In today’s fast paced world Americans as a whole consume almost 50% of our daily calories away from home. These less-than-wholesome calories are not only accumulating around our waists and making us sick, but they area also draining our bank accounts.
I'm constantly telling you how important routine exercise is to your health and how so many of your health problems will improve or even disappear as the result of a consistent exercise program.
So why do I continue to give you the same lecture?
Quite frankly, perfection is unattainable, and will always leave you falling short and feeling bad about yourself, especially if your goal is focused on someone else's "perfection".
Many of my clients have asked for a magical tip to stick with their exercise plan, and I found the solution in an unlikely place: from the mind of Jerry Seinfeld.
According to popular statistics, only 8% of New Year’s Resolutions are successfully kept. This means that 92% of us that are brave enough to set out for self-improvement will fail.
Those aren’t very good odds.
Thankfully there is science that explains this curious “Snap-Back Effect” and offers us tools to make the effect work in our favor.
Keeping your body hydrated should not be an afterthought, or something you randomly choose to do. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, or have any weight loss or fitness goals, hydration is that "magic pill" you have been searching for and should be the first thing you look to correct. It's one of the easiest things you do to speed up your health goals, less painful than any workout and quicker than healthy meal prep.
Looking for a way to increase your endurance during workouts? We have the answer, and no. It’s not a new supplement or a hit of caffeine. It’s not even proper nutrition and rest. Nope. According to a new study, the way to increase strength and stamina during your sweat session is to swear while you’re doing it.
Why wait until January 1?
It happens to the best of us, especially at the end of summer. All of that hard work that you did to get in "Summer Swimsuit Shape" has faded into the past after countless vacations, cook outs, and weddings. Those celebratory indulgences have added up over an entire summer, and you're left wondering where your summer body has decided to vacation.
But then your self dialogue to get back on track may start to sound a lot like: “I’m just so busy, but when things start to wind down, I’ll get started.” Or, “the holidays are almost here, and the end of the year is only a few months away, so I’ll really get going on my weight loss in the New Year.” However, you don't need to wait for the New Year to start on your fitness goals; In fact, it would be better if you didn't!
It happens to the best of us. A moment in your life when you realize that you’ve let yourself go, and you need to get back on track.
The next thought after this realization is to immediately go on a diet and start a strict new workout regimen. But as quickly as this thought enters your mind, so does the doubt of many failed attempts in the past.
The final thought in this sequence is despair as you wonder, "why bother?" This diet is going to fail, just like past diets have, leaving you discouraged yet again.
It’s time to leave this viscous cycle behind. The best way to do this is to change your thinking, and never diet again! That’s right. The best way to create a lasting change in your health is to promise yourself, right now, that you will never go on another diet…EVER!
On May 27, 2016, the FDA published the final rules for the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.
Added sugar is hiding in 74% of packaged foods
We tend to think that added sugar is mainly found in desserts like cookies and cakes, but it's also found in many savory and foods, such as bread and pasta sauce. And some foods promoted as "natural" or "healthy", claiming "Whole Grains", "Real Fruit" and "No High-Frusctose Corn Syrup"are laden with added sugars, compounding the confusion.
Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet.
It can have harmful effects on metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases.
Here are 10 disturbing reasons why you should avoid added sugar like the plague.
There are a million and more excuses for why you haven’t made your body a priority…yet. Let’s be honest with each other right now. The right time to get fit won’t ever magically appear. I’d like you to consider that the ideal time to get fit is RIGHT NOW.
A few small changes to your habits can mean big results...if you actually take the steps, and time, to make them.
Trying to lose weight by going on a crash diet is like walking into a gunfight with a sharp stick. You might make a little dent, but in the end, you'll do yourself more harm than good.
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