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Create a Healthy Habit that’s easier, faster, and automatic

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Create a Healthy Habit that’s easier, faster, and automatic

Is this Video for You? What’s a habit you want to build? It could be eating, sleeping, exercise, reading, writing, learning. If you don’t have a habit you want to build, close the page now. Do you feel like developing this habit is easy? If it’s easy, again close the page. Now if you’re like…

4 Easy Ways to Battle the Sugar Drug

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4 Easy Ways to Battle the Sugar Drug

For the story on how I reduced my sugar consumption, read this post. Introduction Sugar consumption skyrocketed in the last 160 years along with obesity.  Some studies show correlation between obesity and sugar consumption like the image below.  Causation is harder to prove.  I’m not taking chances, given that many studies show sugar as a main driver…

Eat Less Sugar – Story

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Eat Less Sugar – Story

      Sugar held me up against a wall for twenty years and I didn’t even know it.  I grew up in the lower middle class.  My family and friends ate processed cereal, snacks, and candy daily.    Even the pasta sauce had extra sugar.     On the mean streets of Upper Darby, eating…

Eat More Veg – Story

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Eat More Veg – Story

“Everything I know about healthy food is wrong.”  That’s how I felt in 2010.  From my early twenties to early thirties I ate lots of lean meat, “healthy” grains and starches, fruit, and a little bit of vegetables.  Then, I got a glucose sensor.  It shows blood sugar readings taken every 5 minutes plotted over…

Habit – Eat More Fat

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Habit – Eat More Fat

Problem Americans run from fat like the Japanese fleeing from Godzilla.  Lowering fat intake robs our bodies of essential nutrients, counterintuitively piles on pounds, and increases risk of disease.  Saturated fats are slandered for their role in disease, while many healthy native cultures consume them abundantly relative to the standard American diet.  The common usage…

Habit: 5-Minute Bodyweight Exercise Routine

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Habit: 5-Minute Bodyweight Exercise Routine

Problem Do you struggle to find time to exercise some days? Do you feel weak after traveling on a long plane trip or car ride? Do you feel tired after eating lunch or a high-carb meal? In five minutes you can have more energy, a little less fat, and a little extra strength. You can…

Speech – Get Healthy: Eat More Fruit, Vegetables, and Fat

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Today, I gave Speech 8 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.  This speech is based on some recent posts from this site, but includes visual aids.  The speech ties together the concepts of eating carbohydrates requiring insulin leading to additional fat storage and how you can reduce carbohydrates in your diet, insulin needs, and fat…

The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

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The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

You may find it helpful to read Part I on Primal eating first or start all the way back at the beginning of this journey by reading Nature -vs- Technology. If you don’t like clicking those links, you’ll want the following reference information. These are the 10 Primal Laws. #1: Eat Lots of Plants and Animals #2:…

The Primal Laws (Part I – Eating)

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The Primal Laws (Part I – Eating)

I read The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, while on vacation on the west coast, and found deep satisfaction and a renewed energy from beginning to implement some of the principles into my daily habits.  The main theme of the book is to reconnect with the lifestyle of humans from 10,000+ years ago when we were…

Metabolism (Part II) – What to Eat? Fiji Water, Polar Bears

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Metabolism (Part II) – What to Eat? Fiji Water, Polar Bears

If you haven’t read Part 1, please do. Otherwise you won’t know why I’m starting at point #3. Third, decrease your insulin resistance. How can you do that? As the insulin-glucose feedback loop image in Part I shows, insulin is released when glucose is released into the bloodstream to allow glucose to enter your cells…

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