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

nutrition May 27, 2021

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134. How much time is this really going to take?

nutrition May 19, 2021

By: Michael Beiter


Time has been my favorite common denominator for awhile now. I make decisions based on how much time and effort something is going to take me. 

For years I've been saying it takes way more time to get and stay fit than my peers. They chastise me for saying people need anything more than an hour per day to get healthy. "They do not! Stop being an elitist. People don't need to be obsessed to get results," they would say. 

I don't argue anymore. Just provide the...

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133. Do I have to meal plan?

nutrition Apr 29, 2021

By: Michael Beiter

I get asked whether or not meal planning is necessary often.

The simple answer is no. Here's my take on this myth of nutrition. 

Meal planning the way it's communicated to the lay person is not good. Photos on social media of dozens of Tupperware containers filled with tightly managed portions of carbs, vegetables, and protein make for a good picture, but they are a far cry from reality. Especially if that reality includes kids or spouses. 

Preparation like...

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Podcast S1 E4 - Carmen Pieper

mental fitness nutrition Apr 09, 2021

Carmen has been a client for nearly 5 years. Today we met and talked about her struggles with fuck it dieting. We dove into issues with the modern food environment and what to do about it. 

Listen here

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131. New research on eating out - should you?

faq nutrition Apr 07, 2021

By Michael Beiter


Q: Can I eat out? 

A: Yes

Q: How?
A: Scout ahead for where you're going and look at their menu. Most restaurants post their menu online with nutrition information. If you can't find the calorie and macro information you need on the business' website head over to Google and look it up. If you can't find it there check the database in My Fitness Pal. Between the two virtually every food has been databased with accurate nutrition information somewhere. 


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130. Some thoughts after a convo with a client

By: Michael Beiter


One variable 

You don't know what lever is doing what if you pull all of them at the same time. 

An engineer client of mine said this and the parallel to food and fitness is obvious. 

I teach people how to use the scientific method to figure out how they should eat and exercise.

A big part of that method is that after you've formed a hypothesis you set up a test to determine if you are right or wrong. In that test you usually manipulate something.


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