Fat is Making a Comeback

dietary guidelines committee3There are expected to be changes in the upcoming reset of the government’s dietary guidelines that come out every 5 years.  These are the guidelines that inform the public on the healthiest way to eat.  You may remember the food pyramid or the most recent choosemyplate.gov.  It has a strong influence on the food industry and school lung programs.  It also has a strong influence on our waistlines.   Continue reading

Which is more important for weight loss – diet or exercise?

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Boxers or briefs? Chocolate or vanilla? Regular or decaf? These are many of the timeless controversies that has tormented humanity for the ages. Such a dialectic exists in the world of weight loss as well. Which should you focus on, diet or exercise, to be most successful in weight loss? Should you focus on the burning more at the gym or taking in less in the kitchen. Lift more or eat less? Continue reading

A low cost weight loss program with proven results!

topsI finally found some good news from the research world about successful weight loss. Unfortunately, most of the studies I read can be pretty depressing. There’s so much out there about how we’re all getting bigger and sicker. The diet studies show disappointing and unsustained benefits. So I was excited to read about research published on a study done by the University of Colorado. Continue reading

Skillet Basil-Peach Chicken

Basil-Peach Chicken BreastsIt’s time for another recipe. This one comes from my wife who’s cooking skills are only surpassed by her beauty. So when she says something looks yummy people listen, especially me. This recipe is high protein, low calorie, and very light making it perfect for summer. This one comes from skinnytaste.com.  It’s one of my favorite sites for healthy recipes. Enjoy!

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Saxenda – the new “blockbuster” weight loss drug

chmp-gives-positive-opinion-on-novo-nordisks-obesity-drug-saxendaIt is just so hard. To lose weight successfully requires constant diligence and a lifelong commitment to changing how you approach diet and exercise. The barbarians constantly await at the gates to storm your castle and pillage your weight loss success.  Every party, birthday, holiday, and special occasion comes with a buffet full of danger. How often have you stood at the table mouth watering while an internal battle rages. It’s completely exahausting and you usually cave.   Continue reading

It’s all in your head

images (2)It was strep throat – again. I’m 38 years old and I still get strep throat. Apparently my immune system hasn’t matured either. This time was bad and I was bed bound for 48 hours. Ever the doctor, while I was lying in bed shivering with fever I had an interesting thought. I have absolutely no desire to eat. I handn’t eaten anything meangful in 48 hours and I had absolutely no desire for any food or drink. Why am I not hungry if I haven’t eaten? If I wasn’t sick, I would be famished.   Continue reading

Zoodles and Meatballs (Zucchini Noodles)

zoodles-and-meatballsI will often poll a room full of dieters by asking them how many of them have been on a diet that failed. Inevitably they all will say yes. I then ask if they lost weight on the diets and they again all say yes. I then ask if they gained the weight back after stopping the diet. You guessed it, an affirmative on that one too. I then point out to them that the diets do work, they just stop working when you stop doing them. The reason people can’t stay on these diets is that they require behavioral changes that are so foreign and extreme that they cannot be maintained for long periods of time.  Once the person goes off the diet, the diet stops working.  Continue reading