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Live-It Not Working? 3 Ways to Get Over It (Week 4 Update)

Live-It Not Working? 3 Ways to Get Over It (Week 4 Update)

It’s already week 4 of my Live-It program and what do I have to show for myself? Some ups, some downs. Net: very slight increase, but we’re talking ounces here. So basically, my program isn’t working. At least not working well enough for me to see some weight loss. It’s definitely working to keep me...
Maintain Your Water Balance with These 10 Sources of Potassium

Maintain Your Water Balance with These 10 Sources of Potassium

4 pounds gained in 3 days?!? That’s the amount of weight the scale said I gained the last week as I indulging myself in Chinese food…the real deal, family style in Beijing. I don’t think they use MSG or a lot of sodium in those dishes in China, even though those are very common ingredients...
Tools Work Only When You Use Them (Week 2 Update)

Tools Work Only When You Use Them (Week 2 Update)

The scale does not lie. Or does it? Perhaps it doesn’t tell the whole truth. Each day this week I have diligently weighed myself and have been horrified each day to see the trend moving in the wrong direction! After all, I hiked the Great Wall of China and followed that with an 8-mile walk...
A Photographic Excursion to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

A Photographic Excursion to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu

The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu is a trip well worth making if you find yourself in Beijing. I came to China for a business trip, and scheduled a few extra days at the beginning and end of my trip to do some sightseeing. After all, it would be a shame to miss the...
A Big Bowl of Quinoa Goes a Long Way

A Big Bowl of Quinoa Goes a Long Way

I guess I’m late to the superfood party, having recently discovered quinoa. (If you too are uninitiated, you should know that you pronounce this word as “kee-nwah”. Not obvious.) Someone told me about it (pronouncing it correctly) but I did not associate that sound with the word that I saw when I perused the bulk...