At the end of the day, it's about what you eat most of the time. It's about your overall eating habits, not a single food or a single meal. But the problem with these lists is that instead of informing people, they simply spread fear.
A few friends have sheepishly admitted that their New Year's Resolutions to get back to the gym have derailed, so I thought I would try to apply the 5-step principle of Boomer Reinvention to personal fitness. Maybe it's a methodology that could work for you if you've fallen off the workout wagon.
Just start with half of a standard 3-inch diameter bagel and pick your favorite toppings below.
Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer for men and women alike in the Western world. Our efforts in February to focus on heart prevention must concentrate on early detection and treatment, with disease reversal the goal.
From vibrantly colorful produce stacked at the market to a beautifully plated meal, our eyes act as a gateway to appreciating the food we eat. This is a great time to consider where your food came from and how it was grown, and if you're eating a meal, you can reflect on the work that went into preparing it. Appreciating the beauty of food and its journey to your plate is a wonderful way to celebrate your plate.
And so it comes to this: if we eat well, we are unlikely to need a drug for weight control, whether it is a better drug or a worse one. And if we don't eat well, a drug may or may not help with weight, but it can't possibly substitute for the myriad other influences of diet quality.
It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?
Most likely, the food industry holds your kitchen hostage. No doubt your cupboards and pantry are filled with ultra-processed fare. Detoxifying your kitchen allows you to escape these shackles and transform your kitchen to a place of wellness.
There is no escaping it -- Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and those chalky candy hearts staring at you in the drug store are proof of it. ...
The dangerous excesses of salt, sugar, fat, additives, preservatives, food colorings, and chemical flavoring that describe Big Food in hospitals simply can no longer be tolerated. Medical activists must speak up and demand that junk food go the way of cigarettes on hospital campuses.
It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.
Yesterday, I sat with a friend, and she said if she could have one wish it would be to be able to eat whatever she wanted and not gain weight. I clari...
This year's World Economic Forum provided an opportunity for leaders from all sectors of global development to look at new tactics in global decision-making.
Though talks of tongue and smell might not be the trendiest of health news at the moment, they are no doubt the senses that are most intimately linked to our nutrition -- and therefore indispensable to our everyday journey towards better health.
Getting to the root of your weight issue will begin your healing process to total body freedom forever. You deserve that.
Confession time... There are some days when something as simple as a green bean can really piss me off. Sure, I'm committed to healthy eating -...