Pro Protein

Over the past few months I have become more and more aware of how the types of calories you eat influences your success with weight loss.  I explained some of the evidence for this in a prior post (Maybe a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie).   Continue reading

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The New Diet Pill Explained (Qsymia)

Qsymia, the new diet pill

I am often the victim of much lament from my patients, family, and friends after reading my book/blog or hearing another of my weight loss diatribes.  After I finally convince them that there is no magic weight loss pill, they often will look at me forlorn, shake their heads, and wish aloud – if only there was.  This sad song is sung by the medical community as well.   Continue reading

Good For You is Bad For You

English: Fruit on display at La Boqueria marke...

I had an interesting conversation with somebody the other day that went something like this:

Them:  I’ve been eating more fruit lately, isn’t that good for you?
Me:  Well, it sort of depends on how much you’re eating.  Eating too much fruit can be “bad for you” if you take in too many calories.
Them:  So fruit is “bad for you”.
Me:  No, fruit is full of nutrients and fiber and usually provides less calories and sugars per ounce than other processed foods.
Them:  So fruit is “good for you”.
Me:  It depends on how much you eat… Continue reading