Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fun Food for Fall

Ever since the completion of competition season last year I have been "nursing my body back to health."
Eating more like a "Protein Type" Metabolically speaking.
This can coincide a bit with the hugely popular PALEO way of eating.
If you haven't read Wolcott and Fahey's The Metabolic Typing Diet  or Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution
I strongly suggest you head to the library or Barnes and Noble and dig in.

Here are a few metabolically friendly fun Fall recipes :D

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A state of confusion

When I actually have the time to think about it, its PRETTY FREAKING CRAZY how much health and fitness professionals have going against them BEFORE they even MEET with a potential client!

As a trainer I have come far enough to know that no two people are going to see equal success on the same training program.  Why would I assume that nutrition would be any different?

Sure there are countless ways to eat that have become popular over the years
Lets see
Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw, Macrobiotic, Paleo
South Beach, Atkins... ah the cookie diet
Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet
you see the list goes on.

Oh and then there are the fitness fads

losing 7 lbs in 7 days with the ab chair,
toned sexy legs with a pair of shoes
100's of repetitions with light weights to get "toned"

WHAT THE  ****!

No wonder everyone is so confused!  We need to first worry about our HEALTH and then worry about weight loss.

What is the point of having a bangin body when you feel miserable all the time?
In the past year I have found myself on opposite sides of the spectrum. Throughout this journey I have learned invaluable lessons that help me be a better coach and trainer. 

What is your health potential? Are you still looking to get to some "goal weight" or are you looking to protect yourself from cancer and help prevent disease?  You can do BOTH, it just might take a little bit longer for the later!

The secret is there is no quick fix. Nutrition takes time, preparation and PATIENCE. A solid training program requires consistency and EFFORT.

This may seem odd coming from a trainer but here is my
Get your nutrition under control, then worry about training.

Friday, October 21, 2011


You either have it or you don't....Most likely you dont :p

You all have heard about STRENGTH
You all have heard about FLEXIBILITY

To me neither is all that great if you don't have stability!

I want to allow my clients as well as myself to be able to train/be active and healthy for as long as we can!

Do you give a sh*t about your stability?

Mike Robertson wrote a great article for T-Nation a few weeks back that will help you understand a little more on my rant!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gone apple picking and need to use the apples any and every way imaginable???

Well here is a GREAT AND EASY RECIPE straight from the pages of  my favorite magazine Clean Eating!
OCTOBER 2011 PG 52

Seared Pork Chops with Apples and Leeks
2 tsp olive oil
4 40z boneless pork loin chops
1/4 tsp each sea salt and pepper
2 leeks, rinsed and well hopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 apples ( McIntosh, Fuji or Gala) cored and diced
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high. Season both sides of pork with salt and pepper and place in the skillet; cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add leeks and garlic to skillet and cook for 2 minutes on medium high heat, until soft. Add thyme and cook for 1 minute, until thyme is fragrant. Stir in broth, apples and rosemary and bring to a simmer. Return chops to pan, partially cover and cook for 3-5 minutes, undisturbed until chops are tender.

Total time: 20 minutes

Nutrients per serving-
260 calories
Fat 8g
Carbs 20g
Protein 27g

And if you're a MEAT AND POTATOES kinda person, cook up some Quinoa for an additional healthy starch !

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