Nutrition

Would I be healthier if I quit drinking? My quest to understand the real tradeoffs of alcohol consumption.

The after-work gin and tonic. The bottle of wine over dinner. A few beers on the weekend. Before long, the alcohol adds up. Is that a problem? Can drinking stand in the way of your health and fitness? Do you need to quit drinking to change your body? Or could it actually be good for you? In this article we explore the question in a personal way. ++++ “Should I take a break from booze?” Have you ever asked yourself this question? I’ve asked it, as have many of our…

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Nutrition

How I quit weekend overeating. 5 surprising strategies that helped me ditch the bingeing, the guilt, and the extra weight.

In my world, weekend overeating (and over-boozing) was ‘just what people did’. It felt good to let loose…until I got sick of the regret, guilt, bloating, and extra pounds. That’s when I discovered the surprising *real* reason behind my Friday-to-Sunday gorging. Here are the 5 strategies I used to ditch the habit (and the weight) for good. +++ I used to overeat like a boss. True story. Sure, I was “good” all week. But weekend overeating? That was my jam. Every Friday around 5pm, as I waited for the bus…

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Nutrition

Would I be healthier if I quit drinking? My quest to understand the real tradeoffs of alcohol consumption.

In my mind, Friday = cocktails. If I quit drinking, would it mean better health and ripped abs? Or is that end-of-week Old Fashioned actually good for me? Want to listen instead of read? Download the audio recording here… ++++ “Should I take a break from booze?” Have you ever asked yourself this question? I have. I never felt like I needed to quit drinking. My consumption is normal by most accounts. It’s “moderate.” But boozy beverages seem to show up a lot. I like having a beer to mark…

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Nutrition

How I quit weekend overeating. 5 strategies that helped me ditch the bingeing, guilt, and extra weight.

In my world, weekend overeating (and over-boozing) was ‘just what people did’. But when I let go of weekday food rules, the cycle broke. I dropped the guilt, improved my health, and lost weight. Want to listen instead of read? Download the audio recording here… ++++ I used to overeat like a boss. True story. Sure, I was “good” all week. But weekend overeating? That was my jam. Every Friday around 5pm, as I waited for the bus after work, I’d start to salivate. The end of the work week…

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Exercise & Fitness

Why He Quit a Lucrative Banking Career to Become a Firefighter

When Tim Boniface was 6 years old, he took a field trip with his classmates to a fire station. He was mesmerized by the ambulances, the trucks, and the men and women who shared stories of saving lives.  “This is what I want to do when I grow up,” he thought. The childhood dream did come true many years later, but only after a detour in finance–and the shock of September 11.  In the late 1990s, Boniface logged time working at a bank in New York City. Each day on…

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