Should You Avoid Eating At Night?

Should You Avoid Eating at Night? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but maybe there are good reasons to avoid eating at night. (I’m not talking about the old myth that says that anything you eat past 6 p.m. just magically turns into fat). I know that this is going to directly… Read more »

Which Supplements Should You Take?

  A few blog posts ago I discussed (Which Protein Powder To Use) to help you achieve your goals.  Well, most people looking to maintain/improve health, lose weight or gain muscle are always curious as to what supplements they should take. My first response is that no supplements are true necessities; they are useful tools… Read more »

Is Your Fat Making You Suck?

I had just finished my “bulk” and was feeling swole (fat). This was a bit earlier in my lifting career and everywhere I turned it was “eat big to get big.” So there I was, freshly returned from my seventh meal of the day at Burger King and breathing heavy as I trudged up the… 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 »

Why Most Diets Fail

Why Most Diets Fail

Why is it that so many people struggle with trying to diet down and show the muscle that they spend countless hours building? They don’t seem to struggle with “bulking” though, that’s for damn sure. We spend too much time in the gym, recovering from our lifts, reading about lifting, and planning meals to not… 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 »

Choosing a Protein Powder

Choosing a Protein Powder I work with a wide range of clients, from NFL athletes to bodybuilders to regular people just looking to lose weight.  When I do their nutritional program, protein intake becomes a major part of their diet. For ease and time constrains, protein powder is a perfect way to get in extra… Read more »

Creating an Anabolic Breakfast

Creating an Anabolic Breakfast

Creating an Anabolic Breakfast So, here’s to another boring breakfast article. Thank me later. When it comes to nutrition, diet, and just looking really damn good, it often comes down to a myriad of things. Some choose to focus on calories in vs. calories out, some focus on optimal vs. suboptimal food choices, some low… 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 »