You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet


You can’t out exercise a bad diet. This is one of the most common fitness facts I go over with my clients because so many people – including myself!- WANT and wish we could eat whatever we want and simply burn it off the next day but unfortunatley that’s not how it works and here’s why…

1. If you keep eating convenient, packaged foods after you’ve amped up your exercise game then it’s likely you’ll gain mass altogether and not the mass you want to gain. You’ll gain muscle but maintain or add to your fat weight creating a bigger physique versus the tighter, toned one you’re going for.

2. If you’re killing your workouts and eating poorly you won’t want to contine your workouts the way you would if you were eating clean. That’s because your body requires a certain energy that only clean foods can provide so if you’re not fueling yourself properly you’ll feel lethargic and incapable of performing your best.

3. You’re not a pro athlete who exercises for a living. You give your workouts 1hr about 4-6x ‘s per week which is not enough to burn all calories from the pizza, cake, beer & fries you’re consuming on a regular basis. These things are okay in moderation- I find it helps to follow the 80/20 plan to keep myself in check.

So keep it clean and remember that you’ll eat whatever is in your fridge & pantry so plan ahead and stock up on REAL FOOD to keep around you.  This way you’ll avoid temptation to indulge, you’ll feel better and more energetic and you’ll see the results from your workouts much faster too!

Need a Refreshing Afternoon Caffeine Fix? Yerba Mate may be exactly what you’re looking for


yerba mateIf I need an afternoon caffeine boost then this double dark chocolate mate tea is what I reach for. Its main ingredients are yerba mate & dark cocoa powder so the taste is refreshing & chocolaty all at once which sounds like a bizarre contradiction… refreshing chocolate?!😞 But those are the first two descriptions that come to mind! Ha Its just a tad sweet with a clean finish, especially when you drink it on ice the way I like to👌.

Yerba Matte has also proven to make a big impact on our health because of the polyphenols like flavinoids & phenolic acids it contains. Here’s what it can do for your body if you drink it regularly which means, 5-7x’s per week for 3 or more weeks:

-increase in mental focus
-improved mood
-promotes deeper sleep *drink at least 8 hrs before bed time
-promotes weight loss & revs the metabolism
-may relieve some allergies & symptoms of asthma

References:, Huffnagle, G 2004