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88 Pounds Lost Eating 60-30-10
Really cool video of a gal who lost 88 pounds in one year and took gradual photos of her journey. Here are some interesting notes regarding her plan: "Amanda, 26, did not exercise, but lost weight effortlessly by consuming "Paleo" foods such as eggs, fish, pork, beef, lamb, chicken,...
In the previous post, I outlined the reasons for getting rid of chronic cardio for good and focusing on more intensity in less time for better results. My favorite high intensity workout is Tabata sprints. It's for all ages and all levels of fitness, because everyone's "highest" intensity...
Four Foods to Rethink
The food industry is strong, powerful and really smart. They've done a good job of taking the low fat message and making us feel good about eating processed, food-like crap (Gold medal to Snackwell's!). Low fat is not the path. Good fat is. Here are some foods it's time you...
Where’s the Beef? Getting the Fat You Need
Since I've introduced the "Pie Diet", which sets out to help you figure out where your fuel is coming from and then make a move to push the fat content in the face of carbs, most are asking how and where I get all of this fat. Ideally, you should aim to start around 60-70% of your calories to...
Get your zzz’s, naturally
Everyone knows a good night’s sleep is a requirement for optimal well-being. A poor night’s sleep has an immediate impact on how one feels the next day, and multiple night’s of poor sleep can lead to major health problems from heart disease to cancer. Rather than focus on...
The relaxation breath
Breathing is one of the most powerful tools we have for promoting relaxation and calmness. So often we spend our days in short, quick rapid breathing. This is part of the fight-or-flight, stressed state that so often plagues our days. The body is composed of two opposing neurological systems,...
What’s for breakfast?
We've all heard since we were pouring Frosted Flakes into a plastic bowl and drinking the chocolately milk after a helping or three of Chocolate Rice Krispies: "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." But what was not drilled into us, was why it was so important. A good breakfast...
We had a recent power outage at our house during the year's first winter storm. It only lasted about 10 hours, but it was some of the most enjoyable time our family spent together. You don't realize how much noise is in your home until it's all gone. We spent time in the dark, just...
More calcium does not stregthen bones
A new study from the British Medical Journal in May 2011 shows us why we should stop looking at osteoporosis as a calcium thing. Over 60,000 women were followed for 19 years and their calcium intakes where assessed trying to determine the link between calcium intake and fracture prevention. There...
The problem with bioidentical hormone replacement
No, it's not cancer risk. We can monitor that risk pretty closely with salivary hormone levels so that the balance between estrogen/testosterone and progesterone (breast cell proliferation) and estradiol and progesterone (uterine) is optimal. The risk is your doctor not realizing the...