Dumbest Health Advice

“It’s not that hard. Eat more vegetables!” “Train Mean. Eat Clean!” “If it hurts, keep going!” This is the typical health advice you might see every day. I’ll be the first to tell you… … it’s HORRIBLE.  What about the rest of us? Like me… I don’t want to eat more vegetables. I want to eat more salty carbs. I …

You Are Making it Too Hard

Inside my fitness business, I do a Facebook Q & A during the week and the questions sometimes blow my mind. “What time of day should I work out?” “Should I work out on an empty stomach?” “What exercises burn the most calories?” I don’t mind answering these. But you need to know something… these all have such little impact …

Only 16 of These Left

You may not even know how this happened. Yet, you have no choice but to face the music. There’s about 16 weeks left this year. Yep. 16. And now you’re at the fork in the road. Remember your 2014 resolution? At this point, you can either finish strong or throw in the towel until 2015… … but that’s what everybody …

Plan Your Setbacks

Today is the day… the overwhelming feeling of guilt as you eat mountains of Doritos and hot dogs to celebrate Labor Day… Here’s a new strategy that’s a little controversial. I’ve done this with my private clients for years when I trained 1-on-1 as well as bootcamps. Plan your setbacks. Say what? For example… today, i’ll be eating some fried …

Why Goals are a Horrible Idea

Goals. Everyone and their brother “preaches” how you must set goals in order to make progress. But here’s why goals are a horrible idea… … you focus way too much on the outcome. For example, you might want to lose 15 pounds. So there you go, putting up a fancy Microsoft Word Doc on your wall with the Nike symbol …

Write This Down

This simple trick works every single time, but very few people are willing to do it. Write it down. I can feel it and see it… you’re rolling your eyes. That means more work. Well, sure it does. But losing weight, getting stronger or even just getting healthy takes work. There are these things called “obstacles” that get in our …

Does It Matter?

Does it matter? The health industry is hilarious. Every bite must be “labeled”. Is what you’re eating Paleo? Low Carb? Low Glycemic? South Beach? And now we’re just confused. We’re not sure what diet we’re on. We can’t remember what’s forbidden and what’s allowed. And THAT… is a shame. My question is … “Does it matter?”. Forget the labels. Focus …