Monthly Archives: January 2017

Low Energy Fixes

Most of us can figure out why we feel lethargic. It’s from lack of sleep, overeating, consuming junk food, and/or not getting enough exercise. What may surprise you is that over-exercising and/or not eating enough will also lower energy levels. I’ve found that if I’m sleepy at 6:30pm, if I eat a small second dinner, […]

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Why you gain weight after a workout

I’ve had several people ask me why the scale shows they’ve gain a pound or two the day after a workout. I’ve noticed that too. Anytime you put stress on your body, it promotes inflammation. When you’re breaking down and building up muscle, like in weight-training, it causes stress and your body retains water.  Give […]

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Stay Away From Public Hot Tubs

It feels great to sit in the hot tub with friends after a day of skiing, but the risk may not be worth the reward. Hot tubs are bacteria breeding grounds. You can end up with a rash, pus-filled blisters, or even Legionnaires’ disease (1). Opt for a hot shower instead. Then meet your buddies […]

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Chocolate Oat Smoothie

I wanted a rich and thick chocolaty shake that’s low calorie, low-fat, healthy, quick, and didn’t contain too many carbs, and came up with this:  1 ½ frozen ripe bananas, broken into 1-inch pieces* 1 T coco powder, level 1 T toasted oats, level 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond […]

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Free Exercise Videos

You can view many of my exercise videos on YouTube. If you have a gmail account, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel with just 2 clicks.  To sign up, go to my website http://www.thehighfivediet.com and on the left side, below the green twitter button, click the photo of me on my book next to You Tube. That’s […]

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Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Veggie Soup

With these cold, rainy winter days, I wanted something warm and easy to make so I came up with this low-calorie, chicken soup. 2 large chicken breasts 1 ½ boxes chicken stock (48 ounces) 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced thinly 1 zucchini, peeled & sliced thinly, into half-moons 1 yellow crookneck squash, peeled & sliced thinly, into […]

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No phone during workouts & why

After a one-hour hard weight-training session at the gym, I got on the recumbent bike, set it to random and intensity at 11. A trainer walked by me and asked, “What are you doing?” “Cardio;” I replied. He said, “If you want cardio, do the stair-stepper and use your phone so it’s less miserable.” I […]

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You’ve been lied to. These foods are NOT high protein

More protein is the new selling fad for losing weight, but the non-meat foods touted as high-protein are not high in protein, and they’re actually high-calorie. If you eat too much of these foods, they might actually cause you to GAIN weight. If something has 15 grams of protein, I consider that a high protein […]

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Healthy diabetic? It’s up to you.

My good friend died on January 1. She was a type 1 diabetic who committed suicide by not administering her insulin. We don’t know when she stopped taking her medication, but she was found in a diabetic coma with blood sugar at 1400 (normal is under 100). Her sudden death & depression was a shock to her friends and […]

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How to eat fewer calories in 2017

There’s so many yummy foods and desserts that are easily available to us so it’s no surprise that most people are overweight. So, why is it that some people are able to resist high-calorie foods, or can stop at just one bite? A lot of folks find food self-medicating. It becomes an obsessive drug that […]

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