‘Fat Guy’s Guide to Health’ Articles

The on-going saga of one man’s fight against his brain, his heart and–most of all–his gut.

Eat With Your Mind

Eat With Your Mind

“The path to healthy body, and happy soul is based upon self-study, mindfulness, love and awareness. Understanding our relationship to eating cultivates a lot of insights…” – Natasa Pantovic Nuit, Mindful Eating   Our world is fast, growing faster. This pace effects many aspects of our wellness, even our eating. We’ve talked over time about [Continue]

Wellness When We Suck

Wellness When We Suck

“Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well…and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.” – James H. West   We all get exhausted maintaining a daily wellness habit. Every one of us. There is no shame [Continue]

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

Strapping it to my Bad Leg

“The whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – Dr. George Sheehan, Senior Athlete “You’re the only one who’s really been training for this thing, Keith, so you’re crossing the finish line—and I want no [Continue]

Holy Cow! (minus the cow)

Holy Cow! (minus the cow)

“The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it. ” – Jackie Gleason, Actor Spring has sprung and renewed many of our desires to trim down. Fear not, the Fat Guy’s Guide to Health has got your back. The road to street level physical wellness [Continue]

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

“Come with me if you want to live!” -Kyle Reese, The Terminator, 1984 -The T-1000 Terminator, T2: Judgment Day, 1991 This summer Terminator: Genisys will again recite the classic line above. This line ties together nearly thirty years of Sci-Fi evolution. That’s quite an achievement, but this summer we can tie together all of human [Continue]

Change is Overrated

Change is Overrated

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses, Folk Artist It’s time for me to be honest; I hate change. I hate the word’s baggage, I hate the fake finality, and I hate the dismissiveness. “Change is hard, change is good, and change is unavoidable…” we have a [Continue]

I am Not a Winner

I am Not a Winner

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence…persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – President Calvin Coolidge   This Thanksgiving I crossed the finish line of a race that I started on June 14. Back then I [Continue]

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

I Am Not My Disability, Neither Are You

“I’m a big believer in overcoming and achieving and doing things and not feeling sorry for yourself.” -Drew Carey, Comedian At its core human development is the genetic expression of surmounted obstacles, be they ancestral or personal, since “genetics reveals that individual variability is due to the combination of the many variations in environment and [Continue]

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

  “He who controls the Spice controls the universe.” -Baron Harkonnen, Dune, 1984   Flavor. Totally awesome eating is all about flavor. Salty, sweet, savory or spicy—alone or in a balanced dance—flavor beats my other two food priorities; volume and texture, as the key to succulent satisfaction. And, y’know what? Flavor is free. Spice is [Continue]

The Bully and the Mirror

The Bully and the Mirror

  “Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare occurrence and often does much more damage than endowment.” -Zack W. Van, Author of Inanimate Heroes It was the week after New Years and I was terrified. Sure, I tried to smile and accept the praises of those around me, and those on [Continue]

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