Category Diet and health

Tiny tips #1: Breakfast, over easy

Next time you want breakfast on the go, have your eggs and cereal but skip the milk. Lately I’ve been making fried eggs over medium or easy and topping it off with granola or cereal. It might sound gross, but the combination of sweet and savory, as well as the mix of soft and hard […]

Tips on how to have a better day by starting off with a better morning

This video is from BuzzFeed. If you don’t have time to watch, or read (the video is mostly text) the hacks, they’re below: 1. Have sex! It releases oxytocin. 2. Drink water to kickstart your metabolism. 3. Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up. 4. Don’t drink coffee first thing in the morning. Caffeine […]

Diet tips and tricks — Get fitter friends

If you hang out with fatties, you’re gonna be a fatty. “Nicholas Christakis, a physician and social scientist at Harvard, found when examining data from a long-term study of the residents of Framingham, Mass., health habits can be as contagious as a cold virus. By his calculation, an…individual’s chances of becoming obese shot up by […]

Sleep right

How nice. The Wall Street Journal has published a story on how I nap, apparently the correct way to sleep.

Keys to longevity: Social structure, unemployment, ikigai, self sufficiency, honey, olive oil, wine, naps and sex

Are we doing any of this “living” stuff right? Below are excerpts from the story about Ikaria, “The Island Where People Forget to Die,” from the New York Times. The author, Dan Buettner, in conjunction with National Geographic and other researchers, has been studying areas of the world with the highest concentration of centenarians. Among […]

Diet tips and tricks — Grate your own cheese if you’re gonna have cheese

Oh, cold weather. How I loathe thee. Not only do you force me to wear ugly, warm coats and hair-flattening, static-inducing hats, you also make me crave Italian, Italian, Italian. Breaking that down, Italian, Italian, Italian means cheese, carbs and tomatoes. Two-thirds of those ingredients are toxic to a low-carb, no dairy diet, but alas, […]

Diet tips and tricks — Don’t eat this chocolate cappuccino cream pie

I love cream pies and I love coffee and chocolate so when I saw this in the Wall Street Journal last weekend, I knew I’d found the most perfect pie… Kierin Baldwin’s Coffee-Cream Pie Hands-On Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Total Time: 3½ hours Serves: 8 (makes one 9-inch pie) For the crumb crust: 12 Oreo sandwich cookies 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour […]

Sleeping in on weekends makes you sleepier during the week

I love waking up at 3pm on weekends, sometimes. Sure the day is mostly gone but I feel like I’ve caught up on sleep. I’ve been a sleep camel for the past 10 years of my life: sleep a few hours a night during the week and store up sleep all weekend with 12-14 hours […]

Growing up in this “horrible, beautiful time”

I’ve been too tired to go to the gym or yoga lately. Tuesday’s especially seem to stand for Tired-day’s. Instead, as I did tonight, I opt to eat dinner early (at the office) and walk home and do light calisthenics at home as exercise. While I work out, in lieu of music or TV, I’ve started playing […]

Sleeping at 2am, napping at 6 pm – Stop it.

You know what I’m talking about  — that vicious cycle of sleeping late/crashing after work/school for 3-4 hours. “One starvation cycle is enough to override the traditional light-based circadian clock,” a new study suggests. “This new timepiece enables animals to switch their sleep and wake schedules in order to maximize their opportunity of finding food. A period […]