It all started back in the early 1990s. Actually, it probably started long before that. It probably started the first time someone decided to sell a substance on the claim that it improved health. Fast forward a few millenia with some advances in chemistry and much better marketing techniques and you get the multibillion dollar nutritional supplement industry. Continue reading “What’s in your supplements?”
This is a super easy, crazy yummy, and very healthy recipe that utilizes the slow cooker which is far from a crock (see what I did there). Continue reading “Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken”
There’s been a new craze sweeping the weight loss world of late. It has all the makings of a huge hit. It has been seen on the shelves at Starbucks and it’s all over the internet. Drum roll please… The latest in the train of weight loss miracle pills is green coffee bean exctract. It has a nice ring to it. The word green is always popular with its associations with all things pure and natural. It comes from coffee – a known antioxidant and drug of choice for most of us. So green coffee been extract has all the makings of a winner. It was even featured on The Dr. Oz Show Continue reading “The Secret of Green Coffee Bean Extract”
Google news alert! Twitter is blowing up ! Facebook is on fire! The news is spreading like wildfire that low carb diets have now been proven to be the best way to lose weight, melt fat, and light your metabolism on fire! Well, at least that’s the way the word has spread. Continue reading “More Evidence for Low Carbs”
There is a principle in the world of weight loss that is essential to helping you understand why people are unsuccessful at losing weight. Human beings are extremely inaccurate in estimating their caloric intake. By human beings, I mean you. I also mean me, but I already read this so, I’m directing this to you. I often hear people tell me that they “watch what they eat” or that they “eat healthy” and yet they cannot lose weight. When pressed, they are almost never able to tell me exactly what this means. This creates one of the greatest obstacles to weight loss. People have absolutely no idea how many calories they are consuming. Continue reading “Why You Can’t Be Trusted”
I was trolling my favorite recipe site skinnytaste.com to find a gluten-free recipe since that is all the rage. I figured it would be good for all our Jewish friends who will be leaven-free for the next week or so as well. When going gluten-free quinoa is a great way to go. This South American seed has many grain-like qualities without actually being a grain. It is a great lower calorie substitute for rice or pasta. Enjoy!
I am sometimes asked by younger folks interested in a career in medicine for advice on how they can make it through the long and grueling process needed to become a doctor. I have a few experiences from the process and made it through my self so I suppose I (or any other doctor) am a good person to ask. I think this sheds light on a very important principal in achieiving success in any field. Get guidance from people who are where you want to be. Do what they did. Continue reading “Weight Loss Success Stories”
I have spent some time recently exploring the blogosphere to see how other bloggers roll. Most of the blogs I have seen in the weight loss arena take the form of publicized personal journals. People will often describe their struggles, perspectives, opinions, etc. I see the attraction in this but I feel it is a bit self-indulgent and narcissistic. The purpose of this blog is to give you information you can use to live a healthier life. With that said, I wanted to take the opportunity to describe some things I learned on a recent trip to Canada to highlight some of important and valuable insights from prior posts that you can use to lose weight effectively.
So here’s a list of take away points from my summer vacation: Continue reading “Lessons From The Great White North”
Like many of my physician colleagues, I have been accused of harping on a single weight loss message. Weight loss is merely a question of calories in and calories out we usually say. Just make your calorie balance negative and all will be well. You keep on arguing with us. ‘I swear I don’t eat that much, I watch my calories but I’m not losing weight,’ you respond. We then roll our eyes and complain about you in the doctor’s lounge (just kidding).