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Halfstack Highlights: Episode 4 - The Challenge with Nick Wernimont

Monday, April 28, 2014 HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

We have all heard the argument that simply watching your calorie consumption on a daily basis is enough to maintain a healthy weight. In fact, it has been driven into our brains by "health experts" for decades. Less calories in, more calories burned... this is the secret to success. Obviously, there is some truth to this. If you are burning more calories per day than you are consuming, your body will likely hold steady with regards to that pesky number on the scale. Overall however, being truly healthy goes far beyond this outdated idea.

In 2011, a journalist by the name of Karl Man went on a "Junk Food" diet for 30 days. During this time he documented his progress and stuck to a strict 1250 calorie per day allowance in which is only source of food was from.... you guessed it, junk food. The good stuff of course... Cookies, ice cream, cake, brownies, chocolate milk, twinkies, etc. And when he finally shared his findings, he reported that he'd lost 2 pounds on this diet, he added some fat to his body and lost muscle. Reportedly, his blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure didn't see much change.

Some might read this and take at face value what this journalist set out to prove. Calorie count is enough. 30 days may seem like an eternity, but how long do you really believe this journalist could have sustained himself on junk food alone? What if this "study" had lasted 3, 4, 5 or even 6 months? Would his body have been able to function at the same pace as when he'd started?

What people don't understand is that it goes far beyond just calorie count. The quality of the calories you consume is and will always be most important. Here's an example to help drive this notion home for you.... If a person went on a diet today and consumed 2000 calories of celery alone every single day, this person would eventually die of starvation. If that same person went on a diet and consumed 2000 calories of mayonnaise every single day, this person would eventually become obese and probably die of a heart attack. The moral of this little lesson is that the food and nutrients we put into our bodies are a strong indicator for what our overall health will be and how our bodies function.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nick Wernimont, CEO and Founder of Factor75, who is a prime example of what I just tried to explain. This retired MMA fighter learned first hand that the foods he considered healthy before becoming educated on the subject were actually hurting his performance in the fighting ring and his overall endurance to get through a normal day. In this edition of Halfstack Highlights, he discusses with us his journey of becoming an entrepreneur and how it was that he made the decision to not only become healthy for himself but to help everyone around him embark on their personal journey of becoming healthy as well.

Listen in as he explains why Factor75 is changing the way we look and understand food! Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and unsatisfying anymore!

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Nick Wernimont will also be a guest speaker at our upcoming Health Expo on May 3rd with Crossfit 630 in Naperville. This event is now FREE and the first 100 attendees will receive some special gifts on US! Remember, the Halfstack Health Expo will be two hours packed with top health and fitness related industry news, plenty of vendors for some light shopping of healthy snacks and fitness apparel, along with plenty of swag and raffle items. Don't forget to RSVP and make sure to tell all your friends! You don't want to miss this special event!

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