The Best Explanation of Metabolism. Ever.

I am often frustrated with all references in the media, popular culture, or personal conversation to metabolism.  Most people refer to metabolism in an amorphous way as if it is a magical force that, if properly manipulated, will determine the course of one’s weight loss journey.  It’s some energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.  Wait, that’s the force as described by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars.  Regardless most people’s concept of metabolism is just as fantastical and fictional.  Continue reading

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Are You Pouring on the Pounds?

Are You Pouring on the Pounds?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines recently with a proposal to ban sugar-laden soft drinks larger than 16 oz in the city of New York. There was, of course, the obligatory verbal diarrhea from the 24-hour cable news networks in response but all the chatter seemed to miss the point.  The media kept focusing on the politics of the issue while missing an opportunity to educate their viewership on a very crucial point.  Continue reading