It’s not about WHEN you eat but WHAT you eat

This post is out to provide some support and help to a friend, Dave, out there on Amplify. I’m trying my best to dispel the dastardly myth of “Don’t eat late at night”. I think it has other versions that include a specific time like:

“Don’t eat anything after 6pm”

“Don’t eat anything after 9pm”

I’ve even heard the crazy myth of “Don’t eat anything after dinner”.

As if no one gets hunger after eating dinner or something?! Heck some of my greatest cravings happen later in the evening.

Dave also thinks that if you DO eat something, you have to sacrifice your taste buds. Well here it is 9:18pm (via EST) and this is my hearty snack:

A nice bowl of mixed fruit with some cottage cheese = no fat and nothing but taste buds heaven.

One sliced apple with some of this cool dip I bought (that I haven’t tried yet) = 1g of fat/ 2Tbsp. Oh I can’t wait to see how good this one tastes.

Whatya think?

How about hopping on over to Amplify and give Dave your thoughts on late night snacking. Healthy and mindful eating does not = misery. At least not in my book it doesn’t.

Oh and if you feel the desire, Dave is also on Twitter here: @dgrossman.

Oh, and Dave if you’re reading this – I told you I was calling in reinforcements.

Eat Like An Adult

I swiped this lil’ gem from an article over at T-Nation by Dan John.
This. Is. Awesome.
So raw, so real, and SO TRUE. We live in a society that whines about the state of our health, when the source of our whining is due to the decisions WE make. So we whine for attention not for correction.
It’s time to stop with the fluff and start being tough.
Grow up.

Amplify’d from

Honestly, seriously, you don’t know what to do about food? Here is an idea: eat like an adult. Stop eating fast food, stop eating kid’s cereal, knock it off with all the sweets and comfort foods whenever your favorite show is not on when you want it on, ease up on the snacking and, don’t act like you don’t know this, but eat vegetables and fruits more. Really, how difficult is this? Stop with the whining. Stop with the excuses. Act like an adult and stop eating like a television commercial. Grow up.



Soda Consumption Linked To Obesity??

I’m wondering when this will finally sink in? When will John Q. Public finally accept and understand this very obvious health risk.
I mean the millions of articles, blogs and ‘TV specials’ don’t seem to be enough to sway the public’s habit?
Maybe this is why we still have the obesity epidemic? Even with the shared information on what the risk factors are to becoming obese, and conveying what should and can be done to help fight obesity – the public still purchases all the unhealthy foods, performs all the unhealthy habits and finds a general dis-interest in what is happening?
Is it just me?



From My Amplify:

Soda Consumption Linked To Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Other Health Concerns