A quick test to measure your fitness improvement

A quick test to measure your fitness improvement

Are you looking for an easy way to determine if you're getting fitter from all the training you're doing?

Some of us want accurate measures of progress, while others just want to measure if they're getting fitter or not.

In this post, I talk about a scientifically proven and easy method to measure your fitness improvements for those who don't spend time and money on fancy sports watches and gadgets.

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Can artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?

Can artificial sweeteners cause weight gain?

Do artificial sweeteners cause weight gain and other health issues?

Many scientists have been saying this for years, only to be shot down hard by the PR machines of big food companies.

In this blog, I summarize the latest findings from recent studies on the impact of artificially sweeteners beverages (diet drinks) on weight gain, diabetes, and other health matters.

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How much carbs can you (athlete or not) eat before you start converting it to fat?

How much carbs can you (athlete or not) eat before you start converting it to fat?

Knowing how much carbohydrates to eat to fuel as an athlete or just to stay healthy can be really confusing! 

In this post, I provide easy to follow guidelines for both active and non-active people seeking to manage their carb intake for sport performance, weight loss, or general health.

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Top 5 reasons for feeling tired all the time – Part 1: physiology

Top 5 reasons for feeling tired all the time – Part 1: physiology

Do you ever feel like you’re having to force yourself to get out of the bed in the morning?
Do you struggle to maintain energy levels throughout the day and find it hard to get work done in the afternoon?
Do you feel so tired when getting to the bed that you can’t actually fall asleep?
 
You’re not the only one. “Chronic fatigue” is a very common problem affecting millions of people, and especially those seeking to achieve a lot in life.
 
Reasons for “chronic fatigue” can be classified as physiological (physical) and psychological (mental).
 
In this post (Part 1) I’ll address the Physiological (physical) aspects. In Part 2, I’ll discuss Psychological aspects.

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SE High Performance Fitness & Nutrition Digest

SE High Performance Fitness & Nutrition Digest

In this week’s digest:

-          Use intermittent fasting for weight loss and numerous health benefits

-          Use cocoa to accelerate muscle recovery after exercise (among other benefits)

-          Sugar-free sports and diet drinks heavily damage teeth

-          Use Ashwagandha for a strong boost in cardiovascular fitness

-          New research shows massive impact of sugar irrespective of the rest of the diet

-          Eat nuts for improvements in cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides

-          Replace diet soda with water for significantly more weight loss

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The High Performance Health & Nutrition Digest

The High Performance Health & Nutrition Digest

In today’s post:

  • Folic acid potentially dangerous to mother and child
  • Dark chocolate: a powerful tool to reduce cardiovascular risk factors
  • Harvard study says marathon training makes you fat
  • Cyclists and triathletes: Red Bull is BS
  • Large-scale Harvard study demonstrates that low-carb diets are far superior to low-fat for weight loss
  • Male triathletes: watch your testosterone
  • Just one alcoholic drink by pregnant mothers is enough to cause growth retardation of baby
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So… should you eat red meat or not?!

So… should you eat red meat or not?!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have read the headlines and stories and heard the reports exploding over the “WHO says red meat causes cancer” story last week. 

Vegans were smug. Paleo people went on the attack. Virtually everyone voiced an opinion on it. 

For this reason, I’ll refrain from voicing my own opinion on the matter (frequent readers will know my opinion anyway). 

So my aim in this post is to present the facts, and let the reader use his/her own judgment and decide on a course of action. So here we go.

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Do this test to find out if you’re even capable of losing weight

Do this test to find out if you’re even capable of losing weight

Many people struggle to lose weight despite doing all the right things. And by “right things”, I don’t mean the advice commonly dished out by nutritionists and medical doctors (these obviously don’t work), but rather the scientifically-based advice geared towards getting your body in balance. 

There is a simple test I ask people to do to find out whether their body is even capable of burning enough fat in the first place: the results will shock you.

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The reason you can’t lose weight despite diet and exercise

The reason you can’t lose weight despite diet and exercise

Many are surprised when they see someone struggling to lose weight despite working out hard and eating “healthy”.

However, it’s much more widespread than you think. In fact, “eating too much and not working out enough” is often NOT the reason for people who are unable to lose weight.

 I went through this a few years ago, struggling to lose weight despite burning thousands of calories every week and eating a “healthy” diet.

 So, if it’s not that, then what is it?

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You'll never get what you want...

You'll never get what you want...

You'll never get what you want... 
 
... but you will get what you NEED!
 
And what if you could transform what you WANT to something that you NEED?!
 
We sometimes get frustrated when we pursue our goals because we confuse a “want” with a “need”. Guess what: no matter how hard you try, you can never really give yourself fully to something you “just want”. You have to really “need” something (at your core) to generate enough drive, commitment and energy to accomplish it.
 

 

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My top 5 steps to grow your business

My top 5 steps to grow your business

Whether you’re a personal trainer, an inventor of a ground-breaking product, or Harvey Specter, there is one question you should ask yourself before any other:
 
What is my clear, precise, and scalable strategy to SELL my product or service?
 
I’ve advised countless companies in my career as an investment banker and I’ve also invested in some. I’ve built businesses myself and have mentored (and continue to mentor) entrepreneurs who have looked and are looking to build businesses.
 
There is one overwhelming mistake I find everyone repeating over and over again. Don’t fall into the same trap.

 

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How far are you from that bear?

How far are you from that bear?

The vast majority of people today live in the "comfort zone". Their limits (mental and physical) are almost never tested. Can you honestly say that you know where your limits are?

 

Most people today have forgotten their own mental and physical abilities. It's like having a Ferrari and just driving it to the shops, its engine eventually starts to degrade.

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5 steps to rekindle motivation when all else fails

5 steps to rekindle motivation when all else fails

Even the most successful people in the world often fall prey to self-doubt, energy drain and complete lack of motivation.

It happens to everyone, and trying to talk your way out of it by sheer willpower just doesn’t work.

In this post, I give you 5 tools I use myself and recommend to others to rekindle your fire and put yourself back on track.

 

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My daily morning routine: setting myself up for a productive day

My daily morning routine: setting myself up for a productive day

Having a morning routine achieves 2 major goals before you even step out of the house: 

  1. It gives you something self-rewarding to look forward to when you go to sleep
  2. It allows you to tick off your first “wins” of the day, setting the tone for the rest of it 

What I’m outlining in this article is my personal morning routine, which you can draw inspiration from to develop your own.

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