Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Jeffrey Elliot has a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked at prestigious restaurants such as Le Cirque, and Le Bernardin in New York. Since leaving the kitchen, he's owned an antiquarian bookstore, gotten an MBA, been a stockbroker, and worked for Share Our Strength, a not-for-profit dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger in America. Currently, Jeffrey is the Director of Culinary Relations for Zwilling JA Henckels, Demeyere, and Staub, as well as the Executive…

A quick quiz to end your week... True or false? Weight training burns more calories than running.

The answer is "true" although it is a bit of a trick question.

When weight training and running are compared minute to minute as calorie burners, running is the winner.

However, the "truth" of weight workouts as a major calorie burner comes from the cumulative effect of regular sessions.

Consistently working out with weights or performing any kind of resistance training builds lean muscle…

Does this happen to you more often than you'd like to admit - most mornings, you wake up too tired to exercise before going to work and at the end of a busy day, you only want to relax and unwind? Are you wondering when you feel like this, should you make yourself exercise and push through a workout even if you are worn out?

There's not a quick yes or no answer, but here's a good place to start.

Rule out any underlying health factors that might be causing your fatigue. 

Do you have…