Do You Still Believe These 5 Strength Training Myths ?
“Strength training” – what comes to your mind when you see these words? Unfortunately, these common misconceptions keep people from reaping the fantastic benefits of strength training. The truth is that strength training can set you on the path to improving your overall physical and mental health. Regularly lifting weights impacts your body in a […]
Snack Attack – All You Need To Know About Snacking
Habitual. Spontaneous. Stressed. Compulsive. Emotional. Indifferent. Serial. Whichever ‘type of snacker’ you may label yourself as, it all comes down to your mindset. We all know that snacking on junk food is “bad”. Yet now that it is so prolific, we’ve reached a level of complete insensitivity to what we are actually snacking on and […]
The Low Down on Low Carb and Keto Diets – Is It For You?
The past couple of years has seen a slow but steady rise in the “low carb” or “keto” phenomenon. Every other person you know seems to have experimented with it, or absolutely swears by it for fat loss and health. Add this to the overabundance of information and images of “shredded” selfies taking over the internet with #thatlowcarblife. Does this mean it is the right fit for you?
Is Being Gluten-Free For You? A 3-Step Process To Find Out!
Gluten, gluten intolerance, gluten free…. If you are someone who follows anyone who talks about nutrition, chances are you’ve come across one or more of these words excessively over the last decade. And you’ve probably given some thought as to whether there is merit to the pros and cons of gluten being discussed by all […]
Here’s Why Skinny Will Never Be The New Sexy
Before we get into a specifics, let’s clarify some basics. Most of you are probably used to the term “weight loss” and are ready to do whatever it takes to see that number of the scale drop. Your body is composed of fat, muscle, water, bones, connective tissue and other organs. You are overweight because […]
The Truth About Health Drinks – Is The Promise Real?
The truth is, there is more harm than good in the so-called health drinks. Let’s try and list the good stuff first. The box for your drink will likely tell you that your drink has some vitamins and minerals. If the box can be believed, those are good for you. BUT wait, what about the […]
Why Calorie Counting is a Bad Idea
Calorie counting is an “educated guess”, at best. Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise unless that person is sitting in a lab somewhere and doing tests to measure calories. This doesn’t mean you ignore food quantity completely and eat as much as you want. Think of calories as fuel. A car or bike needs […]
Open Your Eyes to Saturated Fat
Most of us love ghee. But we have a problem. We’re told that ghee isn’t healthful. We’re told that ghee causes heart disease. And more importantly, we’re told that ghee makes us fat! The primary reason behind such recommendations is that ghee is rich in saturated fat and saturated fat is supposedly harmful. This is […]
Do kids need protein? How much?
The need to include protein in a child’s meal has always been embedded in our culture. A close look at our own childhood will reemphasis this to us. How many of us can remember our mothers giving us a big glass of milk and eggs or a big glass of egg-flip first thing in the […]