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What a novelist can teach us about weight loss

I recently stumbled upon a beautiful quote by the American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne: Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us on a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that […]

Eating Fat Does Not Hurt Cholesterol & It’s Not About Lowering Cholesterol Anyway

  “Although low-fat high-carbohydrate diets are recommended…in an effort to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, the results of short-term studies have shown that these diets can lead to…an increased risk of coronary artery disease.” – The American Diabetes Association As with other popular misconceptions about how our bodies work, confusion runs rampant about […]

How to Eat More, Burn Fat, and Boost Health (Part 1 of 2)

  “Treating obesity will come not from repetition of anachronistic preconceptions [outdated theories] but rather from the rigorous scientific approach.” – J.M. Friedman, Rockefeller University You and I already know that we can eat more—smarter—by consuming more, higher-quality calories. But we first need to know what the highest-quality calories are, where we can get them, […]

How Much Protein Should I Eat While Going SANE (Part 1 of 2)

  “There is a general consensus in the literature that protein stimulates dietary-induced thermogenesis [burning of calories] to a greater extent than other macronutrients.” – D. Paddon-Jones, University of Texas “Convincing evidence exists that protein exerts an increased thermic effect [calorie burning] effect when compared to fat and carbohydrate.” – T.L. Halton, Harvard University Eating […]

Once Biggest Losers, Now Exercising Smarter – CrossFit, Spinning, Intervals, and More

  Next stop on The Biggest Loser’s Jennifer Jacobs and Jay Jacobs’ shift from short-term weight loss to long-term health and fat-loss: Q&A regarding exercising less–but smarter vs. exercising for literally six hours per day “on the ranch.” Enjoy the short, medium, and full versions of our chat below. I personally recommend the full version, but […]

Side-effects May Include: Sexual Dysfunction, Depression, Hallucinations…

  Primum non nocere [First, do no harm]                         — A principal precept of medical ethics When it comes to medical issues, the wrong treatment can often be worse than no treatment. For example, subjects in a University of Minnesota experiment were prescribed a regimen of eating less and exercising more for weight loss. Taking a […]