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
How are you 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
Many people don't have a good understanding of the differences between healthy food and junk food. They assume healthy food is better, but also more expensive. Is this really the case? Let's take a closer look. Let's examine the breakdown of calories first. Calories are a unit of measurement for energy. You may have heard that 1 calorie is is … Continue reading Healthy Food vs. Junk Food: Understanding True Differences Between Ingredients and Prices
How do you optimize your gut health? 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 gut health called Good Belly Bad Belly by Brad Pilon. In his … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Gut Health: My Review of Good Belly Bad Belly
What are some simple, daily habits that will improve your health? 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 out of your diet because that’s not simple. I’m also not going to suggest … Continue reading 10 Daily Health Habits that Don’t Require Willpower
What is the future of 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 quickly … Continue reading Online “Concierge” Doctors: Is This the Future of Health Care?
I read a really interesting article about how Tom Brady uses nutrition, training, and a healthy lifestyle to “age backwards.” After reading this article, I did learn why Tom Brady seems to get better with age. In short, he follows a diet, training program, and lifestyle designed to improve performance and health at the same time. Diet: … Continue reading How Tom Brady Uses Diet, Training, and a Healthy Lifestyle to Get Better with Age
How do you stay focused on your diet? There have only been two times in my life when I have stayed focused on my diet. The first was in 2009. It was the first time I decided I was going to lose weight. I wasn’t happy with what I saw in the mirror and one night, I … Continue reading How to Stay Focused on Your Diet