Posts Tagged “nutrition”

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 More Veg – Habit

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Eat More Veg  – Habit

Vegetables pack more nutritional density per gram than any other food group.  By increasing your ratio of vegetables to grains and starches you’ll not only reduce blood sugar swings as described in my story, but you’ll get all the benefits of better nutrition like reducing the risk of disease and obesity and increase your energy…

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…

Eat Clean – Habit

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Eat Clean – Habit

If you want to read my motivation behind creating this habit, read this story. Complete the One-Time Activities first to create a Replacement Food List to use for future reference when completing the Weekly tasks.  Complete the Weekly tasks listed down below, before food shopping each week.   One-Time Activities Create your Current Food Inventory Write out…

Eating Clean – Story

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Eating Clean – Story

My burgeoning body was a rotting maelstrom of sugar, protein, and toxic chemicals at the peak of eating dirty in my twenties.  I grew up in a lower middle class house with enough to eat, but a mix of processed junk and healthy whole foods.  When I started making food choices as a teenager, I…

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 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…

Fat does not make you fat.

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Fat does not make you fat.

One word.  Two concepts. Macronutrient fat – (noun) any of several white or yellowish greasy substances,forming the chief part of adipose tissue of animals and also occurring in plants Overweight fat – (adjective) having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person. One lesson – Fat does not make you fat. Why is this important?  Many people base their diets around the idea that eating fat is bad.  Eating fat will make me obese.  Eating fat will make me unhealthy.  Eating fat will…

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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