5 Ways to Prevent Unwanted Pounds Over the Weekend

Image by: vegan_kat By Robert Spencer Mondays are usually pretty sluggish for a majority of us. We find it hard to get out of bed. We don’t want to go to work. We don’t want to do anything besides roll over in bed and get lost in the sheets. Sure, part of it is because…

6 Ways that Guys Can Slim Down

Image by: AberroCreative By Robert Spencer It’s summer which means that everyone out there showing off their bodies on the beach. Except for maybe you. Do you head out to the beach in a shirt and board shorts instead of going without (your shirt)? Perhaps you need to lose a few pounds? Believe me, we’ve…

5 Subscription Boxes You Never Knew You Needed

Image by: Public Domain Pictures By Robert Spencer One of the biggest trends that exploded out of nowhere this year is the rise of the subscription boxes. What are these? You can get boxes of random items mailed to you (at given times) for a flat monthly fee. They range from items for your pets…

Top 3 Healthy Motivators for Summer 2014

Image by: AberroCreative By Robert Spencer We know about the importance of staying active and working out. However, that alone won’t motivate most of us to do the right thing. Sometimes the calling of your couch (or that bag of potato chips) outweighs our knowledge about obesity and diabetes. It can be hard to stay…

4 Types of Healthy Foods You Should Have in Your Kitchen

Image by: Anelka By Robert Spencer When we move out and head off to college, we get to live off of ramen and mac & cheese. It’s a rite of passage that every guy gets to go through: “how many dishes can I make out of what I have left in the fridge and/or pantry?”…

8 Easy Ways to Kick Your Sugar Habit

Image by: bykst By Robert Spencer According to a Forbes infographic that was published a couple of years ago, Americans were consuming approximately 130 pounds of sugar every year. That was a couple of years ago. The number has risen since then. The average American consumes about 770 grams of sugar every five days. That’s…

The ULTIMATE Salad Recipe for Men

Image by: adoproducciones By Robert Spencer Did you know that May is National Salad Month? If you had asked me a couple of years ago I would have said, “I hate salads. They’re dainty and unfulfilling. It’s just rabbit food. No flavor…” You get the picture. I wasn’t a big fan. I’ve since changed my…

6 Ways to Add Flavor without Adding Calories

Image by: Kschotanus By Robert Spencer When we’re sitting at the dinner table with a steak or getting ready to chow down on our burger for lunch we normally grab some kind of sauce to add some extra flavor: mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, A1 steak sauce, sweet and sour, etc. However, we’re not just…

5 Healthy Burger Recipes for Spring 2014

Image by: pointnshoot By Robert Spencer It’s spring time, which means that the sun is finally showing its face around here. After winter, when the sky starts to clear up, I begin my yearly ritual of “finding the perfect burger recipe”. I’ve found and created a lot of recipes through the years. They haven’t all…

8 Easy Tips for a Healthier Life

Image by: DVIDSHUB By Robert Spencer Personal trainers are great assets if you want to get in shape and build up some bulk at the gym. But what if you don’t have the time or money to get a personal trainer? What if you don’t have time to go to the gym? Well, in those…

Weight Loss … Every Little Bit Counts

I was looking at the calorie counts on a few baked goods at panera bread the other day while trying to decide on what to eat. Many of the items were within 50 calories of each other but there were some big calorie bombs in there that were 200-300 calories higher.

A 200 or 300 calorie difference is quite obvious and a no brainer if you’re trying to reduce calories. There is simply no hope of losing weight if you’re consistently making the highest calorie choices when you eat. But the real trick to getting really lean is also making the 50 calorie choice as well.