Dietary gurus and Stupid Comparisons

Dietary gurus and Stupid Comparisons

In the never-ending peeing contest between training and dietary ideologies, one trend that makes me shake my head is the “extreme comparison” arguments. They look something like this;

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The Top 5 Diet Book Lies

The Top 5 Diet Book Lies

I know, I know – it’s SHOCKING that anybody would stretch the truth to sell something. The diet book section of book stores, however, tends to be a hotbed of BS when it comes to half-truths, mistruths and flat out lies. Here are the top 5 lies that just about every diet book is guilty of.

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5 "Must-Reads"

5 "Must-Reads"

It’s been waaayyy too long! I hope to get some more regular blogging in once my schedule settles down a bit. Okay, it won’t and I’ll just have to MAKE more time for it!

In the meantime, I’ll link you to 5 things I think you should check out – some of them my Diet Blog articles and others are things that I think you’ll find informative/entertaining.

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow has bones like “Mr. Glass”: Not eating and avoiding the sun gives you brittle bones! This one sparked quite a debate between yours truly and someone who thought a) I was mean, b) higher protein intakes would make your kidneys spontaneously combust and c) ketosis is caused by high protein diets and is dangerous.
  2. Insulin: An Undeserved Bad Reputation: Super-duper smart guy James Krieger pens this outstanding 2-part (so far) series of how insulin became the red-headed step-child of weight regulation and why this concept is largely a steaming heap of ostrich poop. You can also read part II here.
  3. Fit Marker: Friend and colleague JCD and partner-in-unapologetic knowledge bombs FitJerk founded a revolutionary hub where you can access the best of the best of training, nutrition and health information.
  4. The Truth about Alcohol, Fat Loss and Muscle Growth: Martin Berkhan: Swedish for common sense. Berkhan delves deep into the science and practicality of alcohol intake and its impact on fat loss and muscle.
  5. Should Obese People be Given a Handicap Parking?: Another pot-stirring piece courtesy of my fellow Diet-Blogger Ted Kallimer. A fascinating debate, indeed!

Hope you enjoy the bits!

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The "Bro" Salad

The "Bro" Salad

Let’s be honest here, salads don’t exactly scream masculinity…. Until now. Armed with a roasted chicken, some greens and a surge of testosterone, I set out to make the ultimate “bro” salad. It was simple to prepare, tasty, super-nutritious and surprisingly filling. Here’s how it breaks down;

2-3 Cups of greens (I used spinach)

4oz. of shredded chicken (pre-roasted – mostly breast)

2oz. of cubed mozzarella cheese

½ an avocado

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Top 10 Health Trends of the 2000's

Top 10 Health Trends of the 2000's

With a few weeks into 2010 and the last decade fading in the rear-view mirror, let's take a look at the nutrition, fitness and health trends that defined the 2000's. 

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