The great debate: Listen to the person with education, or listen to the person with experience?

"Hi, I'll be telling you how to lose weight now."

Legally, a registered dietitian requires significant education: at the minimum a Masters Degree and preferably higher. On one hand, this is very important because a certified nutritionist will know how foods interact with certain medicines and understand various complex systems in the body.

On the other hand…

No one wants to get dating advice from the guy who’s never been on a date, but has “read all the books.” Men are from Mars? Please, tell me something I don’t know.

Science usually has some “catching up” to do.

For example, nutrition researchers in the United States regarded dietary fat as the main cause of Heart Disease ever since the 1950’s. Working closely with the government, recommendations for dietary fat was reduced to as little as 10% of overall diet, with carbohydrates filling as much as 70% of all caloric needs.

You seem like an informed reader, you may know what happened next. Even with the government nutrition recommendations, Heart disease increased and is still the leading cause of death…over 600,000 per year in the US!

The dietary fat myth is slowly being busted. We now know that polyunsaturated fats like Walnuts are incredibly heart healthy and play an important role in promoting healthy Cholesterol levels. For me, 20% of calories from fat is the minimum.

“Dietitians report research, NOT testimonials.”

This statement is according to a popular dietician, from a highly visited website. She goes on to recommend as tiny as 60 grams protein/per day for athletes because, according to the research, it has been sufficient for muscle synthesis. But, does this recommendation REALLY get results?

André in his College days says: "High Protein diets DO work!"

Research and experience TOGETHER is a powerful combination.

Time spent learning from top weight lifters and personal experience in the gym combined with understanding nutrition research is what sets a good Personal Trainer apart from others when it comes to Strength and Weight Loss Results.

The only thing that matters is what works for you.

Despite all of our commonalities as people, each of us respond differently to certain foods and exercise protocols, yet an apple is just as good for you as it is for me.

My friends, I am biased.

Admittedly, I have a certain perception of reality because my goal is to spread health, wellness, and physical fitness to all who seek it. It is in my best interest to uncover the practical knowledge of what actually works and that is why I spend time learning from everyday people, scientific literature, and of course my own personal experience.

This is only the beginning, for Ellison Fitness

Whether it is from hours of laboring over scientific journals in the library, or advancing new exercise protocols, I fully dedicate myself to the Health & Fitness movement. I seek to combine real research with expert experience to produce the ultimate in Fitness value.

Both for You and for Me.

We can rise up, and wear that lightweight swimsuit to the beach.

We can change our lives and solve the healthcare crisis.

We can do anything, as long as we put our minds to it.

For that which it is…

My friends,

We Are Ellison Fitness.


  1. I agree. I’ll see a personal trainer at the gym sometimes usually look at the his or her physique to gauge how effective his or her training may be. This may not be accurate since it is kinda judging a book by its cover, but it’s a quick and dirty way. Same thing from anyone else in general at the gym too; I’ll examine their physique usually if I hear them giving advice just to see how it has been working for them so far.

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