David Buer

David Buer's Blog

  • A Small Diet Change with Big Results

    We’re six days in to the New Year. How’s it going? Hopefully you’ve resolved to turn unhealthy habits around and to take your healthy ones to the next level.

    Today I want to remind anyone out there whose burning it up at the gym to apply that same commitment...Full Post
  • 3 Myths About Diabetes: Busted

    There’s a lot of information out there about type 2 diabetes -- some of it fact, some of it fiction. I’m giving a presentation about it this weekend at the American Diabetes Association expo here in Atlanta. In honor of American Diabetes Month, I also want...Full Post
  • What I've Learned from our Transform YOU Winners

    This summer, along with Dr. Oz, we held a contest for our Transform YOU program participants. I was able to spend some great time with the three winners who came down to Atlanta for a personal training session with me. In addition to the workouts, we enjoyed...Full Post
  • Make Fitness a Family Affair

    The only thing that can prevent you from achieving your fitness goals is you. You have the power to be the hero in your own story -- and parents, you also have the power to be your children’s hero. Exercising as a family means you’ve got your own built-in support...Full Post
  • How to Spot Hidden Sugar

    One of my core principles for healthy eating is to avoid added sugar. It’s loaded with empty calories -- and the more you have it, the more you crave it. Beyond weight gain, the negative health consequences of sugar include clogged arteries, increased cancer...Full Post
  • How to Make Planks Easier

    Sometimes people doing the Transform YOU program tell me they have difficulty performing a plank. Good news: You don’t have to skip the move altogether. Planks can be modified in a variety of ways, depending on what is preventing you from being able to correctly...Full Post
  • 3 Bad Health Habits You Need to Break

    If your goal is to feel bad, look worse and face health problems like obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes as you age, just keep the levels of “SSL” in your life high:
    • Sugar – Sugar packs on pounds and its addictive nature means eating
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  • My 3 Favorite Ways to Rehydrate

    Letting your body get dehydrated in the heat or after a workout can be dangerous. It decreases your performance, can make you mentally foggy and it slows down your metabolism. Stay strong with some of my favorite ways to hydrate:
    • Water: Nothing beats good ol’
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  • My Favorite Healthy Desserts

    I only have a few rules on healthy eating, but they’re pretty much non-negotiable. All your meals and snacks should include lean protein, high fiber and healthy fat. You should AVOID sugar as much as you can. So where does that leave dessert?

    Fresh fruit (esp...Full Post
  • Try This Super-Green Smoothie

    Smoothies are a great way to refuel after a workout or to start your day off strong. My favorite green smoothie is high in fiber and antioxidants and low in calories. Plus it tastes GREAT. The avocado in the recipe might not seem smoothie-friendly, but trust...Full Post