I just saw an interesting new milk ad. It shows a mom and baby with the term "all figured out" beside the mom.The message? Drink milk and lose weight, or more correctly, "Milk your diet. Lose weight."The REAL message? It goes something like this:"We're OK with the fact that you want to lose weight, but please keep buying our product."In other words, most major companies are … [Read more...] about Foods for Weight Loss
If you've read the news in the last couple of days then you've probably read all the headlines about a new study that shows that the combination fish oils and exercise can help you lose fat.To quickly summarize the study, researchers randomly assigned 75 overweight men and women to one of four groups:Group One took 6 grams of fish oil per day, Group Two took 6 grams of fish oil … [Read more...] about Can Fish Oils Make You Thin?
I'm about half way through a great book called "Mindless Eating" by Brian Wansink.Normally, I don't post about books until I have finished them, but since I have already learnt so many things from this book that I want to share, I figured I'd make an exception.Mindless eating explores all the reasons why we eat, and more importantly to me, all the reasons why we can't stop … [Read more...] about Mindless Eating
Every morning I go through the exact same routine.I get up. I make some oatmeal. Clean the kitchen. Go up stairs. Brush my teeth. Turn on my computer. Check my email. Then I laugh (or sometimes cry) while reading all of the new stories about the latest and greatest "fat loss" ingredients.It is an absolute mystery to me why, after over 20 years of failed promises, we still turn … [Read more...] about 3 "Magic" Fat Loss Ingredients
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