trick.

“I used to be skinny before the baby”. “I used to bench more when I was younger”. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard someone talk about how they used to be healthier, slimmer, stronger and sexier back in the day. Unfortunately, life can push you in different directions and for whatever reason, you’ve gained some weight or lost some strength. 

Detox Programs That Actually Work.

Detox Programs That Actually Work.

The word detox carries a lot of meaning. To a health practitioner, it’s an intervention much more complicated then a 5-day juice cleanse. The hardcore practitioner will scoff at the idea of a juice cleanse and say that detox protocols are much more intense and calculated. For the purposes of this blog post, lets just use the word detox and reset interchangeably. Here are my recommendations for executing a proper reset. 

An Intro Into Probiotics (Part 1)

An Intro Into Probiotics (Part 1)

This post is inspired by two good friends who just had a beautiful baby (Congrats guys!) We were having dinner and the topic of gut flora came up and sparked me to share a little info for new and expecting mothers and fathers regarding gut health. 

Thoughts on Ketosis (and a little explanation)

Thoughts on Ketosis (and a little explanation)

I wanted to talk to you about ketosis. It’s a pretty sexy topic right now and just about everyone’s friend, aunt and uncle seem to be an expert on being fat adapted. The question is if you’re active, should carbohydrates really be eliminated in the diet?

Best Breakfast Options For Fat Loss and Energy

Best Breakfast Options For Fat Loss and Energy

There are multiple ways of achieving energy and fat loss. One way of jumpstarting the process is by utilizing a breakfast which consists of quality fats and protein. This is not to say that this is the only way of achieving fat loss and energy, but It's a tool to consider. Examples of these breakfast options include...

Should we drink our water hot or cold?

Should we drink our water hot or cold?

I remember the time an Ayurvedic practitioner told me that hot water was a simple way of losing fat. I never forgot when he said this because of his reasoning for fat loss. He asked me “have you ever tried cleaning grease/fat off a stove with hot water instead of using cold water?” 

The Importance of B12 and its role in Neuropathy and Anemia.

The Importance of B12 and its role in Neuropathy and Anemia.

The stars have aligned on this post. The topic of B12 keeps coming up lately, and it was a sign that I had to put something up on the blog. The thing about writing is that it’s almost like a personal journal (…here’s what’s on my mind at this point in time and how I feel about it.) 

Holly's "Fudgey" Black Bean Brownies

Holly's "Fudgey" Black Bean Brownies

Today’s recipe comes from my friend Holly Monster who introduced me to the wonders of the black bean brownie. Holly’s a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and Precision Nutrition Coach. On her off time she’s deadlifting heavy things, shopping for organic meat or hanging out on the dance floor.