The REAL New Dietary Guidelines

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines are out … the announcement for the updates was made this morning, like it is every 5 years.  And the biggest change in my mind after all the anticipation?  Eat less salt.  What else did they suggest? Focus more on plant based foods, eat less solid fats and sugar, drink less sugary drinks (like soda), and up the whole grains. Considering someone just left my office with a "7 cans of coke addiction" … we certainly have a long way to go to come anywhere close to meeting these. Let’s dive in a bit further. Here are some of the spec…
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The Unhealthiest “Health” Food on the Planet

You might be surprised to learn what this food is. It’s a food we’re guilty of recommending far too often — or, more precisely, not being specific enough with the type we’re recommending. And, interestingly, it’s loaded with nutrients… …but look to the aisle of any grocery store and you’ll quickly get dupped. There’s dozens of varieties of this food.  Are they all "bad?"  Are some worse than others?  Should it be avoided like the plague?? Any ideas of what it is? It’s good ‘ol yogurt. …
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What Would the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Look Like if YOU Wrote Them?

It’s that time again … …time for the updated Dietary Guidelines.  Every 5 years the Guidelines are updated after a select group of prominent nutrition experts, researchers, and scientists, scour the literature to present what they believe to be the best information available. And the 2010 Guidelines Report is being announced on Monday, January 31st. Let’s imagine YOU are on the Committee who decides what the Guidelines should look like. What would they include? What would they eliminate? We’ll provide an assessment of the report after the announc…
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A Tribute to a Fitness Icon — Jack LaLanne

"If you want to continue to make progress and look as good as me, you need to change up your exercises every 4 weeks.  If you don’t change, change can’t happen." That’s an exact quote from when I was fortunate enough to meet Fitness Icon and Pioneer, Jack LaLanne, 6 years ago.  I also remember him saying "let me take a picture of you naked and put it on your Christmas card.  Why are you cringing?  Not happy with how you look?  THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!"  He surely had a way with words. I was in Pittsburgh working on my PhD and…
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Can THIS Power Nutrient BOOST Weight Loss?

Have you ever heard that when you’re trying to lose weight, you should skip foods like potatoes and bananas?  It’s usually said that because these two carbohydrates are high in the glycemic index, they should be avoided like the plague. But is that REALLY true?  Not according to some very cool data… Now, of course some forms of potatoes (i.e., French fries!) are junk and SHOULD be avoided like the plague.  But a good ‘ol baked potato?  Sure, just leave that skin on! And how about bananas?  Is it really true they shoot your blood sugar throug…
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Wounded Warrior Project in “Action”

I’m really excited to share this with you today … It’s from someone I met several months ago at an Under Armour event.  And his story is what inspired me to put together this event to support the Wounded Warrior Project.  I had the chance to catch up with him to let him share his story. "My name is Bryan Wagner. I am 24 years old. I enlisted in the Army February of 2006 when I was 20 years old. We deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in September of 2007.  I was in the country for about 10 weeks before my truck got blown up. It was December 17th, 2007. Luckily I was the worst inju…
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Wounded Warrior Project

PLEASE Click the link above to "like" this post on Facebook! What are your limits?  Your excuses? Your reasons for not being the best you can be?  Doing whatever it takes to make the best of any situation?   The Wounded Warrior Project supports injured Service Men and Women — true Heroes —  be the best they can be.  Maybe they’ve been injured physically.  Maybe mentally.  Often both.  Every bit of support WE can offer will help another human being.  100% of the Proceeds from our Charity Teleseminar Series the we…
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Operation Fat Loss to Support the Wounded Warrior Project!

We’re just a few short weeks into 2011. And one of our goals this year is to offer even more to help you. We’re both on the speaking circuit around the country and have at least 1 international trip planned.  We’re pumping out information continuously on our blog — every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  We’ll be offering more video content.  And we’re doing more teleseminars with other experts in the field.  We know people appreciate and respond to all different forms of information. And this last piece — the teleseminars &…
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The Best Alcohol to Drink AND Lose Weight

Maybe people are still celebrating the New Year… But lately we’ve been bombarded with emails asking what the best drink(s) are for weight loss. So, first of all, let’s get one thing straight — alcohol is never the best option in the world when looking for fat loss.  Several reasons why: Alcohol itself has calories (gram for gram more than carbohydrates and protein, but less than fat) It lowers your inhibition, so you’re more likely to overeat. Don’t believe me on #2?  I just saw a quick snippet in Men’s Health Magazine on a new British st…
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When You Take THIS You’ll Lose Fat

It’s not a pill. It’s not a secret diet food. Not a potion or a magic lotion.  It’s not a "cellulite melter" or a special "fat blocking" powder you sprinkle on your food. Do you know what it IS, though? It’s your picture. In a bathing suit, sports bra and shorts … or anything you want that shows your current self. I’ll warn you.  It can be shocking, particularly during the cold months of January when you’re normally bundled up in layers.  But it’s powerful.  And if you want results, doing this one, s…
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