About Casey Thaler

Casey Thaler, B.A., NASM-CPT, FNS is an NASM® certified personal trainer and NASM® certified fitness nutrition specialist. He writes for Paleo Magazine®, The Paleo Diet® and Greatist®. He also runs his own nutrition and fitness consulting company, Eat Clean, Train Clean®. He is pursuing his Ph.D in Nutritional Biochemistry.

Here are my most recent posts

Sugar: Is It A Drug?

Sugar Is It A Drug

We are all familiar with the sweet taste and nostalgia surrounding our favorite sugary beverages, pastries and manufactured concoctions. We should also, hopefully, be familiar with just how detrimental sugar’s effects can be. It is jokingly batted about as a societally-accepted addiction, and as a “harmless” way to have fun. I’m sure many of us […]

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Problems With a High Carbohydrate Diet

Problems With a High Carbohydrate Diet

Without going inside your brain, I’d be willing to bet that your favorite foods to “enjoy” or “treat yourself with” are carbohydrates. I’ll even go one step further and say that they are processed carbohydrates. Snickers bars, M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, cake, pie, etc.

5 Steps To Get Back In Shape

5 Steps to Get Back In Shape

Introduction As a personal trainer, there is no more common question received than “how do I get back in shape?” Quite frankly, this is likely equivalent to a doctor being asked “how do I get better?” It is your main focus, main job requirement, and main reason why you go into a line of work. […]

You Should Sit Less And Sleep More

Sit Less and Sleep More

Introduction I think we can all agree, without having to look at research, that the title of this article (Sit Less and Sleep More), speaks for itself. However, interestingly more and more current research is showing just how dangerous sitting and not getting enough sleep, can compromise our health, even to a molecular level. And […]

Death By Fructose: The Toxin to Avoid

Death By Fructose

Everyone in the world seems to be in agreement that excess sugar consumption is detrimental, even poisonous, to one’s health. However, what many people continue to overlook, is that there are many different types of sugar. And one of these, fructose, is by far the most detrimental to your health. Excess fructose, I would argue, […]

5 Exercises You Should Start Doing

5 Exercises You Should Start Doing

As a personal trainer, I constantly get asked (in my free time, nonetheless!) what exercises are “best”. While this is a highly variable question, which depends on the person’s health, injury status, stress level, and other individual variables, there are some “classic” exercises that tend to give you the most “bang for your buck”. While […]

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