Can a FitBit Make Me Thinner?

Everyone is looking for a way to reduce their weight and be healthier. One of the hottest holiday gifts this year was the FitBit health tracker. My 13-year-old son Nick received one and I have noticed him being more mindful of eating sugar and staying active. He said that “It’s made working out and exercising fun and easy.  Almost like a game, and your opponent is yourself.”

Awareness

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Wearable trackers make you aware of your activity level or lack thereof, and motivate you to move more. They help you monitor your sleep patterns and loosely help track calories. I say loosely because unless you prepare and measure/weight the food your eating, it’s difficult to accurately estimate your exact daily calorie intake. That being said, studies have found that wearing a tracker may help people lose weight as if they attended an in-person weight-loss sessions (EatingWell.com). Continue reading

TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT? 6 TIPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED PART 2

All I can say about this video is the following:

If you are trying to lose weight and are tired of getting the same old generic tips on how to do it, you MUST watch this video by Donny Dunn:


Donny Dunn The ZeitDonny Dunn lost 150 pounds in 6 months 2 years ago. From May of 2013 to November of 2013 and kept it off ever since. His goal is to inspire you with his weight loss journey, impress you with healthy recipes, and cooking videos.

Donny Dunn YouTube Channel

Donny Dunn on Twitter

Donny Dunn on Facebook

TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT? 6 TIPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED PART 1

All I can say about this video is the following:

If you are trying to lose weight and are tired of getting the same old generic tips on how to do it, you MUST watch this video by Donny Dunn:


Donny Dunn The ZeitDonny Dunn lost 150 pounds in 6 months 2 years ago. From May of 2013 to November of 2013 and kept it off ever since. His goal is to inspire you with his weight loss journey, impress you with healthy recipes, and cooking videos.

Donny Dunn YouTube Channel

Donny Dunn on Twitter

Donny Dunn on Facebook

How Not to Allow Others to Sabotage Your Healthy Lifestyle

This post was a long time coming, it was on the tip of my tongue and only a matter of putting the works into proper context. Now that I feel comfortable and confident enough to convey my thoughts, it is high time that I shared my views with you.

My post was inspired by people I know offline and based on a true account.

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The Workplace Scenario

On a daily basis, I am surrounded by women, who are my co-workers. In typical female fashion you can already predict the direction of the conversation from guys to hair, clothes, makeup and most importantly DIET….yes I said the big D, the dread D word my nemesis.

It’s a known fact that women spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance – to look youthful with a desire to be slim (I’m referring to the Western society, as not every culture desires to be slim). The women that I work with are a small number of women and I’m the only one who doesn’t and won’t diet.

Now don’t get me wrong I have hang ups about my appearance like most women do, but when it comes to diet and nutrition I know that leading a lifestyle that is free from processed/chemically induced food and instead eating a large quantity of fruit and vegetables is what keeps my body nourished. While I’m well aware that a faddy diet won’t lead to long term results, I certainly don’t impose my philosophy to everyone that I meet.

Unsolicited Advice

As bizarre as this may sound, it takes a person in a state of unconscious thinking to be receptive to all the holistic changes needed to aid a healthier lifestyle. This explains why I’d never approach a random person and start speaking to them about their eating habits. Continue reading