How to Change Your Life by Changing How You Eat

Change How You Eat

It is possible to change your life by changing how you eat. While the focus of this blog has changed to be more about the bodybuilding lifestyle, I want everyone to be able to get something out of what I write about, so today I want to focus on general fitness and how you can improve that by changing how you eat. Why Diets Fail Most diets are doomed to failure before they … [Read more...]

Eating for Mass

Eat for Mass

Eating for mass sounds like such an easy thing, but honestly, it is one of the most difficult things to do correctly. You have to eat a lot of food to gain mass the right way. So what is "the right way"? The right way involves gaining mass while minimizing fat gain. That's where the difficulty arises. There are bodybuilders who still believe that "off-season" means they can … [Read more...]

6 Simple Steps to Clean Eating

Eat Clean

Everyone and their grannies seem to be talking about Clean Eating, Eating Clean, Clean Foods, a Clean Diet, etc. What is all this about?  I can wash my veggies, is that clean enough?  I shower before I cook dinner, does that count? When I refer to Clean Eating or Eating Clean or following a Clean diet, I am referring specifically to Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Diet.    Tosca … [Read more...]

Is It All Worth It?

Rewards of Hard Work

It is a question I have had to answer several times. Is it worth giving up so much to get on to a bodybuilding stage? Are the sacrifices really worth the rewards in the end? My first thought is that I don't see myself as giving up much at all. The way my program is laid out, I eat 6 meals a day. That's 42 meals a week. 41 of those meals are extremely strict (just protein, … [Read more...]

Meal Timing Debate

Eating Multiple Meals Daily

Meal timing is back in the spotlight lately. I discuss this topic in today's video about nutrition. The discussion revolves around the claim in the bodybuilding world that it is better for fat burning and metabolism boosting to eat 5 or 6 small meals a day separated by 3 hours. The idea behind this approach is that the metabolism will be revved up all day long as the body … [Read more...]

Eating for Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

What role does food play in the fat loss and muscle gain area? I used to wonder about this a lot and now I have come to some serious conclusions about the topic. Eating for fat loss and muscle gain is a topic that most bodybuilders will tell you is extremely important. In the past I used to think a good calorie was a good calorie. If I was busy I saw nothing wrong with … [Read more...]

Eat for Fuel

fuel

Eating for fuel is not a concept most people relish. Most people eat for pleasure purposes. They eat certain meals because they taste good or make them feel good. While this is fine in and of itself, if a person looks at food in this manner they will have a harder time losing weight when the time comes. To the foodie, food is something they live for. They continually talk … [Read more...]

Eating to Fix Your Metabolism

Repair your metabolism by eating

Do you workout hard and fail to see significant fat loss results? Are you eating clean but still can't seem to lose the gut? If this is the case, you are probably having an issue with your metabolism. Eating is one way to fix your metabolism. Determine if You Have a Metabolism Issue It is really quite simple to get an idea of how well your metabolism is working. Each night … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Paleo Diet

paleodiet

The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain was a disappointing read for me. I am always quite interested in new approaches to diet and exercise and that is why I got so interested in this book. However, the end result is that I didn't really learn much more than I could have from the web for free. Too Much Information The author spends far too much time trying to convince us that … [Read more...]