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Learn For Yourself, Think For Yourself, Speak For Yourself

  This weekend I saw a segment on the morning news about the investigations into Russian Troll Farms. These are the places that pump out emotionally charged, often ridiculous, social media posts, in order to sway your views, votes, and your opinion – and further divide our country. For example, from the presidential campaign: Page:Continue reading “Learn For Yourself, Think For Yourself, Speak For Yourself”

The Best “Lent Approved” Lean Protein Sources

This could be titled: the best lean protein sources that are not poultry, red meat or pork…so I hope everyone reads it whether or not you practice the season of Lent. But I had to represent for all my people out there who are struggling to know how they can keep their gains on Fridays.

The Process Must Match the Goal – Interview With Figure Pro Ariel M

“I want to look like ______” The statement gets thrown around way too often and way to “irresponsibly”. I believe that having a goal is always a great idea, but it also much be realistic. Nothing is impossible, but it might take much more than you believe. If you ask me what I would ideallyContinue reading “The Process Must Match the Goal – Interview With Figure Pro Ariel M”

STOP Exercising to Lose Weight

Major benefits of exercise in general: Improved heart/blood health Improved mood Improved coordination Improved blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood cholesterol Direct major benefits of pure cardio exercise: Improved cardiovascular endurance Improved resting heart rate Improved performance in cardiovascular events/activities Direct major benefits of strength training: Improved muscle mass/”tone” Improved strength Improved bone mineral densityContinue reading “STOP Exercising to Lose Weight”

Can Happiness and Dieting Coexist?

If by “dieting” we mean – eating with a goal of losing body fat…then yes, it is possible. Unfortunately the word “diet” is often associated with pain, suffering, deprivation, sadness, boringness, restriction, and many other negative choice words. Seriously, when was the last time you heard someone say “oh I’m on a diet and lovingContinue reading “Can Happiness and Dieting Coexist?”

Short Term Pleasure; Long Term Pain…

Recently I was listening to a fantastic podcast from my friends at Relentless Dietetics –> http://relentless-show.libsyn.com/rss In their most recent episode they were discussing higher level thinking – how as humans we can think and plan for long term, where as animals, live in the now and literally only react to what is currently happening, andContinue reading “Short Term Pleasure; Long Term Pain…”

Is This Your Year?

  Happy 2018! We made it! Every year people come up with New Years resolutions, and every year, people give up or fail those resolutions fairly quickly. So what will you do to be different? Will this be your year to make the changes you have been talking about for years? Or finally commit toContinue reading “Is This Your Year?”

How to Actually Eat More Vegetables

Eat more vegetables. This post isn’t meant to convince you or explain why eating vegetables is good for you, I think we all know that. If you always seem to be setting this as one of your goals, here are a few tips to help you succeed on finally doing what your parents always toldContinue reading “How to Actually Eat More Vegetables”

Eat Your Veggies…Finally!

  Eat more vegetables. It can be heard everywhere, and by every expert that has ever written in the pages of fitness and health magazines, spoken on different day time talk shows, and even spoke to you at your local exercise and health establishment.   Sure, it sounds like it is a good idea andContinue reading “Eat Your Veggies…Finally!”

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