I don't believe in Starvation Mode (If you've read my book you know why). However, I do believe in diminishing returns when it comes to weight loss exercises like running or walking. The amount of calories running or walking causes you to burn (above and beyond your normal resting metabolic rate) is dictated by how much you weigh and how far you move. If you lose … [Read more...] about Weight Loss Exercises
I always find it confusing when I read things like: "Protein slows insulin levels, which you want to keep in balance to avoid weight gain." I find it confusing for two reasons. 1) I'm really not sure how you can 'slow' a level 2) I'm really not sure how they define 'balance'. Honestly I really dislike vague terms..especially when applied to science. What I do … [Read more...] about Protein, Carbs and Insulin
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