Roman’s Resources

Roman’s Resources

On this page, you will find all of the resources and products I frequently recommend to my clients. I find myself repeating the same recommendations over and over, this should save my voice and give you some free info you would’ve had to chat with me to find out about 🙂

This is not an exhaustive list by any means. Everything I recommend on this page is something I use or have used personally.

I hope you find it useful and if you have any questions or comments PLEASE feel free to reach out!

Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. This does not impact which products we recommend, that is solely based on our personal experience and our judgement of their quality and effectiveness.

Books

Health

How Not To Die by Michael Greger, M.D. 

In How Not To Die, Michael Greger does an incredibly thorough job of breaking down most common illnesses and diseases today and tells us how to heal them with nutrition. This book has more references than any book I’ve ever read, I swear every page references like 10 peer-reviewed scientific studies.

Eating Alive: Prevention Thru Good Digestion by John Matsen

Eating Alive takes us through the journey most of us take from childhood, eating foods that are bad for us and telling our body’s signals to shut up. He claims that our digestive systems are in a state of constant shock from the time we are young. John Matsen teaches us how to awaken those body signals and heal our digestive systems through a type of elimination diet. He classifies food by how likely they are to irritate our digestive system. This is a must-read for everyone who wants to have a better understanding of how our digestion works.

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works by Evelyn Tribole M.S. R.D.

This book, combined with Eating Alive, formed a large part of my coaching practice. It’s all about awakening our body’s signals and learning how to listen to our intuition. It’s how to listen to our hunger and our fullness. How to eat intuitively the diet that is most healthy for us, naturally. It’s literally the anti-diet. If you’re a chronic dieter or just want to get a better grasp on how to choose what to put in your body, read this book.

The Cortisol Connection: Why Stress Makes You Fat and Ruins Your Health by Shawn Talbott

One of the most relevant issues of our generation, The Cortisol Connection explains why stress is one of the most dangerous things for our health and how to combat it.

Fitness

Starting Strength – Barbell Training For Beginners

Barbell strength training is one of the most effective and efficient ways to work out whether your goal is strength, building muscle, or getting lean. This is the definitive guide to barbell training and programming.

Cookbooks

Thug Kitchen

A super fun and raunchy book with an epic collection of easy, healthy, and delicious vegan meals. The kind of meals that make people say “What? This is vegan?!?” I recommend this book to everyone.

Thug Kitchen Fast As F*ck

Same deal but with a focus on fast, easy meals with minimal ingredients.

Self Improvement

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Every successful person has a purposeful morning routine. Reading the Miracle Morning will help you jump start your morning instantly. It gives you actionable steps to a successful morning routine and makes it almost impossible to NOT start now!

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins needs no introduction. This book is super motivating and helps you shut down limiting beliefs and negative self-talk, ultimately allowing you to live the life you truly want to live. I prefer listening to the audiobook version, Tony Robbins has so much emotion in his voice which makes it captivating and more impactful, in my opinion.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Listen to a guy who has coached some of the most highly effective people in the world, and you get some amazing actionable ways to achieve that status yourself. One of the gold-standard self-improvement books.

The Character Code by Taylor Hartman

A personality assessment with a twist. It helps you identify your current personality as well as your “core” or “innate” personality. You analyze the positives and negatives and it gives you a starting point for how to improve your character. One of the most impactful books I read in 2018, especially as a coach, it helped me improve myself but also gave me a lens in which to see others.

Business

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

This book focuses on, basically, how to use the law of attraction. Similar to “The Secret”. A must read if you want to be successful with money and have an impact on the world.

The Millionaire Fastlane by M.J. DeMarco

This is the book that started my entrepreneurial journey. It explains how to create a business using the “fastlane commandments” that will allow you to live the life you WANT rather than remain in the slowlane working a job you hate until you’re 60. Despite the title, it has the most substance of almost any business/entrepreneur book I’ve read.

Relationships

The Love Languages by Gary Chapman

This book will, without a doubt, improve your relationship with your significant other. Knowing your partner’s love language is crucial to a loving, lasting relationship.

Mindfulness

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

A truly enjoyable journey into mindfulness. A book that will keep you captivated and thinking, and help you appreciate the little things and live in the moment.

Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

Regardless of what religion you practice, Wise Heart is an amazing look at our psychology and how the mindfulness practices of Buddha can help heal and enhance our lives. Jack Kornfield does an excellent job of merging eastern philosophies with modern western psychology.

Websites

Kitchen Essentials

Vitamix Blender

This is similar to the one I have: https://amzn.to/2QNjvuR

Here’s a less expensive, refurbished option: https://amzn.to/2BcbSbT

Omega Juicer

This is the juicer I have, and in my opinion, the best juicer you can buy. I have seen this exact model used in professional kitchens. It is quite affordable for being a pro model. I don’t think it’s worth to get a juicer that’s cheaper than this one. https://amzn.to/2TklgRN

Food Processor

Here’s a super awesome entry-level food processor. It’s a well-known brand and despite the price can still hold 12 cups! https://amzn.to/2ONmAt2

Chef Knife

This is the knife I use. I like the rounded, grippy handle, it is very comfortable for my hands and stays grippy even if your hand is wet. Victoronix 8″ Chef Knife https://amzn.to/2qRRiYk

The J.A. Henckel’s 8″ Chef Knife is a more traditional chef knife. The handle is smooth and has harder edges. It’s also a bit heavier. This is the one Justine uses and prefers. https://amzn.to/2DILh8P

Water Filter

Depending on where you live, a good water filter can make a huge difference in your health. The best filter on the market right now is the Berkey. Your typical Brita filters don’t do very much. I think if you live in an area with super clean drinking water, such as Vancouver, you can get way with tap water or a Brita filter. Most places in North America, however, have sub-par drinking water. The Berkey ensures your water is healthy and tastes good. When your water tastes good you’re going to drink more of it. DISCLAIMER: Do your research on what type of filters you need, it will mostly depend on where you live. https://amzn.to/2Bdqx6O

Organization

I’m obsessed with these nesting mixing bowls. My kitchen is small so I have to use space efficiently. If it nests, count me in:Joseph Joseph:  https://amzn.to/2DqtBxV Cheaper option: https://amzn.to/2DJCh3w

Rolling cabinet organizer

I installed these in most of my kitchen cabinets. Especially the deep ones. It prevents things from getting lost at the back. MUST HAVE! https://amzn.to/2OQ4A1g

Food

Kala Namak Black Salt – https://amzn.to/2qS3Fny

This is the secret ingredient for making tofu taste and smell like egg. Great for tofu scrambles, tofu quiche, etc. I don’t know how it works but it does and it’s amazing.

Nutritional Yeast – https://amzn.to/2K9s3cY

If you ever heard someone say NOOCH and you went WTF?? Well, here you go. It’s a good source of B12 and some vegans literally put it on everything. It can make things taste cheesy, so it’s great for cheese sauces like on a Mac & cheese.

Save The Planet

Metal straws – https://amzn.to/2DIqr9U
I’m a big fan of the earth and Arizona is not allowed to get any hotter in the summer. Please do me a favor, keep Arizona under 120 degrees and use re-usable cups and straws 🙂

Random – Foot Massage Ball

This thing is magical. It feels amazing to roll your feet on, you can do it at your desk all day, I especially love it when traveling. It actually helps relieve back pain just by rolling out your feet. https://amzn.to/2DIxz5T

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