Addictive: Oreos Are Like Drugs?

Addictive: Oreos Are Like Drugs?

Research out of Connecticut University supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do. Making them just as addictive. Neuroscientists Joseph Schroeder and Jamie Honohan state: “It may explain why some people can’t...
Laurie’s Rant: The Only Two Real Reasons Why You’re Stuck

Laurie’s Rant: The Only Two Real Reasons Why You’re Stuck

I consider nutrition and diet to be THE most important part of any health program if you want to lose fat, repair muscle, improve strength, boost your mood and energy, avoid mental health issues, prevent life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart...
Laurie’s Rant:  Beware The Franken-Foods

Laurie’s Rant: Beware The Franken-Foods

We are constantly bombarded by food companies with slick marketing in an attempt to sell us ‘healthier versions’ of what we deep-down already know is unhealthy food aka: Franken-foods. Low-fat chocolate, low-carb beer, high-protein cereal, Vitamin-D-fortified bread,...
Laurie’s Rant: Are You Being Comforted By Food?

Laurie’s Rant: Are You Being Comforted By Food?

During times when we’re stressed, busy, sad, worried and anxious (but also when we’re relaxing, celebrating, unwinding and rewarding ourselves) we often turn to ‘comfort foods’. You know the ones. The foods (and drinks) that are in no way beneficial or healthy but...
Laurie’s Rant: Temporary Pleasure or Long Term Reliability

Laurie’s Rant: Temporary Pleasure or Long Term Reliability

Let’s imagine that you wanted to buy a new car and you had $50,000 to spend. For this amount of money you could get a very reliable family car that wasn’t too flashy but got you from A to B each and every time. Or, you could buy yourself a Ferrari… with no...