nutrition

The Only “Diet” That’s Proven To Work

It’s February already.  Are you still on your new year’s resolution diet?  Probably not, hmm?

Well, good!  Because I’ve just conducted a very scientific experiment on a new diet.  The results are in and I had to share.

See, I’ve had a consistent problem my whole life with food.  Namely, eating everything in sight.

Don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE food.

I just have a slight discipline problem:  I can’t say no to certain foods.

Do you have the same problem?

For me, the temptations generally come in pink boxes (aka donuts) or all things circular. Think cookies.

So, here’s what happened, and how I discovered the only “diet” that works.

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Four Simple Tests That Could Save Your Life

Have you ever asked yourself this question:  Who’s in charge of my health?

Whenever I ask this people question,  everyone says their doctor is in charge.

Reeeaaally?  Your doctor?

Not to burst your bubble but…

Why would you put the most important thing in your life in someone else’s hand?

I know you’re going to say you don’t know how your body works.  How in the world can you be in charge of something you know nothing about.

Well, let’s change that.

See, the thing is…

You – YOU! – are the only person who can know your body best.

So I want to give you a little nerd power today. If you’re going to be the boss of your body, you’ve got to know what to look out for.

Here are four simple signs and tests that can prevent you from getting diseases you never want to have, and hopefully save your life.

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The Most Important Drink Of Your Day

Imagine trekking through the hot Sahara desert for hours and hours.  A sweaty camel, a sweatier you.  And then you reach an oasis.

Are you going to take your camel through the local Starbucks drive-thru?

If you do, your camel would throw you off, as he or she should.

That’s how important your first morning drink is.  It’s the first thing your body craves after a figurative night through the desert.

That one thing your body’s craving is water.

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Are You Eating Too Much Sugar?

There’s one question I get asked a LOT:  How much sugar can I have per day?  Or, let me be clear… the kind of person who asks this question is maaaybe eating a lot of sugar, secretly hoping it’s fiiine, and just sort of casually asking, um, is there a limit…?

So, I’ll keep this super simple.

The American Heart Association (translation:  they know what they’re talking about) says that your maximum sugar intake per day should be:

FOR WOMEN = 6 teaspoons = 24 grams of sugar

FOR MEN = 9 teaspoons = 36 grams of sugar

Mmhmm.  Are you wondering how you’re doing with your daily sugar intake?

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