If you read Tara Parker Pope’s article The Fat Trap, you might be led to believe that weight loss is difficult and maintaining a weight loss is a herculean feat. This is just not true.
A four-year post-weight loss study by the NIH shows that motivated people *do* keep weight off. I weigh 50 [...]
In January, Men’s Journal had a terrific article about fitness by Daniel Duane. The gist of it is that you should pass on the treadmill and elliptical and lift heavy. If this is news to you, go read it.
On the heels of that, they published a real stinker in February. It starts [...]
After years of long study of nutrition and diet, I seem to be coming around to the idea that you can either have carbs or fat along with your protein, but not both. When I saw that this appeared to be Zoe Harcombe’s thing, I bought her book right away.
I think there’s a lot [...]
On Monday, Tino shared an article with me about what will henceforth be known as the Twinkie Diet. It was interesting, but I didn’t feel it was actually news. I figured that the Calories-In=Calories-Out obsessed crowd would be all over it, and that Anthony Colpo would likely lead the charge. He did [...]
I cannot believe I’m about to link to the Huffington Post, but this article really gets to the meat of the so-called obesity epidemic.
In 1977 America changed its health advice. In a nutshell (or, more likely, an ADA approved Mars bar): Eat more starchy foods, eat more carbohydrates, saturated fats are bad. If that sounds [...]
I belong to a meat CSA that provides 5 lbs. of pastured pork and one pastured chicken per month. Last week, we had our “Indian Summer” here in the Shenandoah Mountains, and my farmer lost a lot of his broilers from heat stress. He’s pretty new to the farming game and even has [...]
I entered the suggested “safety and comfort” reducing diet for my ideal weight into Fitday.
It’s a little short on potassium and calcium, but those could be brought up with the “clear broth” suggested if it were made with bones. Potassium can be supplemented with NoSalt.
Here’s the food list. Pretty standard diet material.
I’d lose [...]
I don’t really have issues with using salt. When I make all my own food, I generally eat 1,500-2,000 mg per day, which isn’t a lot…but I don’t care. Which is why I’ve always ignored sodium-free salt.
What I do sometimes care about, however, is the fact that my diet is always well under [...]