Rules. We set them for our children, we hate them as kids and teens, and we yearn for them as adults. Yes. Everyone needs rules. Whether we want to admit it or not, rules are the most basic form of having a structured life, and through structure, we find freedom. We already follow many rulesContinue reading “Rules Are Good For Everyone”
I sit down to write this while sipping my coffee with a splash of French Vanilla creamer. What is a splash? The nutrition label says 1 Tbsp is 35 calories. But what about a splash? Is it more, is it less…ah it’s probably close. Guess what? It’s actually 3 Tbsp worth…105 calories, or a 70Continue reading “No, You Aren’t In Starvation Mode”
Meal timing, or nutrient timing, is a theme that shows up on and off in the world of nutrition. This is for good reason! Meal timing IS important no matter what some people might tell you. However, it may not be AS important as others say, or important for the reasons they convey. First, mealContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Meal Timing”
“I’m eating super clean/healthy but not losing weight!” “I’m trying to eat super clean/healthy, but can’t put on weight!” In either case, calories still and always will matter. Whether you are trying to cut a little body fat or pack on some pounds, your caloric intake being in a deficit or surplus is key. InContinue reading “10 “Healthy” But HIGH Calorie Foods”
“Lose 10 pounds in one week!” – any magazine on any shelf at any time. Do you want to do this? Here’s how: Don’t eat any carbs for a few days Drink a ton of water so you are peeing all the time. Walk around in a sweatsuit or plastic bags. Then stop drinking water.Continue reading “Weight Loss =/= Fat Loss”
Getting old, weak, and frail. Getting weak and fat. Getting sick more constantly. Getting older and sleeping less. Feeling like trash after eating a huge meal. These seem to be accepted as the “norm” by many, but why? While we cannot stop the clock from aging us in years, we can slow down and evenContinue reading “Time to End the Passive Acceptance of Declining Health”
As new parents, there are many challenges that come with raising kids that unfortunately there is no user manual for, and it seems like endless ideas via the interwebs – millennial problems. Getting your children to eat healthy foods is one of those challenges. Now, I’ve only been a parent for 2.5 years, so I’mContinue reading “5 Proven Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier”
Stress is a normal part of being human. Sometimes we have little, sometimes we have more than any person should ever have to go through. Sometimes it can feel as if the world is coming to an end. Stress is here, stress will always be here. Many things that stress us out are out ofContinue reading “How Do You Deal With Stress Through Fitness?”
Your alarm sounds. Already? Maybe just one snooze… No, what must be done, will be done. You roll out of bed, the sun just barely rising up. The birds are chirping in the backyard, but besides them, not many others are up at this time. So why are you?
No, I’m not talking about infectious viruses or actual wars. There is a much bigger problem in America, and it IS the underlying cause of many dangers, many pre-existing conditions, many hospital visits, high healthcare costs, and overall quality of life. Our nutrition sucks.