The Best Diet

Source: Consumer Reports

Source: Consumer Reports

One of the most common questions I have been asked since I started focusing so much on the research behind weight loss is which diet is the most effective.  This is usually a hot topic because people can be very passionate about their diets.  They have very strong opinions and fervent beliefs. Continue reading

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The Most Effective Exercise

Hello all!  I have recently relocated to a new home and job in Baltimore, Maryland.  One of the first things I did after arriving was hit up Craigslist.com to search for some good exercise equipment so I can get back into doing Crossfit™ workouts.  Since I had neglected these for some time, I am quite out of shape but look forward to getting back into things.  As such, I thought I would review a post on the topic from the early days of the blog singing the praises of high intensity interval training (aka HIIT) which I believe is the best model for exercise to get you fit and help you lose weight.  If you want the details and evidence for the benefits of HIIT, you’ll have to check out my book which goes into detail on exercise and weight loss in part three.   Continue reading