Are Eating Egg Yolks Healthy?

Conventional wisdom will tell you that eating the yolks of eggs will raise your cholesterol and lead to heart disease.  Here at Fitness Contrarian; however, we feel the opposite. Egg yolks are the most nutritious part of the egg. Whole eggs have been a corner stone of...
Don’t Get Fat Fast

Don’t Get Fat Fast

I ran a contest last year called Get Fat Fast. In this contest I asked everyone who is having trouble loosing weight to write down the 10 foods they would eat if they had to gain weight quickly (clink the link Get Fat Fast and checkout some of the lists people sent...

Keep Serving Dishes Off the Table & Lose Weight

Eating less can be as simple as not putting the serving dishes on the table.  A new study from Cornell University called “Serve Here: Eat There” looked at the eating habits of 78 adults. Brian Wansink, the director of the Cornell Food & Brand Lab said “We looked...

Sugar Increases Heart Disease Risk Factors

According to a recent study published in the April issue of JAMA, eating higher amounts of added sugars in processed foods is associated with lower levels of HDL, the “good cholesterol” and higher levels of triglycerides, which is an important risk factor that can...

Don’t Trust Chain Restaurants

I was encouraged to see chain restaurants offering nutritional information on their menus listing calories and fat content.  I always encourage my clients to watch their calories when they eat out and make healthy choices. But it turns you can’t trust nutritional...

10 Popular Foods You Think are Healthy but Aren’t

Breakfast Cereals – Most popular breakfast cereals are empty calories loaded with sugar and sodium. Try slow cooked oatmeal instead. Yogurt with Fruit on the Bottom– Most popular yogurts with fruit is like eating candy loaded with sugar. Get use to eating plain...

Can Beet Juice Lower Blood Pressure?

Studies have shown that drinking two cups of beet juice per day can lower blood pressure. Other studies have shown that eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure due to the high amounts of antioxidants and potassium found in fruits and...
Am I Eating Enough Potassium?

Am I Eating Enough Potassium?

If you’re eating a healthy diet every day with multiple servings of fruits, vegetables and legumes you’re most likely getting enough potassium. But in my 20 years of experience as a personal trainer I have only seen about 10% of my new clients eating enough potassium....

Healthy Breakfast Meals

Most common and popular breakfast foods are not good for you. In particular, cold cereal with skim milk is not a good choice to start the day. I know it is frustrating when you’ve given up the bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches or corn muffins for cold cereal and still...
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