Archive for the Nutrition Category

Highly Processed Foods Can Be Addicting

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Nutrition on February 27, 2015 by mboyle1959

Nice, simple, non-scientific article that does reference a study that shows that processed foods can be addicting. The number one food? Pizza.

Highly Processed Foods Can Be Addicting

Want To Read A Scary ( and informative) Article?

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Random Thoughts with tags on February 24, 2015 by mboyle1959

This article from the Organic Consumers Association has some really interesting and informative stuff that is also a bit scary. Bottom line is that it’s really hard to eat well. You need to keep reading labels and reading articles like this.

Why Does the Dairy Industry Oppose GMO Labels?

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Take 5 Intervals and Call Me in The AM?

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Nutrition, Random Thoughts on February 19, 2015 by mboyle1959

Fitness professionals may be the best medical practitioners in the world. We actually do something to deal with the underlying disease as opposed to treat the symptoms. Doctors have been reduced to simply giving us something that masks our symptoms. A friend once hypothetically compared doctors to mechanics. Imagine bringing your car in for service because the “check engine” light was on and getting handed some duct tape. The mechanic looks you straight in the eye and says “put a piece over the light, you won’t see it anymore”. You’d probably laugh and never go back to that mechanic, right?

Why don’t we laugh when the doctor gives us a statin, or blood pressure medication, or Metformin? Does anyone think that statins actually do anything to deal with why your cholesterol is high? If you do, you’re crazy. They just change the test results. The reason you have high cholesterol is still there? ( PS- lets not even get into the whole cholesterol debate, just think symptom and treatment)

High blood pressure? Take this. It will lower your blood pressure. Again, the drug will change the test result so that it appears more favorable. Does the drug deal with why you have high blood pressure? No, the drug just makes you “ignore the light” until something more serious happens.

To stay with our mechanic analogy, you now back a few weeks later and say “my oil light is on now too”. The mechanic says “no problem, have another piece of tape”. You just keep driving until the car stops working, with all these pieces of tape covering your warning lights. What’s the life analogy for that scenario? Not a pretty picture is it?

I’d love it if someday you went to the doctor to complain and they said. “Here’s a prescription for exercise, take 5 intervals three times a week for six weeks and come back. And also, lose a pound per week while you’re at it. If you come back and you’re not down six pounds and have an attendance note from your trainer I’m going to cancel your health insurance”. Now that would be practicing medicine.

We can dream can’t we?

Hacking Chipotle

Posted in Fat Loss, MBSC News, Nutrition, Training Females with tags , on February 14, 2015 by mboyle1959

I picked up a Chipotle menu that had nutrition info on the back so, I figured I’d share a few fun facts.

  • Get a bowl! The tortilla wrapping for a burrito is 300 cal. Three tacos is 210.
  • Easy on the cheese + sour crème. 2 oz of sour crème is 115 cal, 1 oz of cheese is 100.
  • NO CHIPS. 4 oz of chips is 570 cal.
  • Water or at worst a diet drink. 32 oz of soda is approx. 400 cal

Do the math. If you get a burrito with chips and drink you get 1270 extra calories.

If you get a bowl with no chips and a water you save 1270 calories!

A burrito bowl with:

Brown Rice 200 cal

Carnitas         210 cal

Sour crème 115 cal

Cheese         100 cal

Guac             200 cal

Totals up to 835 cal.

 

Add the flour tortilla, chips and soda and jump to a whopping 2005 cal. Ouch.

Do You Need a Vitamin D Supplement?

Posted in Nutrition with tags on February 2, 2015 by mboyle1959

Do you take Vitamin D? You should. Unless you work outside 52 weeks a year you probably don’t get enough Vit D. I recommend a Vit D supplement to everyone I know. A recent Mercola.com article really sheds some light on this.

According to Dr. Heaney, “the embarrassing secret about the whole field of nutrition is that we don’t have any a priori idea about what normal is; absolutely no idea at all.”

For example, the Institute of Medicine, in approaching most nutrients, simply defines the requirement as the least you can get by on without developing a certain disease. But this may be a far cry from what you need for optimal health, and as a general rule, many nutritional guidelines are insufficiently low.

 

With all this evidence showing we need far more vitamin D than we’re currently getting, why have agencies such as the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) failed to keep up? Why are they still recommending levels that are so far below ideal? According to Dr. Heaney, there are two main reasons for this discrepancy:

They’re looking for disease prevention rather than health promotion, and the endpoints are very different. The US Preventive Services Task Force, for example, is concerned with the prevention of diseases, and their focus is on what you need to do in order to minimize your risk. “The focus of prevention is not inappropriate for an agency that’s concerned with prevention. But that’s not the same thing as promotion of nutrition,” Dr. Heaney says.

 

 

Thoughts On Cholesterol

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition, Uncategorized on January 16, 2015 by mboyle1959

As many of you know I have a general distrust of medical science. I have moderately high cholesterol ( low 200’s) but, have avoided statins for years ( thank god, I was right on that one). Just curious what others think?

7 Factors to Consider If You Are Told Your Cholesterol is Too High

Are You Dieting to Increase Your Weight?

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Uncategorized with tags on October 2, 2014 by mboyle1959

I know, any time I link to a Mercola article the haters come out. Here’s another thought provoking one. We need to be careful with artificial sweeteners. ( and probably anything artificial)

This Popular Sweetener Could Send You Into a Pre Diabetic State in a Few days

Great Simple Weight Loss Advice

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Training Females with tags on September 25, 2014 by mboyle1959

Take a few tips from Cornell researcher and author Brian Wansink

9 Ways to Lose Weight by Rearranging Your Kitchen

A Possible Cause to Celiac Disease

Posted in Guest Authors, MBSC News, Media, Nutrition with tags on September 15, 2014 by mboyle1959

Check out this article from Mercola.com on a potential cause to celiac disease.

Why the Use of Glyphosate in Wheat has Increased Celiac Disease

FYI the research was done at MIT.

FDA Reverses Position on Daily Aspirin

Posted in Guest Authors, Media, Nutrition, Uncategorized on August 9, 2014 by mboyle1959

Crazy how so many things we were told get contradicted? Also funny that the government is always wrong about drugs but worries about unregulated supplements?

Take a look at this recent Mercola.com article.