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Last Words

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As I stand here, about to face my imminent demise, I would like to reflect upon my short life on earth.  I was taken away from my mother shortly after I was born and never saw her again.  I will never know who my birth father is.  I am only 5 years young….but I am tired, weak and ready to die.   Continue reading

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Memo from Stomach to Brain

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Courtesy of Google Images

Dear Brain,

I want to take this opportunity to reach out and let you know what a profound impact you are having on our shared quality of life.

I feel like I’m being held personally responsible for what you put inside of me and, ultimately, I’m cleaning up your mess. It is unfair. I know what you are thinking….I do growl from time to time when I’m empty and hungry, but you really ought to use some discretion before sending things down here! Continue reading

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Back to the basics

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Eating healthy can be complicated! There are so many different dietary guidelines and recommendations these days, some of which are contradictory to one another, that it’s easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. I often wonder if we are missing the boat entirely when it comes to dieting for optimal health and longevity. In my opinion, too much time and energy is spent on various tangential imperatives, while ignoring the incredibly basic principle of eating real food.

Following are a few noteworthy examples of how I feel we may be disconnecting ourselves from what we are eating, in favor of controlling and manipulating nutrition to meet certain health-based criterion. Continue reading

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Reflecting on the past

July 2008

July 2008

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana

I was reminded of this famous quote the other day when my family was watching a home video from the Summer of 2008, which is depicted in the above photo collage. This was the heaviest period of my life – I believe that I weighed in excess of 270 lbs. Continue reading

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The New York City soda ban was not without merit

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First of all, let’s get something straight.  The New York City ban on the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces, at face value, was absolutely ridiculous.  The act of banning people from purchasing a giant sugary beverage is just plain foolish….laughable in fact. But when you examine things from a different angle, I believe this was a brilliant move by Mayor Bloomberg.  Allow me to explain why…. Continue reading

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Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting once and for all

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“I’m going on a diet.” Have you ever uttered these words? If so, what did you mean by “going”? Did you plan on returning? I’m sure you didn’t. The sad fact, however, is that diets are prone to fail and a round trip voyage is practically guaranteed. Based on the numbers, 90% of people who lose weight will gain it all back….sometimes even more!

Diets can be much like a rubber band.  You can stretch yourself to accomplish just about anything, but often times the rubber band will snap back to its original shape!  Many people spend their lives stretching the rubber band back and forth repeatedly, which is otherwise known as yo-yo dieting.  

A better approach to losing weight is to skip the diet concept altogether and instead make a lifestyle change. The idea behind changing your lifestyle is that the modifications you implement will be long-term and the effects will be permanent. In other words, imagine stretching the rubber band and then applying it to a hook….never to snap back and return to its original shape. Sounds easy, right? I’m kidding, obviously, but I do have some advice to share which may help out. Continue reading

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New LARABAR Flavors (Contest)

The good people at LARABAR were kind enough to send me a box of bars with all of their new “uber” flavors!  I would like to take this opportunity to profile my favorite uber bar and announce a CONTEST giveaway for the month of February! Continue reading

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