Healthy Bodies

Healthy Bodies

Question: I’m not a particularly great cook, and I seem to eat a lot of boxed foods. Is this a problem if health is one of my primary goals? Answer: It really depends on the specific foods you’re eating, but it’s definitely advantageous to eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables and…
Question: I usually skip breakfast, but I keep reading how good it is for me. What are the best options for breakfast foods? Answer: Eating breakfast in the morning is a great way to jumpstart your day. It helps boost your metabolism and keeps you focused longer at work. Some say eating…
Question: I keep hearing about the Mediterranean diet. Good, bad or indifferent? Answer: The Mediterranean diet is actually more of a lifestyle, and does incorporate many healthy foods and behaviors. For many years, it has consisted of high levels of activity, low stress and a highly-moderated earthy and nutritious diet. Living in…
Question: I hear so many conflicting reports when it comes to high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Is it really as bad as some people say it is? Answer: Let's be clear — HFCS is not good for you. It certainly doesn't offer any health benefits. But if you've been convinced that…
Question: I have a very simple question. In your opinion, what's the one BEST diet? Answer: That's an interesting question and one that's harder to answer than you might realize. Put it this way — I think the optimal "diet" is one that accomplishes these three goals: It gets you…
Question: Is it beneficial to get my body fat percentage checked and, if so, what method provides the best result? Answer: Whether or not you get your body fat checked depends on how meticulous you are when it comes to your own health and wellness. Some people are perfectly content…
Question: I'm looking to learn a bit more about nutrition, but with so many books on the store shelves, how do I know which one is the right one? Answer: Good question! It's hard to sort through all the clutter as you peruse the book store shelves, but there are…
Question:I have a simple question for you — how many calories does one need to eat to lose weight? Answer: That does sound like a simple question, and I could give you a simple answer, but it might not be all that accurate. It would be easy to say that…
Question: Do you have any thoughts on some of the new functional training equipment on the market — things like TRX bands for example? Answer: Generally speaking, I'm a fan of TRX bands and other pieces of functional training equipment. Things like TRX, the ViPR and the Rip-Core FX are…
Question: It seems that more and more people are taking fish oil these days. Is this something you recommend? Answer: You're absolutely right — fish oil is becoming very popular, and for good reason. There are a number of health benefits associated with this supplement and, if experts had to…
Question: A friend of mine has been following a gluten-free diet, and is losing weight and feeling more energetic than she has in awhile. That said, she is not gluten intolerant and doesn't have celiac disease. Is this diet recommended for weight loss and general health? Answer: This diet is…
Question: Answer: Good question, and one that used to come up pretty frequently when high-protein diets were all the rage. There are essentially two different scenarios that we need to address here. The first one involves those with a pre-existing kidney condition. In this instance, following a high-protein diet, and…
Question: I keep hearing about the benefits of HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Can you tell me specifically what it is and the benefits of doing it? Answer: High-intensity interval training is a fantastic way to work out, and it offers many of the same advantages of more traditional training programs…
Our society is continuously struggling with choosing diet plans that work. You might hear co-workers or friends talking about the various diet plans that they have attempted and most likely failed. One of our biggest discrepancies with choosing the correct diet is because of the skewed marketing that we see…
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