This is an actual recurring conversation, I hear this ALL the time. This version of it happened about two weeks ago at the juice bar in one of the gyms I frequent so it’s just the latest example. Youre going to learn TWO key lessons here:
Coach Be: So, what are you trying to do?
Mike: Well, I’m trying to get more lean. Get rid of this belly fat and uncover my abs.
Coach Be: OK. No problem. So What’s the issue?
Mike: Look, I work out regularly, and I’m GOOD on the diet. I mean I eat REALLY clean.
Coach Be: Oh… Ok. So, wait. How many servings of veggies do you get in?
Mike: Oh I’m good. I mean I eat vegetable REGULARLY.
Coach Be: Ok, so tell me how much?
Mike: DAILY! Like I said, I eat CLEAN! Like a serving every day!
Coach Be: … I see. One a day.
We introduced you to Tracey Wilson back in March 2011 as the young lady who went from 240 pounds, having trouble climbing subway stairs, who then went on to drop over 100 pounds and compete in a fitness bikini competition.
Her transformation was completely inspiring as she was able to take control of the biggest negative variable in her life at the time, her weight.
You’ve submitted great questions and we’re intent on getting them answered.
Among them one of the prevalent questions is “I’m not progressing fast enough. I think I’m working hard enough, but how do I know. How do I know what weight I should be using?”
Health professionals too often forget their purpose or believe they’ve missed their calling and turn preacher.
From their pulpit of the tabernacle of Healthier Than Thou they publish only the news of their very sweatiest workouts or their 18th mirror self portrait when the lighting was juuuuuust right to show that top abdominal fiber.
I had a fantastic experience last night that I wanted to share with you.
I was invited to counsel teams at the Player’s Development Academy (PDA), which is one of the premier soccer clubs in the United States, and the home of U16 PDA Slammers National Champion girls soccer team.
Incredibly active. In shape. Strong. Vibrant. These are the adjectives that come to my mind to describe model and yogi Amy Lynn Grover. She’s officially the first Playboy cover model to grace the pages of AlumniWellness. Gotta love that.
How many of us have memories of being stranded at the dinner table as kids, made to suffer over cold everlasting gobstopper-like brussell sprouts? “You’ll sit there until they’re done!” was the declaration in my house.
Now as we become parents we may find ourselves finding out that our parents weren’t just being cruel (or maybe they were) as we balance between the horror of that memory, and our desire to raise healthy kids.
Or perhaps you’ve gone the other way, allowing your inner child to win, living out that promise you made at the dinner table “I’ll NEVER do this to my child when i grow up…”
In either case it’s important you know WHY the kids should be eating veggies and what it means for YOU as a parent. So here are our 5 reasons your kids need to finish their veggies: