Lately, a string of news reports recommend what seems like straightforward advice: leave weight out of health-related conversations
Even after many years of scientific "debunking," many fitness myths have managed to float around gyms and health clubs - myths that hold you back when it comes to building muscle. So, in this episode, I'm going to unlock the top three muscle-building myths that you should avoid.
More kids today are eating highly processed foods and drinks instead of fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. Does the source of the calories matter? I used to think not. I used to think that what we are eating is fine but that we just need to eat less of it. However, I've proved myself wrong.
I may have been overjoyed with how amazing my body looked, but I never felt as though I was "living."
In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.
We all have that 'last' bit of stubborn fat that just won't respond to dieting. Almost daily I get a question along the lines of "Help! I don't need to lose any more weight, but I've got this (belly/thigh/butt/arm/back) fat that just won't budge!"
Some health and fitness professionals have made a compelling case for ignoring the scale, saying that measuring one's percentage of body fat is the most accurate way to track one's fitness level.
When I have moments of doubt, I remember the three little faces turned toward me as if I am their sun and I ask myself, "How will my words and my facial expressions affect them?"