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