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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

If it tastes good, eat it!

There's an old saying regarding healthy eating that says, "If it tastes good, spit it out!"  It's generally offered up tongue-in-cheek, but the laughs it's always gotten has been because it's almost true...at least as a lot of people see it.  However, that doesn't have to be the case.  In fact, it really shouldn't be the reality.

Label menus, don't label menus...it really shouldn't matter

Yesterday, the head of the Federal Drug Administration said it would take a little while to bring out those new menus with all the nutritional data on them.  Long story short, politics has gotten in the way.  I'm not going to get into the politics of the issue, because this is kind of irrelevant right now, but what is important is whether labels on menus should matter.

Personally, I'm going to say it shouldn't.

Losing weight and working out

I'm about to poke a hole into a sacred cow of health.  You actually can lose weight without working out.  Contrary to what a metric butt-ton of people will tell you, losing weight doesn't really require exercise.  In fact, I'll argue that it's actually the least important factor in weight loss.

To Gym or Not To Gym

Part of any healthy lifestyle requires exercise.  There are two choices on that front, which is whether to hit the gym or to exercise at home.  There are advantages to each, as well as disadvantages to each.  Obviously, everyone will list their own which may vary a bit from mine but theirs are wrong.

Why I opted for kettlebells

For years, I banged away with regular free weights.  Back in high school, I was a whopping 135 lbs and hit the free weights in an effort to bulk up.  Well, it turns out that bacon cheeseburgers accomplished that much easier.  However, now that my goals have shifted, I've turned to kettlebells as the tool for the job.