Showing posts from November, 2018

Does food quality matter?

As simple a question as this is, it can get pretty stressful if you let it.

In the simplest sense, food quality matters because the more nutritious, less processed a food is, the more it will benefit your body. Common sense right?

Whole foods, organic, grass-fed, free range, etc… are also more expensive than more processed foods.

Not everyone has the time to meal prep every meal of the day or to cook every meal of the day.

Some people may have goals that only focus on fat loss and may not be worried about overall nutrition and health. Others, may be only concerned with eating as health as possible and every nutrient matters.

We see these circumstances play out a lot in the IIFYM community. There are many people that buy into counting macronutrients and managing their weight, body fat, and performance solely on their fat, protein, and carb intake….regardless of the source.

These are the people posting pictures of themselves eating a bag of twizzlers after a workout.

Not the healthiest way to…

Can people over 60 do this diet?

Meet Claire. She has been working with me for a month now and she has a really cool story to tell. Full disclosure, Claire is my mom. She has seen what the carnivore diet has done for me and wanted to try it out herself. She signed up for my mentoring program and we've been meeting once a week to help her understand and get the most out of this way of eating. Here is her story.

"My Fitness Journey, Claire D., Age 64, November 10, 2018

At the end of 2014, as I approached the age of 61, I was very aware of the fact that without some type of intervention, my body was going to continue the decline that I had experienced in the past decade. I had been losing approximately 2.5% of my bone density annually and had finally arrived at the official diagnosis of osteoporosis! This was very concerning to me and I knew that the only way to arrest this decline was to begin some serious weight-bearing exercise.

Enter CrossFit PCR , now Ellicott City Health and Fitness (ECHF). In January 201…

Another Podcast! Straight Up Wellness with Kate Jaramillo

In this episode, Kate and I discuss the facts and fictions of the Carnivore diet (eat meat, drink water), how it has led to a total transformation of his health and fitness, how you can adopt this meat-only for your own personal wellness goals, and much more:

* What is the carnivore diet?
* Carnivores and Dairy
* Where to start with a carnivore diet
* Micronutrients and supplements for a healthy carnivore diet
* Favorite carnivore meals and recipes
* Eating carnivore outside of the home
* Carnivore diet myths
Welcome to Straight-Up Wellness Straight-Up Wellness is a show that helps busy women reduce overwhelm and find the simplest, easiest ways to improve your overall wellness and quality of life.

Kate - the host - is a mom, a Beachbody Live Certified Instructor, is certified by the Institute of Nutritional Leadership, and much more. She knows a thing or two about being busy and needing to find quick ways to k…