Weight Loss

Are Cheat Meals a Good Idea?

When I think of cheat meals, my first thought is of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He is known to share his weekly cheat meals on social media, often consisting of massive stacks of pancakes, an entire XXL pizza to himself, or a pyramid of mouth-watering brownies. His weekly nutrition regimen …

Ask the MD: Do Calories Really Matter?

Calories are the foundation of nutrition. They are units of energy we consume and burn off all day, every day. They are listed at the top of every nutrition label, and they are the notorious defining variable of several diets. But how important are calories to your success? 

Carb Cycling for Women

Carb cycling is an excellent strategy for women who want to optimize their body composition while maintaining their exercise performance. However, the typical approach of alternating almost daily doesn’t match with female hormone cycling. The ideal approach for women is to plan for 2-week cycles of high and low carb …

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The Most Important Blood Test for Longevity

Most people recognize the connection between high blood sugar, diabetes, and increased health risks. That’s why fasting blood sugar (FBS) tests are so common — they can gauge the risks of developing diabetes or prediabetes. But FBS tests are nearsighted and can...

Common Diet Problems

HOW TO ADDRESS TODAY’S MODERN NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS In a recent article, Kris Gunners of Authority Nutrition wrote about “Everything that’s wrong with the Modern Diet“. We do tend to agree with many of Kris’s points and thought we would list them, while also showing...

Three Changes you can Make Now to Improve your Health

1) Eat Real Food Unfortunately food quality has taken a nose dive over the last 50 years in favor of processed foods with 1-3 year shelf lives. Preservatives and food additives have been linked in multiple studies to cancer, hormonal irregularities and...

Dieting and Body Transformation

HOW METABOLIC MEALS TRANSFORMED MY BODY AND MY THINKING I have trained for 25 years as a bodybuilder, powerlifter, Olympic-style weightlifter and strongman competitor. Progressions in weight, reps and muscle mass are the benchmarks of a job well-done. Can’t say...

Best Way to Lose Weight: Stop Dieting, Start Eating

Stop Dieting, Start Eating. Low fat, low carb, calorie counting, juice detox….Many people could say that these are just the diets they tried this year! I’m going to replace the word “diet” with the word “nutrition”. When did we decide that our nutrition should be a...

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