Without getting into the minutia of the science, we can say that your Metabolic Rate is a direct measure of the calories you burn in a given amount of time. This means that your "metabolism" is a measure of the relationship between Calories and time. My resting metabolic rate is somewhere around 1,700 Calories per day. Add in activity (other than planned exercise) and my … [Read more...] about Calories Per Hour
Today I was asked, "What do you do when a friend asks you for advice on losing weight?" Here’s the honest answer, “I largely ignore the question and try to change the topic or deflect it away any way I can.” This is just from my experience, but 99% of the time the person in question does not want to lose weight, they want to weigh less... These two things (losing … [Read more...] about What Do You Do When A Friend Asks You For Advice On Losing Weight?
It’s your day-to-day activities, the mundane of your every day life, that determines your weight, your happiness, your wealth, and your health. As such, "ruts", or patterns of behavior, are what define who you are. In other words, who you are is formed through practice and this is where great change can occur. Consider the following - it is often said the 99% of people … [Read more...] about Keeping the weight off
According to an often cited study from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, having money will make you happy, but at the equivalent of about $75,000 a year the "happiness effect" hits a plateau. No matter how much more than $75,000 per year a person makes, they don't report any greater degree of happiness. Of course, when we talk about happiness we’re not discussing … [Read more...] about Getting Shredded
Recently, I’ve seen images of lions used as memes to suggest that somehow being in the wild and eating nothing but meat and not "caring about calories" or "worrying about eating windows" is the key to being ultra-lean and muscular. Want to be a lion? Live like a lion. But is it true? First, let’s all just take a moment to be awed by these giant cats. They are both … [Read more...] about Eat like a lion