The time is nearly here. For some it’s the first step to the Crossfit Games, for many it’s a chance to show off their year of fitness, and for most it’s a chance throw down with their community and test themselves in a competitive state. Yes, the Open means something different for each of us, but we should … Continue reading How to Fuel in the Crossfit Open
In a world of keto, low carb, high fat, low carb high fat, paleo, primal, vegan and carnivarian (actually a thing now) there’s no wonder there’s so much mass confusion about what the best diet is. Amongst these doctrines, there is very little room for context – the low carb keto folk will say that carbs … Continue reading To Carb or Not to Carb… What to Eat For Your Body Type
Crossfit and paleo, two concepts that have grown side by side for the past fifteen years. Two market driven movements that promote health, minimalism, community, and two movements that are as controversial as they effective. Having high stakes in both of these (I coach crossfit and use a paleo template in my nutrition coaching), I have … Continue reading Paleo and Crossfit… Can They Coexist?
In our last post we learnt that testosterone isn’t just for muscle heads and is vitally important for female and male health. If you haven’t read this, then do the right thing and check it out here. So we know that healthy T levels are linked with bone health, mood, cognition, motivation, weight management and muscle mass. This means … Continue reading How to Increase Your Testosterone…. Naturally
Testosterone! Give me all of it! But not too much, and definitely not too little. Just give me enough to perform.
“What doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger.” – Nietzsche. I wonder if Nietzsche would have the same perspective today? Maybe he would have said something like “what doesn’t kill the already strong, can make the strong stronger, but what doesn’t kill the weak will make the weak weaker.” Author Nassim Taleb draws on this and more … Continue reading Antifragile I: Being Harder to Kill
Whenever I do a nutrition talk I usually start with the ‘Food Pyramid’ because it’s really where everything went all wrong. I point out to the audience that our nutrition authorities recommend eating 8 – 11 servings of grains per day, the equivalent to 22 slices of bread… This always gets a laugh. So, … Continue reading Australia’s New Food Pyramid…. And Why Brazil Does it Better
Steak Night. 2 steaks, potato and veggies for $10. Gold. It was also an excuse to get the guys together; steak night was more about catching up than the cheap steaks. Socialising like this is taken for granted when you’re growing up, yet now it’s harder to get everyone together as our lives have become … Continue reading Why I Smothered My Steak With Butter or Why Fat is Good
“It’s like, totally healthy.” You hear this from your hipster friend who’s raving about their biodynamic yoghurt with crushed chia seeds. “Yeah, it’s like alkalising, detoxifying, and it’s got like, so much protein.” You don’t question them, they seem confident and assertive. Later on you question this ‘nutritiousness’ thing.
When I heard this headline, I was obviously taken aback…. Could much of what I’ve learned be part of some carnivore agenda? All those books, studies, all that work with clients, could it all have amounted to nothing?!? And what about my vegan friends? Do I owe them one big apology?! Okay, I’ve also emphasised … Continue reading Raising Steaks: My Take on the “A High Protein Diet is Worse Than Cigarettes” Study