Homemade Pickles

September 15, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

A few weeks ago, my clients Heather and Gary brought me a jar of homemade pickles. They got the recipe from Once Upon A Chef, and I must say, those p...

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My Workout Supplement Ritual

January 14, 2022 | John Paul Catanzaro

I've said it many times in the past, vegetables have all the benefits of fruit without the sugar, but that doesn't mean that I'm anti-fruit! I advoca...

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Breakfast of Superfoods

December 03, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

What’s so special about this morning’s breakfast? It’s just a burger with two eggs, but that burger is a combination of two-thirds ground beef ...

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My Daily Coffee Ritual

August 20, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here’s my morning coffee ritual. My stovetop espresso consists of fresh-ground Kicking Horse coffee, a dash of Simply Organic cinnamon to reduce th...

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Which is the Best Brand of Eggs?

July 23, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Conestoga Farms is by far my favourite brand of eggs, but there was only one left this morning. Take a look at the difference in size, colour, and in...

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A Salad A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

May 13, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

One aspect of a meal that you can’t appreciate in a photo is taste. Today’s salad was crazy good!Each bite was unique and had so much flavour, an...

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Periodization of Post-Workout Juice

January 21, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

I know, you saw the title and you're expecting to read about steroids. Sorry to disappoint! This article is about fruit juice, specifically cranberry...

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Healthy Meals in a Pinch

November 23, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

If you've read my book Lean and Mean, you'll know that I'm a big fan of leftover dinner for breakfast and lunch. You make enough at night to carry y...

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Eat Your Whey to Greater Gains in the Gym

October 23, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Whey protein is a great option after a workout, but you don’t need to have a shake. You can eat it! Ricotta cheese is very high in whey protein....

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The Serrano Pre-Workout Buzz

October 17, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here’s a pre-workout recipe courtesy of Dr. Eric Serrano that’ll get you “buzzing” in the gym: Take a tablespoon of honey and either some c...

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Eat Breakfast Before Weight Training

September 14, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

This morning was the last med ball session of the year. Next week, I’ll transition to a strength and hypertrophy phase (i.e., the first phase of Ma...

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A Breast Milk Alternative

June 08, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Yesterday, Health Canada warned parents about the health risks of buying breast milk online. One ingredient to consider if you're looking for an al...

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Periodization of Rice

February 25, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

Nutrition Tip: Go with white rice in the winter to put on size and strength, and then transition to wild or cauliflower rice as summer approaches f...

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My Morning Mimosa

September 10, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Having citrus juice with some added salt first thing in the morning is one of the best things you can do for your health. The type of citrus fruit y...

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Not All Wheat Is Created Equal

July 18, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Gluten is the villain these days. It's been linked to many health-related issues and the general recommendation is to stay away from foods that conta...

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Are You a Carnivore or Vegetarian?

May 16, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

There's no "one size fits all" when it comes to the ideal diet. Everyone is different. Some people fare best on a meat-based diet, others on a plant-...

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Modern-Day Candy

May 08, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Some experts consider cereal as modern-day candy, others say yogurt, and yet others claim fruit is like candy. The Canada's Food Guide says otherwise...

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Let Iron Food Be Thy Medicine

March 31, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Due to a rare form of bone marrow cancer, my mother has to go for blood work every two weeks. One of the markers they look at is hemoglobin, the st...

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Pick the Fruit While Others Study the Roots

February 02, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

I read research papers on a regular basis. It helps me stay current in the field, but my approach to personal training is based first and foremost on...

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Eat Your Protein First

November 14, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

You've heard the saying, "the more you do, the more you get done." Every year I like to load up my plate with as many projects as possible, then I s...

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