Are You Actually “Fine”?

In the documentary The Magic Pill, one of the subjects (a woman battling multiple health problems, who decides to go on the Ketogenic Diet to see if it can help her turn her life around) said something that really got to me. She talked about how as a...

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The Unhealthy Vegetarian or Vegan

I’m not a big fan of the word “diet.” It implies restriction rather than improvements. Diet implies “dogma” rather than paying attention to how foods make you feel and how they impact your body. There’s all the emotional baggage that comes with the word...

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The Two Different Kinds of Awareness

An article showed up in my newsfeed last month about a recent study that found most yogurts to be “deceptively high” in sugar. Of the 900 different brands surveyed, only 9% were low in sugar (defined as less than 5 grams of sugar per 100 grams of yogurt),...

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Are You as Healthy as You Think You Are?

Flash back 10 years ago...I thought I was healthy because I had a slender build. And because I did daily sessions on the elliptical machine. I drank Diet Coke and I ate a lot of salads and fat-free chicken breasts. Awesome right? Not even close. Despite my appearance,...

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Is Your Fitness Tracker Lying to You?

There are many reasons I'm not a fan of tracking calories as part of changing your relationship with food and becoming more healthy -- one of the biggest is that it's hard to be accurate. And when you make important decisions based on bad information, it's...

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10 Things That Happen to Your Body if You Never Exercise

You’ve likely heard it many times before; regular physical activity has plenty of benefits. Not only will it give you a healthy mind and a healthy body, it can help you look and feel better too. That’s all fine and good, but maybe hearing about all those good things...

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Are You Motivated by Appearance or Health?

When I started on my journey to get healthier I had zero intention of looking the way that I look now. I just knew that I didn’t want to get dementia like my mom. Physically, I probably looked okay. I didn’t weigh much more than I do now, but I couldn’t go...

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No More Shitty Sleep! Get a Better Night’s Rest

This is the second of a two-part article on good sleep. In Part One we examined some of the science behind sleep, and why crappy sleep might make it extra difficult to lose weight. In this article we're going to cover some strategies for getting on the...

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