It's funny how sometimes slight exaggerations can create stories that justify extreme measures. Take for instance the idea that: Your weight is something that is closely regulated by your body and that in cases of obesity this regulation maintains weight at a high than normal level. On the surface this tends to make sense. And, the truth is, while fundamentally flawed, if … [Read more...] about Do Obesity Drugs Help you Burn Fat Easily?
I’ve got some bad news from you.Despite what all the OCE Diets tell you, at a given weight and muscle mass, your metabolism isn’t going to go up, (or down) a whole bunch.If you are 170 pounds with 150 pounds of lean mass…your resting metabolism is not going to fluctuate more than the equivalent of 100 or 200 calories worth of calorie burning over a 24 hour period.I’ll admit … [Read more...] about Metabolism = Overrated
It was back on March 12 of 2007 that I first wrote about the now famous A to Z weight loss trial (you can see my original blog post HERE ).In this ground breaking study, 311 overweight women were recruited to follow one of the following popular diet programs: The Atkins Diet, The Zone Diet, the LEARN diet or the Ornish Diet.To start the study, each woman was given a copy of the … [Read more...] about The Real Reason Diets Don’t Work
I always hate hearing people say things like this. Truthfully, I even find it a little scary.One of the hallmarks of obsessive compulsive eating is letting food (and especially specific types of food) affect your mood.It's one thing to be a little upset because you know you ate A LOT more than you needed to at a meal, it's another thing to be downright depressed becuase you ate … [Read more...] about Food makes me feel bad
I was sent a link to a blog this morning that is written by a woman who, for lack of better terms, has self-diagnosed herself as an Obsessive Compulsive Eater.I clicked the link to find a very well written, very captivating account of a person realizing that all the typical dieting nonsense was actually psychologically damaging her relationship with food.A very informative and … [Read more...] about More on Obsessive Compulsive Eating