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A new kind of beat

Kim Metzger started to put on weight when she had her three children. Twice she had lost 100 pounds, and twice regained the weight. A bad fall convinced Kim to change her life. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) At her heaviest, Kim weighed 298 pounds. When she discovered a cardio-drumming fitness class, she began...

Don’t fall for that fad diet

Focus on healthful foods in moderation, and exercise, to start along your path to wellness. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Fad diets seem to pop up like dandelions in spring. Everywhere.Many people fall for these diets, which make dubious claims that the dieter will burn fat and lose weight quickly, often without the proper nutrition or...

Intermittent Fasting For Athletes: Benefits and Concerns

To the average person, the idea of elite athletes skipping meals sounds like pure madness. Athletes are fine-tuned, well-oiled machines. Machines need fuel. You don’t see race car drivers running on empty to “promote training adaptations” in their vehicles. No, high performance requires high energy reserves. Athletes need to eat, and eat well. Right? But humans...

5 ways to lose weight … without dieting

The no-diet approach to weight loss involves pre-planning and stocking your home with healthy choices. (For Spectrum Health Beat) It’s a vicious cycle: Start a diet. Crave all the foods you cannot have. Fail. Feel guilty. Gain more weight. Start another diet…According to Kristi Veltkamp, a dietitian at Spectrum Health, there’s good reason why diets...

Heart on the line

Jaclyn Folkema, 39, was born with a heart defect that doctors corrected with surgery when she was an infant. Being restricted when it came to heavy exertion caused her to have a few health problems, including weight gain. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat) "I gained 100 pounds in the first two years after she...

Paleo for Weight Loss: How an Ancestral Diet Can Help

Are you watching your friends and family struggle to lose weight and keep it off? Or do you work in a healthcare, health coaching, or gym setting with clients who just can’t seem to shed unwanted pounds, despite their best efforts to eat right and exercise? Do you want to help them see that...

Fasting Gave Me a Better Approach To Maintain My Weight Without Restrictions

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Monday as long as they...

Dry Fasting: Is It Worth It?

Today’s post is about dry fasting. I’ve covered plenty of other aspects of intermittent fasting, including recommendations around longer fasts, but lately I’ve gotten enough questions about this particular angle that I thought I’d address it. Dry fasting is going without both food and fluid. That means no coffee, no tea, no broth, and no...

Top 10 Fasting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Folks, you know I’m a long-time believer in intermittent fasting for longevity, autophagy, mental clarity, fitness performance, metabolic health, and more. I’m excited that Dr. Jason Fung has stopped by the blog today to share a bit about common fasting mistakes. Enjoy! So, you’ve decided to add some fasting to your lifestyle. Excellent. No matter how...

I’m Hell-Bent On Creating a Healthier Fire Service

It’s Monday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Monday as long as they...

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