I was one of those people who thought meditation was crazy. You want me to sit, with my eyes closed, in silence and think about NOTHING? How could that possibly be a beneficial use of my time?
“Are you vegan?” It’s a question we get asked A LOT. How I answer it depends on how much of a conversation I want to have. I use “vegan” with wait staff at restaurants because it’s an easy shorthand. But it’s not nearly the whole story.
Sulforaphane is an amazing compound. It reduces CRP levels in smokers, protects against cartilage damage, slows osteoarthritis, kills breast and prostate cancer cells, reduces oxidative stress and has been shown to help with autism. That’s a lot of goodness from a plant compound.
But after learning what we do and reading the first chapter of the book he said, “You MUST come to the conference tomorrow!” I replied, “We wanted to, but it’s sold out.” He replied, “Come anyway. We will find you a seat.”
But now you have to go out of town – business, pleasure, family (is that business or pleasure?). It doesn’t matter. The reality is the same – it’s hard to eat well when you are out of your zone.
Our taste buds respond positively to the taste of sweet from the moment we are born. And for good reason, sweetness indicates calories and calories are what keep us alive.
Exercising but not losing weight? You might be stuck in one of these four common workout pitfalls.
You might have just eaten an entire Thanksgiving dinner. You are stuffed to the gills. But when the pie comes out, you suddenly have room to try three of them. What gives?
Eating out can be a challenge when you want to eat the Whole Food Muscle Way. Most menus have nothing on them, except maybe a salad, that isn’t slathered in animal products and oil.
You might have thought I was going to talk about going to the gym and pumping iron or maybe how you get wrinkles out of clothing or even iron ore. But those are different types of iron deficiency than we are addressing today.
The world of dieting seems to be filled with rules and regulations. Eat this. Not that. This is good for you. This is bad for you. This counts. This doesn’t. Willpower is a must. Failure is always lurking. Everywhere you look there are things you can succeed or fail at. Judgment abounds.
There are a couple of supplements that you will want to take depending on your situation. But for the most part, they are useless or even dangerous.
“I had a stressful day so I deserve…”
“I lost a few pounds so it’s okay if I have…”
“I exercise so I can eat whatever I want.”
“I gained a few pounds and I’m disheartened so…”
Humans have an incredible power to see only what they want to see and deny any information to the contrary. If all else fails, justify, justify, justify.
Now that we are on the other side of the holidays, we are starting to see the posts about how much weight people gained. It’s a little scary (For the record, we did not gain any weight and we did not feel deprived). It also means that people (hopefully you) are more open to hearing about how to make better choices going forward.
Dr Robyn is a former competitive volleyball player turned psychologist with continuing education in nutrition. Russ is a former competitive bodybuilder and trainer on the Mr. Olympia Tour. They are the co-founders of Whole Food Muscle and the authors of How to Feed a Human The Whole Food Muscle Way. To work with them one on one to improve your health and fitness or to have them speak at your event or organization email them at Health@RnRJourney.com.