One Reason You’re Overweight – High Fructose Corn Syrup

The 1970s brought us things like the skateboard, disco dancing and the beginning of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in just about every type of food production. By the 1980s soda drinks such as the highly recognized Coke products were using HFCS.  I refer to HFCS as your brain’s supplier. Stay with me until the end of this post to explain. Continue reading “One Reason You’re Overweight – High Fructose Corn Syrup”

Ultimate Protein Powder – Whey, and Creatine and Organic Oh My!

The ultimate protein powder you use will be based on your individual needs. I have recently added a protein powder to my food plan, and based on the positive behaviors I’ve seen in myself I’m not sure what the heck took me so long to incorporate this into my diet!  I explain my discovery below.

I have been jogging for about 5 years now. I don’t jog that much in a week, only about 6-9 miles (a week not a day!), but that is enough for me to get my cardio going. By the end of the week I was so tired I didn’t even want to walk up one flight of stairs because my legs didn’t want to cooperate! I was exhausted, literally. Then one day I was having a casual conversation with someone at work about exercise, and he told me a secret about my exhausted muscles.

He said I needed protein to help the muscles recover from the exercise.

Wait, what? How could I have not already thought of something so simple and logical?

And why didn’t my Doctor ever tell me this when I explained how tired I was after a week of jogging only a few miles? Continue reading “Ultimate Protein Powder – Whey, and Creatine and Organic Oh My!”

Food Additives – To Eat or Not to Eat?

Growing up you don’t care or think about what type of food additives you’re eating. All you know is all those things that look pretty and taste yummy are delicious!

Then one day you hear about or read something about additives and how you may want to rethink eating them or at least some of them. Below I have a list of potentially harmful food additives and what countries they’ve been banned in (and not obviously not the United States). Continue reading “Food Additives – To Eat or Not to Eat?”