In the struggle to lose weight, there is the ever-present small voice in the back of your head whose sole purpose it is to keep you overweight and unhealthy. You know this voice. It’s the one telling you to ignore me right now.
Ever since I wrote the book and started this blog I have had a number of people engage me in conversations about weight loss. People typically have very strong and passionate opinions about weight loss (sometimes the opinions are even correct). They will discuss with me their plans, goals, and commitments. Unfortunately, in spite of their good intentions, most suffer the same fate. Their enthusiasm leads to new work out programs or diet commitments that usually sputter out after a few weeks. They then come back to me at a later time with a new commitment that will likely follow the same pattern.
I was recently talking to a group of people, giving them my usual weight loss rants, when I was hit with a question I hear way too often. I was going through my usual discussion of the body mass index (If you don’t know enough about the BMI, click here) when a well meaning but not well informed audience member asked the following question:
One 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”
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…”
There is an essential principle in the world of weight loss that is essential to helping you understand why people are unsuccessful at losing weight. I often hear people tell me that they “watch what they eat” or that they “eat healthy”. They are almost never able to tell me exactly what that means. This creates one of the greatest obstacles to weight loss. Human beings are extremely inaccurate in estimating their caloric intake. Continue reading “Why You Can’t Be Trusted”
One of the hardest parts about losing weight is that we and our fellow human beings are notoriously inaccurate at estimating how many calories we consume or burn. One of the reasons that we have such difficulties is that the same foods we consume today are significantly higher in calories than they used to be.
So I was strolling through the bookstore with my wife and I decided to peruse the diet and weight loss books to see what they were offering. It didn’t take long to get hit in the face with a ubiquitous pattern. Most of these books or diet plans advocate using diet to remove ‘toxins’ from your body. These ‘toxins’ are claimed to be the source of just about every problem you have.