Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Can the way you answer a question determine if you stick with your diet?

According to the results of recent research, yes it can!

When faced with temptation, 80% of those who declined by saying, "I don't eat that" were able to resist tasty treats compared to only 10% who declined by saying, "I can't eat that."

Some might wonder how the simple substitution of one word ("don't" versus "can't") could make such a huge difference in the effectiveness of the refusal. The author of the study,…

TRX Suspension Training

10th August 2012

This workout initially developed by the Navy SEALs entered the fitness realm and has now arrived at Lake Austin Spa Resort! TRX® Suspension Training® is a performance tool that uses your bodyweight to increase strength, power, endurance, mobility, durability, balance, flexibility, and core stability. There are hundreds of exercises that can be instantly adjusted for anyoneto achieve any training goal.

It is interesting that when some learn that the workout was developed by the Navy…

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…