Diets or habits?

Today lets chat about ONE of the many reasons why restriction diets backfire. There was a famous study done in the WWII days. At the time, starvation was a reality for many people around the world: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment (conducted at the University of Minnesota). The experiment looked at the effects of caloric restriction, specifically on the physiological and …

Likkity split: Understanding pace on the rower

If you took off on a 5 km run, you wouldn’t sprint the first 400 meters, gas yourself and end up walking. You would probably strive to run at a reasonably consistent pace for 20- some-odd minutes. But when it comes to rowing, I constantly see people doing the equivalent of the above, because they have no clue how fast …

How to save money on groceries and eat like a boss!

One of the biggest excuses we hear when people say they don’t eat healthy is because it’s expensive. Money is always touchy, but it’s hard not to argue that if there’s something you should be willing to spend money on it’s your health (stop and read that again)… Regardless, here you go: There is some truth behind the eating healthy is …

New Year’s resolutions are bullshit

I used to be a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I would caution people to not try to take on too many, but none the less I was a fan. Now, not so much. I’m about to fall into the age old trap of assuming that just because something worked for me, it will work for you, but I’ve been …

Protein for weight loss?

The protein and weight loss connection When people think about protein supplementation, they usually think about all things muscle related. Clients often approach me to ask various questions about protein supplements, be it via shakes, or otherwise. The most common questions I get are:  When’s the best time to have a protein shake? Will it help me pack on muscle? …

Not getting results? Better sleep on it…

I’m sure you’re tired of us, and others in your life, preaching the importance of getting enough sleep… But that Netflix series you’re watching is way more interesting and addicting than sleeping, maybe this will do it for you: Those who go to bed and wake up at the same time each morning are less overweight than those who don’t. This …

The hidden benefits of working out

What’s your excuse when you fall off the movement bandgwagon? Too tired? Long days at work? Have children? No have time? You’ll start next week? You aren’t seeing the results you want even when you do go? Let’s address the last one, which is surprisingly one of the more common excuses people give us: People start, and shortly after stop because …