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
Woke up Saturday morning and weighed myself. 173.5 pounds. Had a great workout at 10 AM, drank a liter and a half of water during my workout, then had a shake afterwards. At 11:30 I weighted myself again. 177 pounds. I then showered and ran some errands to get ready for a family party. At 5 PM I weighed myself again. 172.5 pounds. The family party started, it … [Read more...] about How much do I weigh?
Telling someone who is struggling with their weight to "eat less and move more" is like telling a depressed person to “be happy”. This was a Facebook status I read the other day… and my first response after reading it was anger. "NONSENSE" is the first word that sprung to mind. However, after thinking about it, I realize that the quote is a good one. There is a … [Read more...] about Eat less and move more. Nonsense?
There is recent debate about women and the safety of fasting. It IS TRUE that many women have had problems when they added fasting into their diet and nutrition plan. But, the question becomes, was the problem the fasting? It should come as no surprise that there are obvious gender differences in how the human body works. From the way genders look to their unique … [Read more...] about Should women fast?
Is there anything more confusing than dress sizes? They vary from store to store, they change year to year, and for the most part they seem completely arbitrary. Heck, from what I can tell a woman can be a size 12 at Zara and a size 8 and LK Bennet! She can also be a 12 on top, 8 in her skirt, and a 10 in her dress. Suffice it to say women’s sizes are pretty … [Read more...] about The Truth about Dress Sizes