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Sunday
Sep282014

What’s Different about 100lbs+ Weight Loss

Would you have what it takes to persevere through this extraordinary a weight loss journey?

Does the number of pounds we lose merely translate into added time, or is there something more to the experience?

While anyone who’s lost weight can identify with the personal commitment, the physical challenges and the mental roller coaster of the process, I’ve worked with clients who have achieved this remarkable feat. Over time, I’ve learned that their journeys tend to take on additional dimensions - unique features that figure more prominently into what one client called the “storyline” of his experience. Are you looking to lose 100+ pounds? Are you supporting someone who is? No matter what your weight loss goal, read on to learn more about the factors (and insights!) that figure into major weight loss journeys.

 

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Wednesday
Jan162013

Book Review: The Obesity Epidemic

The Obesity Epidemic is an important book on a very important subject. There is not one person who lives in the majority of countries in the developed world who won't be affected by this epidemic. With some projections pointing at half of US adults being obese by 2030, the long-term impact of this epidemic may be greater than any other disease or public health concern. Addressing this epidemic will require multiple interventions, but a sure place to start is in nutrition. Zoe Harcombe's book is a "must read" for anyone with an interest in, or responsible for reversing the trends in overweight and obesity. While it may be a little deep for those at the beginning of their weight loss journey, it is perfect for anyone who thinks the answer to improving public health is simply eating less and exercising more. 

As an obesity researcher, Harcombe couldn't be more committed to finding the answers to the obesity crisis. If there is any author who has poured over the science behind what makes us fat to provide credibility his or her message, Zoe is at the top of the list. Her new book would leave most nutritionists and supposed "weight loss experts" scratching their heads and reconsidering the advice they give their followers.

Harcome tackles one important topic after another. Her book is broken down into four major sections, which I'll briefly touch on below.

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Wednesday
Oct262011

The Metabolic Effects of Your Sedentary Lifestyle

If you’re like most people, you probably believe you live an active lifestyle. In fact, when surveyed, 65% of the population claimed to live an active lifestyle. However, when people’s level of activity is actually measured, research shows only 5% of the population is living an active lifestyle![i] For perspective...

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Wednesday
Oct052011

Why Eating More Whole Grains Can Cause Weight Gain

Virtually everywhere you look, food advertising tells us to eat more whole grains. Eat more whole grains for “heart health.” Eat more whole grains “to lower cholesterol.” Eat more whole grains to “manage weight.”. A new study in The Journal of Nutrition suggests otherwise, at least for kids at this time.

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Wednesday
Aug312011

Why Americans are Overfed and Undernourished

Half the population of the United States will be obese by 2030 if trends continue as they have in recent years.[i] That’s 65 million people. There are a variety of possible reasons we’re gaining excess weight at such striking rates, but one likely reason is the amount of food we consume. Americans eat more than enough calories to support their daily energy needs, but the source of these calories are low in essential nutrients, leaving many people overfed in calories and undernourished in vitamins and minerals.

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Sunday
Mar072010

Choosing Short-Term Satisfaction or Long-Term Health

I frequently encounter personal situations that I think would be worth writing about. On occasion, I'll include them in an article, sometimes I don't. Today's situation, I thought, would be worth sharing in hopes it may help someone else make a better decision in the future. My wife and I are on vacation, and staying at an all-inclusive resort. Today was our first full day at the resort and we started the day off with...

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Saturday
Dec192009

An Epidemic With a Cure

Imagine this. You meet someone new every minute of the day, 24 hours per day, for 196 years. That's a lot of people! In fact, it's 103 million people. And that is the number of people projected to be obese in the United States alone, in 2018, 45% of our population!

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