Fasting Diets versus Counting Calories to Lose Weight Which One is Best?

Fasting and diets need a bit of clarification before considering fasting as a method of weight loss. I do extended fasts monthly – 72 hours minimally up to and occasionally exceeding 150 hours. I do not fast to lose weight. … Continue reading

Are Carbohydrates Really Responsible for Obesity?

Scientists have argued over the years about what causes people to gain weight. The simplistic theory is that if you burn more calories (exercise) than you take in (eat foods), you will lose weight and vice versa. Others argue that … Continue reading

How Fast Can You Start Burning Fat?

We have been taught to eat three meals daily – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some nutritionists advocate eating four, five, or more small meals throughout the day. How does this factor into losing weight, but, more importantly, into losing fat? … Continue reading

Gluten Dangers and Weight Loss

Gluten can cause weight gain. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye, and many other grains. Gluten intolerance/insensitivity causes inflammation in the small intestine. The resulting inflammation produces symptoms such as headaches, inability to concentrate, gas, bloating, constipation, vomiting, reflux, … Continue reading

What Five Things Are You Measuring for Improved Health?

The Irish mathematical physicist, 1st Baron Kelvin (William Thomson), is credited with saying, “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it.” You must understand what you are measuring. If it can’t be expressed in numbers, then you … Continue reading

Dieting Leads to Weight Gain

According to the April 2018 Eating Behaviors Journal (Vol 29) article, maintaining a regular eating schedule is most helpful to manage weight long-term. Why do people diet? The most often given reasons are to lose weight, improve health, excel in … Continue reading

Mindset of Losing Weight

Eating less and exercising more is enough for some people to lose weight, remove excess body fat, and keep it off.  That was the mindset for nutritionists to solve the weight loss conundrum. However, for many of us, that formula … Continue reading

Can You Handle the Truth?

I listened to a keynote speaker last night talking about a Code Red. It was referenced in the 1992 movie, A Few Good Men. The character, Colonel Nathan Jessup was played by Jack Nicholson. When asked if he ordered a … Continue reading

Negotiating Your Health Can Lead to Failure

How many times do we tell ourselves that we can have that extra cookie or drumstick? We can make up for our temporary discretion later by exercising or not eating. Many of us believe we can correct some bad food … Continue reading

Times That Try Men’s Souls

241 years ago, on Christmas Eve, Thomas Paine’s article, The Crisis, was read to George Washington’s men. The next day, they crossed the Delaware River and eventually defeated the Hessians at Trenton, New Jersey. The painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware, … Continue reading