By now, you have probably heard about the latest study – You know the one that “proves” that the Atkins diet is superior for weight loss?So let me just clear this up right now. The results of this study prove one thing and one thing only – diets work.In fact, after reviewing this study, and all of the commentary, posturing, crying and bickering that it has caused, I have come … [Read more...] about The Newest Diet Study – What does it really tell us?
As part of my responsibilities as a nutrition critic, I read a lot of diet and nutrition books.Admittedly, there are so many diet books out there it is almost impossible for me to read ALL of them, but every so often, when one hits the the best sellers list, it's time for me to visit my local book store and get my read on.Last week was one of those times. After over hearing … [Read more...] about Why French women don’t get fat
We are surrounded by low-fat foods.Nearly 10 billion dollars a year are spent advertising low-fat foods - Trying to convince us that we should buy them because they are "good for our health".It was in the early 1980's when our government suggested that we cut back on our fat intake. Since then food companies have been in "product-development overdrive" churning out low-fat … [Read more...] about Is it time to give up on Low-fat foods?
27 obese patients were subjected to a ten day fast consisting of 250 Calories per day. The Subjects were divided into two groups, a group that exercised and a group that did not.After ten days:Both groups had similar weight loss. The exercise was well tolerated without problems. The loss of muscle was significantly less in the exercise group.The authors concluded "This may … [Read more...] about What’s Interesting about this study?
I came across a very interesting article the other day. I've been wrestling with it's suggestions for a while now and am still not sure whether or not I agree with any of them.Take a look below and let me know what you think...but please keep in mind that this article is full of personal beliefs from the author and is not to be confused with my beliefs or with scientific … [Read more...] about Give up on fighting fat?