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...

Why Artificial Sweeteners are the ANTI-Diet Food

In my post last week, I talked about natural versus added sugars.  This week it is time to discuss the unfortunate cousin of sugars, artificial sweeteners.  While we find these chemical concoctions in everything marked “Light” or “Diet”, after decades of their...

Natural Sugars versus Added Sugars

Today I started my first 3 Day Sugar Free Challenge—going well so far!—so I thought I would write about the differences between the sweeteners we use, or eat in pre-made food: what we want to eat, what we don’t want to eat, and what we should be avoiding at all costs!...

Appreciating Your Hunger

In our culture’s mindset of “eat less to lose weight”, we often stop appreciating the feeling of hunger. After all, hunger means you need to eat, and if you eat you will take in calories, and if you take in calories they may cause you to gain weight, right? No! First...

The Life-Changing Effects of the Simplest Movement

Walking.  One of the most basic human movements, that most of us probably take for granted.  For many it may not even register as “exercise”, but a good walk has so many benefits that it is considered to rival running in many long-term health effects.  If you are not...

Finding Joy in Your Fitness Journey

This year I have started posting my weekly workouts online.  Part of the reason is accountability for me, but also to show what kind of moves I do, and share any workout wisdom tidbits I come up with.  This past week I had to no-workout days in a row. ...

The #1 Easiest Habit to Improve Your Health

Yelling at the kids.  Angry reactions to bad drivers.  Just feeling like the whole world is full of stupidity and aggravation.  Ever been there?  Yeah me too. And of course there are a ton of different reasons we may get to te end of our rope on...

Consistency is Key

Starting a business is no easy task, and for someone like me who absolutely hates personal failure, it can be downright painful. In the past week, though, I have heard three different very successful give three pieces of advice. The first was to, “Go out and fail! I...