How to Build Out your Perfect Plate – Nutrition Strategy 101 [Podcast Solo Episode with Host Ben Brown]

March 28, 2019byBen Brown

Let’s face it, trying to figure what, when, and how to eat is a full-time job.Go ahead and do a simple Google search for “weight loss” and strap yourself in for a mind-numbing and overwhelming amount of confusing and contradictory information, including diets and “protocols” ranging from: Paleo, Ketogenic, Plant-based, Mediterranean, low-fat, high-fat, Carnivore, intermittent […]

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Are You at a Nutritional Breaking Point? – 3 Proven Tips to Overcome Overwhelm

December 15, 2017byadmin

You’ve probably started seeing it already: The “How to Crush Your New Year Goals” articles, videos and rants on social media. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve been down this road many, many times before saying to yourself, “THIS is going to be the year I [fill in the blank]”.   “Get healthy” “Lose […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Ketogenic Diet

October 6, 2017byBen Brown

Get the facts about the ketogenic diet and find out if it’s right for you. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a massive increase in popularity surrounding the ketogenic diet. In this post I’m going to discuss:   1. What the ketogenic (keto) diet is 2. What it means for the body to experience […]

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Carb Cycling: Is It Right for You?

September 22, 2017byBen Brown

My ultimate guide for everything you ever wanted to know about carb cycling   Carb cycling originally got its popularity in the world of bodybuilding and endurance training. However, more and more people are discovering the benefits associated with carb cycling.   In this article I’m going to talk about:   1. What carb cycling […]

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How to Choose a Protein Bar

September 12, 2017byadmin

Protein Bars 101   You know the drill. You’re on the go, in between meetings, just finished a workout, waiting at the airport for a flight, or just searching for a quick, affordable, and “healthy” snack to satisfy you in between meals.   And let’s be honest, you want something that tastes good too.   […]

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5 Easy Protein Sources to Eat “On the Go”

August 11, 2017byBen Brown

I can’t stress enough the importance of protein. Protein is essential for building our muscles, our tendons, and our skin. It’s also responsible for making hormones, enzymes (which aid digestion), and neurotransmitters (chemical messengers that transmit signals across our brain and nervous system). In short: We can’t live without protein.   What Is Protein?   […]

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3 Ways Starbucks is Sabotaging your Waistline

July 27, 2017byBen Brown

I would be remiss to suggest that you stop going to Starbucks (or whatever coffee shop you prefer) because I go there myself.     I get it; morning coffee (or afternoon coffee for some) is a ritual. It’s what gives many of us the energy to start the day or get us through that […]

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5 Best (Fast) Foods to Eat Before Exercise

July 8, 2017byBen Brown

  Free Download: 9 Perfect Pre Workout Meals Guide   We’ve talked a lot about pre-workout drinks and supplementation, but we haven’t focused much on actual pre-workout meals.   Let’s face it; most of us don’t have enough time to spend on preparing a home cooked pre-workout meal or (let’s be honest) we have the […]

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Do Juice Cleanses Work and are They Safe?

June 28, 2017byBen Brown

  Full transparency: As a fitness and nutrition coach, I am not an advocate of, nor do I recommend, juice cleanses. I do believe that everyone can benefit from including more fruits and vegetables in their diet. However, I don’t believe that juice cleanses or detoxes are the answer.   That being said, there are some potential benefits […]

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3 Surprising Lessons I Learned Working with the Golden State Warriors

June 14, 2017byBen Brown

In this brief article, I’m going to share:   My top 3 lessons working with the Golden State Warriors (that apply to You) What the Standard American Diet and the average NBA diet have in common Foundational supplements you probably didn’t know were important   As you may or may not know, I had the […]

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Intermittent Fasting: An Effective Tool for Weight Loss

June 1, 2017byBen Brown

  Intermittent fasting (IF) is a fascinating topic for a variety of reasons. IF is relatively simple, it’s fairly easy to stick to, it’s cheap, and it has a vast array of health benefits, including weight loss.   Most of us have grown up thinking that skipping meals is bad. We believe that it slows down […]

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How to Lose Weight with Resistant Starch

May 25, 2017byBen Brown

  You’ve probably heard that carbohydrates are bad for weight loss, but eating carbs containing resistant starch can actually help you burn fat.   Starch is a type of complex carb (I talk a lot more about complex carbs in my article You Can Eat Carbs and Lose Weight, Here’s How) found in foods like […]

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You Can Eat Carbs and Lose Weight, Here’s How

May 17, 2017byBen Brown

  Carbohydrates aren’t exactly synonymous with fat loss. In fact, going on a low-carb diet (or cutting out carbs altogether) is often touted as the best means for losing weight.   While the low-carb/no-carb diet trend is widely popular, it’s also widely controversial.   I recently spoke with Mike Koskiniemi, co-owner of Motions Fitness in […]

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family nutrition

How to Teach your Kids to Choose Nutritious Food

May 4, 2017byBen Brown

“The most important language is not the words that we say, but it’s the actions that we take. No matter what language somebody speaks, whether it’s English, Cantonese, Hindi, whatever it is, the universal language is action. If I see you doing something then I’m going to want to do it, as a child especially. […]

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Nutrient Timing: Does When You Eat Matter for Peak Performance and Weight Loss?

April 24, 2017byBen Brown

  If you’re a seasoned athlete or you’ve been in the fitness world for a while, it’s likely you’re familiar with nutrient timing. But, for those of you who find these words foreign, nutrient timing is the theory that eating specific macronutrients, mainly carbohydrates, and protein, in specific quantities at specific times in and around […]

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5 Ingredients to Never Include in your Pre-Workout Drink

March 20, 2017byadmin

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Finding Healthy (and Fat Loss Friendly) Foods at Costco

March 26, 2016byadmin

There’s so many great options there now, but for the sake of brevity, here’s a list of 10 of my Costco “staples” that every health conscious kitchen should have:

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Chocolate: 5 Health Reasons You Should Eat More of It

October 14, 2015byadmin

Despite the fact that chocolate has yet to claim health food status, it’s reputation is on the rise, as a growing number of research studies suggest numerous health benefits from its cocoa bean base.

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Alcohol and Fat Loss: Do they Mix?

August 10, 2015byadmin

When it comes to fitting alcohol consumption into a weight loss plan however, things can get a little tricky. The easiest answer would be “don’t drink alcohol” which for some may be the right answer. But, for those of us who like to get a little tipsy on Saturday nights (and some Sunday mornings), while still rockin’ our hard earned abs, then this guide is for you.

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