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Thursday Q&A: 5 Tips to Handle Junk Food Cravings

We’re living in the golden age of junk food. Straight up. It’s everywhere. It’s affordable. And a lot of it is delicious. Philosophically, I have aboslutely no issue with someone who wants to fully indulge in that (matter of fact, see the 4th tip below!) because honestly, hedonism and nihilism make...
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Thursday Q and A: How to Lose Weight And Drink Alcohol

When certain people ask me the simplest way for them to lose weight quickly, I flatly say “stop drinking alcohol”. It’s kind of a smartass response, but it’s accurate. Alcohol is empty calories and carbs, neither of which are good for weight loss. It also goes to the front of the line for...
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Healthy Eating Made Obnoxiously Simple. (Featuring Mostly Snacks.)

It's no secret that nutrition is important for looking and feeling your best. I was recently asked what I usually eat when I’m here alone in the middle of the night. So I made a video for this week’s #ThursdayQandA Keep in mind, this is just one night. I’m a little light on protein and heavier on...
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Thursday Q&A: What To Do When The Scale Doesn't Move...

Well, this is a common scenario: I recently received a message from a Rockaholic who has been eating better (protein and veggies for dinner, fruit for snacks - NICE!) and exercising 3-4 times a week for the past four months. Welcome to this week’s #ThursdayQandA “Things started great but this past...
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Thursday Q&A: How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

“Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty” -Derek Zoolander. The proverbial “they” say it’s good to start things with quotes, and this seemed like a fitting one to kick off this week’s #ThursdayQandA , which is a common question I get: “How much water should I drink...
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Thursday Q&A:"100 lbs overweight...Looking for some pointers"

This week’s #ThursdayQandA comes from a Rockaholic who is about 100 pounds overweight, but wasn’t always this heavy, and has some prior exercise experience. Their weight has gradually kept rising due to poor diet and partying over the years. There have been a few honest attempts to lose weight, but...
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Thursday Q&A: When Is The Best Time To Work Out?

This week’s #ThursdayQandA is one of the most common questions I get: “When is the best time to work out?” Whenever works best for your schedule. That’s it. End of blog. Just kidding. But not really. That IS an accurate one-sentence summary. At the end of the day, your body doesn’t really care...
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Thursday Q&A: Working Out Smart at 40+ Years Old?

Today’s #ThursdayQandA comes from a 42 year-old Rockaholic looking to get in shape for summer. My personal training approach uses the same framework that I use for my 83 year-old client. Smart training is smart training, and it’s always a good idea. Training smart just becomes more important as you...
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The Most Efficient Form of Cardio to Burn Fat Before Summer

Today’s #ThursdayQandA comes from a Rockaholic in his 40’s looking to burn fat so he can be confident taking his shirt off this summer. He asked specifically about cardio. I’m waiting to hear back on if there will be strength training involved, what his nutrition looks like, and if he has any past...
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Thursday Q&A: Intermittent Fasting

Today’s #ThursdayQandA tackles another popular diet approach: intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting means not eating for at least half of the day (some of that time will be spent sleeping), with “eating windows” usually ranging between 6-12 hours. One of the biggest benefits of this is it can...
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