Failing to read or properly interpret nutrition labels can be a handicap for your goals. And it's not your fault. Food manufacturers purposely make them confusing and use buzzwords to…
The nutrition industry has definitely evolved. You can find protein bars in all different flavors – cinnamon bun, chocolate chip cookie dough, red velvet cake, chocolate brownie. There are even protein COOKIES and protein BROWNIES and there is even high protein ice cream you can buy. Go to any GNC and you will even see protein chips, popcorn, and the entire assortment of any flavor of protein bar. Plus, you can have protein powders in cool flavors like vanilla ice cream and strawberry cheesecake. What is not to love? A LOT.(more…)
The “new normal”
Our worlds, once so big, have gotten very small since March of 2020.
Gyms and workout studios are closed (or closed, reopened, closed and kind of reopened). Peloton sales have gone UP. App sales have gone through the roof – the fitness industry, besides the toilet paper industry, is a real winner in these “uncertain times”.
There also have been winners and losers in the fitness sphere on the consumer side. I hear binary feedback from my audience – either they got in the best shape of their lives, or suffered from the “COVID 19” weight gain.
There is still time to change your fate.(more…)
It’s not what you are eating, it’s what’s eating you! UPDATED WITH MORE JOURNAL OPTIONS.
I don’t have a Ph.D. in psychology, but I do have a Ph.D. in stress eating. And I know enough to know, a demanding and crazy job is certainly a contributing factor to ignite that reach for comfort food. So hear me out.(more…)
This and the next few articles will consider saboteurs that are sneaking into your eating and exercise habits. Like an actual person who is a saboteur, these habitual diet saboteurs often conceal their identities as something positive, when in fact there are anything but. This first article in the saboteur series will focus on Saboteur#1 – Caloriebombs in healthy food.(more…)
If I were to compare intermittent fasting to a celebrity, I would go with Lady Gaga. It seemed to explode on the scene out of nowhere, but didn’t succumb to being a fad or a one-hit wonder. It’s been timeless – but it has attracted a lot of controversy. It has experienced waves of popularity, but it had a resurgence after the pandemic. People have more control over their home environment and therefore when they eat. The “COVID-19” weight gain and the convenience of a home-bound lifestyle has reignited interest in intermittent fasting.(more…)
You guys, it is REALLY tricky writing a fitness blog during a pandemic, especially while there is a vaccine being circulated. Should I even bother to write a post about traveling, especially for work. The eternal optimist in me says, absolutely. We will fly again, both for business and for pleasure, sooner rather than later.(more…)