Are there any fast food choices that are healthy? That depends on how you define “healthy.” I like to think of healthier foods as foods that are relatively low in calories, but contain plenty of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) per calorie. I wouldn’t expect to obtain a ton of micronutrients from fast food, but as … Continue reading 4 Macro-Friendly Fast Food Choices Under 400 Calories
What are some sleep hacks and tips? The last couple of weeks I’ve slept like shit. My Fitbit sleep stats were terrible. I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night and then staying awake for a couple of hours. After thinking about ways to improve this, I came up with a little hack … Continue reading Sleep Hack: Put Your Phone Out of Arm’s Reach at Night
Why don't some people like to drink alcohol? What is it about the effects of alcohol that they don't like? I pose this question not as a "what is wrong with teetotallers" but as a genuine interest in what people who don't like to drink find unappealing about alcohols effects. I enjoy the effects of … Continue reading Why I Don’t Drink Much These Days
How am I supposed to lose weight when the best part of life is food? This question resonates with me because I REALLY love food. In fact, I only want to go out and do social things when they involve food. “Hang out” for three hours? Nah, I’ll pass. Three-hour dinner at a great restaurant? … Continue reading The Food Lover’s Guide to Weight Loss
Is there a difference between eating a calorie from fruit and vegetables and a calorie from junk food? Recently you can look up how companies are trying to say that it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you are within your daily limit. Whenever companies that try to make money say something I … Continue reading The Difference Between “Healthy” Calories and “Junk Food” Calories
Is eating healthy more expensive? It really depends on where you are eating. If you’re preparing meals from scratch at home, then eating healthy is not more expensive. In fact, it can be a lot cheaper. I bought two Publix Greenwise 8 oz. top sirloin filets last night for under $10. That’s a fraction of … Continue reading Is Eating Healthy More Expensive?
How do you optimize "gut health"? Have been hearing a lot on how healthy bacteria are important. Is there an optimal strategy for gut health? Is it just about eating yogurt and other foods with healthy bacteria or is there more to it? There is more to it. I just read an excellent book on … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Gut Health: My Review of Good Belly Bad Belly
What is a good, simple daily health habit that has strongly improved your health? E.g.,. a glass of water first thing upon rising. The key words here are simple, daily, and habit. There are many ways to improve your health, but not all of them are practical. I’m not going to suggest cutting all carbs … Continue reading 10 Daily Health Habits that Don’t Require Willpower
What is the future of U.S. health care? I work in the U.S. health insurance industry and over the last decade, I have seen increasing complexity in all aspects of health care. With new technologies, drugs, and regulations constantly emerging, there is a ton of pressure on insurers, providers, and everyone else involved to react … Continue reading Online “Concierge” Doctors: Is This the Future of Health Care?
Why isn't old age affecting Tom Brady like it's affecting Peyton Manning? Is it just because Peyton is 2 years older or just his injury? They're both terrible at running so why's only Peyton's game going down? I read a really interesting article about how Tom Brady uses nutrition, training, and a healthy lifestyle to “age backwards.” … Continue reading How Tom Brady Uses Diet, Training, and a Healthy Lifestyle to Get Better with Age