Alcohol & Weight Lifting, Weight Loss & Fitness

Flashback to 1995. I'm 22 years old. I study biochemistry in the mornings and I train myself and a few clients in the afternoons. After 9 PM I'm a bartender at one of the hottest bars at North Carolina State University. The place was called La Cantina. It was ranked by Playboy as one of the best...
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Stop Caring What People Think: How To.

There is someone’s approval you seek, and it drives you crazy that he/she won’t give it to you. I know what that is like. Historically I have cared little about what others thought about me. That’s probably because I had two parents who loved me unconditionally and siblings who...
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Next Level Human: How To Become One.

The steps to becoming a next level human: Step 1: Know Yourself (Verum Videre) To know thyself is not just to study thyself, but to also see through the stories you are trapped inside. Stories told by your culture, stories you created as a child; stories of hurt, fear and failure. To know thyself...
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What Kind Of Human Are You?

We all have a base-level self, and mine still comes out on occasion. It happens very rarely and only with certain people, but it happens none-the-less. I don’t like when it happens, but I am grateful to be self-aware enough to catch it. One of my favorite quotes by Bruce Lee is, “To...
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Next-Level Relationships. 10 Ways To Vet The People In Your Life

I am ordering a coffee at a local coffee shop. A woman walks in and says to another woman standing in line behind me, “Hey sugar! How arrrrrrre you?” Southerners like to draw out their words like that, and they love to use words like sugar, honey and darling (daaarlin if you are...
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Heart Broken? Why You Fall So Hard, How To Move on

Let me share a private message I received some months back from a woman in her late twenties.  I am partly paraphrasing and part quoting.  The message was this: “You don’t know me, but I have been a long-time follower of yours. I did not realize you work in the...
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Sleep, Hunger, Mood, Energy, Cravings: Is Your SHMEC in check?

Is Your SHMEC in Check? It is true that in order to lose weight — and more specifically, fat — you do need to have a caloric deficit. But, a low-calorie diet does not lead to a balanced and stable metabolism. In fact, it leads to the reverse. Taking a calorie-first approach by...
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Is Your HEC in Check? Hormones Vs. Calories

Which matters more, calories or hormones? Not an easy question right? Calories influence hormones and hormones influence calories. The truth is: both matter. From my perspective, hormones matter more because when properly controlled, the hormonal influences on metabolism reduce and even eliminate...
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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss: Key Distinctions

Fat loss requires a very different thought process compared to weight loss. These distinctions get lost on many people, yet are perhaps the most important concepts to understand in switching to a fat loss mindset. Here are the 5 key thought differences between followers of the fat loss lifestyle...
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Male Attractiveness: The Female Perspective.

I am known as a health fitness guy.  It is where I have published most of my work.  What many don’t know is that I have been working in the field of self-help and self-development for just as long.  It is equally a passion and an expertise of mine. One of my main areas of...
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