Looking to Do a Low Carb Diet?

Have you tried and failed with weight loss before? Are you just overweight and looking to approach a lower carbohydrate intake for the first time? Do you have a sugar and carb addiction that needs to be addressed before it makes you any fatter?

Low carb diets have often gotten some bad press and negative opinions. I have been one of those people to think negatively about them and still do to some extent. If however, done correctly they can be very effective at decreasing body fat, cholesterol and risk for heart disease amongst other positive benefits – when done correctly and safely. Read more

The Consequences of Unhealthy Body Composition

Are you one of millions of Americans that know and feel that you have very poor body composition (too much body fat and not enough muscle) but don’t know where or how to start? Do you lack the energy at the end of your day to start even if you knew how? Have you stopped and looked at a picture of yourself from 5-10 years ago and wonder what the hell has happened? Do you want to feel younger and more energetic like you once used to?

The consequences of unhealthy body composition and excess body weight often lead to metabolic syndrome, which is associated with serious health consequences including but not limited to: Read more

Where is The SUGARR!! I Need A Fix…

Gawdd, I need some chocolate… Man I can’t stop thinking about something “sugary” to consume… I can’t get off this stuff… I can’t stop “wanting” it even though I know it’s bad for me… Grrr… Are these all thoughts you have experienced or even said out loud before? Or do you think them on a regular basis currently? Is there a relationship between food and addiction? Can certain foods hijack the reward system in much the same way as drugs do? According to some new data and input from scientists, the answer is yes. Read more

Going To Lose Weight & Then Start Working Out

I cringe every time I hear some obese and unhealthy person spit these words out to me when I sincerely try to offer them some help and some sound education and advice.

This is no different than saying “well, let me put ONE tire on the car and see how far I can get and then I will put on the other 3 later”. And the excuse that one doesn’t have the time to workout is just the grown up version of “the dog ate my homework”. We all have 2-3 hours per week to get active. Most spend that each night in front of a tv, its just a lame and untrue excuse.

Our Microwave World

It seams as though everyone has this wishful thinking that they can somehow avoid or dance around what I call the wheel of success. This wheel consists of the things we know deep down are true: Exercise consisting of resistance training 2-4/week, Cardio 3-5/week, good nutrition 6-7 days/week (or <80-90% of the time) and when attention needed, hormonal balancing.

We are sold on false hope everyday in the media and those popular daytime doctor shows on miracle pills where most have very selective hearing and only hear that they can just take this pill and somehow this miraculous change in their body is going to occur. I find it sad that a large number of people come to me requesting this product and I always ask them a lot of questions so I can try and help them best I can with their interests and concerns.  Most of course, are not incorporating any or very little physical activity and the eating habits verbally displayed are horrible. It amazes me how these people will not even entertain the thought of a good quality multi vitamin and some nutrition bars or snacks first before or with that magic pill they want.

Real Effort Is Needed To Be Put Forth

When it comes to building your body (or shaping it, etc), you need to develop a base foundation FIRST before any real success can come from these specialty pills and powders that we see on the shelves. A lot of these extreme diets don’t work long term either. People who buy into all this non sense are avoiding the truth. Nothing in life comes for free so just embrace that fact that better health, fitness and well being comes from good nutrition and physical activity on a regular basis. The sooner we can accept that, the quicker we can progress on a path to being a better and healthier person.

When I say physical activity, walking doesn’t count for much. Most of us sit on our ass for at least 8 hours a day so we need more than just a walk. We should be walking all day in the first place. To say you’ve been exercising when you really mean you have been walking a measly mile a day or every other day is a cop out bullshit excuse – you are not doing much and that isn’t effective exercise.

Your excuses for being out-of-shape are getting old. An excuse takes less immediate effort than an action, but in the long run the action taker always has the advantage. Don’t allow excuses to ruin your life any longer.

  • Don’t skip out on your responsibilities with excuses, instead expect more from yourself.
  • Focus on the big reason why you are losing the weight. Make a list of the benefits you’ll enjoy once you achieve your goal, and read them first thing each morning.
  • Remember that you can only have two things in life: excuses or results. Which do you want?

Tomorrow Is A New Beginning

Contact me today for your first workout and consultation to move towards a better and healthier you. Together with your effort and a little work ethic and my background and experience, we can tackle 2014 with a winning game plan!

Happy New Year,

-Roger

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How Often Do You Drop The Browns Off At The Super Bowl?

Do you ever have to stop and think of when your last bowel movement was? Is it often a challenge to push it out? Through the years I have had countless amounts of conversations with clients and customers concerned with their bowel system, keeping it regular, cleansing it and how it may be related to their overall health. Read more

Multi Vitamins Worth It?

Multi vitamins help fill gaps that may exist in a person’s diet. Vitamins and minerals perform thousands of functions in the body. Without adequate levels and the right balance of nutrients the body cannot function properly and things begin to break down.

Even in ideal diets, which by the way very few people really follow, they are often depleted of certain vitamins and minerals. These vital nutrients can be lost or destroyed during harvesting, transportation, processing, freezing or cooking through simple exposure to oxygen. All the vitamins and key minerals are essential to health. Read more

What Are BCAAs?

BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids which consist of L-Valine, L-Isoleucine and L-Leucine, which is the most anabolic of the 3. The benefits of these powerhouse amino acids include faster recovery from training, muscle repair and helps prevent and delay muscle breakdown. These are just a few benefits out of several.

Those that are dieting in a very strict manor may be putting themselves in a catabolic (muscle breakdown) mode as the body is often very reluctant to break down fat but instead will go after muscle for glucose to fuel the brain and body, etc. BCAAs help to prevent this and preserve our valuable muscle. Read more

Rules of Nutrition And Hormones

Nutrition is so important if you want to keep your hormones properly balanced. All hormones are made from either cholesterol or amino acids (proteins). So, diets high in carbs and low in protein (and believe it or not, cholesterol) can cause hormonal imbalance.

Since all hormones are related and connected, excessive levels of one may throw others out of balance. For example, the high insulin levels created by many typical American diets high in refined sugar and other simple carbs disrupt the function of thyroid, reproductive and adrenal glands.

As a suggestion, if you want to start reducing hormonal problems associated with aging, you can start by reducing (or eliminating) simple carbohydrates like sugar, high fructose corn syrup and just “white” stuff out of your diet. We were not meant to eat processed food all day, every day. Instead, eat lots of fresh vegetables, whole fruits and healthy and lean animal foods like free range eggs and grass fed-fed meats. This will have a positive effect on your endocrine system and glandular health.

I could go on and on about how bad sugars are for us (as all my clients know), but I will leave it at this for today Eat fresh and clean to become a healthy machine friends!