Eat More, Lose Fat!

By | February 12th, 2016|Categories: Guest Writer|Tags: , , |

Lose fat by eating more? Crazy right? Keep reading. Eat less, move more and you'll lose weight and improve your health right?  Bullshit! 'Health Professionals' have been trying to sell this one for a while. Yet, obesity is at a high, heart disease is rampant and people are still failing at fat/weight loss. You've definitely heard it, definitely tried it and if you're here, you didn't get the results you wanted. So where do you go now? Lose 10 lbs in 10 days! When consulting with clients we often hear about diets they've tried: fasting, juice cleanses, ultra-low calorie diets and others. After the 'quick fix' plans have been tried and have failed, it's up to us to pick up the pieces. What most novices [...]

The Gut Fix… Part 2: The Elimination Diet

By | November 16th, 2015|Categories: General Health, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |

The 4Rs of Functional Medicine Remove: The goal here is to remove anything that could be troubling your digestive system and causing you issues. These are more likely to be foods, which is why the elimination diet above proves so beneficial, but it is also likely that your gut could have a bacterial imbalance, parasite, or some sort of infection. In less serious cases, these can be cured with a herbal supplement, but in severe cases you may need antibiotics. The two gold standards of testing in this case will be the elimination diet for food and a comprehensive stool analysis for parasites and bacterial balance. Replace:  During this second phase that you would to add in supplements that will support the body and the healing [...]

Sleep Like A Baby; Grow Like A Pro

By | July 13th, 2015|Categories: General Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sleep, so simple yet something many can’t seem to get right. Whether it’s due to ridiculous working hours or a hectic social lifestyle, sleep is the one thing that if most people fix would change the playing field completely. Whether the goal is to get leaner, stronger or to grow more muscle; proper sleep has so many benefits that it affects all goals equally. Change your sleeping patterns and see what it can do for you. The mechanics of sleep… Most people need anywhere between 7-9 hours of sleep a night but when taking averages of the people that train with me, the average seems to be more like 4-7 hours a night. With demanding jobs either having people work late or being so demanding [...]

Workout, get strong, lose fat!

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For most people, fitting in a workout several times a week is just not a viable option.  And for those who are new to training, jumping onto a program that involves a complex body part split it way too much, way too soon. When starting out with resistance training, it’s usually a good idea to start with something a little more simple, that allows you to train the whole body and have an adequate number of rest days allowing your body to recuperate from the new stimulus the body is experiencing. Generally when someone is starting a resistance program, I like to prescribe something that works the upper and lower body in the same session, and usually between 3-4 of such workouts a week. These [...]