Interview With The King of Aesthetics – Frank Zane

Interview with the King of Aesthetics – Frank Zane As I drove up a long, winding hill in beautiful La Mesa, California, I couldn’t help but be a bit nervous.  I was about to interview and train with one of my idols, Frank Zane. Zane and Arnold were the two physiques that first got me… Read more »

Finding Balance Between Your Life and Your Diet

The concept of embarking on any sort of a diet or structured nutrition plan is terrifying for most people. They envision hunger pangs, constant tracking, low energy, mood swings, and downright unhappiness. Sounds fun, right? No, actually it sounds like total fucking torture. Why do people do this to themselves? Frankly, they don’t know any… Read more »

Beginner Weight Loss

Beginner Weight Loss Are you a dieting dummy? A total nutrition and exercise beginner? Or are you a coach who constantly encounters people like this? If you’re a beginner, this article will help you better understand how to start your journey into a healthier lifestyle. If you’re a coach, this will help you have greater… Read more »

Four More Tips to Fix Your Broken Diet

Four More Tips to Fix Your Broken Diet

In the First installment of this series, I discussed optimal protein dosage, understanding the role of carbohydrates/insulin in your plan, and making sure your diet is sustainable. So, let’s get back to fixing your shitty diet. 1. Your Body Doesn’t Lie With the If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) rage and the many calories in/out articles… Read more »

What Kind of Dieter Are You?

What Kind of Dieter Are You?

As soon as people hear that I’m a nutrition consultant, the first thing they ask me is what their diet should consist of. Often, they assume that I’ll name a magical diet that’s easy to follow and allows them to eat whatever they want while the fat just flies off their waistlines. I have to… Read more »

Grade The Diet: The Atkins Diet

Grade The Diet: The Atkins Diet

Grade The Diet: The Atkins Diet             Whenever low-carb diets are discussed, the Atkins Diet always finds a way to sneak into the conversation. Back in the 90’s and early 2000’s, this diet was extremely popular and mainstream.  For the first time ever you could “diet” while eating bacon, ribs and chicken fingers; is it… Read more »

4 Common Dieting Mistakes

4 Common Dieting Mistakes

4 Common Dieting Mistakes I don’t know one person that hasn’t dieted or attempted to diet at some point in their life.  Whether it was Atkins, South beach, Jucing or your own plan; you all tried it at least once.  I have worked with over 120 diet clients in the last 4 months alone on… Read more »

A Review of Carb Cycling

A Review of Carb Cycling

What is Carb Cycling? I’m sure you have an idea about what carb-cycling is just by looking at the name. You simply cycle your carbs. Ok, so what does that mean and what is it useful for? Basically, you alter the amount of carbohydrates that you eat day to day.  Carb cycling can be used… Read more »

Low Carb Diet to Preserve Muscle Mass?

Low Carb Diet to Preserve Muscle Mass?

Low Carb Diet to Preserve Muscle Mass? When it comes to diet there is not a cookie cutter approach that works for everyone. We are all individuals and should be viewed that way. This becomes really clear when you prepare someone for a bodybuilding or figure show. You might see some clients who need a… Read more »

Four Tips to Fix Your Shitty Diet

Four Tips to Fix Your Shitty Diet

Everywhere you turn there is a new diet. Some let you eat cheesecake, some make you fast, and some apparently make you look like a superhero. Regardless, they all share some common things. They have you in a routine, calories are generally controlled, meal timing is generally consistent, and there’s some good application of research;… Read more »