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Myth #18: Eating Healthy Food Means You’re Eating Healthily

One of the most frequent complaints I hear is that people are "eating really well" but their body isn't changing.  So I ask what they are eating.  It's things like Orange Juice and Cereal or an English Muffin for breakfast, and "you know, just a little bit of pasta and it was whole grain" for dinner. Sometimes… Continue reading Myth #18: Eating Healthy Food Means You’re Eating Healthily

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Myth #17: Electrolytes only matter if you sweat a lot

You've seen the commericals and ads right? Buff bods that are covered in sweat, and the person is drinking guzzling some sports drink. The ad lets you know that you need to replenish your electrolytes. While I don't necessarily think that an expensive, sugary sports drink is the way to go, at least not proactively,… Continue reading Myth #17: Electrolytes only matter if you sweat a lot

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Myth #16: You can’t cheat if you want to succeed

I had been going solid for a month, and I was down 8lbs, which was awesome! (Note: 1-2 pounds per week is healthy. You do not need to lose weight any faster than this!)  Then he told me it was time. Time for a...wait for it!...A cheat meal! First, that's a thing? Really?! But second, holy biscuits,… Continue reading Myth #16: You can’t cheat if you want to succeed

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Pudgy Award: Best Ice Cream

Here's something new I'm trying:  The Pudgy Award! It's hard to be a Fit Chick or...er...uh... Ripped Chip? But some products, people, places, and ideas do help.  So, voila! The Pudgy Award! Pudgy Awards will be given to those things which make living a fit and healthy lifestyle easier and better.  For the record, I'm… Continue reading Pudgy Award: Best Ice Cream

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Myth #15: As long as you don’t go over your calories, you’re A-OK

As a personal trainer, I looooove it when clients come in for a workout and their response to my daily question of "what did you eat" is something like "5 saltines, 2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and a banana.  Oh, and I had a yogurt." I try not to actually make the face palm gesture,… Continue reading Myth #15: As long as you don’t go over your calories, you’re A-OK

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Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant

If there is one mistake I see in the gym (besides knowing that people are trying to out train a bad diet) that is sabotaging their success, it's this one. The most common scenario is this...and it's really common.  Someone comes in, all fired up with a new program in hand.  Maybe even it's a… Continue reading Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant

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Myth #13: It’s only a great workout if you are sore 

This is another fitness myth that just won't die: the more sore you are, the better workout you had...which is pretty closely related to "no pain, no gain". So the bro-science myth that got handed around was that muscle soreness was caused by a buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. Truth-- lactic acid doesn't… Continue reading Myth #13: It’s only a great workout if you are sore