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Souper Easy, Healthy, Comforting Soup Recipes

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly interrupted the habits that once comprised our daily routines. This holds especially true when it comes to our eating habits. Most of us are regularly eating at home, which should, in theory, be a good thing. Problem is, during stressful times, we tend to lean towards the more traditional “comfort” […]

Why Drinking Coffee Every Day Is a Good Thing

While often labeled as a “bad” habit, drinking coffee is one of the most common daily rituals among people across the globe. I’ve personally been an avid coffee drinker for decades. I typically start most days with 1-2 cups of freshly ground French pressed coffee. Occassionally, I even enjoy an additional semi-sweetened decaffeinated cup of […]

Is the Ketogenic Diet Worth Trying?

As more people look to reverse quarantine weight gain, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about going keto. Going “keto” essentially means adopting what’s now known as the “ketogenic” diet. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health, you’ve likely heard of the keto diet. You’ve probably also heard some amazing stories where […]

Lessons Learned from an Unexpected Diagnosis

A couple of months ago, I broke away from frequently blogging and posting on my social media channels. It wasn’t something I’d planned to do. It’s just something I’ve grown accustomed to doing since having taken a nearly 5-month digital sabbatical back in 2019. With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and uncertain path back to normalcy, […]

Nine Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing

Some exercise is better than none. There’s no doubt about that. Regardless of your preferred method, there are certain exercises that should definitely be part of your workout routine. These include multi-joint, multi-muscle exercises that mimic everyday movements like pushing, pulling, bending, and even the sheer act of walking. 

Get Fit at Home Without Working Out

Many people don’t like gyms. Honestly, after years and years of being an unapologetic gym rat, I’ve personally crossed over to a point that over 80% of my workouts are performed either outdoors or at home using my own personal exercise equipment (free weights, an elliptical trainer, and a stationary bicycle).

5 Reasons to Enjoy a Piece of Chocolate Today

Chocolate is one of the most popular and sought after indulgences worldwide. In addition to being a valuable source of essential micronutrients like iron and magnesium, chocolate contains powerful all-natural chemicals that prevent disease and promote overall good health. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t feel an ounce of guilt when treating yourself to […]

The Truth about Dietary Cholesterol

Whenever I post pictures of meats, eggs or cheese, there is almost always at least one question or comment about the high cholesterol content of these foods. That’s probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of these foods. Indeed, such foods have long been viewed as dietary bogeymen of sorts, […]

Nutrition and Weight Loss: Debunking the Myths

These days, it seems like there’s always some new “magic bullet” or weight loss secret everybody’s talking about. This holds especially true when it comes to food and nutrition practices. Whether be it diets involving severe calorie restriction, very low-carbohydrate eating or excessive detoxing and cleansing, just about everything has in some way been endorsed […]

Nutritional Considerations When Eating Vegan

I’m often asked my opinion on vegan diets. Honestly, I’m all for them, especially for reasons related to environmental welfare, animal rights, religion and/or chronic disease prevention. In fact, those of you who either know or follow me are likely aware that I spent several years following a fully vegan diet.

Good Versus Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

Health enthusiasts and weight loss seekers have a tendency to shun fatty foods due to their relatively high calorie counts. This is one of the reasons why “fat-free” foods are such a hot commodity in the health food industry and weight loss market. But contrary to popular belief, in spite of the relatively high calorie content […]

The Truth About Abdominal Workouts

A lot of exercise and weight loss enthusiasts are downright obsessed with abdominal (ab) workouts. Interestingly, over the years, I’ve found that a large chunk of these folks are quite misinformed about abdominal muscles. And, equally misinformed about how best to work them.

Five Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

With all the freshly baked cookies, cakes and pies, eggnog, apple cider, and other delectable foods and drinks surrounding you during the holiday season it’s probably not the best time to start a structured weight loss regimen. But, there’s no reason why you have to pack on extra pounds.