New Year, OLD You? Why the concept of turning over a new leaf might be detrimental to you.
Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.
Think winter veggies have to be boring? You're wrong. Keep reading to be pleasantly surprised.
Jackie's goals at Iron Lion were simple walking in the door: learn to do what you love doing while decreasing the rate of injury.
"I have definitely achieved those goals!" -Jackie Battista
Dietitians against dieting? Its not as weird as you think. Read on to find out why.
Say hi to Fred, an Assistant Principal who likes everything from travel to karaoke to theatre. Not to mention taking his training program to school every month!
Want to give thanks without feeling like your nutrition tanked? Read on for some healthier alternatives to some old Thanksgiving favorites.
Dealing with emotional eating is often difficult, but not impossible. Learn how to take it on in this week's Wellness Wednesday post.
Long time denizen, Mary Nash, shares her journey to the Den.
What do you do when the scale gets stuck and you stop losing weight? Why you break through it like a champ, of course. Read on to find out how.
Mindful eating has recently been touted as the best way to avoid overeating. In theory, this sounds like a wonderful idea. What better than creating a mindful and spiritual way to be more in touch with your food and appetite? However, in order to fully practice the methodical and focused eating prescribed by this methodology, you need to have something that is all too precious to most of us: time. So what do we do when we have 15 minutes to cram food in our faces or have to eat while completing an email and are therefore distracted? Well, if you feel like you need a “hack” for the times where you are absolutely pressed for time or cannot be focused, we’ve got you covered. See below for some quick and easy hacks to keep your portions and total consumption to a normal level, even in times of stress and haste.
- Avoid A See-Food Diet
Office workers who kept candy in clear dishes on their desks dipped in for a sample 71 percent more often than those who kept their candy out of sight.
2. Hands off The Breadsticks At Client Lunches
Five minutes after eating at an Italian restaurant, 31% of people surveyed had no idea how many bread sticks they had eaten. If you think it might be a problem for you, have them removed from the table. This goes for chips and salsa, too!
3. Divide the Plate Before You Eat
If you’re tempted to stock up on comfort foods when you’re stressing out, pre portion your plate (or buffet to-go container) with 50% fruits and veggies and fill the remaining half with two parts protein and one part starch. This way, you have no choice but to eat in a balanced fashion.
4. Pre-Portion tempting Treats
Portion junk foods and other treats into single servings before you start eating and put the rest away. Feel like that won’t help? Avoid junk until you are feeling more in control.
5. Make Healthy foods More Accessible
Feel like you need a mindless munch? Keep desk snacks healthy, like fresh fruits and veggies. Serving salads and other healthy foods family style in large portions also encourages their intake over other, more calorie dense foods.
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Be fearless in the pursuit of what makes you happy. "Kitty" Kat is one of the fiercest members in the Den, and the furthest thing from a kitten.
"No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you'll always lose out to a team." - Reid Hoffman
Feel like your intestinal transit is always stuck in the slow lane? It doesn't have to stay there. This Wednesday we cover an unpleasant topic of conversation and figure out how to keep a colon healthy.
If the never-ending benefit of time management is the ability to prioritize, then taking initiative is the resilience of our time.
Last week I spoke about the importance of why we should never stop learning. Time management is an ever giving skill that allows us to adapt to the turbulence of life. As straightforward as it seems, I truly believe all of us have a skill level here that can be improved upon.
Stress widening your waist line? You aren't alone. Read on for more info.
What happens when you get to your weight loss goal? Read on to find out more about what science is saying drives success in the long run.
Fall into seasonal eating with this week's blog post