I received an email the other day that sums up how popular diet/fitness misinformation can leave people frustrated, upset, angry and eventually to flat out give up on the idea of getting in shape. So the email went something like this: "I just read your book and it says my RMR is approx 1250 calories. I want to lose 2lbs per week because that is supposed to be a realistic … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Fallacies: 2lbs per week and 1200 calories per day
I was having a good discussion about calories in vs out the other day and someone made a statement that really struck me. We were discussing the common reaction of shock and disbelief when people realize how low their BMR really is and how few calories they really need on a daily basis to lose weight. We then started to discuss that this refusal to accept the truth about … [Read more...] about Eating less = Less Enjoyment of Life…really?
I was looking at the calorie counts on a few baked goods at panera bread the other day while trying to decide on what to eat. Many of the items were within 50 calories of each other but there were some big calorie bombs in there that were 200-300 calories higher. A 200 or 300 calorie difference is quite obvious and a no brainer if you're trying to reduce calories. There … [Read more...] about Weight Loss…Every Little bit Counts
I just got back from Starbucks and I had one of the most revealing and shocking conversations with the Barista. When I go to Starbucks I get a grande coffee misto with 1-pump of flavor shot. The flavor shot is approx 70 calories, and there is about 40-50 calories worth of milk, so overall my coffee is about 120 calories. That's not bad and it's a very satisfying … [Read more...] about How Many Calories In Coffee
In light of the media exposure and proclaimed "twinkie diet" that professor Mark Haub was on the good food vs bad food debate rages on. I firmly believe there is no such thing as a good or bad food if you don't consider the dose. In other words you can achieve any lifestyle/fitness/body composition goal you want eating a mix of foods that include the so called 'bad' … [Read more...] about What is a Good Food