What your weight is costing you

costofobesityThe news media shocks us on a daily basis with graphic images of war and violence across the globe.  We see gruesome vidoes of mangled cityscapes and mourners in anguish.  The fear of terrorism grips the globe and the cost of war weighs heavy on international treasuries.  The cost of fighting terrorist and waging war has a ripple effect that spreads to the citizens of every country across the globe.  Every dollar spent on weapons is a dollar taken away from medicine for the sick and food for the hungry.  Every destroyed city block requires rebuilding that takes away resources for constructive pursuits.   You know about these costs, but did you know that the costs of obesity are nearly as great?

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What’s in your supplements?

snake-oilIt all started back in the early 1990s.  Actually, it probably started long before that.  It probably started the first time someone decided to sell a substance on the claim that it improved health.  Fast forward a few millenia with some advances in chemistry and much better marketing techniques and you get the multibillion dollar nutritional supplement industry. Continue reading

Butternut Squash and Barley Salad

KRsM9QwLast’s weeks post (Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken) was so popular that I figured I’d post another one of my wife’s favorite recipes.  This one I really love when she makes. The egg is optional.  If you want to ratchet up the protein add more scrambled or hard boiled egg whites.   Continue reading

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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This is a super easy, crazy yummy, and very healthy recipe that utilizes the slow cooker which is far from a crock (see what I did there).   Continue reading

The Secret of Green Coffee Bean Extract

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There’s been a new craze sweeping the weight loss world of late.   It has all the makings of a huge hit.  It has been seen on the shelves at Starbucks and it’s all over the internet. Drum roll please…  The latest in the train of weight loss miracle pills is green coffee bean exctract.  It has a nice ring to it.  The word green is always popular with its associations with all things pure and natural.  It comes from coffee – a known antioxidant and drug of choice for most of us.  So green coffee been extract has all the makings of a winner.  It was even featured on The Dr. Oz Show  Continue reading

In Response to the Voice

the voice in your head is a liar

You know that voice in your head, the annoying one, that stands in the way of all your successes.  It’s the one that tells you all the reasons you can’t, won’t, or shouldn’t.  We all have it so I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.  I’ve been thinking a lot about this voice recently and have noticed some important things.   The voice does not work by overpowering you.  Its success comes from its endless needling at you until you give in without even realizing you have succumbed.   It’s small but relentless.  It never fatigues.  This is the voice that is preventing you from succesffully losing weight.  But you already knew that, its your voice after all.

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