Category: Food

Holiday Weight Gain? Here’s Why it’s Not a Big Deal

You're starting to make some decent headway, then - BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. They come at you like a rapid-fire three-punch combo: • Thanksgiving • Christmas • New Year The scale confirms your worst fears - your bodyweight is back to what it was a month ago! All that hard-won progress annihilated in just a few days of [...]

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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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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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The One Thing You Really Need to Know About Protein Powder

If you're serious about losing weight and getting in shape, you'll be consuming a protein supplement on a regular basis. It really is that simple. We go into the detail here but, in a nutshell, protein does three awesome things: 1. It boosts your metabolic rate 2. It makes you feel fuller for longer 3. It helps preserve/promote muscle mass  [...]

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The World’s Best Bulgogi Recipe

I just knew I'd love bulgogi even before I found out what the ingredients were or where it was from. That one photograph (used above) pretty much had me salivating like Homer Simpson at an all-you-can-eat buffet. I mean, what's not to like? It's from Korea (home of that simply awesome dish, bibimbap), contains prime beef, vegetables [...]

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The Lazy Way to Make Awesome Hungarian Goulash

Now, I've eaten authentic goulash made by a Hungarian friend and it was just incredible. The only thing was, it took her a whole bunch of time to make - not the thing you need when you're hungry right now. Fortunately, that's where this fast-track, instant-download, want-it-now goulash recipe comes into its own. This sucker contains only four ingredients, [...]

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5 Nutrition Myths that Refuse to Die

Neo and Agent Smith, Superman and Lex Luthor, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. We just love the idea of the hero and the archenemy. I mean, it keeps things clear cut and easy to understand, right? Bad guys wear black hats, good guys wear white hats. And while that may work just fine in Hollywood, the idea of demonizing some [...]

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Insanely Easy Nikujaga Recipe (Meat & Potatoes – Japanese style)

Now, most folks think that Japanese food is all about white rice, seaweed, and raw fish. But fortunately, beef and potatoes are a big deal here, too. I mean, just take a look at our town mascot, Jagata-kun (little, fat potato boy)... (We also get a ton of snow around here which explains why little, fat potato boy [...]

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