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Fitness and Diet

San Diego offers kids free lunch throughout the City this summer

San Diego offers kids 18 and under free lunches in parks and schools around the city this summer.

This week The City of San Diego started a summer program to feed kids aged 18 and under at parks, recreational centers and schools all around the City. There is no paperwork or identification required.

Keeping it together when things fall apart

Chronic stressors are “pro-obesogenic” versus the accuse stressors which are “anorexigenic.”

Sometimes the big ones come along and knock us not just on our ass but totally off the tracks. 

For me it was my mom passing unexpectedly in her sleep five months back, she was 59. 

I know for a lot of people the big ones can be breakups, job loss, even pet loss. 

The one thing you can start tomorrow and begin to lose weight

If you take in more than your body is burning up than it has to pull from its reserves.

It’s the New Year and that means new attempts at fad diets, cleanses, or “challenges”.

The things that Karen from accounting is doing with your group of coworkers for the next thirty days most likely has some kernels of fitness-truth that will bring about weight loss.

But which is it: carb cutting, juice only, no white foods, only eating within an eight-hour window…?

Habits can be helpful and healthy through the holidays

Make sure the 20-second work phase is MAX effort for this type of interval training to be effective.

As cliche as it sounds, we are creatures of habit.

Same Starbucks order, same treats we like to cheat with, even the same “go to” positions we like in bed!

We can use this tendency toward pattern to our benefit when it comes to keeping fit during the holidays; a time where our schedules are usually thrown off.

"Cozy" holiday foods may need extra help digesting

Digestive enzymes are NOT probiotics. 

Fall is the time where we get a bit cozier, yes even here in San Diego, and with that comes more “cozy” foods.

This week’s article is about some easy supplements and tweaks you can make to be around food sensitivities you may not even be aware you have. 

Think about having a big breakfast that has awesome pancakes, then go all-in with eggs and bacon. 

Lift like a bodybuilder not powerlifter

Focus on the muscle group you’re targeting, and the burn will blow you away.

This kind of “number counting” extends to my clients who feel they aren’t doing lifts that are worthwhile if the lift isn’t what they consider to be “heavy”.

Numbers like this would all be relevant if you and I are powerlifters, competing for who could move the most amount weight.

But I’m not; are you?

Stop doing this at the gym! 

Don't let your good intentions in fitness be poisoned by this negative internal dialogue. 

Stop doing this at the gym! 

Have you ever thought these things at the gym or even when just considering working out?

"I don't belong here."

"I'm going to look like an idiot."

"It's just too much work at this point, I should just accept it."

You aren't unique in this; most of us have, and occasionally still do have them. 

The secrets to getting that awesome athletic look

Grant Foreman helps San Diego get fit both inside and out.

The aesthetic that most of us respond to nowadays isn't the huge body builder type that was popular during the 90's 

Having an "athletic" look isn't the same as being totally beefed out and thus takes a different style of workout. 

Stop doing the same old moves and hoping for different results. 

Pride and the (im)perfect body

New studies show that exercise actually slows the aging process taking place within our chromosomes. 

The word of the week most definitely is Pride. It's hard to do much without it coming up in conversations. 

A friend's Pride post on Facebook had me thinking all weekend. So what better forum than here to hash it out some more?

He was frustrated because he felt that Pride isn't about "Pride diets" and how many people you have sex with. 

Restarting your routine is an exercise in and of itself

Wellness isn’t a pill you take and then after don’t need to address the subject again.

If you’re reading this, I’d like to think that maybe you’ve also read other pieces from me here and have gained some motivation at least to move more frequently.

Once you start, and you decide you’re worth it enough to keep going and make a routine of it, there’s going to be a time where you take a break for some reason.