Diet Adherence

Basic Strategies For Successful Fat Loss – Video Interview With Tristan Haggard of Primal Edge Health

Tristan Haggard from Primal Edge Health.com and Luis Villaseñor chat about some basic strategies for sustained fat loss, the importance of protein when dieting, why nutrient density is important, and even some cooking lessons from the Primal Edge Cookbook.

 

On this video, we talk about:

Strategies for sustained fat loss Whole foods + Nutrient density Why eating the same foods can be a solid strategy for fat loss How to cook an awesome low calorie “Keto Flatbread” Great recipes from Tristan’s book – get it here: The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook The Ketogains Bootcamps: what are them, how they…
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Ignorance Is But A Choice

I want to share this quote here, especially with the influx of new people who have just recently joined the various online groups we manage:

“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice” – Donnie Miller

One of the main reasons that got me into nutrition and fitness in the first place, and eventually led me to found Ketogains, was to learn to differentiate between sound, science based nutrition, and “old wives tales” or classic bro’science.

Everybody has seen the recent influx of a number of self called “Keto Trainers” or “Ketogenic Coaches” as well as…
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HUNGER

Because this has to be said, my shower-thought of the day:

I see a lot of people complaining about “hunger” when dieting – “I’m doing a ketogenic diet… why am I hungry? – I read I should not feel hunger on a ketogenic diet”…

Well, let me tell you: Hunger is not necessarily a bad thing.

Guys & Gals: have we become so “cognitive dissonant” and complacent, that we have forgotten that hunger is, in a way, a natural part of the process of any diet that the main focus is fat loss???

Any diet, be it keto or high…
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Do Difficult Things Every Day and Triumph

Do Difficult Things Every Day.

 

This is going to be a short post, mostly because the concept can be summed up in those five words.  At a round table Q&A at our recent conference there was a question which was asked related to breaking through mental barriers – how do you do it.  The truth is I wish I had a better answer for the inquirer than I did at the time, but it did give me something to think about the entire next day.  What is it about some people who seem to “smash it”…
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Metabolic Advantage, Red Herrings, and the Battle of the Diets

The recent publication of the full text of Kevin Hall’s pilot study on ketogenic vs non-ketogenic weight-reduction diets has sparked a blog battle that doesn’t seem to have any end in sight. It gives reason, apparently, to discuss at least a couple points: Do ketogenic diets have a metabolic advantage over other diets? Are ketogenic diets superior to ordinary diets?

It also gives us reason to wonder about few other ideas:

The significance of honest reporting Study design and limitations The significance of bias

Before I spend too much time…
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psychology of dieting with Adam Ali, picture of him with Luis Villaseñor

Psychology of Dieting: Adam Ali of Physiqonomics

Dieting and Psychology, Luis interviews his bro Adam Ali of Physiqonomics on all things related. you can’t miss it as we go through his great view on how to do a great diet and his experience with keto dieting. 

Adam Ali has been around the industry for a long time. He is one of those great minds respected by all of us; no surprises there!

if you’ve never heard his ideas this is your chance to learn a lot about how to have success with dieting.

How to set up your diet for success or failure. The…
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smart goals must be in the circle of control. picture of 3 concentric circles: circle of control at center

The Dumb Side of SMART Goals

This post is a rant.

I’ll clearly own and admit that it is.  I love SMART goals as they pertain to business, professional, and personal goals related to project management, task completion, and the like.  Here’s where I rebel.  I coach a number of clients – both in group setting and as a private coach.  Much of our work is both mental and physical.  Anyone with a core competency in training can make you stronger – I want to make you more resilient and improve your mental fortitude at the same time.  And therein lies my issue.  At…
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Socrates, Thoreau, Elephants, Life Change

There is a quote by Socrates, the Greek philosopher, which says, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  This is, at face value, trite.  It’s the stale sort of first-semester psychology major quote that you’ve heard a hundred times, or seen tattooed on the side of some 19 year old in a two-piece bikini at the beach.  The meaning for me, at 37 years old, has more to do with the context in which Socrates is reported to have said those words.  The quote is actually from Plato’s book titled “Apology” (The more formal title being the fancier-sounding “Apologia Socratis.”). …
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