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Losing weight/diet

Protein – How Much You Need and Why

February 6, 2013

Protein is the major structural component of every cell in the human body. The word “protein” is thought to come from the Greek word proteios which means “the first quality.” Protein is a very important dietary nutrient and many people do not eat adequate amounts of it or the most nutritious forms of it on a […]

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Dr. McDougall a.k.a Dr. Potato Head

December 10, 2012

The purveyor of the potato/starch diet, John McDougall M.D., strikes again with more starchy gobbledy-gook nonsense about low carb/paleo diets. There is so much to dissect and render inert in his article that it may take me three parts to accomplish the task. Perhaps I can lick it in two. But whether it takes two […]

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Don’t Eat Wheat

December 7, 2012

Here’s why. Listen closely to what Bill Davis M.D. is saying (and try not to listen to Oz). What isn’t said well on this Dr. Oz episode is that wheat is pervasive. It is put in foods you’d never realize like soy sauce, creamed spinach, french onion soups made with beer, french fries (to make […]

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Feed Your Children Well For Thanksgiving

November 20, 2012

One of my favorite times of the year is here again. And once again, my family Thanksgiving table will NOT have placed upon it one iota of fake, grain-ridden, fraken-foods that so many people year after year “enjoy.” Celebrating a holiday with loved ones is not the time for going face down in the foods […]

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How to Lose Fat Successfully

August 12, 2012

I am in the process of finishing this paper to help my clients understand how to lose fat successfully without having to read a novel-sized diet book (which a lot of folks just won’t do). I thought it might make a nice blog post. It is NOT grammar checked so be kind when you comment. […]

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Health Magazines are Full of S**t

August 2, 2012

Don’t even dream about losing fat this fast. It’s horse-hockey my friends. When approached correctly, fat loss is a slow process. Very slow. At best you can lose about a pound, maybe two per week. This is especially important to understand when you’re not that over fat to begin with. Patience is a virtue. Try […]

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A Calorie Isn’t a Calorie. But Colpo Remains Colpo.

July 17, 2012

The above chart is taken from the infamous 1956 study by Keckwick and Pawan. Their paper is just one of the many papers that does a very good job of showing that calories in is not, by any stretch, the total story of how we gain fat. A recent study by Ludwig and colleagues supports […]

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Weight Lift to Lose Weight

June 14, 2012

(Hat tip to How Stuff Works for this photo.) But brothers and sisters, you have to be careful not to trust the scale too much. Here’s why. When you lift weights, you build strength, muscle and bone. When you build muscle and bone, you become denser and heavier. When you become denser and heavier, you […]

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Fat Storage or Fat Usage

June 5, 2012

If you feel hungry even though you have just eaten, you are storing fat. If you feel tired after having eaten even though you’ve slept well, you are storing fat. If you feel satisfied (not hungry) for many hours after having eaten, you are burning fat. If you feel full of energy even though you […]

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Carbs Regulate Insulin

May 21, 2012

Excessive dietary carb intake (of any kind) = highly elevated blood glucose levels = excessive insulin production = efficient and rapid fat storage and fat retention = no fat loss out of the adipocyte = no favorable body composition change = poor results = unhappiness. Now tell me, what did you have to eat today?

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