Eating fats has been scrutinized for years. For decades we’ve been convinced that a low-fat diet is the correct way to live, and the best method for losing weight, but why? The government mandated The Food Pyramid and MyPlate a long time ago in an effort to encourage people to consume more grains, more proteins, and less fats. Since fat contains more calories per gram than protein or carbs, you’d think that in order to lose fat, you need to consume less of it, right? Wrong.
As of January 1 I decided to go gluten free, and I’ve received questions and tilted heads when people ask, “do you want a piece of bread with that?” and I say no. In general, the flux of misinformation out there has caused a lot of people to think negatively about certain foods. Here’s my perspective.
I’ve done a million different diets: Weight Watchers, Atkins, Jenny Craig, Paleo, etc. Literally, all of them. I’m at a point in my life where I’ve never been in better shape than right now. My secret? Moderation. Read more
You just had a killer workout–You’re feeling great, feeling strong–Then boom, you wake up the next day and you can’t get out of your chair without feeling sore. But then wait–The next day you wake up and you’re even more sore! What gives? A lot of people ask me this question, so here’s your honest answer. Read more
I work with another personal trainer to conduct a 1-day per week boot camp. Most boot camp classes are monotonous–1 minute circuits, burpees, sprints–it gets old. While we try to stay true to the circuit-style routine, we switched it up with something different this week.
Since starting a Paleo challenge earlier this month, I’ve been looking for simple ways to prep for meals and make something tasty at the same time. I came across this recipe in a Paleo cook book and absolutely loved it. Since I’m Greek, I added my own spin to it–The best thing about turkey is that you can flavor it with almost anything! Read more
I have quite a few clients that like to come in as a small group. Designing workouts for groups can be tough, especially when everyone is on a different level of difficulty. This is one of my favorite high intensity interval workouts–It’s efficient, quick and tough–sets you up perfectly to enjoy a cocktail post WOD.
Stop complaining about what you look like and what you WANT to look like unless you do something about it. Sticking to the same routine won’t result in favorable changes–You have to force yourself outside you comfort zone if you want to see new results. Try something new! Share this image if you agree! #cocktails&crossfit
Recently, I had a conversation with family members about grocery shopping. One thing led to another and we were standing in a circle nearly arguing about the difference between natural and organic, because yes, there is a difference.
What does organic mean? Read more