On Monday I had a chance to catch up with one of my good friends who has spent the last five years living in Japan. He was back in Canada for a wedding, and since I haven't seen him in years it was definitely time to catch up.Of course, the conversation eventually turned to Nutrition, and I learnt an eye-opening fact about some disturbing trends in Japan.According to my friend, … [Read more...] about Why Starbucks is Like Godzilla
Thanks to some very frustrating airport delays yesterday, I managed to finish off "Mindless Eating" by Brian Wansink.This book did not disappoint me. Almost every page had great facts about the way food is marketed and the factors that make us decide to eat. This book is definitely in my list of top-ten must-read nutrition books.I've been racking my brains trying to figure out … [Read more...] about Is There a Conspiracy to Make Us Fat?
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
3,900 - This is the amount of food calories produced every day for each American citizen.Think about this number for a minute. 3,900 calories is well over a thousand more calories than almost any of us will ever need in a day- but they are being produced so someone has to eat them.This is what I like to call the North American paradox. Food companies and food producers need us … [Read more...] about How to Win the Fat War
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