Tag: progress

5 Surefire Ways to Improve Workout Performance (Science Backed)

So, you're working out regularly and putting in a ton of effort. That alone puts you way ahead of most folks on the planet. But somewhere at the back of your mind you're thinking: Is there anything I can do to get a bigger bang for my workout buck? Well, you can relax because here are five proven ways to [...]

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How to Make Awesome New Habits (Without Driving Yourself Nuts)

OK, if you read the article about the habit loop (check it out here), you'll know that making awesome new habits really isn't so hard. After all, we're only talking about three words and three arrows, right? Sure, that sounds almost too simple but here's what it boils down to. So, first off there's some kind of cue, for [...]

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Fat Loss: Why Your Best Friend Might Be Your Biggest Enemy

It all started with a friend’s Facebook post. One casual reference to losing a few pounds and - BOOM - the comments began to pour in: “You should fast two days each week - it’s AMAZING!” “Cutting out all carbs and eating nuts, salmon and avocado REALLY works!” “Intermittent fasting is the BEST way to lose fat!” [...]

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The One Thing You Really Need to Know About Protein Powder

If you're serious about losing weight and getting in shape, you'll be consuming a protein supplement on a regular basis. It really is that simple. We go into the detail here but, in a nutshell, protein does three awesome things: 1. It boosts your metabolic rate 2. It makes you feel fuller for longer 3. It helps preserve/promote muscle mass  [...]

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Wim Hof – The Real Iceman

It’s easy to run out of adjectives when you're talking about Wim Hof. Awesome. Incredible. Amazing. Unbelievable. Now, I'll freely admit that I'm daunted at the prospect of running my first marathon this year even though it'll be held in cool conditions and there'll be water stations every few miles. In contrast, Wim Hof ran a [...]

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The Big, Fat Potato Lie

I hate it when potatoes get a bad rap. You know, all that stuff about them being high GI, "spiking insulin" and making us fat. It's almost as if they're inherently evil, kind of like the Keyser Söze of the vegetable world. But do you know what? Potatoes are really just another convenient scapegoat to pin the [...]

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Micromanaging Food Intake Simply Doesn’t Work

An online coaching client e-mailed me a question recently and I thought it would be cool to share (with his OK, of course). I read some advice from a nutrition expert where he told a guy to decrease carb intake by 20g/day and increase fat intake by 5g/day to increase weight loss. Should I be doing something [...]

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5 Nutrition Myths that Refuse to Die

Neo and Agent Smith, Superman and Lex Luthor, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. We just love the idea of the hero and the archenemy. I mean, it keeps things clear cut and easy to understand, right? Bad guys wear black hats, good guys wear white hats. And while that may work just fine in Hollywood, the idea of demonizing some [...]

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