My Photo Shoot Diet

photo-15-300x300Yesterday was a gorgeous day in downtown Toronto. It started with a walk down Dundas square followed by a delicious chicken stir fry and some kale chips I baked earlier.

I’m getting myself ready for the photo shoot I’m doing with my team on May 11th and the leaning down process couldn’t be easier.

<== The photo to the right is my Transformation from LAST year.

Readers often ask, “Are you paleo?” “What supplements do you use?”, and “What do you eat every day?

No, I don’t consider myself “paleo” but I love my veggies and always have a quality meat in every major meal.

The supplements I take are fish oils, vitamin D, BCAA’s, a pre workout supplement, aniractetam (brain enhancer recommended by my friend Abel James) and a little protein powder.

On this plan I pretty much eat the same food, stay away from fruits until after the shoot and very minimal nuts (due to the high caloric content).

One of the keys to eating on a fat loss plan (especially for a photo shoot) is to keep things fairly the same.

If I was in maintenance mode then I would be eating a variety of meals but usually when I find something that works I usually stick to it.

Note: The maintenance plan will be coming in another blog post.

In my case it means protein, fats and veggies and minimal carbs.

Here’s my daily meal plan:

6:30am – Each day I try to get up at 6:30am. I love mornings. Everything becomes better when you get up early. Everything.

This is what I call “magic time” and it’s where I get my best work done.  I drink 1 liter of water, and consume my vitamins, meditate and do some writing.

I’m definitely do not care for eating breakfast first thing in the morning.

Instead, I’m more energized and creative on an empty stomach. I usually follow a 16-hour fast between dinner and breakfast.

8am – Workout with BCAA’s (Branched Chain Amino Acids) and pre workout supplement.

10am – Get some more work done. I usually go over the measurements from the challenges we run at my Markham Fitness Center or follow up on some emails.

11am – Post Workout Protein Pancake Time
* Scoop of protein
* Half cup of steel cut oats
* Half cup of egg whites

Blend them all up then pan fry it. It’s like eating a protein filled pancake.

12pm – Eat my 1st meal
* Chicken or fish
* Tons of veggies (involving broccoli, kale, peppers etc)
* Olive oil to cook

4pm – Eat my second meal
* Chicken or fish
* Tons of veggies (involving broccoli, kale, peppers etc)
* Olive oil to cook

8pm – Eat my third meal
* Steak
* Tons of veggies (involving broccoli, kale, peppers etc)
* Olive oil to cook
* Baked Kale Chips or Baked Brussel Sprouts

9pm – Optional Protein Shake
* Cup of protein powder
* Half cup of almond milk
* Water

10pm – Brushing and flossing my teeth

You’re probably wondering why I put brushing and flossing in there. Well for me I have a tendency to overeat my calories at night.

Brushing and flossing is a signal for me that the feeding time is over and if I did eat after that I’d have to brush and floss all over again.

As we all know, I ain’t got no time for that 😉

The honest truth is that when you’re in serious fat loss mode, whether your dieting down for a photo shoot, or just getting lean for the summer it’s best to keep things as simple as possible.

If you’re always wondering what your next meal is going to be or from where it will come from then it will just further complicate things.  Planning ahead and eating the same, if not similar meals, has always worked out for me.

When you find something that works stick with it until you’re done leaning out.

Keep it simple and you’ll get into a lean body in no time,

Dan “I ain’t got time for that” Go



Summer is coming.

And after a winter time of “bulking” and lifting heavy it’s time for me to cut down into the lean ninja I know myself to be.

But it ain’t gonna be easy. We all know that.

So I’m about to do something that will invariably put my feet to the fire and kick my ass into gear to get into the best shape I’ve ever been in.

Even better than last year.

Before I do that I wanna give tell you a little story I told my clients in our 6 Week Transformation challenge …

…who btw have lost a total of 213 total lbs in only 3 weeks. IMPRESSIVE.

Now onto the story…

Before you make your goal to change any part of your life whether it is your body or your career you gotta do this…

The SMART Way To Do Crossfit

crossfitLast week I mentioned that there is a way to do Crossfit without totally wrecking your body. It’s what I call SMART CROSSFIT training. And honestly it’s what I consider the ONLY way to do it.

If you do Crossfit and don’t want to wreck your body then put your info down below and let’s get started.



What I think about Crossfit

Screen_shot_2011-03-04_at_9.08_.38_AM_Howdy there, it’s your ninja Dan here and today I wanna talk to you about this interesting study I found relating to Crossfit today…

Before that I want to thank everyone that applied for the Beta Tester position for the Dynamic Warm Up program.

I didn’t realize how many people would be psyched to do it (over 60+ people) and the selection process was hard especially with all those good answers on bacon (inside joke).

Alas I’ve selected my 5 and you will get an email coming very shortly in your inbox with the deers on the program.

As for Crossfit….

Many trainers hate it.

Many people (like the people who take it) LOVE IT.

They love it so much that the term “Cult-fit” has been making the rounds among the inter webs.

Reminds me of the old training joke…

Q: How do you know someone is taking Crossfit?

Fat Burning Interview With Kevin Larrabee

To hear the interview please click below and turn up your speakers!
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Dan: What’s up, my ninjas? It is your boy Dan here, and I have an incredibly special guest with me today. His name is Kevin Larrabee, and he actually—along with Leigh Peele, I believe John Berardi, and another fellow, he actually has one of the top fitness podcasts in iTunes.

I’m not gonna talk too much about Kevin. I’m gonna let him kinda let us know what he’s all about. Kev, thank you very much for getting on the interview, and, if you can, let our ninjas know where you started from, what you’re all about, and also what your mission is.

Kevin: Oh, absolutely. Thanks for having me on. I guess to give you the background, talking about the fitness industry, it was something that I definitely wanted to get into as I was in high school. Growing up, I was really overweight; I was obese. I was at the point where I was pushing two-ten with no muscle mass, two-ten, and as a fifteen-year-old, I think.

Some switch kinda flipped where I was sick of being overweight, I was sick of being the fat kid, so I started doing what anyone would normally do. Not knowing a lot about exercise, I started running a lot, I started eating more fruits and vegetables, I started having less fried food, I stopped going to McDonald’s, stopped eating the chicken fingers and stuff like that, trying to get more really basic nutrition stuff going, because I was fifteen or sixteen, and I didn’t really… All I knew was the good food that people have been saying has been good food forever.


This is probably my most controversial video ever but if you can get the concepts you will save yourself from a lifetime of dieting frustration and crappy results. If you liked it and it made sense please share it with your ninja’s 🙂

Hey, what’s up, my ninja. It’s your boy Dan Go, and today we’re at Metabolic Mondays.

Today we are going to talk about the one diet that rules all. If you’re looking at this and you’re wondering who this guy is, I just watched The Hobbit, so, yeah, Gandalf came to mind when I was working on this Metabolic Mondays post, and that’s supposed to be Gandalf and that’s supposed to be his cane. When he’s in The Lord of the Rings movie, he has that one cool line where he says, “You shall not pass,” and then he jams that cane down and then all this crazy stuff happens. So, yeah, that’s pretty much where the inspiration came from. I hope I didn’t scare you with that. 

We’re gonna talk about one diet that pretty much goes against, flies against the face of pretty much all the stuff that you see out on the Interwebs and also in books and all this kinds of stuff.

I’m gonna tell you that there really is, I’m gonna say there really is no one diet—and we’re gonna actually be talking about this—there really is no one diet that rules all.

This is exactly what this video is all about. I’m gonna show you exactly what I mean.

DO THIS in The Morning (For Max Fat Burning)

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The 45/15 Ninja Cardio Strength Workout

What’s up my ninja! It’s your boy Dan here again and today I want to share with you one of my favourite Cardio Strength workouts with a couple of weird (but effective) exercises.

If you watched my videos or seen the success stories on my blog you’ll know that Cardio Strength is one of the BEST fat burning workouts for busy individuals.

The great part about them is that they don’t take any longer than 20 minutes to complete and they are so intense they’ll leave your metabolisms fired up for days.

Watch it in the Youtube Box down below:

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FREE Daniel Craig Cardio Workout

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Complete Goal Setting Blueprint (8 Years In The Making)

If you fail to plan then you plan to fail” – Benjamin Franklin

Stop Failing to Achieve Your Dreams and Discover My Proven Goal Setting Plan to Help You Get What YOU Want Now.

In this online coaching program – that was available ONLY to members of my Markham  Boot Camp Training Facility – you’ll get a complete blueprint for setting your goals and vision for the rest of this year and beyond.

This proven system – that I’ve mastered after over 8 years of daily use – has not only allowed me to build my ideal body but it also enabled me to help my clients achieve their physique goals faster with laser like focus.

And they did it by taking the time to do the exercises laid out for you in today’s Metabolic Monday video.

One more thing: Before building a house you need a firm foundation to build it on. Without a firm foundation the house will fall at the slightest gust of wind.

Doing this goal setting exercise will create that foundation for your body. It will take some thought. It won’t be easy.

But in the end, if your goals are important to’ll take the time to complete them.

Set yourself up for success by putting 100% into the goal setting exercise I laid out for you. I promise you
won’t regret.


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