What Do You Really Know About Sugar?

  Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. -Daniel J. Boorstin When dessert or other sweets are offered at social events I generally decline. Sometimes someone will say how “good” I am. I absolutely loathe the association with being good or bad based on our food choices. What I would like to tell […]

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Calories In – Calories Out? Why That Doesn’t Work

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf Eat less calories than you burn and you will lose weight, right? Yes, and no. Technically its true but there are enough contributing factors to make the statement “Calories In – Calories Out” (CICO) an unworkable philosophy for weight […]

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Scales Lie!

Okay the scales don’t actually lie. Our scale does exactly what it’s supposed to—it tells us how much we weigh. It measures our body fat but it also measures bone, water, muscle, organs, undigested food and more. When that number goes up or down we think it is a reflection of fat gain or loss […]

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6 Foods That Boost Your Metabolism

Simply put, a faster metabolism means that the molecules in the body are moving faster.  A faster metabolism means a leaner, stronger body and a stronger immune system.  Building a faster metabolism, like all things important, takes time and effort. It is a few big things like short, intense exercise and eating frequently.  It is […]

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The Problems with Traditional Training

Pumping iron. Lifting. Weights. Resistance training. Free weights and machines. I am the generation who fell in love with gyms! I loved it and dutifully spent my days at the gym counting sets and reps and adding more and more weight. But after 15 years things began to change. Injuries were stacking up and becoming […]

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WHAT IS HIRT TRAINING?

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.  -Jerry Rice I started being interested in fitness in the early eighties and for most of the years since then I believed everyone should work out an hour a day, alternating days of long cardio with days in the weight […]

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