Protein Shake Recipe Ideas

Protein Shake Smoothie Ideas

Consuming protein powder-based shakes every day can get old pretty quick, can’t it? But more protein is a tried and true strategy to speed up your metabolism, enhance lean mass gains, stabilize your blood sugar, and curb your appetite. As you can see, there are many good reasons to maintain this habit. But it doesn’t[…]

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The Colon Cleanse and Detox Drink: Do They Work? Are They Healthy?

If you’re like most folks, you are probably feeling a little “dirty” after the holidays. And no doubt you’ve seen cleanses all over the place: Total Body Cleanse, Colon Cleanse, Liver Cleanse, Extreme Cleanse, Parasite Cleanse, Alpha Cleanse, etc. And then there are the detox’s: Complete Detox, Liver Detox, Daily Detox, Multi Detox, Detox Multi,[…]

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How to Sell a Diet Plan – What to Do and What Not to Do

There is no excitement in the ideas of balance or moderation. They aren’t sexy or extreme concepts. The results they produce are not dramatically quick. Therefore they are not ideal components of a diet with with strong marketing magnetism. Achieving dietary balance and moderation requires a change in things you can’t see or touch –[…]

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20 Healthy Restaurants in Dallas that Won’t Derail Your Diet

Have you ever gotten stuck in a rut when it comes to restaurant choices? Now if your favorite place is super healthy and you always order something good for you, then that’s actually a great rut to be in. Chances are, however, the place you frequent most is one of the popular joints with no[…]

So It’s a Lifestyle, Not a Diet: What Exactly Does that Mean?

You’ve heard the phrase many times before, and you even agree with it. After all, who hasn’t done a particular diet (or many) in the past with nothing to show for it today? You’ve come to believe the experts’ conclusion that permanent weight loss or fitness requires a healthy lifestyle. But perhaps you have never[…]

5 Reasons Your Knees Hurt, and How to Fix the Pain

Over 200,000 people a month search google for information on knee pain. Needless to to say, it’s a common problem. You may be surprised, however, to learn that the knees are seldom to blame for the discomfort experienced. I’ve outlined 5 of the most common sources of knee pain below, and some ideas to correct[…]

Does Fruit Make You Fat? The Definitive Answer

Many people these days are afraid to eat fruit, for fear of it making them fat. Ironically, the same group of folks will have often have little to no problem indulging in foods like pizza, ice cream, bread, pasta, and potatoes. While I can’t explain these beliefs and behaviors, I will try to quickly explain[…]

10 Secrets to Soaring Self Control

Research shows that self control, or willpower, is an essential tool for success in any long-term endeavor that involves the accumulation and execution of particular habits. Improving one’s health and fitness is no exception. So how can we harness more of it? How can we leverage and grow the willpower necessary to overcome the urges[…]

This Heart Attack Hit Close to Home

  Yesterday I was sitting in my living room working on getting hundreds of CD’s imported onto my computer, so I could leave that now old school space-robbing technology behind. (yes, even CD’s are now old fashioned, lol) After all, we were preparing the house for our first baby (Eden Abigail) and we needed to[…]

Rank Your Life Balance: It’s Likely Affecting Your Health

Over the past 15 years, I’ve worked with numerous clients trying to achieve a better quality of life. One thing I’ve noticed is that when an individual’s life becomes significantly unbalanced, their stress levels quickly rise, and their health is negatively impacted. Giving this idea of “life balance” a lot of thought, I decided on[…]

Texans Kill Themselves, Embarrass Ebola

From November 2013 to November 2014, Ebola claimed the life of only 1 Texas resident: And many of us were appalled at how the health threat was mishandled. Yet … in contrast, over 60,000 Texas residents killed themselves in the same amount of time, 12 months – committing what can easily be labeled “slow suicide.”[…]

11 Chronic Pain Causing Posture Mistakes Made Daily

Pain often gets equated with bouts of physical exertion, but did you realize that most of our pain is caused by our more sedentary activities? We hear a lot about bad posture these days, but most of us don’t realize the severity of the consequences. Muscle imbalances and the resulting abnormal length/tension relationships can really[…]

The Best Protein Powder: Whey, Soy, Casein, Egg, Hemp?

Protein is popular because people want stable blood sugar, less body fat, and more muscle. Indeed, protein can help with all of these goals. But who wants to eat meat and eggs all day long? Apparently, not many people. Hence the rise of protein powders. It’s the number #1 selling sports nutrition supplement of all time,[…]