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Level Up:  You Can’t Trust the Government

Level Up: You Can’t Trust the Government

The United States Government routinely publishes dietary guidelines that essentially dictate food policy for the American government.  Many people, from within the US and without, use these guidelines to determine what is “healthy” eating.  Now, people are learning that they are apparently being snookered on a few things. One of the biggest issues is breakfast.  […]

Level Up: Fitness and the Superhero

The other night, the family and I watched a neat “documentary” on Netflix called 1 of 1: Genesis.  The result of a collaboration between the unlikely partners of Marvel and ESPN, it’s all about the comparisons between superheroes and star athletes. First, let me say that I do think the term “hero” being used to […]

Level Up: It’s not all about vanity

First, allow me to start off by apologizing for the last couple of weeks.  You see, I was in the midst of moving.  Not across country, but across town.  To make matters worse, all we had to do it with was a couple of pick-up trucks, so I’ve been quite busy over those couple of […]

Level Up: What is ‘healthy’?

Level Up: What is ‘healthy’?

What is “healthy” when it comes to eating?  After all, the airwaves are inundated with advertisers touting their products as “healthy”.  But are they? One of the biggest problems regarding health is that it’s really kind of confusing.  After all, this week we’re told that eggs are a great source of protein and you should […]

Level Up: Are you eating enough?

Are you eating enough? I ask because I know I’m not.  Not at all.  And, I suspect some of you who have started eating “clean” might not either.  Why is that? Part of the problem for most Americans dealing with their weight is that so much of what we ate was loaded with calories and […]

Level Up: The Macros

Last week, I talked a bit about “macros” which is short for “macronutrients”.  While we all talk about “nutrients”, we’re usually discussing vitamins and minerals.  Those are micronutrients, and they’re important too, but macronutrients consist of three things: Protein, fats, and carbohydrates. The human body needs all three to survive, but the problems spring up […]

Level Up: Beware the fads

Level Up: Beware the fads

I love my wife.  One of the many things I love about her is how she can seem to find anything on the internet.  What I mean is that if you tell her to find something, and it exists, she’ll find it.  Well, Saturday morning, she sent me a thing about something called the Military […]