Habits are everything. They are the reason for some 40% of our actions every day. And at first glance, the cycle seems simple: cue/trigger –> routine/behavior –> reward –> repeat But the power of habits, as the title goes of Charles Duhigg’s marvelous dissection of the topic, is in their application. Once something becomes a habit, […]Read more "How curiosity is the key to breaking bad habits"
As read by you, here are the top 5 most popular posts of 2015. Product review: UCAN Snack Bars (oh, and by the way, be sure to check out UCAN’s new Cinnamon Swirl flavor. It’s incredible. They also use cocoa butter instead of coconut oil to minimize melting.) Does your lower back hurt? This might […]Read more "Top 5 Posts of 2015"
I mentioned in my previous post a new study on diet diversity, which caught my eye. Moderation is a pretty common theme among many dietitians and public health folks. Likewise, you might also hear that a diverse diet is healthiest, one that includes a wide range of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, etc, […]Read more "Is a diverse diet a healthy diet?"
“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” —Seneca A few headlines […]Read more "Weekend Roundup – Women and weightlifting; the Mediterranean Diet; antibiotic use and obesity"
We hear the advice from everywhere. The key to a healthy diet is when we fill at least half our plate with fruits and veggies (see choosemyplate.gov). Or, taking the language of the 2015 report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a healthy and more environmentally-friendly diet is one that’s predominantly plant-based. But, as I’ve written about […]Read more "It’s More Nuanced Than Just “Eat More Fruits and Veggies”"
Last week I sent out a tweet about the mark up that some healthy foods receive. I finished one of my typical lunchtime swim sessions at the Lifetime Fitness pool and needed to grab a quick snack. My next meeting started in 30 minutes and I didn’t have time to go back to the office […]Read more "The Cost of Convenience"
This TED talk by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt is from a couple years ago, but it’s topic and lessons are just as relevant now as they were when she delivered it in 2013. The $60+ billion diet and weight loss industry is booming, appealing to not just adults, but adolescents as well. Such an intense focus […]Read more "Why dieting doesn’t usually work"