More than You Think

Recently my favourite daily podcast touched on identity or at least the perception we have of ourself. Furthermore, what other people think of us. A topic that for some brings anxiety and for others just a minor nuisance. Thus it was necessary to express my opinion here. In the previous post about confidence topics like […]

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Confidence ??

Something that’s a constant battle for many of us is being confident. I know it’s easy to strive to be like our favourite influencer, parent, movie star or friend, but this lacks authenticity. Not to say the two go hand and hand, but I believe confident people radiate authenticity. Striving to be like others diminishes […]

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Repeat After Me

Repeat after me “I AM ENOUGH,” whenever you feel the need to chase love, friendship or simple human connection say this mantra first. Before you read too much into this three-letter mantra, let’s break in down into scenarios. Starting with chasing love, having a partner and family has been a crucial part of society since […]

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stop killing yourself for gains

One of the biggest myths people believe is that going to failure is the only option for gains. A notion that is not only FALSE but can lead to injuries and form compromises. Fitness ads and social media videos always show us someone pumping out their last rep looking like they are about to explode. […]

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ROM – Range of motion

As a newbie lifter or gym enthusiast, the term range of motion is either a little confusing or your bread and butter. I say this because, in the beginning, some people follow a pre-made plan or read/ watch a lot of content that focus on form, tempo, even primary and secondary muscles engagement per exercise. […]

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2021…

Welcome to 2021, seems a lot like 2020 right? COVID-19 is still around some, of us are still unemployed, filled with anxiety, stress, while others are creating content, building businesses and making ends meet. Two sides of the same coin if you ask. That said, this post is for both sides starting with the anxious, […]

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To Indulge or Not to Indulge..

I have gone back and forth with creating an inspiring holiday post to encourage each of you to embrace all the festivities. Particularly in terms of nutrition, as I know many people struggle with moderation or indulging at all. All of which comes from fear of regressing or not being in control. The worst one […]

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Not Another Protein change

Today during my daily research reads a post on examine.com that talks about protein intake caught my eye. As many of you know as nutritionist and fitness coach, I lean toward maxing protein at 1.3 – 1.6 grams per kg of body weight when bulking up and 1 – 1.3 or 10% of total daily […]

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Superfoods…?

Depending on your dietary choices or lifestyle, you will hear that certain foods are superfoods and others aren’t. They have mysterious powers that allow them to cure diseases and ailments much more effectively than any other food. Yet, after a few months sometimes weeks, these foods are not super anymore another one is that you […]

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Sleep…. too much, too little or just enough

One subject that is particularly interesting to me as of late is sleep, not just how many hours but also what counts as quality sleep. I know many people claim to have a bedtime but end up tossing and turning for half of that. Furthermore, exploring the truth behind a few myths like adapting to […]

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You Want It, Then Go For It

There will always be someone who puts you down, expects more of you or disapproves of how you live life. Sometimes it is even the people closest to you, that’s ok because it teaches a lesson that everyone deserves to learn. Not everyone will support you. Honestly, they do not need to because it only […]

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Fight or flight

Something that I don’t talk about on here a lot is the fight or flight response you get from anxiety, panic attacks, confrontation in addition to other stimuli. A notion that everyone is very familiar with, but think is straightforward you are a fight or flight person, rarely both. However, there is a little more […]

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Stop neglecting the Lower Body!

A trend that has been around for years and will most likely be around for many years to come is neglecting proper lower body training. Many fitness enthusiasts and beginners hit their lower body once a week or every other week because leg day sucks or the assumption that big arms, chest, back and washboard […]

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Change Points

Some say celebrations are only for the major milestones in life or public victories. In a sense that is true, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, marriages, holidays and awards, to name a few are all moments in time that we celebrate. Yet, in my opinion, the little things and private victories deserve their moment. Not in the […]

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A step toward Inner PEace

Finding ones inner peace during turbulent times is said to be an easy task for people who are enlightened or living in the now. Easy because not only can they see the lesson underlying the turbulence in their life, but also know that it is apart of the positive and negative feedback loops we experience. […]

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FODMAPS!

In the ever-growing field that is nutritional science and my hunt to stay in the know, I have come across a few studies mentioning a form of carbohydrates called FODMAPS which stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. These short-chain carbs are said to cause bloating, gas, and even anxiety in some individuals. As […]

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CArdio…?

In my years of training and now coaching one thing hasn’t changed it’s peoples dislike of cardiovascular training because of the all the trivial information surrounding the subject. Some say it makes gaining muscle harder, while others swear by doing High-intensity interval training (HIIT) amongst other combinations. However, the truth is that cardio is essential […]

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To Track or Not to Track

Over the past few weeks, a lot of new research talks about calories and macronutrients tracking. A notion I have a love-hate relationship with even though it works wonders when done right. Yet it can be harmful when done wrong. Therefore, right off the bat as a nutritionist and trainer, I say tracking overall caloric […]

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Label Culture part 3: Fighting Biases

I know this post was supposed to come a few weeks ago, but the launch of the Fend For Your Health podcast took a lot more time. However, that’s no excuse, let’s get right into the final post of the series. Throughout the series, each post focused on defining label culture through in-group out-group bias. […]

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Always have a neutral spine?

I always hear people preaching about having a neutral spine position as often as possible is necessary injury prevention. Yet none of them can explain what exactly a neutral spine position is or if the spine can safely do anything else. The reason is that they have given into the fear that flexion, extension and […]

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LABEL CULTURE PART 2: In-group Bias

Building upon the knowledge from the last post, stereotyping contributes to in-group-out-group bias. A notion we have normalized so much these days that we are blind to how harmful it is. We intentionally mistreat out-groups because it gives us a sense of pleasure or a perceived one. A notion labelled schadenfreude; “pleasure derived by someone […]

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Label Culture Part 1: Stereotyping

In today’s world, society is at each other’s throats for literally any reason they want. Some people claim this is how humans survive by creating in-groups and out-groups. However, I think that is an excuse for people to make themselves feel better or briefly fill some void. The next few blog posts will be a […]

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Creating Friction

It is sad to say that we live our daily lives on autopilot, but that’s the truth. We follow the same routine day after day entangled with our goals, dreams and complaints. Sometimes slight deviations occur and throw us off, yet the next morning comes bringing us back on schedule. So how do we move […]

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The Secret to a Better You

For years I’ve read self-help books, exercised heavily, meditated daily and even attended some weekend-long forums to learn how to be the best version of myself. It has been an enlightening journey, to say the least, but also riddled with a lot of experimentation. After going through all that here are some tips for you […]

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Productivity in Quarantine?

Right now with everything going on in the world most of us find it difficult, to be productive, especially since it is much easier to give in to distractions such as Netflix, video games and whatever else aids in escaping reality. Distractions keep all the emotions from flooding in as well as keeping us from […]

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Reset

The world is at a reset, and this is a good time for us to join in on this shift. As the greener flourishes, air purifies, and animals start coming back we are being shown that the old path is over. Many of you may see this as a terrible time, no partying, social interaction, […]

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Take a Chance on Change

Working out can change our lives in many ways, I can tell you this from first-hand experience, but there is a lot to be done during the process. Many of you might be wondering what I mean because it seems so straight forward, results come from healthy eating and exercising a few times a week. […]

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Refreshed?

Its been quite some time since my last post and apart of me wants to apologize for neglecting writing content for this space. Yet, there is another part of me that knows the time away has helped me make huge breakthroughs in personal growth as well as the journey we call life. During my hiatus, […]

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The Power of Exercise

As many of you know exercising is good for physical and mental health, not to mention trending all over social media. This post will dive a bit deeper into the benefits a workout regime has on our body internally and externally. I will do my best to remove the cookie-cutter stuff and get directly into […]

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Personal, social and Business.

This post will be a tough pill to swallow for some, and others an eye-opener, nevertheless, it’s time we all make a change. How many times a day do you find yourself upset, stressed, and anxious? I bet for many of you, this happens every day, no matter what and no it’s not because your […]

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