Dieting is the WORST way to lose weight!

Dieting is the WORST way to lose weight! I probably sound crazy declaring that statement, but by the time you finish reading this article, I think you'll agree with me. I’ve spoken about proper nutrition and making the necessary changes to one’s diet to begin living a healthier lifestyle. So what on Earth am I talking about?  

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Kenny Vertus
Why You Need Cheat Days For Balance

Sometimes when I meet people or if someone messages me asking for advice, they seem to believe that I’m exercising 24/7 and eating healthily 100% of the time! Yes, I love fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle, but I am not perfect! As I am writing this, I’m devouring a box of goldfish, with no regrets in the world. No one is perfect, and nobody can sustain a lifestyle that only consist of nutritious meals and workouts every day. Obviously if someone is training for an event, but that won’t last forever. Balance is extremely important and critical if someone wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In this instance, it’s ok to cheat….sometimes.

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Kenny Vertus
Why Too Much Protein Is Actually a Bad Thing

Today, society hails protein as the key nutrient to establishing a healthy diet. How many of us are guilty for adding protein to our smoothies or salads because we naturally assumed it made our diet healthy? It seems as if food companies are trying to sell us on more protein in just about every aisle of the grocery store. Literally everything has an alternative protein option, and food companies have helped create this obsession with protein. It’s as if protein is the answer to healthy eating.

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Are Carbs Bad For You?

What’s the difference between a sandwich made on white bread and one made with 100% whole grain bread? What’s the difference between cookies and a salad made with spinach, tomatoes, and carrots? All the foods above are carbohydrates. But the second option in both questions includes good carbohydrate foods (whole grains and vegetables). Carbs are your body’s main energy source and an important part of a healthy diet. They should about 45-65% percent of your daily calorie intake. Most of your carbs should come from healthy sources, including vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains. Carbohydrates come in two main forms which are simple and complex.

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