• Expand Your Carb Choices

    Bored with your carb choices? How many of you are tired of eating sweet potatoes, rice and oatmeal over and over again in your quest to eat healthy and avoid processed carbs? A lot, I’m betting. As you may know, carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy. Lots of the carbs available these days

  • Good Protein Choices

    As you should know by now, to make optimal progress in your fitness plan, nutrition is a key component. When it comes to losing the most body fat and gaining the most muscle, one nutrient stands out as being the cornerstone of your nutrition plan: protein. Protein is essential to making gains for a few

  • Fruit Is Good for You

    Fruit is bad for you? I get this question all of the time when doing nutrition consultations. It goes something like this, I’ll prepare a meal plan for someone to follow and during the review, the client will look in horror and see that there is fruit in the diet. The usually say something like

  • Fish Oil: Why You Need It (Hopefully Without a Prescription)

    August 2010 – So as I predicted a few years ago, the drug companies are at it again. It seems that fish oil is now available by prescription. I’m not kidding. I predicted this a few years ago, as well as ephedra becoming available by prescription. No news on the ephedra yet, but time will

  • Basic Nutrition for Fat Loss/Muscle Gain – Part 1

    By CJ Murphy MFS, C-ISSN I’m writing this article after a weekend spent with some friends in the industry who I don’t get to see too much. As we were sitting around at dinner, the discussion was to extremes as it usually is. Extreme is an overused word these days, but it applies here. We

  • Carb-Cycling Basics

    Carb cycling is nothing new to bodybuilders but is not very common with nutritionists. They seem to be behind the times when it comes to getting results. It appears that most of them prescribe a diet based on your weight and not much else. They use a cookie-cutter approach to weight loss and don’t seem

  • Fat Basics

    Fat is not your enemy! This is the third in a three-part series on basic nutrition. In this article we will discuss fat. Fat is an essential part of your diet but was made out to be evil and avoided at all costs by the mainstream media a few years ago. Thankfully this has passed.

  • Carbohydrate Basics

    Carbohydrates, or ‘carbs’ as they are more frequently known, get a bad rap. In the fitness industry there is never a middle ground. It is always to the extreme of one side or the other. As my friend Alwyn Cosgrove says, nobody ever says do some cardio, it’s always no cardio or all cardio! The

  • Protein Basics

    Over the next three months I’ll explain the three basic food categories and give you a better understanding of them.   The three basic food categories are carbohydrate, fat and protein.   Up first this month is protein. What is protein? Protein is what our body uses to build lean tissue, or muscle. Here are