Chocolate protein powder + hot water = Healthier hot chocolate?

I was working an all-day training session and thus had to pack all my food for the day with me., including my protein powder. The conference center we were at was scare on regular water, but they had hot water. It dawned on me, could I make a hypoglycemic-friendly version of hot chocolate by mixing my Optimum…

Infographic shows the correlation between alcohol and weight gain

If you are struggling to shed pounds or keep a healthy weight, it may well be your alcohol consumption. Most people don’t think to factor alcohol into their daily caloric intake and, if they do, they miscalculate it (“It’s only 50 calories!” Yeah but that’s pure fat and what are you mixing with it?) Anyway, here’s…

Another reason to not drink pop/soda: It ages you as much as smoking does

If you’re hypoglycemic, you SHOULD NOT be drinking soda. It’s probably the worst thing you can do when you’re trying to regular your blood sugar. If you need some extra motivation, check out the quote and article below. “In the study, a daily 20-ounce soda was associated with an extra 4.6 years of aging—the same…

What balances and centers you?

  A couple of years ago, I took a yoga class from the self-proclaimed “least flexible yoga instructor ever,” which gave me comfort since the friend I took it with might as well be Gumby. During balance moves, the instructor (who also admittedly struggled with balance) told us the trick was to focus on some…

When a free lunch/dinner ceases to be an incentive

  One of the things I’ve noticed after becoming much more aware of my eating is that someone offering to buy me lunch or dinner has ceased to be an incentive. I’m not talking about  someone deciding to pick up my check when we are already out; what I’m talking about is those “why don’t I…