Read more about the article Why cortisol can mess with you and how to stop it
Stress is needed in small doses for productivity, but too much can throw your hormones out of whack. Photo by Elisa Ventur

Why cortisol can mess with you and how to stop it

Cortisol is like the evil stepsister of collagen, which I write about in my other post. More is not better and can sabotage our well-being. So let’s see how cortisol affects us, and what you can do to keep it at bay.

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Read more about the article The DAO of Fitness on Vacations
Building activity into your sightseeing and vacation plans is key to staying on track without worrying about finding a gym. Photo by Tron Le

The DAO of Fitness on Vacations

Here is an important point to understand right out of the gate – you are on vacation, not your hard eearned fitness gains. So how do you take your well deserved vacation and still stay on track for your fitness goals? The DAO guide follows.

Vacations have even more meaning now, after we are coming out of the COVID slump and working in dark basements like dungeon beetles. The main downfall of a vacation is that you are thrown off of your routine, so to the extent you can have a loosely structured routine that incorporates movement, you will be more active and less likely to feel uncentered. 

So how do you take your well deserved vacation and still stay on track for your fitness goals? The DAO guide follows, with the top 10 hacks. 

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Read more about the article The DAO of the Law of Attraction
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The DAO of the Law of Attraction

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor” – Rumi

You may have come across the law of attraction in various ways – a meme, a LinkedIn post, a conversation. It’s more than just “positive thinking”. It’s harnessing the power of infinite possibility. These are two very different concepts. This article will explain what is the law of attraction and how applying its principles can make very significant and immediate changes to your life. 

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Read more about the article The DAO of Abs*
Did you know crunches are one of the worst ways to get a six pack (and can even harm your spine)? Read on to find out how to get that definition safely. Photo by Jonathan Borba

The DAO of Abs*

So let me ask you some questions. How many articles do you see that say, get a six-pack in 30 days? How many people do you see on the stretch…

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Can you get too much protein?

If macros were Hadids, protein would be the Gigi and carbs would be the Bella. Or, if you are in a different demographic, protein would be the Marsha and carbs would be the Jan. It’s always protein, protein, protein. Carbs are just the overlooked or underappreciated middle child. Even the ugly duckling.

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Read more about the article Week of July 7 -DAOFitLife update
CEO of DaoFitLife Galaxy is flabbergasted by the possibility of collagen already being baked into a green tea matcha drink. No more clumps!

Week of July 7 -DAOFitLife update

This week, I talk about what I am obsessed with, from morning collagen Matcha to fitness themed shows and good workout soundtracks. What I’m obsessed with this week  Foodwise, I…

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Read more about the article Week of June 30 – DAO Meal and Exercise Plan Update
Galaxy, our CEO, has requested that each of my weekly roundups include a cute pic of her as the face of our brand. I wasn't really in a position to argue, even if she's not exactly a beacon of motivation for getting to the gym.

Week of June 30 – DAO Meal and Exercise Plan Update

This week, I have completed my shopping list collection for now with my Safeway and Costco guide. One way I love to get NEAT in is to grocery shop in…

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Read more about the article Week of June 23rd – DAOFitLife Meal and Exercise update (neck pain, pre-workouts, and salad ideas)
Galaxy says it's ok to take a week off! Your body can really use the recovery every few weeks.

Week of June 23rd – DAOFitLife Meal and Exercise update (neck pain, pre-workouts, and salad ideas)

Every week, I post a weekly roundup of new finds - recipes, shows, videos. Be sure to check out the DAOFitLife Youtube Playlist for a curateed list of fitness-related videos…

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Read more about the article What a dietitian says about the reality of sugar addiction
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What a dietitian says about the reality of sugar addiction

Have you every heard anyone compare sugar to cocaine for the brain? I have been thinking lately about how much the media, armchair doctors, and society in general is demonizing sugar.. One major contention is that it is “addictive” in the same way substances like drugs and alcohol are. Is it true? Read on to find out.

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Read more about the article The DAO of Fancy Water, by personality type
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The DAO of Fancy Water, by personality type

Have you ever had this happen to you – you go to a restaurant with a group of people, and the waiter comes around with a pitcher dripping with condensed iced tap water filling your glasses up. Then he/she asks if you would like anything else to drink, or are interested in still or sparkling water. That moment where everyone locks gazes in the ultimate awkward moment – do you stick with the tap or order the fancy water? Usually the person picking up the check decides.

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Read more about the article Week of June 16 – DAOFitLife Meal and Exercise plan
Poke or grain bowls are perfect to order and have the leftovers in a wrap the next day!

Week of June 16 – DAOFitLife Meal and Exercise plan

This week, I have some new products to introduce! Plus, the beginning of my journey into a 5-day lifting routine. RECIPES AVAILABLE HERE (UPDATED FOR WEEK OF June 16) Customizable DAOFitlife…

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Read more about the article The DAO of calculating macros
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The DAO of calculating macros

In my previous post on the roadmap to intuitive eating, I explained that calorie and macro counting can also be tools in the toolbox of understainding nutrition goals.

In this post, I will explain two of these core methodologies: calories in, calories out (CICO) and If it fits your macros. (IIFYM).

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Read more about the article The Little Black Dress Method™ to Meal Planning
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The Little Black Dress Method™ to Meal Planning

There are two main obstacles that trip up meal planning for busy professionals: 1) Time; 2) Decision fatigue. I have a solution for both in this article. If you need a guide to planning meals that won’t be a second full-time job, you are in the right place.

This is the DAO Little Black Dress Method for Meal Planning. ™

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