Losing Weight – Taking Short Cuts

February 23, 2012

One of my favorite things to do is break rules, cheat, take short cuts. That’s it. Short cuts. I have a business partner who was born and raised in India. He is fascinated by American expressions. Phrases like ‘Short Cut’, as in what is ‘Short’, and why was it ‘Cut’. The etymology behind ‘Short Cut’ comes from when a shorter path is found than one traditionally used.  The new path is cut shorter than the old path. Hence, ‘Short Cut.’

There are short cuts in a healthy diet, just like there are short cuts in almost everything else. The following are some of my favorite dietary short cuts.

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Losing Weight and a Middle Aged Spread

February 21, 2012

Middle aged spread: To those unfamiliar with the term, Middle Aged Spread refers to how people, as they approach their mid-30’s, start gaining weight. There have been plenty of theories about why middle-agers gain weight, from blaming the hormonal changes of menopause to a natural tendency of our metabolism to decrease as we get older.

I disagree. Read the rest of this entry »

Losing Weight on a Healthy Diet – Just what is a ‘healthy diet’ anyway?

February 20, 2012

I was going to post the ‘All Things PT’ diet plan today – even though the last thing we need is another diet plan. The regular reader might remember a review done by Julia Belluz / Science-ish which found that every diet will help in losing weight, if one sticks to the diet plan. This begs the question, ‘Why do we need another losing weight diet plan?’ Good question. We don’t.

Instead, I was going to post on what, in general, constitutes a healthy daily diet. As I was researching this, I stumbled upon the Harvard Medical school guidelines for a healthy diet, and these guidelines are so close to my own, that I am accepting these as the official All Things PT guidelines to healthy eating – with a few modifications, of course. Read the rest of this entry »

Still Losing Weight and Greetings from China

February 19, 2012

I had a fan write from a website in China – however, the language they wrote in was Basque. It seemed kind of fun, so I added it at the end of this post. This week I will finish up a discussion on diet, weight loss and a healthy lifestyle, in general. I want to get back to writing about Physical Therapy – as in All Things Physical Therapy. Read the rest of this entry »

Losing Weight and a Nice Glass of Scotch

February 16, 2012

National Scotch Day July 27

We have been talking about a healthy diet for the past two weeks. Time for a cocktail break to wash away some of the stress from a hectic website. You may ask, “Alcohol? Isn’t this website supposed to be about a healthy lifestyle and healthy lifestyle choices? Shouldn’t you (meaning me) be abstaining from alcohol altogether?” Read the rest of this entry »