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What’s Wrong With Protein as a Processed Food

What’s the value in consuming protein shakes and protein bars? To get more protein in our diets, you say. We all know by now that we need to focus on getting more protein if we want to feel satiated and lose fat, build muscle and strengthen our immune systems. What if I told you that’s bullshit? Not that we need more protein. We definitely do. Not that protein does all these vital things for our bodies. It does. What’s bullshit is thinking you need to consume processed protein. These shakes and bars are processed food no different from any other...

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How to Lose Weight and Maintain – A Success Story

In the same way that the best exercise is the kind you do, the best diet is one you stick with. That said, there are only 3 ways to lose weight: You can limit the amount you eat. Pro: the world and its products are set up to help you track calories. Con: a calorie is not just a calorie so this choice sounds logical but doesn’t account for hormonal effects of different macronutrients You can limit what you eat. Pro: removing processed foods has all the good research behind it Con: politics drowns out the science by virtue signalling for...

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Killing Your Family With Kindness – What Sugar is Doing to Your Kids

My goal as a mom is to give my kids the tools they need for a successful life. That means showing them how to love and be loved, how to take care of themselves emotionally and physically, and how to become part of a world that may be very different from mine. If you’re a parent, you know how complex those goals are. This is a complex world, and what success means in one context may be very different in another. What brings wellness at one moment may be destructive at another. I’m thinking about physical well-being today. It’s easy...

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Fit for Summer – Five Tips for Success

It barely feels like spring here in Iowa, let alone summer. But since it IS Iowa, you know it might be summer weather by the weekend. So be prepared. There’s nothing worse than shifting clothes from winter to summer when you’re fat. I know. I was obese for years. The big soft sweats kept me pleasantly oblivious in a way that summer spandex couldn’t. I felt my belly more as I moved to jeans and shorts. Ugh. But don’t despair. Making progress from fat to fit is as close as the next step. It’s as close as the next thing...