Comfort zones can be tricky… sometimes you think that being comfortable means taking the easy way, but in reality comfort can also be found in the complicated… Take diet for example... Comfort is both easy (eating the same foods you always eat) but comfort is also complicated… it’s more "comfortable" to explain away eating habits with insulin theory, … [Read more...] about Comfort Zone Reset
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
Nutrition is a weird thing, driven by our traditional cultural foods, the desire for health, weight loss and muscle growth, but obscured by the desire to belong to a group, and the ever changing public perception of the "right way to eat". It’s almost impossible to say how you should eat. And to be honest, the science doesn’t really help that much either. A large amount … [Read more...] about How should you eat?
This is probably the most embarrassing thing I’ve written in a while... but here it goes. I gain weight when I look for magic in foods. Seriously. It’s when I’m looking for magic, when I deny the obviousness of overall food intake, when I look for foods to have special drug-like weight loss or muscle building properties, that I gain weight. And not good weight… it's the … [Read more...] about Why I gain weight (The danger of magic foods)
After finally finishing Michale Pollen's latest book "In defense of food" and reading a fantastic article by Trisha Gura in this months Scientific American Mind, I think it is time to revisit my one golden rule of eating."Eat less but enjoy the foods you eat. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and lots of herbs and spices. And maybe most importantly, spend less time stressing … [Read more...] about How to Eat and Why Eat