I have had a bad back since I was 18 years old and have had periods of intense pain as an adult. I have made it worse several times in my life and have tried all kinds of different treatment protocols. Along the way, I have learned a lot. I have also worked with many clients with back issues. So, I rely on my personal experience to make sure that my clients are able to continue training safely, while also putting some effort into strengthening the back.
The Pegan diet is a combination of two of the most popular diets today – the Paleo diet and the Vegan diet. It was created by Dr. Mark Hyman, who is one of the world’s foremost functional medical practitioners. Going “Pegan” means eating based on the concept that nutrient-dense, whole foods reduce inflammation, balance blood sugar, and support optimal health.
You already know that eating processed grain products is not optimal for good health. Whole grains are better than processed grains, but whole grains still have their own issues, particularly the common ones consumed in the U.S. The 3 most consumed grains in the U.S. are wheat, oatmeal and corn. There are better choices when it comes to grain consumption, and this comes from the category known as Ancient Grains. The description “ancient” refers to a group of grains that have a long history of cultivation and use.
Here are 5 habits that will derail your dieting progress. These habits will make weight loss much more difficult, so learn to conquer these and the weight will come off much easier. These habits include consuming too much sugar, emotional eating, poor sleep habits, lack of a good support system and having unrealistic expectations.