How to Maximize Your Home Workouts

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID and the widespread panic that seems to be ensuing, many are wisely taking extra precautions with hygiene and avoiding public gatherings.

There’s a few things we know. No one is necessarily immune from COVID, but you’re FAR more likely to survive with a robust immune system and by hygienic practices.

As far as the immune system goes—I’m sticking to my tried and true methods of consuming nutrient-dense animal foods, sleeping 7-8 hours a night, getting sunlight when possible, and consuming lots of water. Some have downplayed the importance of health and diet in defeating a virus…but it matters. The mortality rate gets higher with older populations with more compromised immune systems.

On top of that, many are staying away from public gyms—perhaps some of the least hygienic places on the planet. If you choose to forgo the gym—just know that there are plenty of great at home options for training!

My go-to at-home...

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Is Fasting a Good Idea on a Carnivore Fat Loss Diet?

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2020

Many people that follow a Carnivore Diet arrive at this solution as a last ditch effort when keto, paleo, fasting, and calorie counting have failed them.

It is seen as an ‘extreme’ restriction diet, when in reality it pretty closely mimics our optimal ancestral diet.

With the goal of getting lean, strong, and healthy as our target—does intermittent fasting on a Carnivore Diet assist in this aim, or hinder it?

That’s a great question, I’m glad you asked.

In my opinion, when you are focused on fat loss, there are some variables you should keep constant:

1. Eat to satiety
2. Do some form of training daily—either lifting or low intensity cardio
3. Maintain a high protein to energy ratio—meaning leaner ground beef, leaner steaks.

If you’re consuming steaks with the fat trimmed, ground beef with the fat drained, whole eggs, and seafood—you will be consuming a higher protein to energy ratio (P:E ratio). In my opinion, this is the...

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Find Your Go-To Sources And Cut The Noise

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2020

An issue I’ve dealt with in my own quest with nutrition, fitness, business is dealing with information overload. There are so many experts out there, all giving highly convincing information about everything.

Whether it’s keto, carnivore, sleep, fasting, nutrients, training styles, longevity…or morning routines, productivity, and goal setting…there are so many different opinions out there.

On the surface, this might seem like a wonderful thing. The more information the better right? The detriment of this is that too much information can simply cause us to freeze up and not take action…and action still reigns supreme. Doing the work.

My favorite strategy is to pick people who have exhibited stellar results over a long period of time, pick and choose things that work for them, and model that in my life.

For health and fitness, I look up to Mark Sisson, Ted Naiman, and Vinnie Tortorich. I might also throw in Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here are a group of...

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How To Keep Your Motivation At A 10/10

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2020

One of the biggest hurdles people run into on ANY diet, workout plan, new habit, resolution, goal…they fall off. They maybe start strong with tons of excitement and then after a few days or weeks, they cave and give up. Sometimes they begin to wrongly believe that they simply don’t have enough motivation.

But what is motivation? Where does it come from and how do we create more of it? For me, motivation is basically excitement. Excitement to workout and improve your body. Excitement to stick to your nutrition plan and achieve your fitness goals. Excitement to get up early and get a jump on your day. If the initial surge of excitement fails…how do we maintain our motivation?

Here are a few things I do to create motivation and excitement in my life. This is a daily process! If you slack, your motivation will slack.

1. I have yearly goals that will dramatically change my life for the better.These are physical, financial, relationship, career, reading,...

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My Health Journey: Part 3

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2020

Discovering the Carnivore Diet was probably one of the most powerful tools I’ve ever found. Few things in life intuitively make sense, work extremely well, and can be used lifelong. For me—those would be weight training and the Carnivore Diet. You can stay strong and continue getting stronger your entire life. And you can consume high quality, nutrient-dense animal foods your whole life. They are truly amazing tools. I might also add intermittent fasting to that mix as well.

I experienced some pretty cool things during my journey on a Carnivore Diet. Almost immediately, I noticed that my muscle glycogen was more full and I had better pumps in the gym/workouts. Translation? Higher protein helps fill your muscles out when you’re low carb. I also noticed about 6-8 months in that my appetite had decreased substantially from when I first started. When I began doing Carnivore, I had a ravenous appetite and I could devour some huge quantities of meat. Over time, I believe...

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❓How to Stay Consistent With Your Diet

Uncategorized Feb 27, 2020
One of the trickiest things about diets is that simply the term “diet” implies that you are beginning something with an end date.
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The first thing going into it is you need to know what your goal is. What do you want? Are you looking to get leaner? Fix a gut issue? More energy? Build muscle? All of the above?
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With that in mind, you can then start setting targets based on action. You can choose to go Carnivore for 30 days for instance. You decide to eat only meat, eggs, fish, and cheese. No fasting or anything else. Just that target.
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Over the next 30 days, you document your progress and take notes. If I start to notice that the actions I’m taking are working, I double down on them. If I notice they’re not working or taking me further away from my goal, I change course. Fail fast! Don’t drag it out. You don’t have unlimited time (need I remind you).
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If you are not able to stay accountable to yourself on a diet, that’s when I recommend...
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If you had 50 lbs to lose…what would you do?

Uncategorized Aug 17, 2019

This was a question I got recently that got me thinking! Usually I work with people looking to lose 10-15 lbs, but this person wanted to lose 50 lbs!

I wanted to take you through my entire thought process. I’ve experimented relentlessly with diet and exercise for the past 10 years—so here’s exactly what I would do to lose 50 lbs—while feeling amazing and not starving!

 

Diet Strategy

 

Diet Goal: Eat a high protein, nutrient dense carnivore diet. Incorporate fasting as much as comfortable. Avoid hunger and enjoy meals.

 

Strategy: Full Carnivore. Fast until hungry. Protein shake to break the fast. 1-2 meals of steak/ground beef, 4 oz frozen liver (optional), and seafood (optional). If feeling fatigued or depleted, increase salt and fat for a day or two through fattier steak (ribeye) and extra egg yolks (in protein shake).

 

Foods to Emphasize

Steak, ground beef, egg yolks, liver, oysters, salmon roe, salt

 

Supplements (not necessary...

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Crush Your Goals: How to Maximize Your Day (Part 1)

Uncategorized May 27, 2019

I am a staunch believer in the ability of ANYONE to improve their life massively through the use of daily goals and habits. In a year--it's astonishing what can be accomplished. Here's a few little stories about how this has happened in my life, as well as some tips to incorporate it into yours. 

When I was 12, I was your basic gamer kid. When I wasn't at school, the majority of my waking hours were spent on Runescape, Warcraft, or some other online game. And the truth was--it was really damn fun. For a while. But then PE happened. We had a pullup test one day. Most kids my age seemed to knock out 2-3 pullups. One stud did 10. The rare beast of a 12 year old could do maybe 15. I did...none. Couldn't do a pullup.

I'm not sure if it's my competitive nature or what...but I had to change that. I really disliked sucking at that. So I begged my parents and finally got a pullup bar. Every day, I started doing pullups and pushups like a maniac. Fast forward a year and I suddenly had...

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Cheat Days, Calories on Carnivore, and My Current Exercise

Uncategorized May 27, 2019

Calorie Counting Vs. Carnivore

Calories matter! One huge misconception by the carnivore community (as well as keto and low carb dieters) is that calories don’t matter and there is a “metabolic advantage” to cutting carbs that somehow negates calories. Not true! While there may be a slight metabolic advantage, it is not significant enough to negate the impact of calories!! You can get fat on carnivore just like you can get fat on any other diet.

Why carnivore then??

Beyond the huge nutrient density and autoimmune effects of a carnivore diet, there is a massive satiety component! Some of the biggest drivers of satiety are protein, dietary fat, and nutrients. Animal foods (meat, eggs, seafood, organ meats) are rich in all of those. So oftentimes, carnivore dieters will lean out rapidly because they are simply eating fewer calories ad lib—automatically! 

How does the average person achieve optimal health AND weight loss?

By prioritizing nutrient density!...

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Fasting as a Lifestyle

Uncategorized May 27, 2019

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days (do people still say that?) The vast majority of people who fast are doing it for weight loss. One thing I’ve noticed is that when something like weight loss is the goal, an unhealthy obsessive mentality can start to surround fasting in ways that are detrimental to health. 

Done correctly, fasting is an incredible tool that can completely enhance your overall quality of life. I just want to share a few things I’ve learned and picked up along the way from experimenting with fasting for the past four years. 

Trust Your Hunger

This first one is completely shunned by most people pursuing weight loss. “Trust your hunger” simply means don’t eat when you’re not truly hungry. If you can possibly ignore the hunger—ignore it and stay busy. 

However, when you ARE truly hungry—you should eat! Many people set arbitrary windows like a 20 hour fast and 4 hour eating window, or a 23 hour...

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