Feeling guilty about “sneaking” some “forbidden” foods… Exercising as a way to “make up for” all those calories you ate (or as punishment)... Binge eating because “I’ve already messed up so much today, what’s a little more?”... This is what happens when you look at food not as food but as either a friend or a foe. Too often, food becomes the villain in a bad B-movie. It tempts you. It controls … [Read more...] about The ugly truth about health and fitness
Here’s a hint: It makes up 60% of your bodyweight. And you need to keep replenishing it! It’s no secret that you MUST drink a fair amount of water every day. Since you also lose large amounts of water every day through urination, bowel movements, perspiration, skin evaporation, and breathing, you need to replenish what’s lost or you’ll become dehydrated. In fact, your brain triggers your … [Read more...] about How to have better skin, lose weight, and feel more energetic
Do you know the science behind calories and how to use that to help you achieve your goals? I’m sure you hear people talk all the time about “counting calories” or “watching their calories”. But what are calories, and if you’re trying to lose weight, what do you need to know about them? If you remember back to your high school science days, you may recall that a calorie is a measure of heat … [Read more...] about Dispelling myths about… calories
I have a confession to make. I’ve had a problem with sugar addiction. Actually, it’s still something I struggle with. And I know I’m not alone. In fact, I don’t know very many people who haven’t had a problem with sugar at some point. Why is that? Why do people crave sugar? If you remember good ‘ol health class, when you get a hit of dopamine - a chemical neurotransmitter - it stimulates the … [Read more...] about What do sugar, heroin, and morphine have in common?
I want to tell you a riddle today, about DHMO. It causes death if you accidentally inhale it, even in small quantities. Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage. It’s a major component of acid rain. In a gas form, it can cause severe burns. It contributes to soil erosion... It’s sometimes called Dihydrogen Monoxide. But it’s also known as… H20! :-) There’s a whole website … [Read more...] about It’s pretty sneaky. Here’s how to protect yourself
When you stop to think about all the little tiny organisms you can’t see, and how many millions...billions...of them there are, it’s pretty mind-blowing. While many are floating around in the air, there are also hundreds of them inside your body. No, this isn’t a new version of the movie Alien - none of them are going to try to take over your body - but in a sense, this really is a symbiotic … [Read more...] about “I feel it in my gut…”
How often have you picked up the kids in the evening and let them talk you into the local drive-through, because it was easier than going home and trying to figure out what to serve for dinner? If this ever happens to you, even occasionally, you are not alone! We live in what seems to be frantic times, and there’s always something else that needs your attention. But there is a solution to the … [Read more...] about What in the world will we eat for dinner tonight??
How do you get life-sustainable results to transform your body and optimise your health? You take consistent daily action and condition yourself until you master these fundamental steps. For the next 30 days write down your daily actions for each of these: * Complete 10,000+ steps per day * Consumed 1.5+ litres of fresh water daily * Consumed 6, or more, nutritious meals per day * … [Read more...] about 30 Day Challenge
Since “That Sugar Movie” was released in 2014, the profile of sugar in our diets has become very much a hot topic. Did you know: 510BC - The Persians discovered sugar cane in India. 14th century - 1kg of sugar sells in Britain for today’s equivalent of $130. 17th century - The slave trade grows in the US to meet the booming global demand for sweetness. 18th century - Europeans have … [Read more...] about The Evolution of Sugar
In the 29 years since I made the decision to make fitness and nutrition THE key part of my lifestyle, I’ve seen so many trends, fads, pills, diets, programs, DVDs, Youtube videos, apps, books, magazines and weird equipment enter, and leave, the multi-billion fitness market. However, some things may always stay the same, irrespective of the latest fashionable health kick. I’m talking about the … [Read more...] about Is Your Inner Circle Holding YOU Back?