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Although many factors, such as calorie ranges, activity levels, and hormones play into which eating style we should choose for ourselves, no diet will work unless we factor in the "calories in vs. calories out" equation. The best diet has no name and is customized to the individual.  Here is a breakdown of the principles of each one: DIET TYPE WHAT IT IS BASED ON CALORIE CONTROL OR RESTRICTION Point-based systems like the mass-marketed diets that no one ever seems to graduate from, calorie-cutting and counting, prescribed meal plans PROPORTION OF MACRONUTRIENTS Macronutrient composition, e.g., low-carb, low-fat, ketogenic, high-protein  ELIMINATION...

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Guest feature: Why You Should Think Twice Before Joining an MLM

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This post is intended for general consumer inspiration and entertainment only and does not replace medical advice. I am very passionate about dismantling myths and ensuring that people who are simply trying to improve their health do not get scammed by these shady products. Why are they still on the market? The rules are easy to circumvent with vague labels. What are diuretics? “Diuretic: A drug that eases the heart’s workload and decreases the buildup of fluid in the lungs and other parts of the body by promoting the excretion of water and salts.” (Medical Dictionary of Health Terms — https://www.health.harvard.edu/d-through-i) Here...

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This is simply me sharing what works for me to inspire others who may be looking for weekend productivity tips. Since time is limited, I put structure in place to keep myself on track. Habit 1: I write down a list of priorities, even if weekends are a little more relaxed, goals should be written (be it sales, self-care, home improvement, whatever it may be). I am not saying to not take breaks or that I do not take breaks, but writing your goals down makes them promises, not simply vague ideas. Goals are promises I keep to myself. If...

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1. Stay within your abilities and only gradually increase the challenge over some time:Ego lifting is pointless if it causes an injury that stops you from training for weeks!Choose a fitness routine that is well within your range of abilities, while adding manageable levels of challenge. The key is to start where you are and keep it sustainable long term.We all know the feeling of lifting or doing any exercise with the incorrect form! It isn't worth lifting heavier or over-working certain muscle groups if the correct form is not being used. Of course, part of injury prevention is using...

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