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The Good Bacteria

In the on-going quest for better health, a fitter body, and better performance knowing what to eat and when to eat it is great. Really great actually.  But even when you know what to do and put it into practice, how do you know if your body, your digestive system, is operating as it should […]

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You: 1 Cold Season: 0

I usually fly through winter feeling untouchable by the cold and flu season, feeling sorry for those affected by not just one but often two or three colds during this time. Unfortunately, this year I was not so lucky and had my first cold in a long time last week. I guess doing snow angels […]

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Simple does not mean Easy

January is flying by!  How are your resolutions holding up? Back on track with a training plan and eating plan?  That’s right, eating plan.   Let me ask you this…have you ever achieved exactly what you wanted without putting together a plan for getting it?  When you’ve just been winging it and seeing what happened […]

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My IRONMAN Nutrition Recap

Earlier this month I completed my third Ironman in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. YAY! It was a lovely venue with the most amazing finishing chute.  The race director and community do a fabulous job of pulling together a top notch event.  I highly recommend it and there are still spots left for next year!   Now […]

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Nutrition and Marriage

I was originally going to title this post “good things come to those who commit”, which got me thinking about one of the biggest commitments of all, marriage.  And since I should be writing about nutrition, it led me down this path on how marriage and nutrition are nothing alike in the ways folks approach […]

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Salad Suicide

If you are subscribing to the metabolic efficiency way of eating, large salads can be a quick and easy meal, especially in the city where there is a new salad joint popping up on every corner.  However, if you don’t really understand the philosophy or you think that just because it’s a salad it will […]

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METS Level II

A great weekend making new friends and talking Metabolic Efficiency in Denver! Our training was perfectly planned with beautiful weather in a beautiful city, just before the cold set it. I’m very excited to implement my new learnings and continue helping people reach their goals!

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Looking at the Data

After the last post there were so many questions about the metabolic efficiency testing that it makes sense to share some test results to give you a better idea of what you can gain from the data.   So, here we go.   The first thing you will learn is if you have a Metabolic […]

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Metabolic Efficiency Testing

Last time, we talked about the ideal way to attain your body composition goals and racing weight. Even with my recommendations of tweaking to your daily eating, proper nutrient timing, and spending enough time training in your optimal fat burning zones; the question still remains, how do you know if those tweaks are appropriate for […]

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Race Weight Woes

I just read an article about race weight, a topic that makes me cringe me when I hear athletes discussing it.  While the article did touch upon the idea that a longer term strategy works best, it missed many of the most important aspects in the idea of attaining a ‘racing weight’.   Yes, most […]

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