It’s a choice to shop for and have good food in the house.

It’s a choice to start every morning with 25 pushups and jumping jacks.

It’s a choice to focus on getting more from less.

It’s a choice to stop judging yourself (and others).

It’s a choice to bike more around town.

It’s a choice to wake up 10 minutes earlier and make …


For those who have been around the site or followed me on TwitterFacebook, you probably will recognize many of the quotes on simplicity below.

I am a big fan of keeping things simple (but not overly simplistic in substance). It is more about reducing the clutter and noise, so you can do less and get …


As Intermittent Fasting (IF) takes off more into the mainstream (2 new IF  ”diet” books just came out), it’s probably inevitable that people start calling IF a “fad diet”.

That’s just how things go in the mainstream. Start small, builds up a following and then is launched by others as the “newest and revolutionary” diet.

However it seems that this idea is not really that new or revolutionary. (*Gasp* I know!)

In fact, …


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It is that time of year, when the gyms and sports/fitness stores are all excited. This is the time of year right after New Years in which people come out to spend money on something to help them lose that weight finally!

I’ve seen it over and over again having worked in this industry for well over …



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This is another volume in the popular “Trainer Tells All” series (Vol 1, Vol 2, and Vol 3 seen here). So here’s some more small bits of “wisdom” with less “noise” for you. Sometimes I just like writing these so I can go back and re-read myself…as we all need …


With all the talk about using coconut oil, people have told me I just need to start my own line already. Now I’ve got another use for you.

If I were to say my #1 use for coconut oil, it’s in my coffee (as I refer to often on Facebook and Twitter).

My #2 use would be in cooking (how most people probably …



So there I was yesterday, enjoying my day and skimming the headlines on Twitter…when one in particular caught my eye.
Calorie Restriction Doesn’t Prolong Life
I could almost hear the collective voices of all the anti-aging proponents saying “What??!!”.

After all, the biggest benefit touted for a CR (Calorie Restriction) lifestyle was “longevity”. Now they say it’s not all that true?

This quickly …


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What if I told you there was one simple way in which you could help your body burn more fat, allow you to be focused and alert, energize up your workout performance and potentially give you random superpowers?

OK, maybe I am stretching it on the superpowers but I am serious about the other benefits.

If life was a …


You may have already read all the headlines this week. You have been warned. Your mortality is in danger. You need to be on the lookout…for Bacon.

Yes it’s true. Apparently Kevin Bacon is pissed and not going to take it anymore. Maybe it is all those degrees of separation people use that have finally made him snap.

Bacon has gone bad, like …


I just personally hit the big “4-0″ recently and wanted to take some time to look back and observe what I have learned along the way. It’s actually a dual celebration as the IF Life also just turned 4 too (my first official post here was 2/20/08). Here are my “40 lessons in 40 years” (in no particular order…just as they …


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