Nutrition, Psychology

It’s Not Your Fault if You’re Overweight

Yeah you read that right.  I had two motivations to writing this piece.  The first is to remove any useless guilt and shame an overweight person may be experiencing; which often presents as a road block to shifting said weight.  The second is to instill some compassion in the mind of any health professionals, coaches and personal trainers… Continue reading It’s Not Your Fault if You’re Overweight

Nutrition

Going Vegan for Health, Muscle and Performance – Is it a Viable Option?

Despite its modern resurgence, vegetarian diets are far from new.  Since the 6th century BCE humans have abstained from consuming animals (and often their products) for ethical, ascetic, spiritual and even health reasons. There is something to be said for first of these aforementioned motives; principally through moral questions that have long been posed such… Continue reading Going Vegan for Health, Muscle and Performance – Is it a Viable Option?

Nutrition, Psychology

The Important Part of Dietary Plans that Fitness Coaches Rarely Address

How often have you purchased a new food plan, started a new challenge, or embarked on your own self-prescribed diet only to “fail” days or weeks in?  An old fitness myth states that 95% of people who start diets fail.  This is unfounded, however in the absence of relevant research I would safely estimate that… Continue reading The Important Part of Dietary Plans that Fitness Coaches Rarely Address

Nutrition, Psychology

The number one thing to remember when eating and drinking this Christmas.

Guilt and self-loathing around food consumption is perhaps just as big a problem today as the over-consumption of “bad” food. In fact, they aren’t entirely separate entities as the former can often result in the latter; it becomes a horrible part of the “restrict, binge, guilt, repeat” cycle. So how do we address guilt around food at the most festive time of year?