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 [...]
One of the big excuses that I see people make when it comes to eating “clean”, whether that’s paleo or an elimination or rotation diet is that they can’t afford to buy organic food or grass-fed meat. Somehow, they think that if they can’t do that, they can’t do the program.
The first step to [...]
I’ve been seeing reasoned debate about the effect of long-term low-carb diets for a while now, but this last week, things kind of exploded into a yelling fest.
Within what I can only describe a mean-spirited and pointlessly rude blog post from Matt Stone, there’s one interesting nugget of possible truth:
“…remember that prolonged dieting (this one, [...]
We were in St. Louis for a month (returned late last night), and during that time, I gained some weight. I did work out quite a lot, so I’m sure it wasn’t all fat, some of it undoubtedly was. I have a lot of signs of inflammation, my digestion is messed up, and [...]
A couple of days ago, I read Why Diet and Exercise Fail, an e-book by Daniel Matthew Korn. It’s offered for free, and I really appreciate that. Since I read the whole thing, and I feel that I got something out of it, I made a donation. I have no use for [...]
While I want to make it clear that I’m not denying the importance of insulin, I think that the importance of the GI of foods is nowhere near as useful to non-diabetics as it’s made out to be.
The way I see people talking about the GI of foods seems to indicate [...]
I am suspicious of all zero calorie sweeteners, even stevia. I think they promote an endless cycle of sugar cravings in a lot of people, but what it really boils down to is this:
This is from a margarine commercial well-known to those in my age group. We can see where telling everyone [...]
When following a diet for health, weight loss, social conscience, whatever, there seems to be this idea that you shouldn’t have to “miss out” on conventional foods or those foods that got you fat and/or sick in the first place.
While watching the third installment of The 100 Mile Challenge , I was annoyed by how these folks who volunteered to only eat foods from within a 100 mile radius of their home were totally freaking out about not having wheat-based bread and pasta. [...]