Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Do You Use Protein Supplements?

I am a strong believer in Protein Supplements when it comes to both running, lifting, and workouts of any type that deplete or tear up my muscles.  In the research I have done over the years I have come to the personal conclusion that Protein Supplements are for more than just getting big muscles and make the use of them a regular part of my routine.

I have used plenty of different brands and kinds of Protein Supplements over the years, some that I have liked, and some that were so disgusting that I took them back were I bought them and demanded my money back.  I was using a brand that I have been very happy with lately, when I was contacted on behalf of BSN Suppliments with an opportunity to try their SYNTHA-6™ Product.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Controversial Shot For Weight Loss: Miracle or Hype? The HCG Diet

On today's show Dr. Oz investigates the truth behind HCG – a weight loss plan that combines the use of a hormone found only in pregnant women and a severely restricted diet.  Dr. Sherri Emma, dieters Michelle (Parsippany, NJ), Kimberly (El Cajon, CA) and Nichole (Clearfield, UT), HCG dieters Mary Jo (Holmdel, NJ), Lisa (Rumson, NJ), Nina, Dr. Gary Arbuckle, Dr. Caroline Apovian, obesity researcher, Keri Gans, nutritionist and dangerous supplements researcher Dr. Pieter Cohen, Dr. Sanjeev Patel weigh in the pros and cons of this controversial diet.

More than a million women walk around with an undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm. Could you be one of them? With Assistant of the Day Debbie (Brooklyn, NY) and Rena Law of Lifeline Screenings, Dr. Oz reveals what you can do today to prevent this ticking time bomb in your torso. You’ve heard these health rules before but are they really valid?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fit People Know Monday is Never Coming

Narcotics are the scourge of the poverty class.  Alcohol is a killer of the working class.  Self-delusion is the addiction of the middle class.  While fat people delude themselves into believing they can continue starting over on Monday and eventually succeed, critical thinkers recognize this common psychological trap.  The core belief is, “I can eat the same and get different results.”

Fit people force themselves to grow up emotionally and take control of their minds and bodies.  A fat person on a diet who is only semi-committed to success is no different than a school kid who refuses to concentrate on his or her homework, or a child who goes kicking and screaming at the first sign of having to exert self-control.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How to Tell a Friend, “You Need to Lose Weight”

A few days ago I wrote about a question I asked of the individuals from the second episode of Heavy on A&E.  The Livestream Q&A took place following the second episode on January 24th.

The question I asked was "What do you feel is the best way for friends or family to approach someone that is extremely obese concerning their health so they do not feel attacked, but rather understand it is out of love and care for them?"  If you would like to see how they answered that question you can visit my previous post called A&E's Heavy Q&A - My Question Answered.

Imagine my surprise when just about a week ago I was pitched the following article from Structure House.  I am not sure that I completely agree with their Refer-A-Friend online tool, but they share some good thoughts and tips and are trying to attack something that I obviously think is an important issue that needs dealt with.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A&E's Heavy Q&A - My Question Answered

A few weeks ago following the second episode of Heavy on A&E, Rickywayne McCartney and Jessica Murphy appeared live with expert trainers Britny Fowler and David Richardson and the series Executive Producer Jonathan Nowzaradan.

This was a live streaming video Q&A session that I was lucky enough to be asked to submit a question for.  It didn't take me long to come up with a question as it was something that I had wondered about for some time.  I was pleasantly surprised how they reacted to my question.

"What do you feel is the best way for friends or family to approach someone that is extremely obese concerning their health so they do not feel attacked, but rather understand it is out of love and care for them?"