ABCs of Nutrition: Create a Healthy Eating Infrastructure

Mark Fenton‘s life mission is building environmental infrastructures that encourage physical activity in communities. His data shows that education, coaching and similar influences motivate individuals to stick to a fitness plan for about six months, at which point compliance drops off. He believes community infrastructure, or external environment, is critical in taking people beyond that […]

Part 2: Paleo Diet or Lifestyle?

The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and […]

Say “yes” to holiday cheer!

During the holiday season, it seems as though we are inundated with messages that resemble this: “Say no, no, no….” “Keep calories low!” “Eat less.” “Don’t stress.” “Cut it out.” “Make it a stout!” “Don’t indulge.” “Watch your bulge.” “Eat this, not that.” “Keep your tummy flat!” I could go on, but my waist size […]