Is White Rice Bad For You? (I’m Eating 22lbs in 33 Days to Find Out)

Let's be honest. White rice gets a really bad rap. OK, that's hardly surprising when you take a look at what it contains: • Arsenic (a Group 1 carcinogen) and phytates (anti-nutrients) What it doesn't contain: • Fiber or "any real nutritional value" Let alone what effect it has on your body: • "Unhealthy spikes in blood sugar" Even worse: • It's [...]

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7 Awesome Things About Having a Goal That Scares Me

Exactly 4 months ago, I committed to something that scared the hell out of me. (Keep in mind that I suck at running and hadn't jogged more than a handful of miles in over 6 months) Here's what I said: I'm going to enter the Bekkai marathon in October And what seemed so far away back then is now just 23 days [...]

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Shenanigans! The Biggest Scam in Health & Fitness…

True story: Over the past 30 years, I've wasted thousands of dollars on supplements, programs and who knows what else. I was a regular patsy. Dangle the carrot of easy and spectacular results, and you had my undivided attention. Hit me with an eye-popping before/after transformation shot, and I'd be reaching for my wallet. Come to think of it, I'm still [...]

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A Quick & Easy Way to Keep Weight Off

Between 16th January and 26th August last year, I dropped a whopping 63 lbs. Ending up at a super-lean 179½ lbs. And this morning (exactly one year to the day later), I jumped on the scales... ...and weighed in at a hair under 178 lbs. Now, I'm not tooting my own horn here because this is way more important than just [...]

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Dark Chocolate is Healthy..? Don’t Believe the Hype

OK, I admit it: I’ve been eating dark chocolate pretty much everyday for almost 10 years. Not because of some perceived health benefits or anything like that, I just love eating the stuff. Like when I was on vacation recently, I ordered a dessert from the kids' menu. I mean, how could I resist this? [...]

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Sleep: Is it Really the Key to Easy Weight Loss?

I can't help cringing a little when I read stuff like this: "Sleep more, and body fat will simply melt off!" "Sleep is the most important thing for weight loss!" You've just got to love the Internet, right? Now, don't get me wrong - I like sleeping just as much as the next person. (Especially if the [...]

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Forget James Bond: Here’s How to Protect Yourself Out in the Real World

This is a guest post by Mark E. Hurling, a devoted father and husband with over four decades in law enforcement and security. Knowing how to protect your family and avoid becoming a victim of violent crime is something we all think about. Fortunately for us, Mark has condensed 43 years of experience into these practical and effective personal safety tips. This [...]

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How to Make Awesome New Habits (Without Driving Yourself Nuts)

OK, if you read the article about the habit loop (check it out here), you'll know that making awesome new habits really isn't so hard. After all, we're only talking about three words and three arrows, right? Sure, that sounds almost too simple but here's what it boils down to. So, first off there's some kind of cue, for [...]

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