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Coach Dean

Former Fat Boy Turned Health and Fitness Junkie. Award Winning Fitness Business Owner and Trainer. World Class Nutrition Coach. Truth Teller. Scholar. Opinionated. Humble and Willing To Tell You About It. Tell Dean He Is Full Of It On Any Of His Social Media Profiles. He Will Probably Agree.

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Is it a good idea to exercise when sick? [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / December 11, 2017

​Good idea?  Bad idea? Can exercise actually help boost our immune system, even when we are sick?​by Dean Carlson, Pn2 ​It’s not an uncommon question:”Should I exercise when I am sick?”Well, as with many things, it depends.​If you are laid out in bed with the flu, the answer is obvious. But what about certain stages […]

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What should I eat when I am sick? [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / December 1, 2017

​Are there foods that help me fight bugs faster, or help me from getting sick at all? Let’s find out!​by ​Dean Carlson, Pn2 ​It’s true. What you eat can have a direct impact on how quickly you recover from a cold, flu or other yucky thing that can bring us down and make us feel […]

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Calories count, but counting calories? Part 2 [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / November 27, 2017

Part ​2: Calories ​OutCompiled by Dean Carlson, Pn2. Infographic created by John Berardi Ph.D. and Helen Kollias Ph.D. ​In Part 1, we talked about how “calorie math” doesn’t always add up. This article looks at why accurate counting can be so complicated, and gives 4 reasons why daily activity tracking and trying to count the […]

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Calories count, but counting calories? Part 1 [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / November 13, 2017

Part 1: Calories InCompiled by Dean Carlson, Pn2. Infographic created by John Berardi Ph.D. and Helen Kollias Ph.D. Most of us go down the “calorie counting” path at least once in our efforts to lose weight. After all, everybody knows “calories in – calories out” is the key to weight loss success, right? But is […]

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The untapped fat loss secret: Sleep [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / November 2, 2017

by Dean Carlson, Pn2 You are exercising regularly, your nutrition habits are improving, but you STILL aren’t making the progress you think you should be. So frustrating! Here’s a question that might clue us in. How is your sleep? If you aren’t sleeping well or enough, we might be on to something. Here’s how to tap […]

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The real cost of getting and staying lean [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / November 2, 2017

Is It Worth The Trade-Off? It’s Your Choice.by Dean Carlson, Pn2We have a picture in our head of the “ideal body”. But are the pictures in the magazines a realistic picture of what is achievable? Do you have to look like superman or a supermodel to be healthy? And at what cost?Regardless of your goals, […]

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Are You Sensitive (to food that is)? [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / September 25, 2017

Could giving up make you feel better?Dean Carlson, Pn2 True story. I had been eating the same breakfast almost every day for a couple years. Greek yogurt with a scoop of UMP whey protein mixed in. It was my favorite! High protein, really tasty, and so quick and easy to make. What I didn’t know […]

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You po-TA-to I po-TOT-o. Who wins? [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / September 18, 2017

There is no debate!Dean Carlson, Pn2 I’ll raise my hand and plead “guilty”, because I too have been caught up in this debate. The reality is that choosing between sweet potatoes and “regular” potatoes is like choosing between a BMW and a Mercedes. I think most of us would be happy with either. So it’s […]

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Sugar Free Me Is Here!

By Coach Dean / September 18, 2017

Sugar Free Me Is Here!I can’t even begin to tell you how pumped up I am to be teaming up with Dan DeFigio, the bestselling author of “Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies”, to help you get off sugar and help you take back control of your eating.The goal of Sugar Free Me is ambitious. To give […]

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28-Day “Sugar Free Me” Coaching

By Coach Dean / September 2, 2017

I can’t even begin to tell you how pumped up I am to be teaming up with Dan DeFigio, the bestselling author of “Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies”, to help you get off sugar and help you take back control of your eating.The goal of Sugar Free Me is ambitious. To give you the education, resources […]

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