Get Fit Not Fat

A while back my brother decided he was going to work out and pack on some muscle. So I put together a spreadsheet where he could plan a diet high in protein and track his caloric intake. I got the details of his necessary dietary intakes, upped them for a high protein/active lifestyle and started planning foods that would help …

30 Day Sugar Challenge

So 30 days ago my friend Chris gathered a bunch of us and challenged us to stay away from all things with sugar for 30 days. Today was the end of that 30 day challenge, and I have to say for me it was a pretty annoying burden. Every breakfast bar, energy bar, chocolate craving, dessert opportunity, etc was avoided …

Obesity…Epidemic?

Obesity. An obese person carries an excess of body fat. I’ve read or hear a few definitions. WebMD says if you are 20% over normal body weight, then you’re obese. I’ve had documentaries tell me that 100lbs over weight is considered obese. Then a few weeks ago, I hear CNBC call obesity an epidemic. You usually associate the word epidemic …

Carbs and Clarity

So this is the week before the MS 150. Wah! I got my bike last Friday and have been making fit adjustments – shifted my cleats, moved the seat, got a shorter stem. It is feeling much much better, but I am still unsure about feeling perfect on the ride. I guess I will see. All this week I’ve also …

The Chinese Diet

Yesterday was Papa Yu’s birthday, so we do our simple celebration of going out to dinner. Of course my dad picks a little place in Chinatown because he can’t go a meal without rice. Now I grew up on a Chinese Diet, but after countless nutrition talks from a guy I once dated and hours on WebMD, NY Times and …

Food Tastes Good

Ugh. I just did the typical and ate myself into an impending food coma. Since I moved home I’ve found it hard to keep up a healthy and happy diet. First I don’t do the grocery shopping and do almost no cooking now. Bad bad bad. My mom doesn’t know what’s healthy, what’s not, what’s more healthy or just ok, …