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In A Decade It Will Be Illegal, Today It’s In Everything – High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Please don’t believe commercials funded by companies who profit off of high-fructose corn syrup. This caloric sweetener is especially common and fattening. High-fructose corn syrup’s (HFCS) high sweetness and low cost makes it one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in food products. Combine this with the guidance to avoid calories and natural foods containing fat, […]

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Sugar and Cigarettes, Shockingly Similar

In 1998 Coca-Cola offered schools $10,000 to advertise Coke discount cards to their students. Deeply in need of the funds, Greenbrier High School in Augusta, Georgia, invited Coke employees to lecture in classes and added the analysis of Coca-Cola to its chemistry curriculum. The school went on to make all 1,230 students dress in red […]

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Study of 49,000 Women Shows Eating Less Doesn’t Burn Body Fat Effectively

  “…a general public health recommendation for weight reduction through dieting cannot be supported strongly with existing data.” – D.S. Weigle, University of Washington Occasionally when people hear about SANE they react by saying something like: “To lose weight eat less and exercise more…bottom line. I eat whatever I want and stop at 1,400 calories […]

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Calories: What are they and are they important?

  by Catherine W. Britell, M.D.  When we talk about the “calories” in food, what does that really mean? A calorie is defined as enough heat to raise one gram of water one degree centigrade.  Dietitians actually use “calorie” to mean the kilocalorie, or large “C” Calorie (equal to 1,000 calories), in measuring the calorific, heating, or […]

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10 Reasons To Eat Real Food

10. The rate of obesity has MORE THAN DOUBLED since 1980. 9. There are as many overweight people alive as there were TOTAL PEOPLE ALIVE ~100 years ago. 8. More than 40 million children UNDER 5 are overweight. 7. Obesity is now the #1 health concern among U.S. parents, TOPPING DRUGS & SMOKING. 6. The […]

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Study Shows Up To 70% of Weight Lost by Dieting Comes from Burning Muscle

  “The reduction of energy intake continues to be the basis of…weight reduction programs…[The results] are known to be poor and not long-lasting.” – George Bray, Pennington Biomedical Research Center As we touched on last week, eating less does not create the need to burn body fat. It creates the need for the body to […]

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Sweeteners: More Profitable and Common than Ever

The most common and powerful weapon in the food industry’s arsenal is added sweeteners. Researcher Michael F. Jacobson, with the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said, “Carbonated soft drinks are the single most-consumed food in the American diet.” The problem has gotten so bad that at the turn of the millennium the average […]

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Study Shows Starved Overweight People Burn Less Fat Than Starved Thin People

In previous posts we reviewed research showing that eating less of a traditional diet and doing more traditional exercise does not effectively burn fat. Rather, it is effective at causing our metabolism to slow down and our muscles to be burned. In this post we’ll explore a study done at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical […]

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Is SANE Eating a Low-Carb Diet?

  The brilliant MooseGeorge from the Support Group asked a wonderful question the other day: There are 3 types of carbs, fiber, sugar and starch. Really only 2 types as starch is just long chains of sugar that are broken back down to simple sugars by our digestion. Fiber isn’t digested by humans and so […]

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Researchers Conclude That “Calories In” and “Calories Out” Are Automatically Regulated

Despite being proven wrong, eating less and exercising more is still the most common approach to weight loss. We are led to believe that our body sits back while we consciously regulate our weight. That is not how our body works. After W.C. Miller of Indiana University ran a clinical test of this principle, he […]

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What??? Too Much Fruit can be BAD for me? (Fructose: Nature’s “Energy Payroll Deduction Plan”)

For most of our lives we have been told that “eating more fruits and vegetables” will make us healthier and leaner.  Who hasn’t heard the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Note: This article is intended to help us to pick the best fruits for us, it does not advise fearing all […]

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Doesn’t the “Law of Thermodynamics” Prove Eating Less Burns Body Fat?

  “The principle that weight gain [only depends on calorie quantity] would violate the second law of thermodynamics.” —R.D. Feinman, State University of New York We know the traditional approach to fat loss fails 95% of the time, yet common sense seems to tell us: “If you eat less and exercise more, you must burn […]

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Q&A: Is SANE Eating the Same for Children and Adults?

Yes and no. Yes, in that the same foods are SANE and inSANE for children and adults. No, in that SANE eating is more important for children because: Children require more nutrition than adults. Children are more susceptible to food-related behavior problems. Fat cells never go away. The habits children form affect them for the […]

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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: […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]