Common Effing Sense

by Denis Faye | October 4, 2012

It’s been tough lately being a Fitness Nerd. There’s no shortage of fodder for me to write about; lots of new studies rolling down the pike. Only problem is, they’re all stupid. Wait.Let me clarify that. TheyR

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Confessions of a Junk Food Junkie

by Denis Faye | September 14, 2012

I wrote an article for Beachbody regarding my dark, chubby underbelly. I thought you Nerd Herders might enjoy it. True story: I was a fat kid, peaking at about 225 pounds by age 18. In my more socially awkward moments—and there

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Natal Nutrition Video Fun

by Denis Faye | September 7, 2012

Here’s yesterday’s chat on eating while pregnant.

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Natal Nutrition Video Chat!

by Denis Faye | September 6, 2012

Apparently, my series on natal nutrition didn’t completely stink, so Beachbody has asked me to do a video series on the topic with registered dietician extraordinaire Ani Aratounains. It’s a smart move on their part to

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Glamorous new study looks at nuts in poop.

by Denis Faye | August 23, 2012

My nana used to tell us that we could only count on three things: death, taxes, and the caloric value of almonds. As it turns out, she was wrong about that last one. A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows

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Fat-loss Fact Faux pas Friday

by Denis Faye | July 13, 2012

The New York Times ran a fascinating, easy-to-understand question-and-answer this week with Dr. Jules Hirsch, emeritus professor and emeritus physician in chief at Rockefeller University. Dr. Hirsch – whom you should not con

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Science Shows Store-Bought Tomatoes Suck

by Denis Faye | July 6, 2012

While I generally try to remain aloof and condescending when writing the Real Fitness Nerd, today’s story caught me off guard. As it turns out, I’m as big of a jackass as everyone else when it come to this tale of stor

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Best boxing coach ever

by Denis Faye | June 19, 2012

I’m all for positive motivation, but as an amateur athlete, I’m also the first one not to take myself seriously. That’s why I want to train with Eric Kelly at the Church Street Gym in New York. Unfortunately, he

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy? Ahoy!

by Denis Faye | June 12, 2012

In today’s post, I’ll be writing about the only thing you should find more scintillating than the latest fitness and nutrition studies. In other words, I’ll be writing about me. Regular Nerd Herders might recall

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Micromanaging your Microbes

by Denis Faye | June 7, 2012

Regular Nerd Herders may recall that I’m halfway through getting my Masters in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University – or “Hippy Food School” as it’s called on occasion. It’s been quite a

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