‘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.

Love and Live: Adapt

Love and Live: Adapt

“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.” -John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society The weather’s warming and we are beginning to attack our health habits with that same “Spring Cleaning” attitude as the rest of our Winter worn homes. This is awesome. To this end, I’ve been asked [Continue]

Your Temptation Toolbox

Your Temptation Toolbox

“I couldn’t help it. I can resist everything except temptation.” -Oscar Wilde, Lady Windmere’s Fan   The Holidays are upon us, huzzah! I mean that. I love the Holiday Season, from Halloween to Hanukkah to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years Eve—I love my way through the highs and lows. I used to eat my [Continue]

Maximum Mexican!

Maximum Mexican!

“Anytime there is mexican food around, you can bet I’ll be eating it. I’m not a chocolate person and I’m not into sweets. I’m a meal person.” -Eva Longoria   I adore Mexican food every time of year (and, every time of day—even for breakfast) but this is even more true in the Fall. Perhaps [Continue]

A Big Bite of Spring

A Big Bite of Spring

  The air is warm, the lawns are green and the season of picnics is upon us. But, can a reformed fat guy still shout a resounding “Huzzah!” and remain healthy? I say yes. By punching up flavor and pumping up tasty food quantity and getting the most bang for your calorie, you can have [Continue]

Moving Toward Gold After the Finish Line

Moving Toward Gold After the Finish Line

“True balance—dynamic, powerful balance—is sustained by determined and diligent effort to elevate the quality of our lives no matter where our time is being spent.” – Pr. Dana Arakawa, MAPP  For the last 13 months I’ve stepped on the same scale every week, at least once. Last Monday was the first time that I was [Continue]

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

  “Ya gotta love wat’cha eat!” -Andi, My Weight Watchers Leader I’ve been contacted by a kind and encouraging number of you who’ve said things that fall into two main categories: 1) “You’re an inspiration to me!” 2) “Alright, buddy. Make with the recipes already.” To those of you in category one, I say, “Thank [Continue]

Harder the Second Time

Harder the Second Time

“‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight.  It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either.” -Rocky Balboa, Rocky  It’s 4:45AM; the swish-swish of snow pants awakens the sleeping cat, curled into a warm circle of fur. Jealousy rises, but the running shoes go on. It’s 5AM. [Continue]

How to Kick Your Own Ass

How to Kick Your Own Ass

“The Dark Side’s callin’ Now nothing is real.” -John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band Eddie and the Cruisers  I have Cerebral Palsy – I can’t balance well. I have Asthma – I can’t run. I have Diabetes – Exertion can give me low blood sugar and make me sick. I’m Morbidly Obese. This was [Continue]

Defunkification: The Less Funky You

Defunkification: The Less Funky You

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” -Carl Jung I am generally a fun, positive person. This usually pisses people off. This is generally a fun, positive set of articles. This usually ensures a more focused [Continue]

You Are What You Don’t Eat

You Are What You Don’t Eat

  Yes, those are my before and after pictures. 100 pounds in about 4.5 months. Proud? Heck yeah, I’m proud. I always go back to the fact that it was the program. I really just followed the program. Sure, it took willpower, but the blueprint was right there. While my attitude is a humble one, [Continue]

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