Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Mediterranean, Paleo, Ketogenic, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Foods, Intermittent Fasting — there are just so many diets out there. How are you supposed to know which ones are safe? Which ones are effective? Which ones are dangerous or nonsense? What about which ones are telling the truth about their health benefits and which ones are lying? The only way to know the answers to these questions for sure is to turn to the science. And that is exactly what we do in our Diet Series. We explore the scientific evidence (or lack thereof) for various popular diets and their health claims. Browse the articles below to learn more about the science behind popular ways of eating and how to choose a healthy diet for yourself and your family!

What is the Best Diet for Weight Loss? An Exercise Expert Weighs In!

Best Diet for Weight Loss
A question I get asked a lot when working with my personal training clients is: what is the best diet for weight loss? Is it the ketogenic diet?  The paleo diet?  What about the Atkins diet or maybe the 5:2 diet?  Or the plant-based diet?  Maybe the carnivore...

Paleo Grocery List: Pantry Essentials for Beginners [Free Printable]

Paleo Grocery List
Last Updated: September 20, 2019 Smack-dab in the center of your friend’s fridge door, just beneath the tidy to-do list and cleaning schedule: a paleo grocery list.  Maybe you didn’t want to seem snoopy, or maybe you were both in a serious rush to get out the door to...

Intermittent Fasting Schedule and Rules [Infographic]

Intermittent Fasting Schedule and Rules
This article provides you with an intermittent fasting schedule and some rules to follow so you can reap the benefits of this widely known weight management technique.  Last Updated: July 29, 2019 Each and every week a new way of eating seems to...

The Truth Behind the 5:2 Diet: Getting the Facts Straight

The Truth Behind the 5:2 Diet
Intermittent fasting is a way of eating that is typified by prolonged periods of fasting, interspersed with smaller eating windows – small time periods within a day where you consume all of your daily calories. When I first heard about intermittent fasting, I honestly thought it was a bit...

The Truth About Meatless Diets According to Science

The Truth About Meatless Diets According to Science
The other day you went out to dinner with some friends.  Or your extended family.  Or your co-workers.   You were all eating, drinking, chatting and having a good time, when all of the sudden you glanced around the table and realized -- I’m...

Ketogenic Diet: Complete Fat Loss Guide for Beginners

Ketogenic Diet: Complete Fat Loss Guide for Beginners
Pie or cake, cat or dog, Xbox or Playstation, Apple or Android, Star Trek or Star Wars.  There are some things in this world that split people into battle camps faster than you can say, “Trafalgar”.   For the health and nutrition world, one of...

Fasting: What Does It Do To Your Body?

Fasting: What Does It Do To Your Body?
Fasting is a bit of a buzzword in the fitness industry at the moment.   Suggested to improve almost all facets of health, fasting has become a very popular way to make large health changes by altering how you eat, rather than what you eat. Fasting describes periods of normal eating that are then broken up...

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