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Nutrition

How to know if your diet sucks

First, let me clarify something. When I say the word “diet” I am simply referring to how you eat, not a specific diet plan. Though there are plenty of diets out there! And they all tend to go through phases – low fat, Adkins, Paleo, and now Keto. While I do not advocate any specific…

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Sugar: A Loving Tribute

It’s no secret that sugar isn’t health food. I’ve written full programs that call for eschewing sugar. And although at this point in my current and knowledge I wouldn’t tell you to never eat sugar again, I also believe there are times when you should avoid or eliminate added sugars. So, I’m not here to…

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5 Nutrition Practices to Use Right Now

Not everything you’ve been told about food is true. See, willpower is a finite thing, so when you try to control your food intake based on willpower, you will lose before long. Instead, try the following: Eat the most satiating foods to suppress hunger – protein is first in this category (so load up), followed…

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Cut it out

OK, raise your hand if this describes you: you truly want to lose weight you’re sick of yourself complaining that you’re not losing weight you’re doing all the things – workouts, meal tracking, a little bit of self-pitying when you are honest with yourself, you admit you’re kind of phoning in your workouts and spending…

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Protein bars and shakes – the low-down

  Making sure you eat enough protein can be tough, but did you ever wonder what makes one protein bar or shake a better choice over another? Performance Fitness LLC trainer, Elise Miller, lays out some guidelines to help you. If you’ve been following along here on the blog or caught the buzz about protein…

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So You’re Ready to Track Your Calories. Now What?

A Guide to Documenting Your Food and Drink How many calories should you be eating in order to achieve your desired physique? It all depends on you, specifically, your goals, gender, age, weight, height and activity level. These are all bits of information you will plug into any number of online calorie calculators to find…

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Moderation = Bull

Elise Miller of Performance Fitness LLC dishes up some TOUGH LOVE, and it’s exactly what we (all) need to hear. Listen up! Give it up—“Everything in Moderation” is NOT an Effective Weight Loss Method Are you trying to reach your fat loss goal by the maxim, “Everything in moderation?” If so, I’ll bet you a…

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Are You Cheating Yourself?

Are You Cheating Yourself? —Elise Miller If you indulge in cheat meals, you might just be cheating yourself out of achieving your body composition goals. In fact, if I had my way, you’d have to fulfill certain criteria before you were permitted to use cheat meals as a diet tool. These criteria would include: Tracking…

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