Archive for February, 2010

From the New York Times —

Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t. But some of his favorites, like purslane, guava and goji berries, aren’t always available at regular grocery stores. I asked Dr. Bowden, author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth,” to update his list with Read the rest of this entry »

Read the rest of this entry »

I had my training session with Andrew this morning and did a weigh-in and it looks like I’ve lost about a pound, which he thinks is not as much as it should be.  So I had to recite my typical food intake and got the metabolism lecture — apparently I’m not eating enough food.  Andrew uses the Stax system, which he gave me when I started — here’s the link —  Read the rest of this entry »

I think I’ve cracked the code with these exciting diet secrets revealed to me by a foremost authority on the subject!  Read on!

Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it … don’t waste them on exercise.  Everything wears out eventually.  Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster.  Want to live longer?  Take a nap. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the official launch of 50, Fit and Fab!

Why are we going live on Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year, Year of the Tiger) and not the regular old January 1 new year?  Five reasons.

First, the idea of starting a diet and fitness plan on January 1 is so passe.  We’re sick of hearing people’s unobtainable resolutions and then seeing the veil of guilt over their faces just a few weeks later while they mumble something about not being able to diet because of serious genetic mutations that make them Read the rest of this entry »