Ep. 54: Calories In vs. Calories Out…and Hormones?

Ep. 54: Calories In vs. Calories Out…and Hormones?

Is losing weight, losing fat, or losing inches really as simple as “calories in vs. calories out”? If you burn more calories than you eat, you will always lose fat or inches? It depends on who you talk to. The reason for that is because it SHOULD be that...
Ep. 52: Gym Confidence 101

Ep. 52: Gym Confidence 101

As I’ve been seeing lots of new people in the gym where I train, I’ve been taking notice of a lot of common dos and don’ts of the gym. I hope this will come in helpful for some of you because I know that a lot of people don’t reach their goals...
Ep. 49: Tips To Feel Calmer This Holiday Season

Ep. 49: Tips To Feel Calmer This Holiday Season

If you feel extra stress from these last few weeks of the year due to shopping, crowds, social gatherings, late nights, huge meals, traveling, having house guests or having to plan parties — that stress isn’t just your body and mind feeling frazzled — it goes...
Ep. 48: 10 Buzzwords We Need to Ditch Immediately

Ep. 48: 10 Buzzwords We Need to Ditch Immediately

I thought it was time for a show that’s not so cerebral or scientific so today’s show is on the lighter side but it will also give you some things to think about. If you’ve listened to me for any length of time you can probably notice a bit of a...
Ep. 47: Holidays and Your Relationship with Food

Ep. 47: Holidays and Your Relationship with Food

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America and it’s pretty typical to end up having many social events from now until the end of the year where food is involved and I know that can stir up a lot of stressful feelings for people. So while I don’t have anything...
Ep. 46: Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals and Phytonutrients

Ep. 46: Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals and Phytonutrients

Micronutrients, which are more commonly called vitamins and minerals are all vital parts of health and nutrition. It can get pretty complicated though, and each person’s individual needs are different. Most vitamins and minerals work in tandem with another one....
Ep. 45: The Darker Side of Gratitude

Ep. 45: The Darker Side of Gratitude

It’s pretty easy to find your typical stuff about gratitude this time of year while that’s lovely and everything, I like to explore the grittier side of things. I was going through my massively long list of episode ideas, I came across some jumbled...
Ep. 44: Are You Having Herxheimer Reactions?

Ep. 44: Are You Having Herxheimer Reactions?

Herxheimer reactions are something that most people have experienced but they probably didn’t know it had a name. In short, it’s when the body is having sort of a cleansing crisis and certain symptoms get worse before they get better. Since each...
Ep. 43: The Harm of Diet Culture in Business Settings

Ep. 43: The Harm of Diet Culture in Business Settings

When was the last time you were at work, and someone said, “Hey guys, I think we should call a meeting to talk about all the destructive, unnecessary comments that I hear you make to each other around meals at work”? NEVER, right? Not even the HR...
Ep. 42: Toxic Positivity vs. True Positivity

Ep. 42: Toxic Positivity vs. True Positivity

If you’ve never heard of toxic positivity, this episode is especially for you! In order to bloom, we have to be willing to sit in the dirt sometimes. Have you ever gone through times when you were depressed, lacked any oomph for life or you were dragging through...
Ep. 41: Fat, The Most Energy-Dense Macronutrient

Ep. 41: Fat, The Most Energy-Dense Macronutrient

We’ve been talking about macronutrients, carbs, protein, and last but not least — today is all about the macro which is fat. And I say it’s not least because both carbs and protein each have 4 calories for per gram, and fats contain 9 calories per gram....
Ep. 40: Protein: The Macronutrient of Strength

Ep. 40: Protein: The Macronutrient of Strength

What’s the difference between adequate protein and optimal protein? Does it matter? Today I’m going to give you some basic but important information about protein and this is by no means complete, but I’m going to try to clarify some things that are...
Ep. 39: Cut the Carb Confusion

Ep. 39: Cut the Carb Confusion

Carb Confusion is common. Let’s straighten some things out. Carbs often get mislabeled as “bad” but we need this macronutrient for energy to fuel our bodies. Three main macronutrients are fat, protein and carbohydrates. “Macro” means large, so macronutrients are...
Ep. 38: Psychological Tricks to Stay On Track

Ep. 38: Psychological Tricks to Stay On Track

Psychological tricks?! Are you saying to yourself, “Uhh, hey, Kel, this sounds a little bit sketchy. What are you even talking about? How is that even healthy?” Okay. Fair enough. Do take this episode with a grain of salt, but also stay open-minded and...
Ep. 37: Mitochondria: The MVP in the Game of Energy

Ep. 37: Mitochondria: The MVP in the Game of Energy

Mitochondria play a role in every single function of the body. These powerful, microscopic organelles are like little motors within each cell. Depending on what you eat or how you treat your body, they can increase in density which will give you more energy or they...
Ep. 36: Nutrition Facts on Food Packaging

Ep. 36: Nutrition Facts on Food Packaging

Nutrition labels can cause a lot of confusion for some people so I’m going through some important points that I think everyone should take into account. This is the black and white box that’s somewhere on a food package, and separate from the ingredients...
Ep. 35: Aging, Telomeres, and the Perception of Getting Old, Part 2

Ep. 35: Aging, Telomeres, and the Perception of Getting Old, Part 2

Telomeres are a key part of our DNA and chromosomes that are related to how we visibly show age. This is a relatively new science that’s just starting to gain more traction, but in today’s episode, I’m sharing an explanation of telomeres and how they...
Ep. 34: Aging, Telomeres and the Perception of Getting Old, Part 1

Ep. 34: Aging, Telomeres and the Perception of Getting Old, Part 1

The topic of aging is something that I have some strong opinions about and they’re a little bit different than the things I see on social media all of the time. It is my hope that I can open your eyes to see aging for what it truly is and how aging is unfairly...
Ep. 32: 5 Mistakes That Destroy Body Confidence, Part 2

Ep. 32: 5 Mistakes That Destroy Body Confidence, Part 2

Mistake 3: Comparing ourselves to others• the difference between healthy and unhealthy comparison• why comparison is never an apples-to-apples scenario• how this relates to why I will no longer compete in bodybuilding Mistake 4: Thinking That If You Don’t See...
Ep. 31: 5 Mistakes That Destroy Body Confidence, Part 1

Ep. 31: 5 Mistakes That Destroy Body Confidence, Part 1

In part 1 (of 2) on mistakes that destroy body confidence, I talk a little bit about how I think that men’s body confidence issues are a bit overlooked and my plans to discuss that on future shows. I also talk about why I feel strongly about FitFizz being for...
Ep. 30: How Alcohol Affects Fitness & Nutrition

Ep. 30: How Alcohol Affects Fitness & Nutrition

How does alcohol affect things like body fat, digestion, nutrition or time spent in the gym? Is it really that bad? What about red wine? I’m breaking it all down — and more — on today’s episode. Listen to hear about:• Why it’s never okay to ask...
Ep. 29: Meditation & Mindfulness for People Who Don’t Meditate

Ep. 29: Meditation & Mindfulness for People Who Don’t Meditate

Has anyone ever said to you, “you need to meditate” or maybe you know that you should, and that’s good for you, but you’re just way too stressed out to try to find the time? If so, then this episode is for YOU! I used to be that way too, so...
Ep. 28: Diets & Weight Loss: My Agnostic Perspective

Ep. 28: Diets & Weight Loss: My Agnostic Perspective

I have what I like to call an agnostic stance on dieting. Agnostic by definition means: skeptic, doubter, a cynic, nonbeliever, rationalist. Yep. Those words all describe my perspective on dieting. There is no one-size-fits-all way of eating. For anyone trying to lose...
Ep. 27: Skin Health

Ep. 27: Skin Health

When people have skin issues such as acne, dry skin, psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea, it’s pretty common to use remedies that tackle the issues from the outside of the body. Sometimes those methods are only covering the issue and they don’t serve as a true...
Ep. 26: Environmental Toxins

Ep. 26: Environmental Toxins

Environmental toxins have a direct impact on the health of everyone. Today I’m sharing what they are, why you should care, the damage they can do, how they affect our health and what you can do to lower your exposure. If you’ve ever heard of terms like...
Ep. 25: Motivation & Willpower

Ep. 25: Motivation & Willpower

’ve been pondering this theory for probably at least a couple of years now and it seems to be true. I think that when a person feels unmotivated it’s a sign they’re doing things for the wrong reasons. Motivation is intrinsic —or at least it should be — when you’re...
Ep. 24: Strength Training Myths & Benefits

Ep. 24: Strength Training Myths & Benefits

Today I get to say one of my favorite lines again: Nobody ever got their dream body from a treadmill! I’m going to put a bit more emphasis on exactly what I mean by that by covering some myths and benefits about strength training. I’ll also give you some...
Ep. 23: Offal, Bone Broth & Collagen

Ep. 23: Offal, Bone Broth & Collagen

Offal is a word for organ meats and while they have taken a back seat in modern day diets they do contain a plethora of healing properties and they are highly nutrient-dense. One big word of precaution though is that it’s pretty important to get them from a...
Ep. 22: Hunger is Not an Emergency

Ep. 22: Hunger is Not an Emergency

Do you know what it’s like to feel hangry? (hungry/angry) I think that most people have experienced that at one point or another. Today I’m sharing some steps that you can use the next time you’re experiencing hunger as an emergency. By doing so, you...
Ep. 21: Asthma & Seasonal Allergies

Ep. 21: Asthma & Seasonal Allergies

Do you have asthma or seasonal allergies? Breathing is a big deal so when you struggle to breathe it can really be rough. You might not know anyone with asthma but you probably know someone with seasonal allergies. Maybe it’s you! If you’re affected by...
Ep. 20: Basic Sleep Hygiene

Ep. 20: Basic Sleep Hygiene

Today’s show is all about getting you informed on something called sleep hygiene. As science advances, we’re all becoming smarter about our health in general (I hope) and we’re realizing that more tech and more gadgets aren’t always better, and...
Ep. 19: Don’t Like Vegetables? Is It Genetic?

Ep. 19: Don’t Like Vegetables? Is It Genetic?

I wasn’t born loving vegetables. I’m not proud of it, but at a certain point, I realized I had to eat and learn to like them. In today’s show, I’ll tell you about how I went about that even though I started off having quite an aversion to them,...