It's Sunday, which means it is time for my weekly update. This used to be my weekly weigh-in but now I am adding in a few other factors. In addition to weight, I am also measuring body fat % and waist size.
Thanks for checking in! Here are this week's numbers...
Back at the end of May, I posted My Summer Health and Fitness Goals where I talked about how I was adding in both weight training and jogging/running to my routine in an effort to increase my overall health and also aid in my weight loss goals.
I am almost one month into my summer plan, so now is a good time to update you on how things are going. Here is my update...
Be informed! Whether you think this is "acceptable" or not, never assume you know where your food comes from until you actually look into it. I suspect that if we really knew how our food was sourced/processed, we would all eat much differently. The video below highlights one example of this.
What are your feelings about this process? Leave a comment below.
Time for another reader questions post! Today's question is one that I have been getting a lot lately.
A lot of people have been asking me what I eat for dinner within the strict Paleo guidelines. So, today, I am going to SHOW you and TELL you what some of my favorite Paleo meal are. Here are my top three with one bonus at the end!
Don't be alarmed! My weekly weigh-in is still happening. Yet, now that I am using three different methods to measure my progress (Read: New Ways of Measuring Progress), I have decided to also change the name of this series away from "Stephen's Weekly Weigh-In".
I will now be measuring weight, body fat% and waist size. This should me give a clearer picture of how I'm doing with my true goal of "fat loss", especially the waist fat which is statistically the most unhealthy. So, here goes the first installment of "Stephen's Weekly Update".
Whenever I tell someone that I'm on the Paleo diet, the reaction is always mixed. Some people are excited and intrigued, while others are disappointed and skeptical. The usual response is, "Oh you're on the caveman diet?" My answer is to say, "No, I like to see it as a real food diet."
There are several different approaches to Paleo. Some people believe that this is the way our ancestors ate and so we should do the same. Others come to it from modern dietary research and a new view on "healthy eating". I definitely fall into the second camp. There are many reasons to eat Paleo that have nothing to do with cavemen. So, yes, it's called the "Paleo" diet, but the actual diet itself is the thing that convinces me. Here are 6 modern day reasons that I'm sticking with Paleo.
Today's ridiculous food is, once again, a product marketed toward children. Just take a look at the lineup below. I've seen the making the rounds on Facebook, so I decided to go to my local store to see if this actually exists. (Fact Checking 101)
So, as a I walked down the grocery aisle, I couldn't help but see these cartoony, smiling faces looking back at me. What I had seen going around Facebook had been very disturbing, and now I was standing in the grocery store looking at this product. Why is this product disturbing? No, it's not the creepy cartoon characters staring back at you. Turn it around and look at the ingredients...
Yesterday, on my Weekly Weigh-In post, I announced that I will be changing up how I measure my weekly progress. Weight is still going to play a big part in my weekly update, but I have decided that I will be adding two additional factors.
My hope is that this will give you a more accurate picture of my health and will help me make smarter health decisions as I get closer to my goal. OK, so here is my plan...
Happy Father's Day! It's Sunday, which means it is time to post my weekly weigh-in. Thanks for checking in today and keeping me accountable to my weight loss and health goals! **Make sure to read all the way to the end today where I talk about an upcoming announcement about my weekly weigh-ins!**
Last week was basically a break even week, though I gained .4 on the scale. This week, I am looking for my weight to go down but, either way, I am happy with my nutrition and exercise for the week. Here are the numbers!
The world of healthy eating advice can be a confusing place. Take a look at all of the books, articles, and studies devoted to health. Read very many of these and it can get very overwhelming. Low fat, high carb? High fat, low carb? No fat, no carb? Paleo, Vegan, Food Pyramid, Gluten Free... With all of this conflicting information, it leaves some people in a real quandry.
If you are like me, you are very careful about committing to something. I have never been a blind follower of a plan. I would always research and look into the pros and cons before committing. The problem is that when there is conflicting information it can lead to "diet analysis paralysis". You get so frustrated with all of the conflicting information that you simply can't make a decision. Today, I'm going to give you One EASY solution to this problem and Four Things you can do TODAY!
Hi, I'm Stephen. I'm 34 years old and I have been struggling with my weight for most of my life. This blog will chronicle my journey as I attempt to lose 130 pounds.
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