27 – Thirteen Things You Must Give Up NOW to Be Happier!

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastApril 3, 2014 – Episode 27 – There are definitely things bogging you down! Drop these thirteen things from your life right now and true happiness is guaranteed. A great episode recorded from the Reisterstown, Maryland studio. Yoko is on as a guest again to help you!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #27:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU TO THE UK LISTENERS
In the month of March this year, we had a record number of UK listeners! Thank you so much for your listens, likes, tweets, and comments!
 
13 THINGS YOU MUST GIVE UP NOW TO BE HAPPIER
 
#1  GIVE UP ON CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU
What does it matter what other people think of you? It is your life! You have got to let go of what other people think of you. If you are happy with your life and your choices, be happy
 
#2  GIVE UP PLEASING EVERYONE
You cannot please everybody and it is not worth trying! If you are pleasing everyone else, you may end up not pleasing you. You cannot live your life for others, your parents, your boss. All to a point, all with boundaries.
 
#3  GIVE UP PARTICIPATING IN GOSSIP
It is poisonous to talk bad about people and talking behind their back. It is not doing your life any good. When you hear someone gossip, don’t you think they are not happy? If you have this habit, you need to stop this right away.
 
#4  QUIT WORRYING
How does worrying about something help you? Figure out a solution. What is the problem? What are some ways you can solve this problem? Is it out of your control and there is nothing you can do about it?
 
#5  GIVE UP YOUR PAST
We all have a past. We all have done things we wish we hadn’t. We cannot go back and change it. It is done and over for it. “Appreciate what happened and the lessons you learned,” said Yoko. It has made you a better person and allowing you to live the life you are living. Also, give up the anger that goes with past issues. Anger is toxic! Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko talk about letting go of your past and anger on the show.
 
#6  GIVE UP SPENDING MONEY ON THINGS YOU DON’T NEED
Buying things will not make you truly happy on the inside. These things could be clothes, cars, or houses that you do not need or cannot afford. Buying something may give you a temporary high, but it is not going to create real happiness inside. In fact, if you cannot afford it, now it can add to your stress and worry.
 
#7  GIVE UP YOUR NEED FOR CONTROL OF OTHER PEOPLE
So many people need they need to be in control of everyone and everything all the time. They want to control their surroundings and even the people in their lives. It will not add to your happiness. Take control of your own life and how you live it.
 
#8  GIVE UP COMPLAINING
People seem to be complaining 24/7 on social media and in real life! People who complain do not seem to be happy with themselves and their lives. Complaining doesn’t help anything! You have to make the best of things.
 
#9  GIVE UP YOUR NEED TO IMPRESS OTHERS
So many people try to impress others with flashy clothes and cars. “Impress yourself!” says Yoko. “Have confidence in yourself!” says Dr. Dave. Your self-esteem should not come from things or what others may think about if you have a $600 purse, a $60,000 car, or a $600,000 house. You need to live the life you want and have the things you can afford and within your means.
 
#10  STOP WORKING TOO HARD
Working hard is respectable, but are you putting off living your life to work around the clock. Are you making enough time for family, relaxation, vacations, travel, and hobbies? Don’t always be working for promises of tomorrow. Tomorrow may never come.
 
#11  STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
Why are you comparing yourself to your neighbors or colleagues? There will always be people that have more and always be people who have more. Be grateful and enjoy what you have. Do not have envy for what others have. This resentment can be toxic in your life. Be positive on who you are and what you bring to this world. Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko talk about how you can change your ideas and beliefs.
 
#12  STOP IGNORING YOUR BODY’S NEEDS
Your body is telling you all the time what you need. Are you eating well? Are you working out? Do you need rest? Do you need more sleep? You KNOW what you need to do. Stop ignoring what your body is telling you. “You know in your heart what your body is telling you! Listen!”, says Dr. Dave.
 
#13  STOP GIVING UP ON YOUR DREAMS TOO SOON
Everyone have dreams and goals. If it doesn’t happen right away or fast enough, people often give up on them. Keep working towards them! Never Quit! You can take small steps or big steps, but keep moving forward.
 
TEA OF THE SHOW
Dr. Dave and Yoko are drinking a very lovely special green tea from their trip to Japan recently. It is 100% Japanese green leaf tea.
 
ENERGY BAR OF THE SHOW
Dr. Dave tried a new energy bar in Colorado and found one that was great, healthy, gluten-free, no GMOs. It has good protein, tasted fantastic, and gave Dr. Dave good energy while skiing on the slopes this month.  He really enjoyed the the NuGo Dark bar  real dark chocolate and really delicious: http://store.nugonutrition.com/category/dark.html
 
LISTENER QUESTION OF THE SHOW – PRE-RACE HYDRATION
A listener named PainlessFly on Facebook asked about pre-race hydration. Drink a decent amount of water before an event. We also stay away from alcohol, coffee, and caffeinated beverages before a race. So, it is two parts – hydrate and don’t drink things that will dehydrate you. Also, be sure to re-hydrate after your race too!
REFERRAL CONTEST
April’s contest is a $100 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon for whomever shares Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage the most will win!
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.
 
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a Facebook page for the show: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!
 

26 – What’s So Great About a Marathon?

 

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 27, 2014 – Episode 26 – Since this is episode #26, Dave wanted to answer the question “What is so great about a marathon?  (The reason is because a marathon is 26.2 miles!) This is Dave’s last episode from Colorado for the season. He and his wife Yoko answer a great listener’s question and then get into the marathon thing! This is definitely an episode that you will enjoy!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #26:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT RUNNING A MARATHON?!?

GET STARTED RUNNING – A CHEERLEADER HELPS
Dr. Dave motivated Yoko to start running even though she could not even run one mile! Dr. Dave signed her up for a race. So, Yoko started going outside and running a little bit each day. Dr. Dave always had something nice to say each day no matter how little or how much she ran. It is so great to have a partner and cheerleader on your side to encourage you. Who is your cheerleader? Can you be a cheerleader for someone? Can you be cheerleaders for each other?

YOUR FIRST MARATHON
Can you dedicate a reason for your first marathon? Can you celebrate your 30th or 35th or 40th birthday with a marathon race? Yoko’s first marathon she ran with Dr. Dave in dedication to Dr. Dave’s grandmother who had recently passed away. Listen to Yoko talk about her very first marathon from start to finish and the struggle from mile 20 until the very end. “A marathon is an extremely emotional experience,” says Dr. Dave. After 20 miles, Yoko was crying in her sunglasses and wasn’t sure if she could finish. Listen to her story and see if she finished!

RUNNING MARATHONS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
“In my mind, I thought a marathon was impossible,” said Yoko. Once you change your mind and your belief and accomplish such an amazing goal, your body is not only change, but your mind is changed forever. You now have stretched your beliefs to accomplish more than you previous thought you could. Marathons stretch your minds and beliefs! You now start smashing through your disbeliefs and accomplishing more in every area of your life.

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE
It is never too late to start running, to start training, to run your first marathon! Dr. Dave and Yoko see people of all ages and ability on the courses. These people are so inspiring and can even bring you to tears. Your speed doesn’t matter because there will always be faster than you as there will be people slower than you. A marathon is about so much more than running!

BLOG OF THE DAY – LINDSAY SANDERS RUNNING BLOG
“So here I am on the tail end of training for my first marathon. It has been an incredible experience. So much so that I decided to document it in a blog, primarily to remember this time in my life, share it with my son someday, and share it today with friends and family who have supported me through my runs the last two years. Secondarily, if it ever reached anyone else and inspired them in some sort of way that would be the cherry on top of this journey.” ~Lindsay Dr. Dave recommends Lindsay’s blog to be inspired to get running, run a race, even run a marathon. Check it out: http://lindsaysmiles.wordpress.com/

LISTENER QUESTION OF THE DAY – HOW TO DEAL WITH CRAVINGS
Lori writes into the show asking how can she get back on track again to living a more healthier life like she was only 2 years ago. First, get rid of it all! Get it out of your house. Start immediately replacing all the junk and crap with healthier options. Drink more water and more tea. Stop eating sugary non-nutritious foods. Also, all of us have an energy flow to our bodies. If your energy is blocked or in the wrong direction this greatly affects what you eat. Listen to Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko, a registered massage therapist talk about how energy flow is influencing your life! Also, Yoko has a secret way to change your body’s energy; so be sure to listen to their discussion.

Yoko talked about the cycle of the body, especially a woman’s body and particular cravings you can get just right before your period. Many women experiences this 2-4 days before their periods and many women indulge in some sweet or salty things at this time. Consider a variety of healthier options. If you do need to eat ice cream at this time, chose the best ice cream or sweets you can afford or make it yourself. Don’t have any artificial items, colors, or flavors if you do need to indulge.

TEA OF DAY
Honey Lemon Green Tea Verbena with Ginseng and Herbs by Private Selection. This is actually one of Kroger Grocery Store’s private label teas. Here is a link to the tea: http://grocery.kroger.com/pd/category/Grocery/Beverages/Tea/Green/1152

FACEBOOK PAGE CONTEST
If you like Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage and you are entered in this contest to win a $25 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon. And if you also SHARE this page with your family and friends, you will get a 2ndentry to this contest.

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.

Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

25 – Seventeen Life Secrets Never Before Revealed – Part 2

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 20, 2014 – Episode 25 – Recording from Colorado, Dave and his wife Yoko continue with life secrets 11-17 never before revealed! And there was a bonus #18 as well!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #25:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

DR. DAVE’S 17 LIFE SECRETS REVEALED! (Part #2)

SECRETS 1-10 ARE RECORDED ON SHOW #24
If you haven’t already listened to Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko talk about the first 10 secrets, listen here https://www.davidmadow.com/24/. Even if you have listened already, listen again!

SECRET #11 – GET WEEKLY MASSAGES
Dr. Dave has been getting massages for years and his wife Yoko is a massage therapist. It is a fantastic experience that you will not regret and want to make it part of your regular routine. It is great for relaxation, stress, and take care of your muscle pains and aches. If you don’t have a massage therapist already, ask your friends and family for a referral of a massage therapist that they have gone to and have had a good experience.

SECRET #12 – CREATE A VISION BOARD
Dr. Dave got a big black piece of foam core board from an office supply store. Now cut out pictures and phrases that represent your goals. You can just glue them on with a regular glue stick. You can put on financial goals, fitness goals, even a scale with your goal weight. Then look at this board every single day. Have it in an area where you will see it often. You can keep adding to it. You can make a new one each month, each quarter, each season, each year. Turn your goals into a visual element that your eyes, mind, and heart can see and believe. This is big step in reaching your goals and making your dreams come true!

SECRET #13 – SMILE!
SMILE ONCE, SMILE TWICE, SMILE AGAIN AND AGAIN! Pass on positive energy to people that you encounter throughout the day. Smiles are free and powerful! It really can make a difference in someone’s day from the grocery clerk, to the toll booth operator, to just someone you are passing on the sidewalk.

SECRET #14 – CUT YOUR FINGERNAILS AND KEEP THEM CLEAN
Ever since college, Dr. Dave has taken great care taking care of his fingernails. He cuts them, makes sure they are well maintained, and keeps them clean. It does something to your energy level. It is like feng shui for your body and mind.

SECRET #15 – DO NOT EAT DINNER LATE
Do not have any big meals past 7:00pm. You need to give your body time to process the food, digest it, and then have time to rest before going to bed. In fact, there are studies showing that eating late meals lead to weight gain.

SECRET #16 – TEACH SOMETHING TO SOMEONE ELSE
This could be anything. What do you have knowledge about that you could share? Is it just being on the ski hill and telling people which lift to use for the best ski runs? Is it giving people directions that are lost? There is a certain energy transfer that takes place while teaching. It is sharing your knowledge to help others. Everybody has SOMETHING they can teach to someone.

SECRET #17 – TURN OFF THE NEWS
The daily news shows today are so negative, fear based, and salacious. They are actually causing people stress and anxiety and create worries that were not on your radar or in your brain. Do not pollute your brain with this crap. They are trying to get ratings with their negative shock value. If something truly important happens in the world, you will find out another way… guaranteed!

SECRET #18 – JUST GO FOR IT!
Life is too short. If there is something you want to do big or small. Do it! There is not time to waste! It make be risky, it may be scary, but you have to do it! Maybe start with some small things while planning for bigger things! Go for it now! Do not wait another day! Yoko says no more excuses. Stop with the excuses. Decide it and do it! Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko and their thoughts and experiences and inspiration to just DO IT! Do it Now! Do it Today!

REFERRAL CONTEST
If you like Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage and you are entered in this contest to win a $25 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon. And if you also SHARE this page with your family and friends, you will get a 2nd entry to this contest.

TEA OF THE DAY
During this week’s show, Dave and Yoko are drinking http://www.numitea.com. Tonight they have chosen a fantastic jasmine green organic tea. Dr. Dave and Yoko believe in drinking tea throughout the day. Next time you are at the store, get some tea to add into your daily routine.

QUESTION OF THE DAY
Today’s question comes from super fan Nomi Waters. She asks, “Dr. Dave how do I get my kids to eat healthy food and make sugar less attractive?” Dr. Dave feels the earlier you can start the better. Talk about food in a healthy positive manner and how good it is for you and nourishes your body. Talk about good healthy choices and show them how you make good decisions. Involve your children in grocery shopping and show them how you make good decisions. Have them help with meal preparation. Talk about how things like soda pop are bad choices, bad for your body, and no nutritional value. In fact, many of these bad foods take good nutrients from your body just to process them. Then, last but not least, remember you are the parent, the guardian, the shepards of healthy eating. Set a good example and do not even buy or bring junk food and unhealthy food in the house. You cannot buy twinkies and have them in the house, then get upset when your kids or partner eats them! Listen to Dave and Yoko chat about this on the show.

HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED HAVING A HEALTHIER LIFE TODAY
Start with WHY you want things to change. What are your WHYs? Is it for health, is it for weight loss, is it for energy, is it for you, is it for your children? Then for the HOW to get started, listen to the 10 Baby Steps to the Best Shape in Your Life to get you going https://www.davidmadow.com/20/.

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!” says Dr. Dave.

Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

 

 

24 – Seventeen Life Secrets Never Before Revealed – Part 1

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 13, 2014 – Episode 24 – Recording from Colorado, Dave and his wife Yoko set out to give 17 of Dave’s life secrets never before revealed! But they only got up to number 10 before time ran out! You need to listen to this episode to hear  ten incredible secrets, and then be sure to tune into episode 25 where they will give the remaining seven plus possibly some bonuses! These secrets will be life changing for you!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #24:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
DR. DAVE’S 17 LIFE SECRETS REVEALED! (Part #1)
 
#1 TAKE A BATH
Every single day take a bath. This is so relaxing and so healthy. Dr. Dave and his wife Yoko add a Japanese bath powder to their bath. It has a beautiful smell to it and makes your skin so wonderful and soft. It is good to be in the water and sweat. Yoko has even noticed that her legs are firmer and not puffy at all.
 
#2 DON’T DO STUFF YOU DON’T WANT TO DO
Become really good at saying NO to things you do not want to do. Do not put yourself in situations you do not want to be in. Do not over commit yourself to other people’s agendas, schedules, and their needs. YOUR time is valuable. YOUR time is finite. You need to make YOU a priority. Dr. Dave is planning a whole show on how to just say “no”. Keep an eye out for it!
 
#3 ORDER WATER IN RESTAURANT
Do good for your health and your wallet. Commit to only ordering water at a restaurant when you eat out.
 
#4 GIVE LOVE TO AN ANIMAL
Dr. Dave and Yoko have 3 cats and give and get great love and affection from their pets. Talk to your pets and tell them and show them your love. Yoko even talks to their cats just like they are human beings. So much research has proven that having animals in your life to love is amazing therapy and great for your life. You need to listen to sweet Yoko and her love their pets!
 
#5 TAKE FIBER SMART EVERY DAY
Dr. Dave takes Fiber Smart by renew life with probiotics and is gluten-free with organic flax fiber every single day Taking fiber on a regular basis and keep your system cleaned out on a regular basis is so important. Dr. Dave has been taking this particular thing for at least 2 decades and knows this makes a huge difference in his life. More info about Fiber Smart:http://www.renewlife.com/fiber-smart.html
 
#6 USE ORGANIC HERBAL SOAP DAILY
Dr. Dave and Yoko use an amazing organic herbal soap daily by  Sugar Loaf Herb Farm http://www.sugarloafherbfarm.com/. Dr. Dave loves the orange patchouli or fisherman’s scent. People comment over and over how good Dr. Dave smells no matter where he goes!
 
#7 GO TO SLEEP ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE
Dr. Dave goes to sleep regularly at 9:30-10:00pm each night and gets up at 5:00-6:00am. His body needs and responds well to getting 7-8 hours of sleep. Sleeping from 10:00pm to 2:00am are THE most important hours of sleep for your health, restoration, and weight loss.
 
#8 USE SUNSCREEN DAILY
Dr. Dave recently went to the dermatologist recently and had a pre-cancerous spot removed. This certainly can be a wake up call and make you think about making sure you use sunscreen not just when you go to the beach or skiing, but to use it all the time!
 
#9 SPEND TIME WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE
Choosing to spend time with the people you love and you will see your life improving. Do not put off being with those that you love. Do not let other people suck up your time and life, especially at the sacrifice of those you love. Don’t make those that you love in last place. Life is too short to be wasting time with the wrong people and negative people.
 
#10 EAT ASIAN FOOD AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
Dr. Dave believes it is wonderful, healthy, and tasty. Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Pho, Indian are some of Dave and Yoko’s favourites. Japanese people say to eat slowly and eat until about 80% full. Don’t eat too fast and get too full. Listen to Dr. Dave and Yoko chat about their favorite foods on the podcast.
 
TEA OF THE DAY
During this week’s show, Dr. Dave is drinking http://www.numitea.com organic jasmine tea. Dr. Dave and Yoko believes in drinking tea throughout the day.
 
REFERRAL CONTEST
If you like Dr. Dave’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage and you are entered in this contest to win a $25 giftcard for Starbucks or Amazon. And if you also SHARE this page with your family and friends, you will get a 2nd entry to this contest.
 
HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED
Start with WHY you want things to change. What are your WHYs? Is it for health, is it for weight loss, is it for energy, is it for you, is it for your children? Then for the HOW to get started, listen to the 10 Baby Steps to the Best Shape in Your Life to get you going https://www.davidmadow.com/20/.
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

23 – How to Get From the Couch to a 5K and More!

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastMarch 6, 2014 – Episode 23 – Recording from his studio in Breckenridge, Colorado, Dr. Dave brings in guest, Dr. Ritu Rao, who is sure to inspire you! Ritu figured out how to go from a sedentary life sitting on the couch, to a 5K race and MUCH more. This is an absolute must listen for anyone who thinks that they cannot get themselves into the best shape possible! You gotta hear Ritu’s story!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #23:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
DR. RITU RAO
Ritu is a full-time mom and a full-time dentist. She found herself at a point after she had her second child with low energy, frustration, not sleeping well, exhausted, and no time or energy for exercising. “There was more weight than I wanted, a lack of energy, and lack of feeling good about life in general. These things are not a good combination to have a good attitude about life!” says, Ritu.
 
STEPS TO START
Ritu got fed up with being exhausted all the time and signed for a gym membership. Then she decided to take up running because every gym has a treadmill and you can run anywhere. She looked into the “Couch to 5K” program. This program gets you started from the very basics from starting to run for just 30 seconds to 1 minute, then walk 30 seconds to 1 minute. Ritu had a hard time sticking to the plan after about a month, so she decided to sign up for a group running class with the local running store. This kept her motivated to get her to her first 5K race.
 
NEXT STEPS
After Ritu completed her 5k, she set her sights on a half marathon. So, she joined a local running club. She started training 2-3 times a week with this group. They give you a plan and they have lots of peer support in person and online. She couldn’t have accomplished this feat on her own. She started training in January and ran her half marathon (13 miles) in May! Listen to how she went on to do more than just one half marathon.
 
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
A year goes by, now Ritu decides to take it up a notch and train for a full marathon! It was a long journey of from no running to completing a marathon. “Sometimes in life we forget where we started and see how far we have come!”, says Ritu. It is quite a journey and took a lot of work, but it was worth it. It is worth it. If this mom can go from pure exhaustion and no exercise to running a marathon, you can too! Be inspired!
 
RUNNING MARATHONS
It is quite an accomplishment and can be a very emotional experience from seeing friends and family along the course, to even strangers cheering you on, to coming to the home stretch, to getting that medal around your neck. Listen to Dr. Dave and Dr. Ritu talk about their marathon experiences and the tears shed!
 
BORED WITH RUNNING? TRY TRAIL RUNNING
Dr. Ritu was getting a little bored again with regular running after she ran 2 marathons. So, someone suggested she give trail running a try. She adored this form of running and went on to do ultra trail races. These are 50K and 50Mile runs! Wow! The goals for these kind of races is all about finishing, not crushing times. There are aide stations every few miles with Gatorade, gels, and foods like gummy bears, m&ms, bacon, mashed potatoes, and all kinds of crazy stuff! It is really more like buffet stations!! Listen to how Ritu blazed across the trails snacking all the way.
 
HOW CAN YOU GET STARTED
Start with WHY you want things to change. What are your WHYs? Is it for health, is it for weight loss, is it for energy, is it for you, is it for your children? Then for the HOW to get started, listen to the 10 Baby Steps to the Best Shape in Your Life to get you going https://www.davidmadow.com/20/.
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.
 
*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

22 – Secrets to Looking Younger / Ultimate Weight Loss Colorado Style

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  27, 2014 – Episode 22 – Recording from his studio in Colorado, in this show Dr. Dave talks about a picture that he posted on Facebook and how much attention this is getting. The picture compares Dave at ages 47 and 57. Most people would say that he looks much younger he looks at 57, and in this episode Dave reveals why he feels this happened.

Also, Dr. Dave reveals the reasons why he ALWAYS gets to his absolute ideal weight when he is in Colorado. The good news is that you do not have to travel to Colorado to make this happen in your case!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #22:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

BRECKENRIDGE COLORADO
Dr. David Madow spends a month each year in Breckenridge Colorado (http://www.gobreck.com). Well, he is there right now enjoying life in the cabin and on the slopes with friends and family. In fact, he just did a fun and awesome video of a day of skiing: http://vimeo.com/87841617.  He has designed his life and work long ago that it could be done no matter where he is in the world. Earlier this year he was in Japan and now he is in Colorado. A long time ago, Dr. Dave made a plan to make goals to live his life in a way that would make him happy and bring him joy like traveling the world and being able to do his work from anywhere. Listen to this previous episode exactly how he makes his goals become a reality: https://www.davidmadow.com/13/

SLICE YOUR AGE IN HALF
Dr. David Madow has sliced his own age and life. Take a look on the home page of http://www.sliceyourage.com and see what Dr. Dave looks like at 47 and 57. It is incredible the difference. You will think the pictures are mislabelled, but trust me they are not! Dr. Dave believes in easy manageable changes that can work for everyone. He doesn’t believe in anything extreme or trendy. He has tried, tested, and proven tips and information to help you live a better, more healthy, slimmer, fitter life!

NEED INDOOR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT?
It is the end of February and now is the time to find the steals and deals on http://www.craigslist.com and http://www.kijiji.com (for my Canadian friends) if you are looking for an indoor bike or treadmill. Now, we know our listeners haven’t given up on their New Year’s Goals yet! If you are needing an encouraging refresher boost, take a listen again to Dr. Dave’s New Year’s show: https://www.davidmadow.com/13/.

BWI – BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Dr. Dave is a globe trotter he spends a lot of time in the BWI Airport.  When he is hanging out at the airport, one of his favorite places to hang out is Gachi House of Sushi in the A Terminal. There is someone there named Budi and Dr. Dave has gotten to know him over the past year during his travels. Last time he saw Budi he was happily surprised at how he looked. He looked fantastic! His face was thinner and he had more energy. He told Dr. Dave he had been listening to his podcast and read his book and has been applying the tips and principles and trying to make him work in his life. If you are ever in the BWI airport go have some fantastic sushi and say hi to Budi:  http://www.bwiairport.com/en/shops/shop-dine/store/gachisushi/.

LATE NIGHT EATING – SHOULD YOU DO IT?
Budi from Gachi House of Sushi had a struggle he needed some advice from Dr. Dave. Budi often works late at night not getting home until 10 or 11pm and comes home very very hungry. He needs to eat something, but was worried what eat. Dr. Dave told him to eat some protein, vegetables, and maybe some nice chamomile tea. Stay away from fruits, sugars, and carbs before bedtime. Listen to what else Dr. Dave had to say about before bed eating on today’s episode.

SPEAKING TO GROUPS THAT WANT TO GET HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER
Dr. Dave Madow speaks all over North America. His email has been getting many great requests to speak to a variety of groups. He has a fantastic high energy 60 minute Slice Your Age in Half talk jam packed with real, easy, practical tips and advice that people can start using right away to make a difference immediately in each and every person’s life to life a stronger, happier, thinner, and healthier life! Just contact Dr. Dave and he can check his schedule at his email RunDrDave@gmail.com.

DR. DAVE’S COLORADO LIFESTYLE AND GETTING EVEN HEALTHIER!
Dr. Dave gets to practice and live a fantastically healthy lifestyle when he is in Colorado and at the end of his month visit there he gets right back to his ideal weight and fitness. He came up with top things he does to make this happen. You can take these principles and apply these to your life.

1 – Going to bed early and on a regular sleep routine
2 – Get a solid 8-9 hours of sleep each night. It is proven that you need sleep for health and weight loss.
3 – Eat a small breakfast every morning. Listen to the show for some ideas.
4 – Walk wherever and whenever you can.
5 – Get a good amount of outdoor exercise each day.
6 – Pack your own healthy lunch.

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
“Thank you so much for listening! The show is literally downloaded by thousands and thousands each week now. I so appreciate you listening and sharing this show with your family and friends. I love to help people live a healthier life!”, says Dr. Dave.

Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

*Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

21 – How Meditation Can Change Your Life

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  20, 2014 – Episode 21 – In this show, Dr. Dave and his guest Sandy demonstrate how important meditation is, how to do it, and how it can actually change your entire life! Meditation can help you reduce stress, reduce illness, focus, give you peace of mind, more confidence, etc. If you have heard about meditation or tried it before and just never got the hang of it, this episode is for you!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #21:

Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

TODAY’S GUEST SANDY
Sandy is Dr. Dave and his wife’s yoga and meditation instructor. Meditation is part of a lifestyle. “You cannot change people or situations, but you can change how you react,” says Sandy. In this episode you will learn why meditation will change your life and how to get started doing it. Sandy even guides you through a mini meditation too!

WHY MEDITATE?
Meditation has many health benefits including: decreased blood pressure and hypertension, lowered cholesterol levels, reduced production of “stress hormones” including cortisol and adrenaline, more efficient oxygen use by the body, increased production of anti-aging hormone DHEA, improved immune function, decreased anxiety and depression, decreased insomnia, and so much more! Believe it! It has been proven over and over that meditation is fantastic for your health and well-being!

GETTING STARTED WITH MEDITATION
Sit down in a quiet room. Get warm and relaxed. Close your eyes. Assess how you feel. If you feel any tightness in your body or face, relax them. As you breathe, it is helpful to use a mantra. As you inhale say “sat”, As you exhale say “nam”. More information about using mantras: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2223.

HOW OFTEN TO MEDITATE
It would be fantastic to start your day with a 10-15 meditation. It would also be great if you are experiencing great stress throughout the day to do a quick 2 minute meditation. You could get away from your desk or if you are stuck in traffic, to do some meditation and breathing. Some people need wind down from their day and also meditate before they go to bed. Some people do this as a couple at the end of your day, after you are all unplugged, before or after you did some reading and had your cup of tea together.

DR. DAVE’S 2014 RACES
Dr. Dave is signed up for 3 races this year so far. Are you participating in any of these? If so, let him know! Send him an email or post on his Facebook page and maybe you will see him there!

May – Bay to Breakers 12k – May 18th, 2014 – http://www.baytobreakers.com/
“San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world, a stape to teh City by the Bay since May 1912. Bay to Breakers has prevailed as a testament to San Francisco’s uniqueness and audacity. Each year the race is a glorious celebration of the human spirit – a giant wave of athleticism, fun, frivolity, and determination. It is one of the largest footraces in the world with 50,000+ participants and over 100,000+ spectators annually.”

November – New York City Marathon – November 2, 2014 – http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/
This is a fantastic race through the five boroughs of New York City. It is also one of the largest marathons in the world, with 50,000+ finishers in 2013.

December – Honolulu Marathon – December 14, 2014 – http://www.honolulumarathon.org/
This is a popular marathon with consistently over 25,000+ finishers each year. It has warm weather, beautiful landscapes, and a few hills! It is very popular with first timers and many visitors of Japan.

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE – EVEN IN A BOX!
Dr. Dave recently ordered some of his favorite cassava root chips and a few other things from Amazon this week. He had a great experience with the company, VitaCost, that sent them. On the box itself, they included 5 things you can do with your box to reuse and repurpose the box. They also threw in some samples of these great KIND bars with cherries, cashews, and dark chocolates. They also included information, coupons, and offers for future ordering. What an impressive company! (FYI – This is not a sponsored endorsement, just a happy free endorsement from Dr. Dave!)

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com. *Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out! Also, Sandy welcomes questions! Please connect with her at innerspirityoga@yahoo.com.

20 – Ten Baby Steps to Your Best Shape of Your Life

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  13, 2014 – Episode 20 – In this show, Dr. Dave outlines the ten “baby steps” it will take to get into the best shape of your life. It does not matter where you are right now. Even if you are totally out of shape and are trying to figure out where to begin, this 10 step program will help you! Please tune in and let’s get started!
 
MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #20:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!
 
CVS PHARMACY
A big congrats to CVS! They have announced they are going to stop carrying any tobacco products. This is a fantastic move.  Tobacco is a poisionous killer! I hope the other major pharmacies follow their lead.
 
RITU RAO
Ritu is a dentist in Dallas Texas who was on my show in the fall who went from couch potato to marathon. Now, this past weekend she did a 50 mile run! Wow! This is incredible! Congrats Ritu!
 
SANDY and BARRY
Shout out to Sandy and Barry! They listen to the show together every Sunday morning.  They listen to the show while working on house chores or improvements, then they talk about how they are going to incorporate what they learned into their lives. It is so fantastic when couples make their health a priority together!
 
STEP 1: THIS IS THE DAY YOU ARE STARTING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Decide today that you will create an affirmation to change your life. Start today! You need to change your mindset to change your life! An example of a possible daily affirmation could be like this one from Dr. Dave’s book:
 
AFFIRMATION: “I have decided I will change my life. In a short time, I will be thinner, stronger, healthier, younger looking, and more attractive. I am ready to start!”
 
Print this out and put it on your fridge or vision board and read it every day. Here is information about Dr. David Madow’s Book: Impress the World with Your Body in Seven Days on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impress-World-Your-Body-SEVEN-ebook/.
 
BABY STEP #2: ELIMINATE ALL DESSERTS AND SOFT DRINKS
Do not eat any dessert: cookies, ice cream, cakes, pie. None! They add a lot of sugar to your system which makes you fat.

Get rid of all soft drinks regular or diet! They do not add any nutrition to your body. They are poisonous and slowly killing your body. There is absolutely no redeeming value in any kind of soft drink!

BABY STEP #3 START MOVING
Do not move on to Baby Step #3 until you got Baby Step #1 mindset going and then you have eliminated all desserts and soft drinks in Baby Step #2.

Get out and start moving. Dr. Dave wants you to get outside and start walking. Be sure to check with your physician before starting any fitness related activities. You can start with just 5-15 minutes a day and get around the block. Dr. Dave would really like you to set a goal of 4 miles a day because this is when the changes in your body and life. Also, to start have a goal of walking 16-20 minutes per mile.

Your graduation from Baby Step #3 is doing 4 miles at pace of 16-20 minutes per mile every day.

BABY STEP #4 CUT DOWN ON YOUR EATING PORTIONS
We are eating a lot and food is plentiful in North America. Many of us are way too big and not living healthy lives. We need to cut down on portions. One fast easy way is to completely eliminate the large dinner plates in your house!

At restaurants, when your food is served ask for a to go container right at the beginning of the meal. Immediately scoop out half of your food and put it in that to go container.

BABY STEP #5: STRENGTH BUILDING EXERCISES AT HOME
You don’t need a gym membership. You can do some simple basic exercises at home.

Start with push-ups – this can be the full push ups or modified knee push ups. Here is an article of how to do regular push-ups, modified push-ups, and some other versions if you want to try: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/how-to-pushup#.

Pull-ups are very important. Get one of those pull-up bars that attach to one of your doors. Dr. Dave has his attached to his closet door. They are super easy to put up and engineered to be super strong and inexpensive $15-$20. Start with palms facing out. If you can’t do one pull up, then start with hanging and increase your hang time.

Squats are incredible exercises. They work your legs, butt, and core. Do 5 at a time to start. See how many sets you can build up to. See if you can do 10 sets a day.

Crunches and abdominal work help you with everything you do and help you with back trouble. Again start with 5 sit ups or crunches at a time. See if you can build up to 10 sets a day.
 
BABY STEP #6: SHOP SMARTER
It helps shopping at a healthier grocery store like a Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, or a Wegman’s. This increases your odds of putting healthier food in your cart.

Cut out processed crap you are buying now. Look at the back of the package. If you cannot pronounce those ingredients do not put it in your cart.

Dr. Dave does eat meat, but makes sure that this meat comes from local humane farms.

BABY STEP #7: CUT DOWN ON THE ALCOHOL
Alcohol does not serve any nutritional value or a health drink. Severely cut it down. It should not be a staple in your diet. You do not a drink a day. Many people have a nice glass of wine or two on Friday nights or the weekend. Focus on limiting your weekly intake to 2-3 glasses a week.
 
BABY STEP #8: ENTER A CHALLENGING EVENT
It could be starting with a 5k walk or if you are in better shape a 5k run. It depends on where your fitness level is. Don’t overdo it, but pick something that is a challenge for you. Stretch yourself to reach a goal and focus on goal that will challenge you. Share with Dr. Dave on twitter what you are doing http://www.twitter.com/davidmadow.
 
BABY STEP #9: YOGA, STRETCHING, AND MEDITATION
Dr. Dave is a firm believer of yoga, stretching, and meditation. He makes this part of his daily routine. Here is more information on getting started with yoga, breathing, and stretching from a previous show: https://www.davidmadow.com/15-final/. Yoga, stretching, breathing, meditation is just an amazing way to add peace and calm in your life. It does incredible things to your stress levels. Listen to the show to hear more about Dr. Dave’s morning routine.
 
BABY STEP #10: INCORPORATE CROSS TRAINING IN YOUR LIFE
Now that you have been doing daily walking, try walking with a weighted backpack. Get a good backpack and fill it with 10 or 20pds of sand and go walking. You now have turned this into a weight bearing exercise. You can also add hiking, swimming, skiing, or other fitness activities on top of your walking.
 
BONUS STEP #11: MAKE SURE YOU LOVE YOUR WORK AND RELATIONSHIPS AND THEY MAKE YOU HAPPY
You cannot live a healthy life if you hate your work and your relationships cause you stress and anxiety. You cannot live a good life hating what you are doing at work and then not wanting to come home either because of those relationships. You have got to make a goal to make a change. You have to be brave and find out how to get to a goal of a new job or career that makes you happy. The same goes for relationships. Find a way to make the relationships in your life better instead of settling for an unhappy personal life and dreading being in that relationship. This is a major step, not a baby step!
 
BONUS STEP #12: LIVE BELOW YOUR MEANS AND BECOME DEBT FREE
Dr. Dave is completely debt free, including his house! He has lived for years below his means. When you put your head on the pillow at night, and you know you do not owe anybody anything – no student loans, no credit cards, no car loans, no house loan – you will sleep like you never have before. If you don’t owe it to someone else whether it be a person or bank, then there is no anxiety or fear you will lose it with an economic or job change. Listen to more about how to do this from a previous show https://www.davidmadow.com/episode-8/.
 
TEA OF THE SHOW
Dr. Dave is drinking 100% golden chamomile during today’s show. Dr. Dave sticks to drinking a lot of water, tea, and a little bit of 100% fruit and veggie juices.
 
CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com. *Dr. Dave also has a BRAND NEW Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/sliceyourage. Check it out!

19 – How to Get Leaner and Meaner with Guest Dr. Uche Odiatu

dr-uche-full-body-shotSlice-Your-Age-PodcastFebruary  6, 2014 – Episode 19 – In this show, motivational health and life coach Dr. Uche Odiatu shares his inspiration with Dr. Dave as well as every “Slice Your Age” listener! If you are not happy with the way your life is going or you are not sure where exactly you should begin, this is a “must-listen” episode!

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #19:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

DR. UCHE ODIATU
This amazing man was raised by an amazing woman who saw the value of eating healthy and good nutrition: giving her children blackstrap molasses, wheat germ, and things like cod liver oil. His awesome and inspiring dad taught him the value of yoga and exercise. As a result, Dr. Uche started lifting weights at 13 years old and went on to win world-wide competitions! Learn more about his amazing childhood and parents on the show.

SHARE INFORMATION
When either Dr. Dave or Dr. Uche learn something new and great; they want to immediately share it with others to make their lives better. When you learn something new that can benefit people you know, share it. Share it on your social media and share it in person. Keep checking their websites for their frequent updates on what they have learned: https://www.davidmadow.com and http://www.fitspeakers.com.

GIVING BACK
Anytime you give of your time with your knowledge, listening, or help – the universe has a wonderful way of giving back that energy. It is such a powerful thing to experience.

DON’T START TOMORROW
Start today! Tomorrow becomes tomorrow that becomes another tomorrow! Sometimes it is motivation or belief or procrastination.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE HEALTHY
Keep this present in your brain and written in your planner and on your vision board and on your desk at work. If you figure out your WHYs you will then conquer the HOWs and all the details that go with it!

DR. UCHE’S TRAVELLING FLYING TIPS
Drink a lot of water the day before you travel. Drink water, pack green tea bags, get up and stretch in the back! Listen to all the tips Dr. Dave and Dr. Uche have for travelling on the show.

SHARING MEALS AND PRACTICE MINDFUL EATING
Focus on the company, not just the food. Don’t rush in and out of restaurants. Enjoy the surroundings and conversations and company. Practice slow mindful eating. Enjoy what you are putting in your mouth. Take in the smells and tastes. Do not shovel it in!

TEA OF THE SHOW – ADAPTOGENIC TEA
Dr. Uche likes to drink adaptogenic tea. This is a blend of herbs in a tea that are powerful in helping with the stress of your life and your body in general and those that are athletes working out. More Information on Adaptogens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptogen

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DR. UCHE ODIATU
Dr. Uche Odiatu DMD is an NSCA certified personal trainer and the co-author of the best-selling books Fit for the LOVE of It! and The Miracle of Health. He has inspired and motivated people on national TV, on hundreds of radio interviews and in lectures for Fortune 500 companies. Questions? Email him at info@fitspeakers.com or visit website www.fitspeakers.com. Coming soon an amazing guest blog post from Dr. Uche we will be posting soon!

18 – Food and Eating From A to Z

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastJanuary 30, 2014 – Episode 18 – In this episode, Dr. Dave teaches you everything you need to know about food. You will find out which are the best stores in which to shop for your food, some tips on some of Dave’s favorite foods as well as where they are found in the stores! Then we will get to your pantry, fridge and freezer as Dr. Dave gives you his strategy to get rid of all the junk and start over with a clean slate! He will share his feelings on “cheating” and bonuses as well as what to do with your kids to make sure that they will begin to eat healthier! Also, what you can do in a restaurant to stick to your program! This is a very important not-to-be-missed episode if you are truly on the road to “Slicing Your Age!”

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE SHOW #18:
Take a listen to the show. Download it and throw it on your iphone or ipod and listen to on the go in your car or while you are going for a run or walk inside or outside. Live Stronger, Healthier, and Happier!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
You are what you eat! If you are eating junk, your life and body and skin will be junk. Only put good healthy things into your body and it will change your life!

SHOPPING
Shopping at a healthier grocery store makes it easier to make healthier choices. You can go to your ROS = Regular Old Stores, but they are filled with so much junk that it can make healthy shopping harder than it needs to be. If you have to go to one of these stores, stick to the outside perimeter of the store where you will find fresh food. Avoid the inner aisle with processed foods.

I suggest even changing where you shop to start fresh. Go to a store that is healthy based throughout the whole store. Some good ones I know of include:
~ Wegmans http://www.wegmans.com
~ Whole Foods http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
~ Trader Joe’s http://www.traderjoes.com

PANTRY, FRIDGE, FREEZER
Go into your kitchen one Saturday or Sunday afternoon and empty it all out! Empty the shelves and cupboards. You are going to see crazy stuff in there you have forgotten about! Clean out the clutter! First get rid of any old food older than 3 months old. Get a friend to do it with you. Do one kitchen one day together, then do the other one the next day. Put back only the fresh healthy items that have high nutritional value. If it has sugar, chemicals, and ingredients you cannot pronounce, then ditch it! I know it will cost money throwing this out, but your health is so much more important. Please value yourself, your body, your health.

PANTRY STAPLES
Olive oil, butter, quinoa, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, frozen fruit, frozen veggies, canned beans. Meats are best to be gotten from a local farm you know and you know have been treated well. If you are not able to get meat from a local farm, go to a farmer’s market or your local Whole Foods type of store.

COOKING
Commit to cooking only with Olive Oil or Butter. Do not use other oils or fake butters. If it is not in your house, you will not use it! Butter is natural and good!

PLATES
Ditch those big dinner plates! Dr. Dave got rid of his big over-sized dinner plates years ago! Just use your medium and small sized plates. This is a great lifestyle change that will make a huge difference.

TAKING SECONDS
Don’t overstuff yourself and automatically take seconds. When you feel 80% full, stop eating! It takes a bit for your brain to get the message you are full. How about you make a new rule in your house today and only take seconds of vegetables if you are still hungry!

EATING OUT
Eating at home is no question healthier, but the reality of life is that we work and travel and many of us have to eat out or even chose to eat out. Take a look at the menu and make healthy choices. Do not be afraid to ask the chef to take out or add ingredients or items on the side. This is your meal for which you are paying. My biggest eating out tip is to get a take out box as soon as your meal is served. Put half in the takeout box FIRST, at the beginning of the meal to avoid overeating.

SNACKING
Snacking is great! Often we are in between our major meals and need something to tide us over. It is better to snack on something healthy instead of skipping or starving yourself. Great salty options are nuts; put some in Ziploc baggies in your purse, briefcase, or car. Fresh fruit is fantastic for a sweet snack. Also, Greek yogurt is amazing for high protein, plus you can add in fresh or frozen fruit.

BAKING
One of our listeners, Melissa, shared her baking tip. She keeps no junk food in her house. If her kids want to make cookies, they go out and get the best freshest ingredients. They bake them together and put some aside for some school lunches. They always package up at least 50% of what they bake and share the love with people they know. They are doing an activity together, they control the ingredients, they know there are no preservatives in their baked goods, they keep a small amount, and give away the rest. Don’t keep those cookies in the cookie jar; give it away!

BEVERAGES
Water is the best drink on the planet. Dr. Dave is a huge fan of tea and drinks it throughout the day and always during his show. Coffee is not good for you and has so much caffeine. If you have to have an occasional coffee; stick to decaf. Dr. Dave gets asked a lot about alcohol and feels it is just not good for you with all the sugars and whatnot. Really limit your intake to 2-3 drinks a week or less or not at all.

ICE CREAM
Dr. Dave gets lots of questions about ice cream. If you have to have ice cream, consume only locally made ice cream like Guernsey’s Dairy in Northville Michigan. Local cows, real products, five or less ingredients, no artificial hormones, no fake products in their ice cream. Search for something similar or consider make your own! More information on this dairy: http://guernseyfarmsdairy.com/

CHIPS
There are blue organic chips, there are vegetable chips, and you can even make your own chips! I enjoy are Crisp Root chips made from Cassava Root and are gluten-free: http://www.crisproot.com. I also have enjoyed Brad’s Raw Chips for years; they have many different kinds of chips like Kale and Veggie http://www.bradsrawchips.com.

CHOCOLATE
“I am not a huge fan of chocolate personally,” says Dr. Dave. Wean yourself off that milk chocolate and move into the organic dark chocolates. Work your way up to the 70 percentiles like 70%, 72%, and 75%.

NUTS
Almonds, Macadamia, Cashews… oh my! Dr. Dave loves nuts and enjoys the ones he gets from Walgreen’s by a company called Delish.

ALMOND BUTTER
Justin’s Almond Butter is the best that Dr. Dave has run across. They even have these single serving foil packets that are fantastic for travel. More info about Justin’s Butters: http://www.justins.com.

ENERGY BAR FOR ATHLETES
Dr. Dave has tried everything out there in the past 15 years. His all time favorite energy bars are the Bonk Breaker Bars. In particular, he really enjoys their high protein almond cherry chunk bars. Bonk Breaker Bars are gluten-free and dairy-free: http://www.bonkbreaker.com.

DR. DAVE’S TEA OF THE DAY – SPOT ORGANIC WHITE TEA
Today Dr. Dave is drinking Spot Organic White Tea. Organic Teas are grown without enhancers, pesticides, or chemicals. Spot Tea originates from organic tea farmland, located in the beautiful Zhejiang Province, Southeastern China. Here is more information on this fantastic tea: http://www.spotorganic.com

KIDS
It is your job to provide food with the highest nutritional value and to teach them how to eat and cook. Now, if you are moving towards healthier eating your kids may kick and scream at first and even refuse. They will get used to it when there are NO OTHER options. Your job is to provide the best food possible, it is their job to choose to eat it or not. They will adapt and change and be better for it.

CHEATING
We hear this term over and over, “I am just gonna cheat a little.” Your friends can pressure you to cheat while you are out and that you deserve a reward. You need to think and even possibly respond to them, “Guess what? I would only be cheating myself. My health is a priority to me and I don’t want to put garbage in or set back my healthy journey and plan.” This is your body, your life, your choice. Decide today to do what is best for you and your body!

CONNECT WITH ME AND SHARE
Did you enjoy today’s show? Do you have any questions for me? Connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/davidmadow. Do you have a friend that needs to hear this show and live a better life and slice their age in half? Share this show with them and send them to http://www.sliceyourage.com.