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The truth about losing weight revealed

What's your number? I'll bet there's a number on the scale, that you would love to see. It might be close, it might be far, but you know that when you reach it, things will be different. You look at that excess weight, and worry about your health. Your sights are focused on how you can lose weight, how you can get closer to that number and be healthier. Get the truth about weight and weight loss - you might have a couple of surprises. Continue reading

One guy vs all those meal replacement shakes

In the last few weeks, I seem to be frequently coming across 'meal replacement' shake mixes. Whether it's at the gym, around friends, or with clients - these drink mixes are popping up everywhere. Once you know their dark secret though, you'll probably look at them a little differently next time you see one. Continue reading

Resolutions? Throw them away! (Your ‘Today I Am’)

Not to shock you, but if you made some New Year's resolutions, it's time to throw them away. Be done with them. Forget them and leave them in the past. It's time for you to truly see past the 'try' phase and know what it feels like to achieve what you want. Continue reading

Been doing slow carb for months? Are you really still on it?

Are you on the slow carb diet? Really? Following the slow carb principles? Do you have expectations of fat loss, like the book describes? Are you expecting great results? Have you been following the book's advice for a few months now? What are the chances that over that time, you're habits have developed and changed, and in fact you might now be on something very close to slow carb?.. That if you re-read the chapters you might find a few common habits you have now that are actually fighting against your desires and goals? Don't be surprised if you get a little shock.. I know I did. Continue reading

The definitive answer on nuts and the slow carb diet

It's a question that gets asked from time to time - if we are avoiding 'white' carbohydrates, and eating protein and some fat.. then why no nuts? Maybe some are ok, and some aren't? If you have been wondering about nuts on the slow carb diet, or if you have been snacking on nuts with your slow carb diet, you probably want to read this - all you need to know about nuts is right here. Continue reading

Why the food pyramid makes me angry

If you read this site often, you'll know I don't like to speak badly of something, or anyone, for that matter, and like to focus on 'how to' and not 'why you can't' types of ideas. Today, however, I've reached the end of my rope with one very common sight around the world - the food pyramid. It takes a lot for me to get worked up about something, but I have been astonished too many times now - at people's beliefs, attitudes and the government's inaction of changing their recommendations so that people can be healthier in their dietary habits. So, it's time to explain why the food pyramid makes me furious, and why I wish I could turn back time and delete it entirely. Continue reading

Why we get fat – finally understanding the process

If you have ever heard someone saying fat loss or fat gain is 'simple thermodynamics - calories in, calories out', or if you have ever heard or read the only way to lose fat is to enter a diet that has a calorie deficit (less calories in than going 'out') then this is critical information you cannot afford to miss. Everyone should be taught this information in school. This couldn't have come soon enough. It's the missing piece that I had always been looking for, but never found easily. Completing a recent cross-country drive gave me a chance to listen, uninterrupted, to an excellent audio book on the topic, and I have found it revolutionary. Continue reading

Survival Guide: 7 Halloween Slow Carb Tips for Damage Control

It's one of the most fun times of the year to be an adult - we get a chance to be like kids again! Of course, not everyone has the childish metabolism of an 8 year old, who can most likely fill themselves with candy and not give it a second thought. For you and I, the reality is that a typical Halloween weekend of parties, candy and late nights could easily wind up with a result on the scale that's more scary that any costume or haunted house. So check out this Survival Guide for handling the ghouls and ghosts of Halloween foods. Continue reading

Mistakes in nutrition – preventing more lost gains

Not content with the fat gains from Occam's Protocol, I went on a mission to find a better nutritional option. Pairing the 'Forgotten Third Workout' program with slow carb + protein shakes and peanut butter, I was sure that I was covering my bases, and was on my way to achieving the results I wanted. A few hurdles later, I have a better view of how this nutritional decision affected my progress. Continue reading

Common Questions (FAQ) about Cheat Day

Cheat Day is an amazing time of the slow carb week, but sometimes you might have some worries and concerns about whether you're doing just right. After all, it's the one time of the week when you might gain some fat back. So it's important that all your questions are answered, and you can rest easy. Continue reading
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