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Monday, January 11, 2021

10 Health Benefits of Coconut

Coconuts are a very healthy food. And despite that it contains saturated fat, coconut has numerous health benefits. In the video above, I list 10 of its many benefits.

Monday, December 21, 2020

New Video: Quick Meal with Cottage Cheese, Mixed Nuts, and Fruit

You can make a variety of quick meals using cottage cheese, 
or yogurt, mixed nuts and fruit.

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Eric Dempsey
MS, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Saturday, November 28, 2020

10 Health Benefits of Mangos

Mango is a tasty fruit that has many health benefits. 
This video outlines 10 of the many benefits.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting is a highly popular feeding protocol for weight loss and fat loss. 

Watch the video to learn the basics about Intermittent Fasting.

Intermittent Fasting

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Learning never ends

And the biannual recertification process is finally complete.
The heavy dose of academics has fried my brain once again.
I'm good for another 2 years.
I've completed this process 8 times now.
I've been certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
as a certified personal trainer, for 14 years now. This is my primary certification. But I have dozens of others accumulated over the years.

And yet everyday, I learn something new, and realize that I am merely a beginner, still a white belt, in the vast complicated realm of physical culture. You are truly finished if you stop learning or refuse to learn anymore.

Nobody cares about how many certifications, diplomas or decades of experience that I have. People only care about how much I can do for them, for the least amount spent. More than 6 out of every 10 people in our country are overweight or obese, with the children's numbers rapidly closing the gap. And yet they still know it all and refuse to listen. They all flock to the shiny new quick fix shortcut program or potion like moths to the flame. I do not put all of this effort in for those people. I can't save them or help them. They are lost already.

I do what I do because out there wandering in the shadows, there is a person seeking the truth, looking for answers, wanting to do it right. A person who is tired of being lied to, tricked and scammed. A person who wants to learn, and values knowledge and experience. A person who wants to be more, be better, fitter, and healthier. A person who wants to rise to the true level of their God given potential. A person who realizes that diligent study and hard work are the not so secret keys to success. I'm here to help that person. Because that person is me.

Eric Dempsey

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Do you really have a handle on your nutrition plan?

Quick meal: baked chicken breast, mixed nuts and seeds, and spinach.

Cooking the chicken in bulk allows me to create these meals very quickly.

The tradition of cooking each meal individually is time consuming and resource intensive.

Most people are busy and often skip this for a fast food option. That leads to body composition and health issues, when done for too many consecutive weeks.

Cooking in bulk and meal prepping, as part of your comprehensive meal planning, eliminates the need for reliance on fast food.

I can have 10 of these meals ready to go in Tupperware containers in a very short amount of time.

Some people think that I post my meal pics because I think that someone cares about what I have for dinner. Trust me, I know that nobody cares about what anyone has for dinner.

It may surprise some of you to know that I am a certified nutrition coach and weight loss specialist, amongst many other additional certified specialist titles. I have been teaching, coaching, and mentoring clients in nutrition, fitness, health, and wellness for many years now.

When I show you a pic of a meal, I'm showing you an example of a proven solution. If you struggle with weight management issues, I would recommend trying to use my meal pics as an example. In a few weeks time, you would see some dramatic progress, especially when combined with a challenging exercise program. - which of course, I also coach clients in.

If you think you have a handle on your nutrition plan, but are not making the desired progress which you seek, ask yourself the following 4 questions:

1: Do you have a clearly defined goal? If not, you need to create one using the SMART method ( specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely ). Find your "WHY".

2: Based upon your goal, what is your optimal daily calorie intake? You should also know what your current daily caloric intake is, and the difference between the two that you have to adjust for.

3: Based upon your goal, what is your optimal macronutrient ratio of protein, fat, and carbs? You should also know what your current daily macronutrient ratio is, and the difference between the two that you have to adjust for.

4. Based upon your goal, what type of exercise, lifestyle and mindset changes are required? You should know where you are at, so you can determine what changes are needed.

If you do not know the answers to these questions or how to find / calculate the answers to these, then it's safe to say that you do not have a sufficient grip on your nutrition plan.

I teach clients how to specifically create their individual nutrition plans based upon their specific goals.

There is a lot more to it than to simply "eat less and exercise more". Over the last few decades, I have rarely ever seen any of my clients succeed by starving themselves and doing more cardio. However, I have seen that plan fail repeatedly, time and time again.

So no, I don't post my meal pics because of my delusional assumption that you want to see what I had for dinner. I post my meal pics so you can see a variety of proven meals which can help you reach your goal.

Eric Dempsey
MS, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist