(biological) Knowledge is (weight loss ) Power!

knowledge is powerKnowledge is power. Or at least that’s what people say. This adage falls into the category of pithy statements that make people nod knowingly as they soak in the profundity of the wisdom until, after a few more moments of thought, they realize they have no idea what it means. What knowledge? What power? It is like so many things in our superficial age; it sounds good until you think about it for more than a few seconds. While I am unable to delve into the philosophical merits or demerits of the statement I think I can provide insight into how this statement is a profound truth with respect to successful weight loss.

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Mayo Free Tuna Salad

Mayo-less-Tuna-Salad

This one, like most of the recipes I post, comes from my favorite recipe website skinnytaste.com.  I am a huge fan of adding tuna to salads.  Getting enough protein in the diet is hugely important because it will curb your appetite and decrease the urge to snack on high carb gut-busting junk food in between meals. Continue reading “Mayo Free Tuna Salad”

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

what does 200 calories look like

My lovely wife forwarded this to me last night and it was too good to not pass on to you.  I wanted to add the following pictures which are  selection from that post which is at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm.  These pictures help you visualize the importance of knowing how many calories are in the foods you eat.  For more on this check out my prior posts:  Why You Can’t Be Trusted and Test Your Knowledge which explain how uninformed most people are regarding their caloric intake. Continue reading “What Does 200 Calories Look Like?”

Personal Portobello Pizza

source:  allrecipes.com
source: allrecipes.com

• Calories: 265 • Fat: 15g • Protein: 21g • Carbs: 16g

I really love pizza.  Unfortunately, regular consumption of pizza is not the greatest way to stay trim.  For that reason I’m always interested in substitutes that provide pizza taste without pizza calories (see my prior post – Cauliflower Crust Pizza).   Continue reading “Personal Portobello Pizza”

McCalorie Counting

The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafA few months ago I was in The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Southern California on a vacation.  Seeing as it was my vacation, I planned on splurging on one of those $5 frozen smoothie/coffee drinks that I do love so.  As I was making my selection I noticed taht The Coffee Bean has an interesting feature on their ordering menu.  They list the calorie counts of all of their products just to the left of the menu item.  When I saw that big Mocha Ice Blended had 540 calories, I was filled with surprise and flooded with that guilty feeling I get at the ice cream shop.   Continue reading “McCalorie Counting”

My Wife’s Wisdom

My wife knows a lot about a healthy lifestyleOne of the best parts of being married is that I have doubled my brain capacity.  My memory has significantly improved and I am much more attentive to things around me.  This is true in spite of the fact that I seem to get more spaced out and flaky with every passing year.  It’s as if the brain cells are falling out with my hair.  More and more I find myself in a room wondering how and why I was there.  Continue reading “My Wife’s Wisdom”

How They Manipulate You…

Beware of marketing manipulation
Source: http://www.business2community.com

As I have become more and more interested in the science and medicine of weight loss I have become more aware of the relationship between us (the consumers) and the food industry.  I have become especially aware of how packaging and marketing so subtly and successfully manipulates our subconscious to buy (and eat) more of what they’re pushing.  I wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of some of how the food industry is manipulating your subconscious and controlling your decisions. My goal is to help you make more informed and healthier decisions. Continue reading “How They Manipulate You…”

Test Your Knowledge: Take The Portion Size Quiz

Portion sizes have skyrocketed

My Thursday morning routine usually consists of seeing my hospital patients in the morning before heading off to see my patients in the office.  As per usual, I put my lunch in the fridge in the hospital doctor’s lounge on my arrival with the intent of picking it up on my way out the door when I headed to the office later in the morning.  Alas, I was in my usual harried state and forgot to get my lunch.  For me, no lunch is a crisis.  I get cranky.  Fortunately, there’s always a nosh lying around the staff lounge at the office.   Continue reading “Test Your Knowledge: Take The Portion Size Quiz”

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