Moment of honesty, I wish that losing weight was as simple as calories in and calories out. I wish diet products worked and once you lost weight you could resume life as ‘normal’ and maintain weight loss. I even wish the food industry could be trusted and that we’re not living in a world designed to make us obese via addiction. I wish weight loss was easy.
Before we dig in, let’s get some clarity on the elusive food industry. Most people who work in the food industry are not monocle wearing evil doers trying to take over the world by making millions of people sick.
Unfortunately monocles aren’t worn anymore. As for the people that work within the food industry, they’re humans like you and I who are trying to make ends meet. They have the same job description as the rest of us: go to work to bring a paycheck home to provide food, clothing and shelter for you and your family. Their job is NOT your health.
Your health is your job, unless you’re a child. Then your health is your guardian’s job. Life tip: never grow up. If you’re unable to avoid adulting, then today is the day to take control of your health. Be the boss of your booty and blood pressure.
The seafood counter can be intimidating. Most people scan the case, looking over different filets and shellfish, wondering how they taste, how fresh they are, and of course, the best way to prepare them. Ironically, most seafood is very easy to prepare, especially on the grill. If the tropical temperatures are inspiring you to throw a filet on the grill for your next cook-out, here are some things to keep in mind as you select your favorite fish at the store and fire up the grill.
With the 2016 holiday season in full swing and the eager excitement of ushering in 2017 is in the air, I crafted a gift guide for you and your loved one to enrich your worlds with health, happiness and quality of life. There's a little something for everyone on your list, including you!
The biggest lesson I have learned in all my years in the nutrition world: everybody eats.
Sure, that sounds obvious, but it’s so obvious that we overlook it and the real challenge that comes along with it is the struggle of eating well in a fast paced world full of options. While some sadly struggle with food scarcity, others struggle with making healthy choices and portion control. For this reason I am always in search of and sharing ways to make eating well realistic, affordable and delicious.
From my college days in the Pacific Northwest to my return to my home state on the range, Wyoming (it’s real, a state and not in Canada), to the quick minute I stopped over in Phoenix for 20 months to finally finding my forever hometown of Durham, North Carolina and all the places in between, I seek out these food gems.
Eating well is neither eating a diet exclusively of wheat grass, nor something that comes out of a packet. For shame, faux nutrition pushers, for shame! Kidding. Not judging. You do you…but for the love of all things good and kidneys, knock that malarkey off!
Ringing in the New Year means a fresh start to a new you. At least that is the ideology behind making New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re going into the New Year expecting to wake up a completely different person, you’re setting yourself up for failure. 36% of New Year’s Resolutionaries abandon their resolution before January is even over and worse yet, some never even start. Only a shocking 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s resolution.
Don’t get stuck being one of the many who don’t meet their own mark. Set yourself up for success this year by eating truly healthy foods that fuel your mind and body. It’s no secret that the better nourished you are the better you’ll think and the more you’ll accomplish. You’ll feel better, sleep better and perform better at both the gym and the office... and to be honest the sack.
Eating well doesn’t need to be expensive, nor time consuming. Mimick the pros and eat like a nutritionist. They know the food that’ll give you strength at the gym and mental power in the boardroom to knockout that presentation.
Here’s a glimpse of foods you’ll find in a nutritionist’s kitchen that bolster health.
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