The Will Power Muscle

Dan ArielyI have recently been reading an interesting book by Dan Ariely entitled The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.  The book is not about weight loss per se.  It’s an investigation into the complex human mechanisms that lead to dishonesty.  It turns out we are all dishonest to some degree or another.   Continue reading

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

source:  skinnytaste.com

source: skinnytaste.com

The beauty of this recipe comes in the feta cheese.  What I love about feta is that a very small amount adds a lot of flavor without adding a lot of calories or fat.  This recipe is very low in carbs as well.  It’s a protein packed salad with Mediterranean flavors – quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon combined makes a healthy salad with fresh clean ingredients.

Servings: 6 • Size: 1 generous cup Calories: 145.5 Fat: 8 g • Carb: 15.5  g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Protein: 4.3 g • Sugar: 0 g

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The Root of Will

imagesEver since I wrote the book and started this blog I have had a number of people engage me in conversations about weight loss. People typically have very strong and  passionate opinions about weight loss (sometimes the opinions are even correct).  They will discuss with me their plans, goals, and commitments.  Unfortunately, in spite of their good intentions, most suffer the same fate.  Their enthusiasm leads to new work out programs or diet commitments that usually sputter out after a few weeks.  They then come back to me at a later time with a new commitment that will likely follow the same pattern.

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