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Relaxation Periodization-How to Plan Your New Year

In training, there is a concept called periodization. The idea is that you plan out workouts, with thought going into different categories. The categories are generally  weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly. You can do it for lifting, conditioning, or even nutrition. The big yearly goal gets broken down into blocks of months, quarters, and weeks. […]

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My thoughts on Crossfit, P90x, Insanity, and similar programs

As a health professional, I am frequently asked about P90x, Insanity, Crossfit, and others like them.  It is one of the most debated topics among those in the strength and conditioning world.  For the record, P90x/Insanity are similar, Crossfit is very different, but both programs are very hotly debated. P90x/Insanity and other DVD home based […]

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What To Eat: Salmon with Roasted Tomato, Onion, and Artichoke

Salmon with roasted tomato, onion, artichoke, and a slice of bread I ran out of tin foil. Usually, when cooking salmon, you want it to be mostly covered so that it doesn’t dry out. I decided to cover it with onions, and it came out awesome. Heat the oven to 375 Thinly slice 2 onions […]

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What to Eat: Grocery Items and Planning Example

It’s cold. It’s the holidays. Shopping centers are busy. Yet we still need to eat. Here’s what I bought the other day: dandelion greens celery chocolate peanut butter (of course)sourdough english muffins 8 large clams rotisserie chicken romaine hearts vegetable broth pea pasta (I liked it, wife didn’t) I cut up carrots that I already […]

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What to Eat: Scrambled Eggs & Tortilla

Turn the oven to low broil. Coat your hands in olive oil, and rub a flour or corn tortilla to get a nice coat of olive oil. Put on top rack in oven for a few minutes to toast it, flipping once. It should be crunchy. Coat a pan with butter or olive oil and […]

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What to Eat: Yogurt and Peanut Butter

Quick and easy! Stonyfield Yogurt and Chocolate Peanut Butter I will usually add a handful of raisins with it as well. Quick, relatively cheap, and delicious. I have the cup of yogurt with fruit added, and 2 tablespoons of the chocolate peanut butter I just put on the rim of the cup and mix in. […]

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What to Eat: Hardboiled Eggs, Macaroni Salad, and more

Quick and easy! 3 hardboiled eggs (which, I found out, bring to a boil and wait another 12 minutes, put in ice immediately works best) Macaroni salad: simply make noodles (We do brown rice noodles) and mix in a small amount of mayo and chopped onions. Make a big batch for the week a hunk […]

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What to Eat: Chinese Takeout, without too much guilt.

Whenever I present my system to a new person, it never includes what to eat. I know, a dietitian doing a nutrition consult and we really don’t talk food at first. That’s because change starts with you, not some new recipe. That being said, it’s helpful to learn how to tweak foods you already eat […]

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Expectations of Nutrition Coaching

When I tell people I do nutrition coaching, they usually smile and nod. They really don’t know what it means. This is because it is a newer, yet more effective way of helping you improve. To some, it sounds like I sit there with a whistle and make you do pushups for every piece of […]

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Is it Really Laziness?

I’m a huge NFL fan. In the offseason, the articles about football tend to be boring because nothing is going on. However, I came across this gem It talks about a former top draft pick that had very little success since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns. In nutrition terms, the Browns are the trans-fats […]

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