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In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan wrote In Defense of Food to encourage people to eat more natural foods, home cooked, out of ingredients they know. On one hand I agree completely with this message. On the other hand, I disagree with some of the commentary he provides along the way.
Eat This Not That
Eat This, Not That is a highly graphic, simply laid out guide to every popular restaurant as well as most grocery aisles. With easy to see photos you get an easy to understand summary of what to avoid and what to go towards in order to eat healthily.
Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer
The Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer keeps track of up to 42 days of activity - on an hour by hour basis! Connect it to your PC and get a great running total of your walking exercise. I love this thing!
Amazon Kindle Book Reader
The most powerful force you have in your quest to lose weight and be healthy is information. The more you know about how to eat healthy, how to exercise properly and how to be stress-free, the more likely you are to achieve your goals. This is where the Amazon Kindle book reader comes in.
Extra Cheddar 100 Calorie Right Bites
The 100 calorie snack packs are becoming very popular. And for a good reason! They help you learn portion control while eating things you enjoy. The Cheez-It Extra Cheddar Party Mix gives you a collection of snacky things that are tasty but within reason.
Fat Track II Body Fat Caliper
Back in the old days before they had scales and hand-held devices to measure your body fat percentage, you actually had to "pinch your skin" to figure out your body fat. Maybe you remember this from grade school? You can still do that if you want to! Here is a digital caliper, the Fat Track II.
High Calorie Desserts
Looking to know what desserts to absolutely avoid if you want to stay healthy? Remember, a mere 3,500 extra calories adds a pound to your hips - and it takes 35 miles of walking to burn it off again!
Cushing's syndrome - Slow Metabolism
Cushing's syndrome was first discovered by Harvey Cushing. In this situation, your body is damaged by an overload of cortisol. This can cause diabetes, high blood pressure and slow metabolism.
Hypothyroidism - Slow Metabolism
Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid does not release enough hormones. This can cause you to have a slow metabolism - and to not lose weight properly.
Slow Metabolism Tips
Your doctor recommends that you lose weight. You have dieted, you have exercised, and the weight just is not coming off. Could it be that you have a slow metabolism? Here is more about this condition.
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