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June 26, 2019

Dieting for fat loss (or just eating healthy) is a matter of making better decisions on what foods you eat, and how much you have at each meal.

In Part 1 we’ll focus more on the “what.” (Part 2 will discuss “how much.”)

So, how do you decide what foods are best for your diet? It’s easier than you think.

What to Eat

It would be nice if we all had a private chef who lived in our pantry and came out only to prepare meals. (And to use the bathroom. Proba...

March 11, 2019

Protein powder, protein shakes, protein bars… I bet there’ll even be a hot, new club in L.A. opening soon called, “Protein.”

There’s no doubt you need protein in your diet.

The question is, do you need as much as some people think, or is it over-hyped and over-consumed?

The Benefits of Protein

Do you know what nutrient is responsible for enabling the majority of your body’s functions?

If you guessed protein, I’ll assume you based that off the title of...

January 7, 2019

There’s nothing more important for fat loss than consistently eating well.

And yet…

The longer you’re on a fat loss diet, the less likely you are to see results, and the more at risk you become of gaining weight back when the diet ends.

I’ll tell you why this is true, and what to do about it.

Bamboo & Rollerblades

Just because you’re consistent about something doesn’t make it good.

You can consistently shove bamboo under your fingernails, but it won’t...

December 3, 2018

In a world where carbs are everything, it can be difficult to not overdo it.

Diets that take a drastic approach aren’t the answer.

Try one of the following strategies to cut back on carbs, rather than cutting them completely. (And appreciate the alliterated abridgments.)

1. Fast First Meal Fix

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

I don’t buy it.

Every meal is important. But it’s a good idea to get off on the right foot. As much as...

November 6, 2018

Everyone messes up their diet at some point, but not every mistake is inevitable.

I’ve made more than my fair share of ridiculous diet decisions, but I’ve learned a lot from them.

Now I want to share some of the ways I lost and gained weight over the years so you can avoid those same mistakes.

1. Everyone’s First Mistake

Like most people, as a kid I was taught to finish the food on my plate.

After years of this, our hunger cues are shut off and eating...

August 28, 2018

Trying to diet over and over again without any real, lasting results is like playing blocks with my 1 year old.

No matter how hard I try to build a tower, she always knocks it down before it’s finished.

I want to help you avoid that frustration with your diet. Here are 15 reasons (in no particular order) your diet might not be working for you…

1. You Haven’t Considered Your Body Type

Ever heard of endomorphs, ectomorphs, and mesomorphs? If not, that’...

August 21, 2018

There are 3 questions you should ask yourself before you try to lose weight.

There are many other considerations, to be sure.

But your answers to these particular questions can change everything.

Question #1

“Do you want to be skinny or healthy?”

Anyone can get skinny, but starving yourself won’t make you healthy. And healthy ≠ skinny.

You might want both. Or you might not be focused on either.

Maybe you don’t want to be skinny, you want to be toned. Or...

July 17, 2018

Some people endorse diets that seemingly restrict everything — like if you want to lose weight, you can never enjoy your meals again.

Others say you can achieve the same results eating whatever you want.

Which way is right?

I’ll tell you. But I need to explain something first.

What We Say

Megan and I have been together a long time, which obviously means we never have any miscommunications. Right?

Ha.

From my perception, women don’t always say exactly wh...

June 12, 2018

There are many ways to lose weight quickly.

Depending on the approach you take, your success could be short lived, or last a lifetime.

If your goal is to lose weight for a specific event and then gain it all back again afterward, don’t bother even reading this. There are a million other resources that will help you do just that.

If you’d rather lose weight (or cut fat... see the difference here) and keep it off, read the rest of this article in its...

May 15, 2018

A lot of people are on the Low Carb bandwagon these days, but “Team Low Fat” has plenty of successful dieters on its roster.

Is there a reason going low carb has become popular? Is it better, or just a fad?

I’ll give you the short answer and the long one.

The Short Answer

Spoiler alert: I’m about to go straight to the answer.

A few years ago a meta-analysis (a study of multiple studies) was done comparing weight loss with low carb/high fat diets and l...

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