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

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How Bad is the Obesity Epidemic?

Part of the impetus for this site and the Weight Loss Counter Revolution book is the rapidity with which the problem of overweight and obesity has grown over the past few decades. It is quickly becoming one of the greatest public health disasters to threaten the health and lives of Americans in history. Continue reading