IF YOU ARE WORRIED YOU MAY HAVE A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM, PLEASE SEEK TREATMENT. IT IS A SERIOUS DISEASE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES. ALWAYS REMEMBER I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND THIS INFORMATION IS GIVEN FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
When you first start to lose weight, one of the most common pieces of advice is to completely eliminate it from your diet, that it does nothing for your health, and will only serve to stall your weight loss. However, what if alcohol actually was not as bad for you as is often described? And what if even more shockingly alcohol was associated with a lower incidence of obesity?Read More »
So like I mentioned I have recommitted myself to losing weight and this has included doing some new research into diet techniques. One that I found really interesting was Intermittent Fasting. The concept behind intermittent fasting is really quite simple. At it’s core it is simply alternating periods of fast (no eating) with periods of eating. However it has been shown to have some truly interesting health effects.
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)Read More »
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.
In general our goal is to keep out blood sugar relatively low, as high blood sugar leads to high insulin levels, leads to the potential of developing insulin resistance and potentially type 2 diabetes. I remember reading somewhere long ago that vinegar helped to suppress blood glucose levels, and curiosity led me to look into it. Read More »
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Occasionally I’ll come across a piece of health or fitness advice that sets my bullshit detector off hard. I was reading Tools of Titansby Tim Ferriss (a book I highly recommend) when a couple of the people profiled in the book suggested that one of their secrets to health was using a sauna.
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In this video I discuss how to get fluffier scrambled eggs. All you have to do is add about 1 tablespoon of club soda per egg and scramble it into the eggs. The evaporation of the water combined with the carbonation gives you fantastically fluffy eggs, and if you cook them on low heat they turn out fantastic.
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As we have discussed previously it can be very hard to maintain self-control and motivation. One thing that has worked for me is to make the far off future seem more immediate and more real. Make it more hot.Read More »