A beginning rock climber doesn't list Mount Everest as the first mountain they're going to start rock climbing. It has to come in steps. If you have to lose 20 pounds, make your first goal five pounds, then the next goal five pounds, and so on.
Before gulping down that protein shake after a workout, or subbing a large steak for carbs and fats at lunch and dinner, calculate your actual needs to make sure the extra protein is really necessary. It's probably isn't.
I had never heard of chia until a couple of years ago when a health-minded friend started crowing about her latest superfood. "It's loaded with omega-3s; the Aztecs used to grow it," she told me. Intrigued, I wanted to find out if chia truly did deserve the health hype.
Want to live a long time? Who doesn't? Quite a number of smart people have staked their hopes for long life on restricting their calorie intake. It's an idea that rests on a not-inconsiderable body of evidence. But some new developments suggest it may be a questionable strategy.
Legumes -- a class of vegetables including beans, peas, and lentils -- are terrific to include in the diet. They are rich in and fiber and chock full of vitamins and minerals, including folate, manganese, iron, potassium, magnesium, and copper.
The cereal aisle in a supermarket can be as intimidating as walking into a room of complete strangers. Think of this as your cereal code book. Following the criteria here will help you make better choices when it comes to your cereal bowl.
The benefits of breakfast are almost too numerous to list. I find that more and more people now know that they should eat breakfast -- but they still ask me what to eat. My advice is to eat traditional foods.
With our typical proteins' prices on the rise, the question is whether, as the culture of our population shifts to a more diverse ethnic mix, will popular protein sources from around the world end up on supermarket shelves?
While I'm all for protein at as many meals as possible -- I get hungry after about an hour if there isn't any -- a good ol' fashioned steak-and-potatoes is far from the only way to get protein on your plate.