Entries by TeamSANE

Exercising More Does Not Cause Long-Term Fat Loss

  “My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven today and we don’t know where the hell she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres In the same way that people drink more fluids when they exercise more, they also eat more when they exercise more. Researcher Hugo R. Rony found: […]

Exercising Less Does Not Cause Long-Term Fat Gain

  “It is reasonable to assume that persons with relatively high daily energy expenditures would be less likely to gain weight over time compared with those who have low energy expenditures. So far, datato support this hypothesis are not particularly compelling.” – American Heart Association The idea that we have an obesity epidemic because people […]

eat less, weigh more…for 118,801 folks, at least

Half of going SANE is about eating more, smarter (the other half is exercising less, smarter). This seems odd since we’ve all been told the more we eat the more we weigh. However, a quick stroll through the studies shows “more food = more fat” is a myth. For example, Harvard researchers looked at a […]

Want to Improve Your Cholesterol? Don’t Lower It. There’s a Smarter Approach.

  “There is a wealth of…evidence that increasing the concentration of HDL cholesterol through diet will lower the risk of coronary artery disease.” –R.P. Mensink, Maastricht University In the last post we showed how Eating Fat Does Not Hurt Cholesterol & It’s Not About Lowering Cholesterol Anyway. Here’s where the confusion about cholesterol comes from […]

Four Reasons a Calorie Is Not a Calorie

  “Attacking the obesity epidemic will involve giving up many old ideas that have not been productive. ‘A calorie is a calorie’ might be a good place to start.” – R.D. Feinman, State University of New York Beyond battling our basic biology, calorie balancing is bound to fail us because a calorie is not a […]

Calories Aren’t All That Matter…Ask Anyone Taking Insulin

  “Insulin has profound metabolic effects in the determination of body weight…” – B. Dokken, University of Arizona The critical effect hormones have on body fat has been well known in scientific circles for a long time. Especially the hormone insulin. Three quick examples: A study in the journal Diabetic Medicine found that giving patients […]

Is obesity a disease? My 2 cents…would love to hear yours.

Recently recorded a wonderful bonus podcast with the lovely Carole Carson (http://www.fromfat2fit.com) who asked for my two cents on the recent debate about calling obesity a disease. Given the timeliness of this, wanted to share the clip now, and be sure to stay tuned for the delightful entire show with Carole in the coming months. […]

Q&A: What about alcohol?

Calories provided by the vast majority of alcoholic beverages are inSANE. That doesn’t mean we must avoid all alcoholic beverages. It means that given our goal of minimizing inSANE calories, the best alcoholic beverages are those with the least calories.