146. Keto or nah? A case study in sustainability

fitness nutrition Jun 30, 2021

By: Michael Beiter


A client said this: "My friend is doing a keto thing. He has to drink this shake every day that puts him into instant ketosis. Then he has to fast for 60 waking hours a week and can’t have carbs.
I laughed and told him he was doing it wrong.
I eat twelve times as much food as you, take no supplements, and had a bagel this morning. We started at the same time and I was 20 pounds heavier than you and am kicking your ass.”

In the...
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145. Good Reasons for Bad Feelings

mental fitness Jun 29, 2021

By: Michael Beiter


In 'Good Reasons for Bad Feelings: Insights from the Frontiers of Evolutionary Psychology' Randolph M. Nesse says there are six evolutionary reasons why our minds and bodies are so vulnerable to disease. 

1. Mismatch: our bodies are unprepared to cope with modern environments. 

2. Infection: bacteria and viruses evolve faster than we do. 

3. Constraints: there are some things that natural selection just cant do. 

4. Trade-offs: everything in the...

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144. Be easy on yourself

mental fitness Jun 22, 2021

By: Michael Beiter

We have such high expectations of ourselves we often don't realize we feel bad because we have set the bar too high and destined ourselves failure. Enough failure teaches you that you aren't good and not getting better. People can only handle so much of that before they give up entirely. 

What I've seen a happen a bunch is this: you over estimate how much you can handle and when you fumble something you beat yourself up even more. You think the solution is to double down...

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143. You think you eat more variety than you really do

nutrition Jun 19, 2021

By: Michael Beiter

You think you eat way more variety than you do.
The Food Network, magazines, and advertisements have convinced you that you should be eating five star dishes every time you're hungry.
They need to have ingredients sourced from around the world and require hours of preparation.
Your food has to be photogenic and come with an inspirational quote so you can put it on the internet.
Logging your food for calories and macros takes too much...
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141. Can we get back to this please?

mental fitness nutrition Jun 08, 2021

By: Michael Beiter

In the 1950's the word "priority" was mostly used singularly. It was not until later that "priority" became plural as "priorities" along with the belief that multitasking is a good idea.

That idea has staying power as I regularly have to correct clients who think think that by multitasking we get more done.

A Microsoft study found that attempting to focus on more than one priority at a time reduces productivity by as much as 40%. That is the equivalent of not sleeping and...

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140. Advanced diet protocol: Metabolic restoration

nutrition Jun 05, 2021

By: Michael Beiter


The term ‘metabolism’ is being used a lot recently by the health and fitness conscious. People are becoming increasingly aware that all their training and nutrition efforts will impact changes not only on the outside but the inside too!


There also appear to be two ‘camps’ when it comes to our metabolism and the response to different diets, with respect to body composition and health. One side strongly believes that metabolism is the...

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139. Strategies for eating at food festivals

nutrition Jun 03, 2021

By: Michael Beiter

Food festivals are awesome. A weekly farmers market is all you need to ensure a summer full of fresh foods. Really, it doesn't get much better.
It is easy to slip up and lose control at these events so here are a few strategies that allow for endless exploration of seasonal food festivals and farmer's markets. 

Have vegetables before you go to fill you up and kill your craving hormones.
At most of these events there are hundreds of options...
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138. Once this happens you've got it

Uncategorized May 28, 2021

By: Michael Beiter

Why are you working out? Why are you eating like that? Why are you reading? 

Modern knowledge suggests you should hav a detailed answer for each one of these questions. I used to ask clients the same. What is your why? I would ask. 

This was before I embraced a new motivation for eating, exercising, and living: I do things because I like them and how they make me feel. If I don't like something or it doesn't make me feel good I don't do it. 

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137. Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight podcast

nutrition May 27, 2021

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