The other day I went out for coffee with my mother. I arrived early, so as I was waiting for mom to show up, I started looking around, and a board full of business cards caught my eye. As I looked closer I saw a card for an interior designer, a couple cards for real estate agents... then dozens upon dozens of cards for health-related offers. The board was covered with the … [Read more...] about On the confusion of weight loss
Proper weight management is like any other skill: You need someone to teach you how to do it properly, then you need lots of practice. Sometimes the practice can be more like learning to ride a bike… You will fall. The struggle will be real. Some falls will hurt, others will just hurt your pride. Some of us will get taught well early in life, and the practice they did … [Read more...] about It Takes Practice
A new study adds to the growing evidence that an elevated BMI increases the risk of a heart attack in otherwise healthy people. In what has been called the largest study of its kind (data on over 500,000 people) researchers classified participants based on their body mass index (BMI), calculated as weight (kg) divided by the square of their height (m) and used … [Read more...] about Why we hate the BMI
Quick exercise today. Since people seemed to like the body fat = debt analogy, let's look at it a bit more closely. Take a look at your excess body fat. Now imagine it as a negative number. In this sense, extra body fat is the same as excess debt. It's stuff that you purchased and consumed, but couldn't afford. An ultimately, for long term health, it's stuff … [Read more...] about Negative Percent Body Fat
You're working hard. Watching your Diet, hitting the gym...hopefully you're following Eat Stop Eat. And, lucky you, you're losing body fat. But..have you ever wondered...where exactly does it go when you 'lose it'? Firstly, it's not actually 'lost' as much as it's used as an energy source to fuel your metabolism. After all, your body fat is really an 'energy … [Read more...] about What happens to Body fat?