As I mentioned in my Pumpkin Spice Shake post, I like whey... in theory. I love that it's a great way to know that I'm getting the protein I need, and an easily digested, complete amino acid profile... and that's super important for not only muscle building and weight loss, but you know, for life. Amino… Continue reading Raise Your Glass: York Patty Edition
Everyone has heard of this cleanse or that, and most of us have (embarrassingly) tried at least one. The idea seeems great: the environment and the food you're eating isn't great, so your body is hanging on to stuff it shouldn't. And if you get rid of the "stuff", voila! You wake up skinnier. This… Continue reading Myth #12: Detoxing will help you lose weight
One protein is as good as the next, right? As long as you're getting enough, it doesn't matter whether you get your protein from plants or animals? Wrong. Protein is the most important Macronutrient. Every piece of your body from your skin to your eyeballs to your hair to your muscles is made up of… Continue reading Myth #11: The Type of Protein You’re Eating Doesn’t Matter
If you want to know how comfortable someone is in the gym, watch them walk into a new place. If they get excited that you have several squat racks and free weights up to 150, they've earned their place. They know what it takes to succeed, and equally know that it ain't machines. Yet, that's… Continue reading Myth #10: You need the best machines to get the best workout!
If you're worried about your BMI, it's probably because someone (your doctor, your insurance company, a magazine) told you should be. BMI stands for Body Mass Index, and it's one of the biggest crocks in the health industry! Stated simply, BMI is a ratio between your weight and your height. The idea of course is… Continue reading Myth #9: Your BMI is a Good Indicator of Health
I hear this one around the gym all the time. I don't know, maybe some people mean it colloquially. Or maybe they don't know. So let's just get this out of the way here. The idea of turning fat into muscle is...uhem... bro science. Here's the real deal: Muscle and Fat are two completely different… Continue reading Myth #8: You can turn fat into Muscle
One of the most fun things to do as you start a "diet" (Uhem... but if you still think dieting is the way to go, please check out Myth#5!) is to watch the scale go down. But before you get too excited, just a friendly reminder... the first 7-10 pounds that you typically lose are… Continue reading Myth #7: The Scale is a Good Indicator of Your Progress