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Your Set-Point Weight

  “The set-point theory of body weight regulation is based on a large body of empiric evidence.”– D.S. Weigle, University of Washington Our fat metabolism system automatically regulates our weight around a “set-point.” That set-point is why no matter how little we eat or how much we exercise, we generally end up weighing the same. […]

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How To Lower Your Set-Point Weight

  “Set-points are not fixed.”  –R.E. Keesey, University of Wisconsin You can stray from your set-point weight temporarily by lowering the quantity of food you eat and raising the quantity of exercise you do. Yet you cannot adjust your set-point weight itself unless you focus on changing the quality of the food and exercise. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Calorie Quality Factor 1: Satiety (Part 2)

  “Protein, along with fiber and water, were significantly and positively correlated with satiety scores.” – T.L. Halton, Harvard University In addition to water and fiber (Part 1), the amount of protein in food impacts whether our brain is telling us we are hungry or full. While water and fiber help us feel satisfied by […]

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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.