Eating out is deeply ingrained in our society. I think it would be very very hard to say to yourself, “I will never eat out, because it’s just not as healthy!” Now it is totally true that you can make less fat and healthier meals at home but…eating out is the society we live in today.read more
There is no silver bullet. There is no ONE thing we can do to be successful. But rather it is the confluence of a thousand “little things that shape our destiny.read more
The word kinda strikes fear in all our hearts, right? "That’s it, I’ve gained too much its time to go on a diet!” Sigh…what does that mean to you? To me it means, I’m going to deprive myself of the food I really like to eat for a certain amount of time, and hope I lose some weight and go back to normal in a few weeks. And many people do lose weight on their “diet” don’t get me wrong. BUT is your “diet” teaching you how to eat for a healthy lifestyle? What is going to happen when you are not on your diet anymore?read more
We thought long and hard about what to call ourselves before we came up with health coach. We thought about weight loss coach, but hesitated because on one hand we do not care if you think you are skinny or fat. But we do care about your health!
One of the most important aspects of martial arts training in my opinion is the process of continuous learning. The martial artists of history were the also the scholars of their time. Keeping with the historical role of martial arts, Steve and I would like to share some of the things we have been learning.read more
We all have a story. Few of us started out overweight. Some where in life things just got a bit out of control and we are left trying to figure out what went wrong. Just as we try to find the “Silver bullet” to help us lose weight, we try to find the “What Broke” to make the fat increase.read more
Ever feel like optimum heath is just out of reach? We do have a lot of factors that hinder us. Let's make sure our own body isn't one of them!read more
Why is the subject of eating red meat so controversial? For that matter, why is the question of what is a nutritious diet so controversial?read more
This should be the last blog on the practical side of eating healthy. This is part 2 of the shopping list. This is what I like to have on hand. It’s so much easier when you’ve planned ahead and have a freezer full of meat. We bought a half of a grass fed cow in June and still have lots of ground beef, a roast or two, briskets and lots of soup bones left. The steaks went first…what can I say.read more
This week I thought I’d talk a bit about how I go about making a plan. This comes rather easy for me, so I assume it’s easy for everyone. But I get questions occasionally that make me think maybe it is something that needs to be addressed. Plus meal plans are a part of every “diet” book or site. So rather than giving you simply a list of our meal plans I thought I’d talk a bit about my thought processes in making up our plan.read more
A Well Stocked Pantry Means a Happy Cook!
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I rarely stick with my meal plan. I’ll come home and say I feel like_______ tonight and I’m very happy if I have those ingredients at my fingertips. So what do I keep stocked up on? (These posts are my style of shopping lists.)read more
Do you like my title? I figured it would grab attention. Please go back and reread part 1 to make sense of this because I’m just going to hop into part 2. We are talking about why we don’t really “know” scientifically the best way to eat. Most of the studies are not reported accurately or true scientific studies are not being done.
So here goes:read more
We are inundated with headlines saying that science has now proven this is how we should eat to be healthy. No, no this is what we need to do. Why can’t the “experts” agree? Here’s my limited understanding of why we don’t know the healthiest way to eat. Because it seems like it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out right? We’ve sent men to the moon; we should know this.read more
Looking on the Internet there are hundreds…probably thousands of blogs on how to eat healthy for adults. Not many people tackle how should kids eat to be healthy. But we all know from observation that obesity affects kids as well as adults. Eating is such an emotional and cultural experience, and family bonding time as well; that makes it hard to change.read more
Remember my previous blog “I love to eat”? Now I love to cook! I’ve always enjoyed cookbooks, the ones with pictures especially. I’ll buy a new one and browse through all the pictures and look at the ingredients to see which ones sound like something I’d actually love to eat. I’ve actually got a few that I’ve never tried a recipe out of…should of returned them I guess.read more
The news media has inundated us with nutrition advice from every source imaginable. What am I to do?read more
Well our challenge time is almost over. How has it been going? March 31st measure, weigh, and count your push-ups and let us know your achievements, so we can celebrate with you! I would love to share some of your journey stories on our blog! Write them up or if you don’t want to write, call Rise Martial Arts and ask for Tammy or e-mail us at info@RiseWithMartialArts.com for an interview and I will write up your story for you. Let your success motivate someone else!read more
My favorite healthy living documentaries.read more