A fascinating, lay article in the Huffington Post, with the catchy title, “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong“, attempts to offer readers a simple, and emotionally moving, synopsis of obesity science. It is heartbreaking at times as interviewees often express lifelong feelings of pain and shame, and society and the medical community don’t help.
Weight management and weight loss (and, by association, weight gain) are two peas in a pod…but only eat one of them! I have written on this topic so many times in opinion pieces and in scientific reviews that I’m reluctant to do so again. But this most recent article in the NY Times has inspired me
Normally I don’t get so worked up about weight loss but this article in the WaPo, “Intermittent fasting vs daily calorie-cutting diets: Both help you lose weight”, on top of last night’s gathering at Table 3 on behalf of the Renfrew Center’s 10th year in Nashville has me thinking diet. Generally, as a trainer of
An almost-comical truism comes to the forefront once again, with statistics that make you go “Duh!” Men, a recent study shows, and most likely women, gain weight when they marry, after they have kids, and often times lose some weight after divorce. Now don’t get me wrong: statistical analyses are the driving force behind many
Part 2 – using the concept of nutrient timing to lose weight (see part 1 Nutrient Timing, Nutrient Intake, and Wellness) If eating a specific nutritional dose before and after a workout constiutes the principle of nutrient timing (NT), and this concept facilitates and optimizes the workouts themselves, then can’t NT be used to help
Below is a letter to the editor of the IDEA Fitness Journal. It got published this month, June 2013. a little background may help. Several years ago, as I first started associating with psychologists who got the Eating Disorders Coalition of TN started, I was invited to speak to a group of nashville psychotherapists at
It’s on everyone’s mind, whether you’re lean and fit or obese and diseased: why can’t I/they/he/she lose weight? Well, if you’re a doctor administering to a patient whose health can be dramatically altered by losing weight, you have several options: talk nice, give orders, don’t say anything, or present the data. This article in the
The age-old debate – less carbs vs less fat – has been undergoing much new study since Dr. Atkins first proposed a low carb diet back when my mom was trying to drop pounds for my bar mitzvah. (Yes, for a couple years there, she was doing that yo yo thing simply to look hot