I've eaten enough chicken breasts over the years that I honestly feel Tyson should send me a Christmas card every year.
Chicken breasts are a staple for most lean meat eaters. They are for me as well. But I want to introduce you to the dark thigh meat. Why? Because the flavor, in my opinion, is between 50% and 100% better than breast meat. Here's a side by side on the major nutrients in each for the skinless uncooked 4oz portions:
Thigh is on the left, Breast is on the right
Calories 134 | 124
Total Fat 4.4g | 1.4
Sat. Fat 1.1g | .4
Cholesterol 94mg | 66mg
Sodium 97mg | 73mg
Total Carbs. 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 22.2g | 21.1
Calcium 11.3mg |12.4
Potassium 261mg |288.2
For the slight increase in dietary fat the flavor increase is MORE than worth it. And I don't buy much into tiny increases in dietary saturated fat and cholesterol mattering AT ALL in our overall health. Research has pretty much disproven the stuff that came out in the 80s saying dietary saturated fat and cholesterol will ruin your blood lipids and health.
Are you clueless about meditation? Are you new to it? If so then you've got to listen to this 56-minute interview I did with meditation expert, speaker and author Andy Puddicombe.
Andy Puddicombe, from Great Britain, is the co-founder of Headspace.com a web portal dedicated to delivering quality meditation audio systems with delivery via the net and smart-phone apps. Andy has also been featured as a distinguished TedTalk Presenter - All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes. He writes a column on the same subject for the
You have to close your eyes really tight to miss the intermittent-fasting (IF) wave going on right now. Every major newspaper, magazine and television show has mentioned something about IF. Newly-released books about it are touting IF as the obesity cure. According to some websites IF will help with weight-loss, cancer, insulin-sensitivity and immune function just to name a few. Is IF the second coming? Is this latest diet wave one you should catch? In this article I'll discuss what IF is and isn't and provide you with plenty of opportunity, if you have more time than you know what to do with, to dig further to your heart's content.
Both ABC and NBC recently had reports on some version of IF. Here's the teaser ...
Wellness expert David Zinczenko chats with Access Hollywood Live's Kit Hoover and guest co-host Willie Geist about his new book, "The 8-Hour Diet." How does this diet help you to quickly lose the unwanted pounds while still eating whatever you want?
I started lifting when I was 17. A few months into it others started noticing. They could tell I was serious. Then it started. "Uh, oh, better watch it dude, gonna burn out. You'll be done lifting in six months." Wow, sounded kinda scary. 25 years later I'm still going strong.
When I was 21 and got on the police department the "old timers" warned me about how different it was at 30 years of age. "Better watch it kid, at 30 it all goes down hill." Hmmm, at 30 I was a fat powerlifter but really strong -- and I was about to get into, at the time, the best shape of my life.
For years I had listened to members and everyday people talk about how IMpossible it was to get in shape over the holidays. So one year about 6-7 years ago I purposely got into the best shape I had been in or at least tied it, three days before Christmas. Oops.
Anyone older than me, since I was 30 has warned me what 40 would be like. "Uh oh Dave, man, I tell ya what -- at 40 it REALLY changes." Hmmm, at 40 I was in my best shape ever.
A couple years back I rowed a 1:28 500 meters on the Concept II rowing machine
some of you have seen in gyms. A 1:28 put me in the top 10% of men in my age
category in the country. As I was training for that row I realized something that was
kinda hard to admit to myself but it didn't make it any less true.
I WASN'T AS TIRED AS MY SCARED BRAIN TOLD ME I WAS
Huh? Well the first time I rowed for time I rowed a 1:49. That's 1 minute 49
seconds. I started off bad ass and about half way in I "thought" I was gonna die. I
felt a panic of sorts, out of breath, gassed and I kept rowing but I rowed slower and
slower and slower until the 500 meters was finished.