Dain Wallis
Dain Wallis is a Nutrition & Strength Coach from Toronto, Canada, specializing in helping people improve their lives by achieving their health and performance goals. A Body IO® Coach as well as a contributor for several media outlets including Bodybuilding.com and The Huffington Post, Dain is pound-for-pound one of the strongest people you'll ever meet and is currently a Top-5 Strongman in the world for his weight.

For more information please visit DainWallis.com.

Entries by Dain Wallis

The Keys To Sustainable Weight Loss

(2) Comments | Posted November 17, 2016 | 8:31 AM

Are you gaining weight despite "doing all the right things?" When it comes to fat loss, more exercise and less food is not always the answer. Although this approach makes sense in a vacuum, the human metabolism is far more complex. Here is your guide to cracking the code on...

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The Hidden Costs Of A Poor Diet

(4) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 3:22 PM

"Eating healthy is too expensive!"

As someone who has been involved with fitness since my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, I've heard this statement countless time. Now as a Nutrition Coach, I help people eat well on all sorts of budgets. Given my experience, let me explain not only...

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Why You're Aging Ungracefully

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 11:10 AM

Aging is a natural part of the human existence and whether we like it or not, here is the cold, hard truth: We peak physically in our twenties and have to be increasingly vigilant as we age to maintain our vitality. The crazy part is that there are two simple...

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What Is The Best Diet For You?

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2016 | 1:50 PM

Paleo. Atkins. Zone. Dukan. Bodybuilding. Raw. South Beach. Weight Watchers. If It Fits Your Macros. Carb Backloading. The list of diets is never-ending and for each one you research, you'll find gushing testimonials: "It worked for me, you've got to try it!" It's fair to assume that every diet you...

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This Is Why We're Afraid Of Carbs And Confused By Fats

(6) Comments | Posted February 18, 2016 | 3:54 PM

On the heels of last week's entry about recommended daily protein intake, I thought it would be prudent to try and clarify misconceptions about the other two macronutrients: fats and carbohydrates.

Where protein is constantly being utilized and overturned in the human body and thus requires perpetual...

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So How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

(7) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 4:13 PM

A few years ago it seemed like the nutrition industry was abuzz about protein, but lately the headlines have been stolen by the other macronutrients: fats and carbohydrates. Meeting daily protein requirements is incredibly important for both health and performance, but before diving into protein, let's touch base quickly on...

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How To Be Thirty, Single and Happy

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 6:53 PM

While writing my last piece, Feigned Love: The Art of Settling, it became apparent that one article could not do justice to this important yet under-discussed topic. Seemingly everywhere I look, people my age are throwing away their peak years for the sake of finding a partner; any...

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Feigned Love: The Art of Settling

(12) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 10:57 PM

The new age of dating makes me sad. I am a 30-year-old bachelor living in Toronto. I have a good job, a ton of ambition, a great circle of friends, and so on and so forth; I am extremely fortunate. I have had my share of girlfriends and recently one...

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Want to Get Lean? Don't Carb Load Pre-Workout

(2) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 8:48 AM

For as long as I can remember, I've been told that it's paramount to load up on carbs before any kind of physical activity. As I've gotten older, wiser and tried things for myself, I've realized that this is complete overkill. In most cases, eating carbs before working out is...

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Why Diet Plans Don't Work

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 12:27 PM

For the longest time I was more than happy to design diet plans for people who came to me looking to lose weight. I thought it was the right thing to do -- they wanted to lose weight and I knew the nutritional value of foods and the "right" amounts...

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Sneaky Foods That Are Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 9:55 AM

As we all know, "you can't out-exercise a bad diet." For this reason, people first turn to dietary changes when seeking to lose weight, but many still fail to see results. One of the biggest reasons for this is the assumption that certain foods don't contain as many calories as...

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Things You Need To Know About Health and Coffee

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2014 | 3:24 PM

I drink my fair share of coffee. Most days I start with a couple cups, which can turn into four or five by the afternoon. I haven't always been an avid coffee drinker though, and began drinking coffee just a few years ago when I realized that it had some...

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Natural Ways to Flush Your Toxins Without Doing a Cleanse

(4) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 5:50 PM

Every week I hear or read about someone doing some sort of new cleanse or detox routine. It's a trend that just won't go away, but do cleanses really do anything beneficial for us? The purported values of detoxing include but are not limited to:

  • Removing toxins that are trapped...
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Five Real-World Strategies For Fat Loss

(3) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 8:14 AM

Losing weight can be a daunting task. How often should I go to the gym? What should I do while I'm there? For how long? What should I eat? Am I eating enough? Oh, hi Netflix, of course I'll share my popcorn with you!

Sound familiar? We've all been there...

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Organic or Gimmick? What You Need to Know About Organic Foods

(42) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 12:32 PM

Ah, organic foods. Mysterious and pretentious. Some people swear by organic foods to avoid the "hidden dangers" of conventional products, whereas others completely ignore anything organic, equating the term organic with expensive.

Regardless of the variety of opinions, the organic industry in Canada is alive and well: according to...

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Are Food Labels Fooling You?

(2) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 12:33 PM

Food labeling is extremely important for consumers, especially those of us who strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But what if labels aren't accurate? What if labels are ambiguous and misleading? What if most people don't fully understand how to read these labels? Unfortunately, these issues are all very real,...

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Weight Training vs. Cardio: The Exercise Hierarchy

(37) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 1:15 PM

I write a lot about nutrition and the benefits of lifting weights, but rarely touch on the subject of cardio. There are reasons for this:

1.I do not find cardio to be enjoyable.
2.Weight training has provided me with far superior results, both physically and aesthetically.
3.Weight training...

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Why Sugar Should Be Reclassified As a Drug

(17) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 9:03 AM

I came across an interesting quote the other day and it really got me thinking: "If sugar were discovered today, it would unquestionably be listed as a controlled substance, and classified as a drug." I then came across this paper in my research, which essentially states my case....

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Why Pushing Yourself at the Gym Pays Off

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 1:40 AM

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on Why You're Getting Nowhere at the Gym, and How to Fix it. One of my key points was that most people don't challenge themselves enough with the amount of weight that they lift. People are seemingly happy to go...

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Amazing Eggs: Busting the Cholesterol Myth

(28) Comments | Posted March 30, 2013 | 9:37 AM

Spoiler alert! Eggs are not bad for your cholesterol, nor are they bad for your health. Feel free to take my word for it, or read on and hear why eggs are one of nature's greatest foods.

Wait, aren't eggs high in cholesterol?

Yes, eggs contain a...

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