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Body Image - Nerd Shaming - Nerd Tolerance - The Jerd 2

That’s right. It’s time for #RealTalk.

Nerds and geeks are a funny lot, we spend our entire lives being -

  • Stereotyped
  • Shamed for our “non-mainstream” interests
  • Picked on for our physiques
  • Made to feel uncool and unworthy of group acceptance

And then we turn around and do the same thing to those around us!

Honestly, I have never been sure if this unfortunate cycle of exclusion should amuse or anger me.

As someone who has always had one foot on each side of the jock/nerd fence I have seen it my whole life. My fellow nerds, stereotyped and put upon for years by the “cool kids”, turning around dismissing anyone with muscles as “meat-heads” or “gym-rats”.

As if being fit and healthy is something that deserves derision.

But whatever, I would do my best to chalk it up to some psychological phenomenon I am not smart enough to understand and laugh it off.

Then the Team Unicorn fiasco happened…

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Healthy Popsicles - Emeals - The Jerd 1

I get emails weekly from companies and websites that want to buy ad space, get endorsed via an article, or write guest posts to promote their own content/agenda…

I turn 99.9% of them down.

Why? Because I want only the best for my readers!

While the extra $$$ would be nice, and it would definitely help me out when it comes to bringing all of you fine, upstanding people (and you hooligans too) all the regular content you have grown to love and expect, I feel my reputation is more important.

So when I do find something I feel is worth-while I make sure to let everyone know about it… and this is one of those times!

And that something is Emeals.com, a meal planning service designed to take the guess-work out of your menu.

They create budget friendly menus for you, tailored to your eating style (I highly recommend their Clean Eating, Paleo & Portion Control options), family size, and favorite grocery store. Each week your meal plan is emailed to you, complete with simple and creative recipes for entrees and a side dish.

Along with your meal plan, you receive a detailed grocery list, organized by section and coordinated with the weekly sales at your selected stores (oh, and they also have Vegetarian & Gluten-Free options as well.)

It’s freaking awesome!

Hold on… I can hear you saying “That’s nice Jerd, and I promise to check it out, but what does any of this have to do with delicious popsicles?

Well since I am already talking about one thing I almost never do, I figure I ought to go ahead and add another rarity into the mix…

Desserts you can cram into your face-holes guilt free.

See, the fine folks at Emeals sent me these great recipes! All I needed to do was figure out the caloric and nutritional breakdowns and then pass them on to all you denizens of the Inter-Google-Tubes… so since I am all about having to do less work than normal, here you go – 3 great popsicle ideas that take almost no time to whip up!

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Almonds – A Super-Powered Healthy Snack

10.31.2014 Healthy Recipes

I pound down almonds like no-one’s business. One could almost say I eat the crap out of these tasty little nutrition bombs. If you are looking for a yummy and nutritious snack that requires zero preparation then you might want to pay attention to the words I am about to drop on the subject.

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The Walking Dead Workout

10.17.2014 Health & Fitness

  I love this time of year. Not only is Halloween right around the corner, but AMC’s The Walking Dead returned to the air last weekend too! It didn’t just return either; the season 5 premiere crushed it! With 17.3 million viewers tuning in, it was the most watched cable TV show of all time. […]

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Fitness Lessons from the Temple of Doom

10.13.2014 Health & Fitness

AKA What Dr. Indiana Jones taught me about life. Before I begin, I want to apologize to all you loyal readers out there. In case you haven’t noticed, a full 2 weeks has gone by since I dropped a dose of super heroic knowledge on the Internet. While I might be a gigantic nerd, my […]

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Prioritize Your Health!

09.19.2014 Health & Fitness

Show of hands; how many of you have said the following when faced with something you knew you should do? “I don’t have time.” Don’t lie. We’ve all said it before. Even yours truly! It’s almost become the default “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Have something you know you should do? As long as […]

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How to Fail at Fitness

09.12.2014 Health & Fitness

In case you hadn’t noticed, I spend a lot of time trying to help people get healthy. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose some weight, build some muscle, or just feel better about yourself; if you are willing to put in the effort I am willing to put in the time to help […]

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Iron Rations: Mango Chia Seed Pudding

08.29.2014 Healthy Recipes

I realized the other day, that while we have tons of recipes available here on the site, we don’t have any healthy desserts! So it’s time to fix that! The problem with desserts is that we expect them to be super sweet, and as any loyal reader of this site knows, sugar is the enemy! […]

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Product Review: Nike+ Sportwatch GPS

08.22.2014 Keys to Running

I’ve been running with the Nike+ SportWatch GPS for the past six months, using it regularly during my runs. While this product review is about the Nike+ SportWatch, there are takeaways to be had for any Jerd reader interested in GPS-enabled running watches. So What Is It? The SportWatch is a GPS-enabled device that tracks […]

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The Walking Dead Escape 2014… aka Nerds vs Zombies!

08.08.2014 Health & Fitness

I think that by now it is clear that nerds shall inherit the earth. But if that is true we might be in trouble because, in a lot of survival situations, I am pretty sure zombies > than most nerds! The Dilemma We geeks are often faced with an unfortunate dilemma when attempting to go […]

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How Chris Used the Riddle of Steel to Get Fit!

07.30.2014 Heroes Transformations

Editors Note: Since I am still recovering from San Diego Comic Con, and not entirely capable of writing more than a few coherent sentences, I thought it might be helpful to have a one of my geeky compatriots share some thoughts about health and fitness. So today, 1/3rd of the Geeked Out Fitness gang decided […]

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The Best Birthday Present I Could Ask For…

07.16.2014 Uncategorized

This past weekend I celebrated turning 42 surviving another year! I spent the weekend with a vigorous workout, enjoying the company of my family, selectively ignoring the gray hairs cropping up in my beard, and reflecting on life in general. While I often get caught up in the day-to-day, and complain about how little free […]

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A Beginner Guide to Strength Training

07.09.2014 Health & Fitness

So you want to unleash your inner Hulk (rage optional) and get big and strong? Does the thought of stepping into a gym and hitting the weights intimidate you? Do you wish you could pack muscle onto your skinny frame but don’t know where to start? Are you a bigger guy who’d rather have your […]

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Iron Rations: Vanilla Berry Protein Smoothie

07.02.2014 Healthy Recipes

I’m not going to beat around the bush. This is my favorite smoothie recipe EVER! Whether you’re looking for a calorie and nutrient rich meal replacement, or a tasty pre-workout smoothie to keep you fueled, look no further. Best part is? All you need to do is throw things into a blender… no culinary skills […]

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Product Review: Dipgrips (Do Dips at Home!)

06.23.2014 Product Reviews

Loyal members of the Jerd-Herd already know that I am a firm believer in the fact that you can accomplish super-heroic workouts in the comfort of your home, without having to spend a ton of cash. And this product just cements that belief! Dipgrips by Enigma Edge Designs If you would have asked me last […]

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Heroes’ Transformations: How Amanda Dropped 7 Dress Sizes

05.30.2014 Heroes Transformations

Meet Amanda, a consultant and Whovian with a FANTASTIC success story. Amanda’s transformation started like so many others: Amanda realized one day that she was unhappy with the way she looked and felt. She didn’t focus on the quality of the food she was eating. After work, Amanda would find herself napping on the couch […]

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