You can do burst training nearly anywhere. If I'm at the airport stranded with a three-hour layover, stairs make perfect burst training. Ditto hotels when you don't have an hour for their microscopic stuffy gym rooms. Got a nearby park? Burst up the hill. You can even burst train on an elliptical machine.
Breakfast is my favorite meal, said no one ever, especially among the zillion tasks that greet us in the morning. That's why I love protein shakes as fast, filling, energy-boosting alternatives to high-sugar impact pastries and other desserts that pass as breakfast. Minimal prep time means more family table time.
Diet cola addicts, I mean drinkers, celebrated a recent study published in the journal Obesity that showed diet-soda drinkers lost more weight than water drinkers. The not-so-discreet news is that the American Beverage Association -- a deep-pocketed organization that supports giants like soft drinks, sports drinks and juice drinks -- funded this diet-soda study.
Don't bring the enemy in. That means anywhere -- your kitchen, glove compartment, on the restaurant table -- or you create a slippery slope. I'm talking about that pint of butter pecan, but also potentially dangerous healthy foods like almond butter. If one tablespoon becomes the whole container, step away from the jar!