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  • Why fruit is fat loss's friend

    Posted in Fat Loss, Fitness, Diet, Nutrition on Jun 03, 2016

    The more foods you make “off-limits” the harder a diet is to sustain for more than 2 weeks.

    I put “off-limits” in quotes because no one makes foods off limits except yourself. It’s important to realize the power you have here.

    There’s been lots of talk about Olivia Munn’s diet for X-Men: Apocalypse, which two of my favorite fitness writers, Georgie Fear and Josh Hillis, wrote awesome articles on that you should totally read.

    I see a big positive to the publicity garnered by this intense (and unrealistic) diet. I hope we start to remember that fruit is healthy.

    Getting 80% of your calories fr...

  • Succeed without knowing what you're doing

    Posted in Fat Loss, Fitness, Diet, Nutrition on Jun 01, 2016

    Talking to people hasn’t always been easy for me. Hell, it still isn't easy!

    I used to be extremely shy and withdrawn. I simply never knew what to say to people I didn’t know well, especially girls. Truth be told, I still feel like a shy guy at my core.

    When I tell people how shy I used to be, they’re usually surprised. I guess I’ve become skilled at disguising the intense anxiety I feel in certain social situations. Yaaaaaay!

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    Around age 17, I decided I was fed up being the shy teenager who hadn’t ever had a girlfriend or even a first kiss! My shitty social skills were a huge barrier to a be...

  • How to lose weight "on accident"

    Posted in Fat Loss, Fitness, Diet, Nutrition on May 26, 2016

    I want to share a story with you about a client of mine, let’s call her Leia. Leia is a badass.

    The first time Leia and I spoke she told me she wanted to get leaner. She wanted to lose fat and have more definition. She wanted a flat stomach. Fair enough.

    Right out of the gate Leia was killing it. I don’t think she missed a single workout outside of being sick once.

    The first habit she practiced (other than coming to the gym) was drinking more water. Why? That’s what she wanted to work on. Plus, water is awesome.

    She didn’t like the taste of plain water, so she added some zero calorie flav...

  • What to do when you can’t make it to the gym because shit hit the fan at work at the last second

    Posted in Fat Loss, Fitness, Diet, Nutrition on May 18, 2016

    I get really excited when somebody who had felt overwhelmed and confused by fitness says my blog helped them with the seemingly endless puzzle that is fat loss.

    I work with the people who want to be committed but can’t seem to find said feeling of commitment and motivation.

    Because for many, fitness is the 5th priority. Kids, family, career etc. take precedent.

    There’s nothing wrong with fitness being priority #5.

    You can still fit back into that old pair of jeans. You can still bulletproof your joints so you can give your kids the finger mid-backflip when they try to put you into a nursing ...

  • How to make salads not suck and leave lunch not hungry

    Posted in Uncategorized, Fat Loss, Fitness, Diet, Nutrition on May 13, 2016

    My DNA might be part garbage disposal.

    I have a reputation among friends for my ability to eat. This is one of the advantages to being on the taller side. Not fitting into some cars is a disadvantage.

    I fancy a good salad (emphasis on “good”). And as the personification of the Sarlacc, I can say anecdotally that salads can be really filling.

    Now, lest you think I’m recommending a salad only diet, here’s a thing I wrote 4 Healthy Things On The Menu That Aren't Fucking Salad

    My point is that if you think salads can’t be filling, you’re doing salads wrong.

    This begs the question:

    How do I make ...