SS 042 – Look At All Them Crickets

SS 042 – Look At All Them Crickets Episode 42 Show Notes In today’s episode Grant and Brandon discuss alternative protein sources…and sample EXO cricket flour protein bars.  They discuss the macro and micronutrient content of crickets, top chef, and whether these puppies will become a staple in their diet.  Insect sampling is washed down by a…

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Why Paleo Is Making You Fat

It’s an interesting cycle to watch: You start CrossFitting–> You get fitter and more interested in your overall health. You hear about this buzzword “Paleo”, become interested in also improving your nutrition and dive all-in to the Caveman eating plan.  Grains, sugar and legumes are banned (most likely dairy too) and you start looking seriously fit and…

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Oh Heavey Fancy!

So, disclaimer here, I’m about to brag… about Heavey. ‘Cuz he got fancy. Some of you know, some of you don’t, but the life of Mr and Mrs Heavey Duty has been far from “normal” to say the least.  We started off normal with college, grad school, 9-5 corporate jobs and such, but very quickly…

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Finding Your Six-Pack… With Cereal.

I used to be a devoted paleo/primal worshiper…I’m not anymore. Do I still feel a grain-free unprocessed diet is optimal for longevity and health?  Absolutely without a doubt. Do I preach that to my nutrition clients?  Kinda-sorta. Why? Because my #1 priority for my clients is to find a way of eating that will be…

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The Foodie and the Beast…3 Simple Rules to Tackle Your Nutrition Problems

Food.  It can drive a person insane.  And fat.  And unhealthy.   …Or completely f*ing shredded, bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed.  The choice is yours. Food is fuel.  You know that.  You’ve heard that multiple times…but why is it so f*cking hard to eat well?  Perhaps you need to rethink the way you view “food”. We’re inundated…

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Your Goals. Your Macros. Your Donuts.

Half of all people have a propensity for insulin resistance.  HALF.  That means even if you think you’re fine on a standard American diet, you’ve got a 50% chance that this lifestyle is taxing your pancreas day in a day out.  Give yourself many years of this, and there’s no wonder why we have a…

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Client Profile: Losing Fat with Bacon & Eggs

Do carbs improve or worsen body composition? Perhaps you read my recent post Carbs Save the Day, where I profiled a client for which I increased her carbohydrate (and caloric) intake to improve her body composition. She experienced both an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in fat mass. The Holy Grail for body…

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Sooo, carbs. Are they evil? Are they good? What’s the deal?

We recently highlighted one of our nutrition clients and the benefits of adding specific carbs back into her diet…Would this work for you?  The answer is, again, it depends. Nothing in nutrition is simple, and everything depends on the individual.  Your goals, your health, your chronic conditions, your stress levels, your sleep, and your activity…

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Client Profile: Carbs Save the Day!

I’m often given shit because my answer to most questions related to training and nutrition is “it depends.” Do most things truly depend on the circumstances? Of course! The client’s background, current lifestyle and goals all directly impact their prescription. To hammer this home, I’ve decided to start highlighting experiences with clients that demonstrate this…

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Barbells & Broccoli Save the Day….Aka-Diabetes -Get Your Sh*t Together.

As you know from my introduction last week, I’ve been a clinical pharmacist for 10 years, and specifically a type 2 diabetes pharmacist care manager for the last 4 years.  I’ve spent every day managing patients’ chronic conditions, educating patients, discussing their blood sugars, and adjusting their diabetes medications in attempt to improve their disease…and…

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