Diet Adherence

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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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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The Ketogains Food Pyramid

The best way to learn how to follow the Ketogains program is understanding our food pyramid. This Infographic will guide you in the correct ways to plan your macros and eat accordingly, without risking any setbacks to any of your goals.

More than just focusing on what to eat or what not. We emphasize the correct amounts of macros and how to calculate them as well as those elusive electrolytes which are one of the main causes for several of the sympthoms a lot of our members report when first starting keto. So grab the Ketogains food pyramid, share it everywhere,…
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Micronutrients Made Simple

There are a number of reasons that you may not be performing optimally – you may not be eating sufficient amounts of calories (be they protein, fat, or carbohydrate) for performance and recovery, you may not be getting adequate rest, you could be under a great deal of stress; it’s also possible that all three of those examples are just fine, but your diet is garbage and you forgot about micronutrients.

 

One of my criticisms of the IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) movement (at least what it “became,” perhaps not what it was intended to be)…
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Life Change – The Cost of Investment

Life Change, of course, is not easy. I grew up in a Southern Baptist church.  I still attend regularly.  One of the interesting things that I saw growing up was that every time a Summer Revival week would come around was that the same handful of people in the church who had felt they were somehow out of touch with God would want to “rededicate their life.”  While I appreciate the spiritual significance of this, and I don’t at all want to demean their choice, I found my inner cynic saying, “So if the first four times didn’t create lasting…
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start to finish image ilustrating the fear to change on your fear to change in a diet journey

The Two Fears that Sabotage Change

 

It’s become a recurring thought in my head about how to share with people who have a long journey of self- Change ahead of them something that I’ve learned from 9 years trying to become the person I want to be.  How do you take all of the successes, all of the struggles, and all of the questions that bounce around in your head and condense it down into something that both resonates with people and also encourages them to recognize what is ahead and how to deal with the challenges that will come?  I was reminded of something…
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Ketogains – Ketogenic Diets in #context – Part 1

During our first Ketogains summit on ketogenic lifestyle we had some great ketnotes Tyler Cartwright explains the basics of a Ketogenic diet, in CONTEXT. This is part one of the session. Check part two here

 

There are various definitions and lines of thought on what a Ketogenic Diet is. 75% Fat? 90% Fat? 100% Fat? Let us not complicate things:

“A Ketogenic Diet is one in which a diet is sufficiently low in carbohydrates to cause the body to produce ketones”

There is no “true” ketogenic diet – A ketogenic diet is #context dependent of your goals, body fat…
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Fat Like Me

A young literary scholar on Facebook who wanted to provide me with what I will assume was intended to be constructive criticism recently approached me. The message said, “I find it ironic and condescending to fat people that you would offer advice to anyone about how to change their life when your (sic) still a fatty. I don’t mean no disrespect, but you should shut your mouth until you don’t look so fate!” (I assume he meant “fat” not “fate.”) Grammatical errors aside, this young Shakespeare brings up an interesting point about someone who is “so fate” offering advice to…
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