Welcome to Foolish Insights. We are the Foolish Couple, Andy and Minna, nutrition coaches and success mentors. We created the FoCo Academy to guide and mentor people to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes.
So far this week we have been talking about a few myths on health. We’ve talked about how a 60 year old actually has the same capacity to build muscle mass as a 30 year old, but only if they have the same levels of nutrition and they do muscle building exercises.
We also confirmed the fact that you really don’t need to eat everyday, 3 meals a day. Both of us has done extended fast for 5 days and not only did we survive, our bodies actually came out thriving as a new fat-burning machine. Yesterday we explained how saturated fat is not bad for you but is actually essential for your good health, but highly processed foods are the real culprits behind a lot of...
Hi I’m Andrew, nutrition coach and success trainer.
We created the FoCo Academy to teach and mentor people like you to achieve true health and healthy relationships through nutrition, exercise, mindset and lifestyle changes.
We are in the full swing of summer, school is out and I am sure everyone is ready to hit the beach and the pool parties.
You may be scrambling to lose a few pounds so that you can look good in your swimsuits, so you try a new fad diet, some “super food” or some crazy “sweat till you drop” kind of work out program.
But are you eating or exercising for YOUR particular body type?
I am not talking the apple, pear, hourglass, rectangle or what other terms people came up with to describe different body shapes. I am talking about something more scientific.
You may have tried some exercise program your skinny friend has tried. One that she sweared...
Welcome to Insights by the Foolish Couple. My name is Andrew, and I am one of the foolish couple.
I love driving and I’ve been driving since I was 16 years old. I’ve driven in many different states and countries. Now while some of the local traffic rules may be different, one thing is universal across the board.
Almost all of them have Red, yellow, and green lights.
Green means go and red means stop.
What about the yellow light?
Well, generally, you are supposed to slow down and stop before the light turns red.
But, nowadays, I’ve noticed that a lot of people actually run the yellow light, sometimes they run right into a solid red light.
Now I don’t have to tell you how dangerous that is. I’ve known multiple friends and family, myself included that had car accidents because of people running red lights.
But did you know that the different color traffic lights can apply to your health too?
Are you on a GREEN light? Or are you...
Welcome to the Foolish Couple’s insights. Our work focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles.
This week, our discussions revolve around being busy and how busy professionals stay healthy.
I often feel like I am the busiest person in the world. A full time gig during the day, 2 side businesses to run during night time and weekends, 3 cats that constantly make a mess at home. Between the work, side gigs, housework, how could there be time to eat healthy and exercise?
Yet there are people that can do it all. We all know that someone who seemed to be able to get it all done: Career on the rise. Finances strong, home is clean and in order, and healthy as a nut.
How do they do it? And, better yet, how can I do it myself?
If they can have it all, why can’t I? I don’t believe I’m genetically any different from them.
Health has nothing to do with money. You can be the richest person in the world yet still unhealthy. Money doesn’t fix your body. You cannot...
We are at that time of year where everyone is busy making New Years’ resolution. Sometimes, it’s the same resolution as last year, and the year before … Year after year, we consume too much food and drinks over the holidays, and we want to shed those excess pounds we gained and get into shape.
But before you sign up for another gym membership promotion, hoping that this year you can lose weight and get in shape by working out regularly, let me ask you this:
How did that work out for you last year? Or the year before that? Do you think this year will be any different?
You may be very enthusiastic at first, going to the gym every day, taking as many fitness classes as you can, lifting weights, doing spin classes, kick boxing, etc…
Your enthusiasm may last about 30 days, maybe even up to 2 months. We notice this because, the parking lot at the gym is always full the first 2 months of the year. And then, it gets emptier and emptier.
You burn out, because...