Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria

Childhood obesity has been an emotionally charged, near panic-inducing topic in the US and beyond for decades. New programs are repeatedly thrown at the issue in the hopes of “stemming the tide” of childhood obesity. Public policy on the issue has committed tens of billions of taxpayer dollars. In the media, in schools and even… Continue reading Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria

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Should You Use Protein Shakes In Your Diet?

Protein shakes. Once upon a time, they were the “secret weapon” of serious bodybuilders, weight lifters and physique enthusiasts. If you drank them, it was like you were a part of some secret society. Maybe the League of Extraordinary Gainers, or something like that. Then, little by little, the “secret” got out. Whispers about the… Continue reading Should You Use Protein Shakes In Your Diet?

Delicious, Protein-packed Shake Treats For Fall!

Today, I’m bringing you 2 fall treats! Unlike all that Halloween candy floating around out there, these treats are actually good for you! Wouldn’t it be great if something that tasted awesome actually helped build muscle and burn fat? Later this week, I’ll be writing about protein shakes and how they can do both of… Continue reading Delicious, Protein-packed Shake Treats For Fall!

Diet Report Card: Excessive Low-Quality Carbs, Too Much Saturated Fat

An 18-year study looking at the diets of 43,996 Americans has resulted in a “report card” with some disappointing results: Americans eat way too many garbage carbohydrates and are still plowing in the saturated fat. For more years than I’d care to count, America has been getting a steady “diet” of nutritional advice and guidance… Continue reading Diet Report Card: Excessive Low-Quality Carbs, Too Much Saturated Fat

Getting Fatter as You Get Older? Here’s One Reason Why

If you’re getting older, you may have noticed something. Something disturbing is happening to your waistline and other parts. It’s very common for people to gain weight and body fat as they get older. So common, in fact, that it’s been largely an accepted reality, even though we really haven’t understood why. At least, not… Continue reading Getting Fatter as You Get Older? Here’s One Reason Why

Keto Dieters Should Skip the Cheat Day

The ketogenic diet is both popular and controversial. It’s proponents and those following it swear it provides a myriad of benefits. The claims include easy weight loss, improved joint health, better energy, better mood and even improved brain function and cognition. Detractors point to the very high levels of fat intake required to pursue the… Continue reading Keto Dieters Should Skip the Cheat Day

Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet

New research from the University of Copenhagen has shown that the conventional wisdom around nutritional therapies for type 2 diabetics may not be so wise after all. The study, part of CutDM, funded in part by a DKK 4 million grant from Arla Food for Health, involved 28 patients who were studied over 12 weeks.… Continue reading Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet

Leptin Resistance and Your Body Fat

Leptin. Sounds pretty innocuous, harmless. Easy to ignore. Except that, if you’re trying to lose weight, manage weight or change your physique, you’d be wise not to ignore leptin. So what is leptin? I’m glad you asked! Of course, I was going to tell you anyway… Leptin is a hormone. It’s name comes from the… Continue reading Leptin Resistance and Your Body Fat

Podcast: 72 Fat Loss Tips That WORK

This episode is rapid-fire, a little bit fun and a whole lot of useful! To be fair, this could have been 172 or even 1,072 fat loss tips that work. There are so many things you can do – small things and big – to burn more fat that it feels like this is just… Continue reading Podcast: 72 Fat Loss Tips That WORK

Weight Loss Plateaus and Rebound Weight Gain Solved by Science?

Has science found a way to overcome one of the most mysterious – and frustrating – challenges facing those seeking weight loss? It’s a frustration expressed by millions of “losers” around the world. After losing weight, why does it so often find its way back? Conventional wisdom says people often get less compliant with their… Continue reading Weight Loss Plateaus and Rebound Weight Gain Solved by Science?