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Seventy Five Percent!

If you are a Brown's Boot Camper, you know the answer to this shout out is - NUTRITION!  We end every camp by reminding ourselves of this truth - total health takes more than just a good workout.  As we say - You can't out train a bad diet!  Our goal at this blog is to educate you on how your body works so you can give it the nutritional support to fuel your active life! Underpinning every post is the belief that we must educate ourselves in order to take control of our health.  For too long in America, we have tried to outsource responsibility for our bodies - to doctors, to pharmaceutical companies, to diet gurus, and to personal trainers - and it has turned us into one of the most unhealthy countries in the developed world.  It's time to take your power back and take charge of your health!

 

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Take your physique and metabolism to the next Level

Disclaimer: (Individuals with a lot of excess body fat to lose, should most definitely focus on fat loss) There will come a point where you will need to change your approach or mindset about “losing weight” and step back from the fat loss phase, Depending on 2 things… How much body fat you still have […]

Read More » | February 19, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Step out of your comfort zone

” I’m not weighing and counting my food, that’s way too hard and obsessive”. I hear that all the time .. Well, trying to make a true lifestyle change is most definitely a huge change and it is hard to make work without working on it, thinking about it a lot, weighing food, planning, figuring […]

Read More » | January 20, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Diet vs lifestyle change

There is going to be nothing magical about “Clean eating”, Paleo or any other type of “fad diet”. Some of the claims about these types of approaches are that you can eat an unlimited amount of food and it is basically impossible for you to gain weight or to be “unhealthy”. Well, that’s bull****. Eat […]

Read More » | January 13, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Thoughts on The biggest loser TV Show

The Biggest Loser TV show is an unrealistic setting of losing weight, they don’t have to worry about their job, family, school etc. They just have to workout… an unhealthy amount I might add. And eating 900 calories a day is not sustainable and will end up really slowing down your metabolic rate. The show […]

Read More » | December 30, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

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My thoughts on “Superfoods”

Superfoods I can get plenty of fiber and protein without those foods. I think “superfoods” is a bunch of hyped-up trendy malarkey. Most foods have some phytochemical or compound which has a positive impact on health. Tomatoes used to be touted because of their lycopene. Grape seeds have resveratrol. Chocolate has all sorts of antioxidants. […]

Read More » | November 17, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Tip of the Week

Everyone’s situation varies but Keep this in mind. ..If you want to push beyond, it may entail weight gain in the short term.(glycogen and water). And if your goal is to put on extra muscle mass you might even have to put on minimal bodyfat. (Me) Fear of weight gain on the scale is the […]

Read More » | October 15, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

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Understanding the importance of Macronutrients

  There are three major macronutrients that the human body needs in order to function properly: carbohydrates, protein, and fats. These Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism, and for other body functions. You may have heard the term often shortened to “macros”. Carbohydrates 4 calories per gram. Carbohydrates are one of the most important […]

Read More » | October 2, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: 1

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What up with BBC Flexible eating?

NOW I know what you’re thinking….BBC Flexible eating is nonsense. People can’t eat cookies, Ice cream and cereal all day and call it healthy. You may see people on IIFYM/flexible eating only post ‘junk food’ on Facebook and assume they have a horrible unhealthy diet. But most people have a huge misconception on what it […]

Read More » | April 23, 2014 | Category: Nutrition Education, Uncategorized | Comments: none