The New Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit and Achievement Apps

My old Fitbit blaze died after the 2.5 years, and after some research, I decided to replace my blaze with the new Fitbit Charge 3. Here are some of the features I like:

The battery is supposed to last 7 days (we'll see)

Fitbit Charge 3 helps you find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

New! Fitbit Charge 3

Get Paid To Do Healthy Things on the Achievement App

A listener turn me on to the Achievement App

Back from another time of traveling. I've been playing with a few toys. is an app that pays you for (more or less) letting them stalk you. You can connect your fitbit, myfitnesspal, etc.

One of the apps you can connect is interesting “breathe” see (both Apple and Android) I might use this in the future for those time when I'm stress eating

Fitbit Charge 3 helps you find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate.

About Achievement App

Achievement is a free service used by over 1.5 million members. You’ll be able to see all your health apps in one place and earn points for activities you already do! We’ve awarded over 100 million activities to date.

So far they’ve paid out over $500,000 to our members and there is no limit to how much you can earn.

Earn $10 for every 10,000 points. Rewards are paid out within 3-7 business days, and Achievers can redeem cash directly into their PayPal account or bank account of choice.

Their mission is to provide a positive, insightful, and rewarding experience that supports everyone in achieving their personal health goals.

I like that they are SUPER transparent. They let you know that some of the polls, articles, etc that you are reading and participating in, is used for research. You are 100% in control of how much is shared with their team

You can even donate the money you earn to charity (so you get healthy while helping someone in need)

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Your Weight Loss Strategy Ranked By Willpower


I read an article on MyFitnesspal and saw this article.

We've spoken about Willpower in the past and how you can run out it if you try to rely on it oo heavily.

See episodes Willpower and consistency and Operating Fear or Love

Write a list of ALL the things you can do to lose weight (both on the food side and the activity side)

Then next to each item, write down how much willpower will be needed to do this item.

Choose one item for food, and another item for activity that will “cost” the least amount of Willpower.

As you need action and willpower, choosing items that require less willpower will enable you to take consistent steps, which will boost your confidence.

The boost in confidence will boost your willpower.


Common Knowledge From Different Diets

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We are kicking off the holidays by “doubling down” on losing weight as we enter the “holidays” see and have a chance to earn money losing weight

I had found a few articles that had titles like “10 Things You Need to Know about the ______ Diet.” So I read a ton of these and here is what I found.

The Vegan Diet

A vegan diet can be healthy and may help lower cholesterol, aid in weight loss and reduce the risk of some diseases. But this is only “as long as you can commit to learning about how to meet your nutrient needs, plan ahead to ensure that you are meeting them and make whole foods your focus

It doesn't' necessarily mean its healthy

It's not a magic pill (you still need to your portions)

You need to see out protein

You're more than likely to fart

The Whole 30 Diet

Eat moderate portions of meat, seafood, and eggs; lots of vegetables; some fruit; plenty of natural fats; and herbs, spices, and seasonings. Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re whole and unprocessed. It means NO sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, dairy, carrageenan, MSG, or sulfites, baked goods, junk foods, or treats with “approved” ingredients.

Although there’s a lot of social media backing for this diet, there’s not a lot of support from experts.

You'll need to plan your meals ahead of time

Hard to stay consistent

You're likely to end right where you started

You might lack essential nutrients

It's hard to eat out with friends

Mediterranean Diet

Continually near the top of the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Diets lists, the Mediterranean diet is known for its heart health benefits and focus on fish, olive oil and red wine. It emphasizes whole foods, is vegetable-centric, replaces saturated fats with omega-3 rich heart-healthy fats, stresses the importance of seafood and whole grains and encourages more cooking and activity in the kitchen (you don't need to drink wine)

It is more of a lifestyle than a diet, and with that probably more sustainable.

As it doesn't focus on calories, you may not lose weight.

You netter like Seafood

You're allowed to eat pasta

Paleo Diet

In its purest form, the paleo diet allows you to eat only those foods that humans ate when they first roamed the planet millions of years ago. This means no grains, legumes, dairy or sugar and lots of meat, coconut, vegetables and fruit. There are benefits to eating a Paleo diet, such as consuming whole, unprocessed foods and lots of produce and being aware of the importance of high-quality meats.

2016 review of controlled clinical trials comparing the diet to others, the strongest of the studies found no long-term differences between people following a Paleo diet and those on a control diet after two years.

You will need to do some meal planning

While many people think this is all about meat, it's also all about veggies.

Buy good meat.

Stay away from, sugar, soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, margarine and trans fats.”

Their claims of about grains are false

Watch your calcium

Not accepted by some people

Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body into a state of ketosis, where fat is burned for fuel instead of carbohydrate. The ketogenic diet is very restrictive and takes a lot of commitment to get the nutrients you need for overall health.

The diet recommends a 4:1 ratio of fat to carbs

The diet recommends protein be around 20%

“Supplementation with vitamins and minerals is an absolute necessity on this type of diet

When you follow the almost no carb rule you may experience, “Constipation, bad breath and dizziness are just a few of the side effects of going so low-carb. ”

Your gut may suffer

Lack of energy sometimes known as the Keto Flu

It may be hard to eat out with friends

You'll need to plan ahead


The healthy DASH diet plan was developed to lower blood pressure without medication in research sponsored by the US National Institutes of Health, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The internet was not to lose weight. The DASH diet is consistently ranked the best diet for a reason. “It’s balanced, realistic and flexible. It’s an eating plan that includes common, everyday foods that offer a multitude of benefits for all age groups.

The DASH diet recommends plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
DASH is an acronym. It stands for:






The DASH recommends:

Eating vegetables, fruits, and whole grains
Including fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans, nuts, and vegetable oils
Limiting foods that are high in saturated fat, such as fatty meats, full-fat dairy products, and tropical oils such as coconut, palm kernel, and palm oils
Limiting sugar-sweetened beverages and sweets.

The diet is light on lean meat, poultry and seafood, allowing for 6 ounces total per day, Ward notes. You can still eat eggs.

You will have to cook ahead

Farts may likely happen

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So What Did We Learn?

No diet recommends sugar

Most diets recommend planning and cooking ahead.

Portion control always come into play

Healthy food makes you fart in some cases

You need to come up with a plan that you can incorporate it into your Lifestyle. If you can't do it in the long haul, then you won't lose weight in the long haul.


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My New Toy

I stopped by Walmart and just happened to see this device that cuts veggies up into slices and what appears to be spaghetti, as well as chips. I love squash but hadn't had any in years until I happen to have dinner at my brother's house. When I told one of my friends I bought one, they said, “You've got to work with some sweet potatoes and mix in some cinnamon.

The one I bought a Walmart is all plastic, and if it snapped and broke I wouldn't be surprised. The other thing that I found disappointing was they didn't mark what blads did what. Luckily I caught this before I throughout the box, and grabbed a sharpy marker and fixed the issues. I have seen some units on Amazon that seem to come with the blads that are pre-labeled.

It does take up some storage place, but I sliced up some squash, through some olive oil in a pan, lightly salted the squash, and it was done quickly. The clean up was super slick, and you can now call me a fan. Best of all, being a guitar player, I'm kind of happy my finders are nowhere near the blade. If you're looking for a quick easy way to get some veggies in your life, you might want to pick one up.