• What Your Food Eats Matters

    February 24, 2019mruckstuhl

    We all know that what you eat makes a difference in how you feel, what you look like, how your body functions, your life expectance as well as a ton of other things (I really could go on and on). When you consider that the food that we eat can either make you healthy or…

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  • A Little Cold

    February 17, 2019mruckstuhl

    For the last week or so I’ve had a little cold. I knew that I might get one when my daughter was stuck home for several days. She ran a fever, then later developed a runny nose. Actually the cough was the first symptom. That’s unusual for her and me – usually the cough comes…

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  • Suddenly A Science Geek?

    February 9, 2019mruckstuhl

    Another update this week on my stats. Ya’ll are probably going to get tired of hearing about my glucose and ketone numbers, because I’ll admit that I’m a bit obsessed at the moment. I’m an accountant by trade so I like numbers. I like statistics even more. Lately I’ve gone deep down the rabbit hole,…

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  • Empowered By A Glucose & Ketone Monitor

    February 3, 2019mruckstuhl

    A couple of weeks ago I ordered a glucose and ketone monitor. It’s one little machine that tests both ketones and glucose in your blood. It felt like it took forever to arrive, but it was really only a couple of days to process the order and then a couple for shipping. The monitor had…

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  • Excuses Are Like Opinions, Everybody’s Got One

    January 27, 2019mruckstuhl

    I’m going to lay some truth on you guys today. I’m struggling lately to get back into Ketosis. Every day brings a battle with my brain. It keeps coming up with reasons to indulge in a carbohydrate heavy food. So Monday, after having some french fries at lunch, I sat down a evaluated my thoughts…

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  • Tiramisu Has Healthy Fats

    January 20, 2019mruckstuhl

    You and I both know that the world is full of temptations. In money, relationships, but especially in weight loss. We had a lot of social events this week and I had a lot of stressors at work. I have a long history as a stress/emotional eater. I didn’t manage my thoughts well and the…

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  • I Don’t Make Resolutions.

    January 13, 2019mruckstuhl

    This may shock some of you, you may assume that I’m the kind of person that always sets a resolution at the beginning of each year, but I don’t. I’ve never like the cliche of a New Year’s resolution. But I do like setting goals. This year I’ve decided to step out of my comfort…

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  • Processing Emotion

    December 30, 2018mruckstuhl

    Last week I wrote about buffering. Just to recap… Buffering is any action you engage in to avoid feeling an emotion. I admitted that I buffer with food aka emotional eating. Many of us buffer emotion with social media, etc. I buffer when I have a task that I think will be long, complicated or…

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  • There is More to Optimal Health Than Your Weight

    December 23, 2018mruckstuhl

    I listened to a podcast episode this week about goals. The speaker was talking about the components in achieving any goal you set for yourself. He did a great job of explaining each component and gave a concrete example of how you would apply each one. His example was his goal of reaching “optimal health”.…

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  • The Worst Place for Diet Advice

    December 15, 2018mruckstuhl

    I have really specific memories of the first diet research I did. I was about 12 years old when I decided that I needed to go on a diet. Truthfully, I should have cut back on sweets and soda long before that. But I didn’t really understand the concept of a “diet” until then. I…

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