Archive for October, 2010

I sort of hate to talk about it, but the past couple of weeks I have ditched my diet.  A very good and able friend in the mental health profession calls this The F*ckits, as in when you get to the point that you just say “f*ck it, I’m having Haagen Dazs.”  Or name the Naughty Food of your choice.  I would not say that I actually have The F*ckits.  I would say that, at this point, I have the Over Busies.  As in, I am overly busy and the first thing that gets ditched is shopping, chopping, planning and portioning.  Of course I know this is a recipe for failure, but I also know that it’s symptomatic of the stress cycle that many of us fall prey to.  You know, not Read the rest of this entry »

 

Drink up, Buttercup!

Drink up, Buttercup!

Believe it or not, “Hydrate or Die” is the callout used by one of the beverage vendors at the Arizona Diamondbacks ballpark.  When Buff and I heard him calling this out over the stands, hawking cold beer, sodas, and water, we just cracked up.  But he made his point!

So how important is hydration and does any liquid qualify or must it be water?

Water transports nutrients and carries waste away from body cells, and it helps regulate body temperature by distributing heat and cooling the body through perspiration.  We are made up mostly of water — blood is about 83% water, muscles are about 76% water and even bones are Read the rest of this entry »

We all know that managing what goes in your face is (at least) one-third of the triumvirate of health, but it’s easy to lose track and skip a meal and then get take-out because you’re too tired to cook and — WHAM — hello weight gain.

Don’t think we haven’t struggled with this, because we have.  Huff and Puff are mere mortals, after all, and have very busy professional and family lives that demand attention … just like YOU!  So how do you conquer the meal Read the rest of this entry »