Peanut butter (and nuts in general) are dubbed by a lot of health experts as a great source of protein. This week we are taking a closer look at everyone's favorite spread and seeing just how much protein you're getting and how many calories (and fat) come along with it.
This week I'm bringing in a real expert on habits and talking about an article written by James Clear. He talks about some strategies used by Sun Tzu in The Art of War that can be utilized today to improve your daily habits. I thought the article was very simple and easy to implement so I would highly suggest you checking it out (read time is about 3 minutes). Check out the video to learn more and find the link to the article below the video. See you next week!
Whether its getting in the habit of working out, or learning how to resist birthday cake at the office party, habits are about learned skills and ability, not willpower. Remember that with practice and concentrated effort, your skill can improve over time and being able to create new habits gets easier. So each time you make a healthy decision, you're practicing a skill and improving your ability to make another good decision the next time around. Good news if you ask me!
Knowing what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat is no easy task. Americans are exposed to all different kinds of diet advice and a multitude of options when roaming the local grocery store. It's difficult to decide not just what to eat, but what brand to buy. One of the easiest ways to make this process a little less cumbersome is to get in the habit of reading food labels. Not just the nutrition facts that tell you how much fat, carbohydrates, and protein are in the food, but the ingredient list as well. This week I'm going over two foods that have very different ingredients based on what brand you're buying. Always look before you buy and make sure you're getting what you want without all the add-ons you'd like to do without!
Counting reps is one of those mundane things that comes along with working out. This week I wanted to give you two ways to help make your working sets a little less boring. I utilize these strategies when I train and think you may get some use out of them as well. I figure anytime you can get a little edge in the gym, its worth it!