Articles Tagged: health goals

Three Tips for Getting Back on the Horse

Falling off track is understandable–it happens to the best of us. The truth is, being 100% perfect at all times isn’t a reasonable expectation.

We’re all human, and to expect yourself to never slip up is an exercise in futility.

So the question becomes not how you can avoid ever giving in to temptation, but how you can get back on track as quickly as possible and minimize the damage of said slip.

The truth is, a mistake in your nutrition or training made in isolation has almost no impact whatsoever on your long term results.

On the other hand, allowing a momentary lapse of motivation to become a whole day, week or month’s worth of poor decision making can absolutely undo a great amount of hard work.

Let’s take a look at some tried-and-true tips for ending the downward spiral before it starts. Continue Reading Three Tips for Getting Back on the Horse »

Vindicating Gluten

Ah, gluten, you old devil, you. You would be hard-pressed to find a more widely-hated, less understood food substance in this day and age. Blamed for everything from headaches, to abnormal weight loss/gain, to constipation/diarrhea, to menstrual irregularity, to leaky gut/bowel inflammation, to anemia… and basically everything including cancer and the deaths of kittens (ok, maybe not), gluten has really gotten a bad rap in the past several years, probably very much in part due to the publishing of the book Wheat Belly by Dr. William Davis, the landmark study on Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) by Dr. Peter Gibson, and the explosion of social media in the past decade that has given an unprecedented voice to people who otherwise would have no credibility with which to garner attention towards themselves.

This begs the question… is there any evidence to give credence to these claims, or is this simply another example of baseless fear-mongering by the orthorexically-minded subset of the health industry? Continue Reading Vindicating Gluten »

Worth Bootcamp Clients Discuss 4 Tips for New Years Resolution Success

Every year, thousands of Worth residents make some sort of promise to themselves regarding improved efforts in the realm of self-improvement. Every year, the vast majority of these people fail to fulfill their promises to themselves—not necessarily because they’re lazy (although that can play a major factor!)—but because they set themselves up for failure from the get-go. Ironically, this is usually due to over-ambition and an unrealistic expectation of what one is capable of achieving.

Don’t get me wrong—anyone can achieve ANYTHING that they absolutely, obsessively set their mind to. The bottleneck isn’t in the innate ability of the person, but in their present state of mind and the cold fact that most people don’t truly WANT the things they claim to want as badly as they claim to want them. Thus, once the novelty and hype of the resolution wears off, it becomes an annoying obligation that most are quick to drop in favor for the habits they were attempting to eliminate. Continue Reading Worth Bootcamp Clients Discuss 4 Tips for New Years Resolution Success »

Ben’s 4th of July Survival Guide, Pt. 2

Here are a couple of recipes you can use in place of unhealthier options for your 4th of July barbecue.  Try them out and let me know how you liked them!

Cottage Cheese Vegetable Dip

Someone always brings vegetables with health-minded intentions, but the vegetable assortment usually includes fat-filled ranch dip which negates the benefits of the vegetables (even fat-free dressing is usually high in sugar). Instead, spend a little bit of time making this cottage cheese-based dip that is high in protein, very low in sugar and completely fat-free.