Easy no bake protein bars

I love protein snacks especially now that I’m back to counting calories and trying to lose some weight. One of the best ways to fill up in between meals is either with a protein shake, or my favorite, a protein bar. But the trouble with protein bars that you buy in the stores – they…

Fitness: the skinny on intermittent fasting

Reposting – this might be my most popular post and it’s still getting daily hits. I thought it would be good to share again – I’m doing terribly at IF right now. I’m back to IF and it’s working great. Some of you know that I moderate a fitness group on a (nameless) adult forum….

Fitness Tips: Fad diets to avoid at all costs

During my time as an internet moderator for a weight loss support group, I’ve learned a lot about fad diets. Before joining the group, I had absolutely no clue what intermittent fasting was or how ketosis actually worked. The group I moderate has nearly 10,000 members from around the globe. It’s a great group. But…

Fitness Tips: Fasting vs. Starvation

In follow-up to my post last night on intermittent fasting, I’ve decided to share some medical findings on research related to something call a 30 day water diet. I thought by now I had heard all kinds of crazy things. In the fitness group I moderate, I’ve come across snake oil salesmen. Literally. Those guys…

Fitness Challenge: The Coffee Experience – Part 3

In follow up to previous posts about my coffee experiments, I noticed something interesting this week. Because of my chronic sinus issues – I often experience dry mouth. Drinking coffee tends to aggravate it more. I have managed to reduce my coffee intake to 1-2 cups daily. And some days, like Wednesday, I find myself…

Fitness Challenge: The Coffee Experiment

The past few days I’ve been experimenting with cutting coffee out of my diet. Not completely. Because – coffee. But as my weight continues to increase, my energy levels continue to dwindle and it seems like everything else is going to shit – I thought it was time to make some major changes in my…