Using Obstacles To Your Advantage

S “Even the most hardworking among us are, on some level, pretty lazy. At the very least, we are constantly assessing situations for the path of least resistance—or, to put it another way, the path with the fewest obstacles.”   Dr. Traci Mann, Secrets from The Eating Lab   [Download the free e-book here with all seven Tweaks] The Situation … Read More

Healthy Tweak#2: Hide the Bad

“If it’s not there, you can’t eat it; and if it is there, you will.” Dr. Traci Mann, Secrets from The Eating Lab     Reading Time: ~6.5 minutes (or less time than it takes to complete an entire, scientifically tested total body work out!) Summary For all of the head-shaking grief we give to the nutrition industry to make a decision … Read More

Scenes from Paris II: Luxembourg Gardens, Napoleon, and Midnight in Paris

In Part I of Scenes From Paris, I described the first couple days in Paris– food tours, my frenligh speaking, and a brush with romance. In this Part II, I follow the footsteps of all-time greats like Napoleon and Oscar Wilde and… Owen Wilson… IT WAS CRISP AND COOL on that Saturday morning, just 48 hours after touching down in … Read More

9 Great (and All-Time) Books From My 33rd Year

All of the books I finish are at least Good, some are Great, and an exceptional few are All-Time. If a book isn’t Good, i.e it fails the Gladwell test (“is this thing worth my time?”) for too many consecutive pages, I’ll stop reading, and frisbee it across the room into the belly of my beanbag. But on this list, … Read More

Should You Do the Whole30 Diet?

Reading time: ~ 7 minutes, or more time than it takes the average male to orgasm (Sorry ladies..) “This is the antithesis of a long-term healthy dietary pattern.” US News Nutrition Expert on the Whole30 Diet “Seven…Minute…Abs…” Hitchhiker, There’s Something About Marry   The Hitchhiker A decade after a botched prom date, Ted an awkward but kind-hearted Rhode Island man, … Read More

3 Vegan Breakfasts With 20 g of Protein at Least

Reading time: 4 minutes   This past summer, I ran an experiment on myself. The experiment was simple — can you add five pounds of muscle on a 100% vegan diet with no protein supplements? Well, It turns out you can. Since ‘Project Veggie Muscles,’ I’ve received a lot of questions about what I ate for breakfast. After all, I … Read More