For most, it happens in the late afternoon, usually between lunch and 6ish: that feeling of sluggish, low-energy brain-deadness that makes you want to call it quits for the day. Since that’s generally not an option, you reach for the next solution: the caffeine pick-me-up. Whether it’s coffee or tea or a yerba mate, many of us are in the habit of using caffeine to prop ourselves up during the draggiest part of the day. Of course, some of us—and you know who you are—go one step further and combine refined sugar and caffeine. Nothing like a Frappucino® and double fudge mini-donut to shake things up. It’s a slippery slope. Read more
Why is it that advice on healthy eating usually seems to center on what not to put in our mouths? With the endless ways we’re taught to limit calorie intakes and watch out for “bad” fat and carbohydrates, it’s almost easy to forget that there’s a whole world of foods out there that don’t threaten to give you heart disease, diabetes, or an expanded waistline. Read more
Summer is really upon us early this year which means Pride weekends, pool parties, lake vacations, long weekends, and lots of alcohol. The gay’s can drink pretty well all year round, but Summer time is really alcohol time. Ah, the good life. But with shirts off, where are you going to hide the burgers and beer? You wouldn’t think of telling your buddies that you’re passing up the booze to watch your weight because, let’s be honest, you were shirtless all White Party Weekend and that didn’t phase you. How do you keep the six-pack, while still having fun? Balance. You need to make conscious choices to keep your days healthy. I would not recommend going cold turkey (I’m not some monster). We just can’t go balls-out like we did in our 20′s – and who wants to? Read more
When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to be a grown-up. Now that I’m a grown-up I’d much prefer to shuck some responsibilities and stress and just be a kid again. Stress is one of the ways we age quickly. People in high-stress jobs or situations tend to look older than they are. Bad habits can also contribute greatly to the aging process. But did you know that we have the power to turn back time? (don’t you just love a good Cher song?) It’s true, there are just 4 key areas of our life that, if properly attended to on a daily basis, we can turn back the signs of aging 20 years! Read more
There are many protein shakes and meal replacements that are less expensive than Shakeology, but none of them have as many quality superfoods as Shakeology does. Usually the “you get what you pay for” logic rings true, and the shake biz is definitely a case where it applies! Read more
At some point in your hooked-in, hard-core Beachbody® experience, or even if you’re just getting started, this thought may cross your mind: Wish I could get results even faster.
Well, now you can. Here’s a list of dynamic foods that bring a lot to the table. Not only do they fit within a healthy nutrition plan, they’re capable of sending your lazy taste buds a nice wake-up call. Read more