Is Gluten Really Unhealthy For Me?

Gluten-free, so hot right now. Gluten-free. Gluten has recently become a topic for discussion across the country as people attempt to get healthy (without having to actually make improvements to their diets or routines). On top of that, more and more people are discovering they have some sort of gluten intolerance.  A recent discovery shows […]

How Game of Thrones Can Make You A Better Cook

This is a guest post from my friend Darrin over at  I asked Darrin to write a guest post on getting started with cooking, and he asked if he could draw inspiration from Game of Thrones.  My response was, “duh.”  Whether you’ve only seen the show or you’ve read the books, there’s much to […]

The Paleo Diet Debunked?

We’re big fans of the Paleo Diet around these parts. If you’re not familiar with it, essentially it’s a ‘lifestyle choice’ of consuming certain foods based on we’re how we’re allegedly designed to eat from an evolutionary standpoint. In short: cut out processed foods and grains, load up on veggies, meat, fish, eggs, fruits and nuts. […]

10 Minutes of Prep: 10 Amazing Meals

This is a guest post from Catspaw, a Nerd Fitness Rebel who thinks deadlifts should be heavy, and healthy food should be delicious. “Cooking takes too much time” “Paleo is so boring!” New recipes can be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live in drudgery of yet-another-night of boiled chicken and microwaved […]

The Definitive Guide to Bacon

Bacon.   Love it or LOVE it, we consume it in mass quantities, obsess over it, and add it as flavoring on almost every food imaginable. That’s because it tastes good on just about anything. However, there’s more to bacon than meets the eye (like Transformers, but with pigs), and we get a lot of questions: […]

How to (Successfully) Transition your Diet

This is a post from NF Team Member Staci. Today marks three weeks since you set your New Year’s resolutions. Did you resolve to clean up your diet? …are you still going strong? Studies show that 88% of people fail to keep their fitness resolutions for a year. The other 12%? Nerd Fitness Rebels. Rebels who […]

How to Eat Healthy At A Barbecue

Sniff Sniff. Smell that? It’s Barbecue season!  If you’re interested in making better food choices, it’s often tough to do so at a typical barbecue as you’re oftentimes surrounded by nothing but unhealthy options. Nerd Fitness to the rescue! Here’s a foolproof plan to enjoying yourself at a barbecue, keeping your friends and stomach happy, and […]

A Newbie’s Guide To Nerd Fitness

I’ve been running Nerd Fitness for over three years now. What began as A Boy and His Blog has developed into 14,000+ subscribers, 250,000+ visits a month, and an active community of thousands of people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, religious beliefs, professions, and socioeconomic backgrounds, all chasing the same goal: a better life. As […]

How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

“Sorry dude, eating healthy is too expensive!” First of all, don’t call me dude. Second of all, yes you can! If you’ve been reading Nerd Fitness for a while, you know that I’m a huge fan of the Paleo Diet (if you’re not paleo, make sure you read the comments for some non-paleo cheap healthy […]

The Paleo Diet in Picture Form. Oooh Pretty!

If you’ve been reading the site for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of the Paleo Diet. My “Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet” is one of the most read, shared, discussed, and commented on articles on Nerd Fitness.  My friend Saint (the 60-pounds overweight to 6-pack abs guy you just read […]

How to Cook Chicken Stirfry

My dear rebel friend, it’s time to grow up and learn how to cook a decent meal. I know, I know, the kitchen is a scary place: there’s all kinds of things that can set you on fire, a spice rack with spices you’ve never even heard of before, sharp objects that can slice and […]

My Struggle With the Paleo Diet

I’ve always been skinny. For the past 8 years, I’ve ridden the roller-coaster of weight gain and weight loss in a perpetual effort to build muscle and bulk up.  Over the course of that time, I’ve tried every workout imaginable, dozens of different protein and meal replacement shakes, good diets, bad diets, gained 18 pounds […]

The Paleo Diet and Crossfit: A Match Made in Heaven?

Only 6 Days until the launch of my free e-book: A Newbie’s Guide to Fitness! Recently I was put in touch with Adam and Brandi Long, a couple that run a Paleo Diet website (The Paleo Kitchen), and exercise at a Crossfit gym here in Atlanta.  Considering I’ve adopted a mostly Paleo diet recently (which […]

Why I Ate Chicken For Breakfast

For the first time in my life, I ate chicken for breakfast this morning. Yeah, it was a little weird.  After years of cereal, bagels, muffins, donuts, and/or high-calorie meal replacement shakes for breakfast, I’m working on this whole Paleo/Primal diet thing, (which I wrote about recently).  I think it’s going to be a gradual […]

That’s It, I’m Going Primal. Who’s With Me?

Sorry the updates this week have been late, I’ve been on vacation up in Cape Cod and decided sleeping in was of the utmost importance.  Regular updates around 8AM will begin again next week.  I hung out with my buddy Saint yesterday (the programmer who lost 33 lbs in 12 weeks), and he told me […]

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