The Whiskey Rickey: A Healthy and Refreshing Cocktail

At the end of a long day we are often looking for a simple and healthy cocktail to take the edge off.  Plus as we all start to melt in this summer heat, we need something light and refreshing, no one wants to be dealing with something too heavy right now.  Especially since we have realized that alcohol is not the demon it is often portrayed as and may even have some health benefits.  However, we still want to be careful to avoid a calorie dense and sugar laden cocktail.  That is where a refreshing and delicious cocktail like the whiskey rickey comes in.  It is a simple combination of lime juice, whiskey, and club soda.  A totally sippable summer cocktail that you will want to keep coming back to.  The perfect drink for the summer, to chill out and stay healthy while you do it!

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Whiskey Rickey

A simple and refreshing cocktail, that stays healthy.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 136 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Oz Whiskey
  • 1/2 Lime
  • To top Club soda

Instructions

  1. Fill highball glass with ice

  2. Add the whiskey

  3. Squeeze in half a lime (or lemon) and drop it in the glass

  4. Add club soda to top

  5. Stir and enjoy

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Weight Loss Update

Sometimes you set out to lose weight, and find the scale just does not work in your favor. This past week that was me.

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Weight Tracked as I described here

Okay weight loss is hard.  Everyone who has ever done it before knows this.  Last week was a huge weight loss week for me, however the combination of stress, and a different schedule meant this week I rebounded a little bit.  However, this gives me a chance to pontificate for a minute about some of the interesting things I have observed at this point. (Remember you can track progress here) Continue reading “Weight Loss Update”

Weight Update

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So I kinda completely fell off the bandwagon in terms of my weight loss (something I struggle with here), but thanks to a bet with a friend, I am recommitting to the goal.  Over the next ten and a half weeks, I committed to losing twenty pounds, while he committed to gaining ten.  (Here’s the link to follow our progress).  So over the next few weeks you will see articles focusing both on how to lose weight, and also on how to gain weight.  I’ll be exploring a few different topics from both of these perspectives and so I hope you are excited.

Busting the Myth of Muscular Metabolism

I personally have always found difficulty in working up the motivation to consistently do any kind of cardiovascular exercise, and always found it much easier to work in the weight room.  For much of my life I was under the impression that in order to lose any significant amount of weight cardiovascular exercise was what you should be doing.  We have already looked at one alternative to tradional endurance cardio.  However, I always wondered whether or not focusing exclusively on weightlifting could be a useful tactic for weight loss. Continue reading “Busting the Myth of Muscular Metabolism”

90 Seconds of Cardio for Weight Loss

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Now stay with me.  I know many of you read that title and immediately felt your legs start to cramp.  As always here we are looking for the greatest results we can get with the smallest amount of work.  What I’m going to show you here is a way to get huge benefits from exercise in a tiny fraction of the amount of time. Continue reading “90 Seconds of Cardio for Weight Loss”

Wheat Belly Review

Wheat Belly by William Davis MD is a popular diet book in which he advocates for a diet free of wheat and some similar grains.  Dr. William Davis MD is a preventive cardiologist who over many years of his work and his own experience often found an improvement in his own and patient’s health with the removal of wheat.  He observed that for him, following the recommendations to consume more whole-grains resulted in torpor and weight gain,.  Once he removed the wheat from his diet he found that he had more energy, and very quickly lost the weight.  This was a telling moment for him, because it was when he started to question the established recommendations and consider alternative diet options. Continue reading “Wheat Belly Review”

Saturated Fats: The Villain We’ve Been Promised?

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Saturated fats are one of the most vilified dietary compounds in America.  Almost every single organization recommends that you should reduce your saturated fat consumption.  This belief originated in the famous Seven Countries Study by Dr, Keys, where by looking at the diets of seven countries and there fat content, and plotting against mortality he found an association between fat and mortality (Keys, Menotti and Karvoven).  His data suggested that increased consumption of saturated fats was strongly and significantly associated with  death.  However there have been criticisms from many scientists who have found flaws in his methodology and data analysis.  They found that either sugar consumption or exercise were a much  better predictor for mortality. Continue reading “Saturated Fats: The Villain We’ve Been Promised?”

Hypnosis: An Effective Weight Loss Tool?

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Hypnosis always seemed to me like a quack technique.  I was very skeptical that it would have any place as a scientifically founded weight loss technique.  However, there is some intriguing research into hypnosis as a weight loss tool. Continue reading “Hypnosis: An Effective Weight Loss Tool?”