Eat What You Want!

I recently read an article I was excited about, on the topic of flexible dieting (yes, I am a nerd). If you haven’t gathered by now, let me give you a key insight to my fitness and nutrition philosophy: I don’t do extremes.  I don’t like them, and I don’t think they...

My Half-Marathon, and Some Lessons Learned

Recently I ran a half-marathon (13.1 miles).  It was my second half ever–the first was 2 years ago.  I went into training for this one with a wildly ambitious goal.  While that goal was not achieved, I am proud of myself for getting the race done.  I wanted to...

How Much Wheat Should We Eat?

I wanted to take today to discuss wheat, because I feel like it is a topic that there is a lot of confusion.  On one hand, it is obvious that we are a wheat-loving (or obsessed?) society.  But then you get the anti-grain dieters, who obviously include wheat in the...

Why Breakfast, and What You Eat for It, Matters

Recently I applied for a job with a local store.  It was interesting, but while “Nutrition” was in the store name, it was more about supplements than food, so I decided it wasn’t the best fit for me.  One interesting thing they do, though, is run every customer...

What in the World is Skinny Fat?

If you have ever read my “story”, you have seen that one of my motivations for changing from the couch potato I was to the active person that I am is learning about the concept of “skinny fat”.  I was never particularly overweight, but learning about skinny fat was an...