Lose Weight, Eat Yogurt, Be Better GF Radio by Eric · This post may contain affiliate links, its one way we pay the bills. · 7 CommentsMike talks about how to lose weight by reasonable dieting, cycling, and a new outlook on his health. photo by kcconnors « Self Watering Pots for Rooftop GardenInside the Hive: Views from a First Year Beekeeper (Scene 18) »
You rock, Mike! Loved the podcast. Keep it up, my friend.
I make Greek yogurt each week and have it daily. So much better than the stuff that comes in the plastic containers... and I don't have to find some use for the containers either since my recycling place stopped taking plastics other than #1 and #2.
Plain (sans something sweet) really isn't my speed, so I usually put a teaspoon of homemade freezer jam or a bunch of mashed up berries in it to flavor it. Sometimes I just sweeten it with a bit of honey and go with that.
Great that you're biking to work! Wish I could bike the forty miles a day...I bike to lots of land in my neighborhood that I want to own someday ... that's my motivation to work out.
I just bought this book called JUST RIDE: a radically practical guide to riding your bike, by Grant Petersen .... which is about forgetting all of the body spandex, five thousand dollar bikes, cleat-like shoes that are latched into the pedals -- oh and the attitude those dudes have -- and just RIDING your bike, like you did when you were a kid.
It was recommended at marksdailyapple.com and I had to read it, being an avid biker. Especially an adventurous biker who doesn't care much for the Cliques associated with it.
-Rich in New Hampshire
Way to Go Mike! Easiest way to exercise is just getting up and getting out. Not only do I look great, but my tan can't be beat!
Good simple weight loss ideas. I see just in the past year the number of bike commuters has gone up in our region Cincy. Other simple idea as with the Milano cookies. Grab a couple only as your going outside and leaving the house. removes the temptation to go beyond 2.
Congratulations Mike! So nice to see you taking good care of your health & encouraging others to follow suit! I know people with Diabetes & it is definitely a very bad deal. Take charge of your health as much as you can!
Earlier this year my Dr. said my cholesterol level was very high & I needed meds to control it. I asked him to give me a chance to lower it with a healthy diet & exercise. I run a full time business. I garden when not in drought, lol! I started walking 5 miles, 3 times a week. & I became a Flexitarian which just means mostly vegetarian but occasionally you eat meat.. Cholesterol meds are very hard on your liver so a blood test is required every 6 months - I didn't want to do that.
I lost 12 lbs. Holy cow, that's all it took to avoid taking those meds for the rest of my life!? I know I can maintain this...
Most people do not know that their Dr. will give them a 3 month grace period to lower their cholesterol naturally by eating a healthy diet & getting a reasonable amount of exercise so I am here to spread the word!!!
YOU are the only person who can take good care of YOU! Be healthy & feel good!
p.s. I want to thank all of you for the wonderful video & audio! You are making a positive difference in the world!
I was inspired by Mike and this podcast to get out of an exercise slump and back onto my bike. I'm up to about 15-20 miles a week and love the advice above about just having fun like a kid. Those cliquey cyclists look great, but they can be a little aggressive and judgmental. At least I'm smiling when I bike.
Eric Gunnar Rochow
i look like a goof riding my bike, but i love it anyway. glad to hear mike has gotten us both going again, thanks, eric.