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Eating the Food and Metabolism…A Continuing Saga

November 21, 2013 | Comments: 10 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

I’ve written about the fact that I’ve started eating more calories here  and here. After my weight stayed stable for a while, I continued to eat about 1900-2000 calories most days. I’ve been wildly excited with every side effect of eating more food from not being cold all of the time, to having periods that are […]

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UPDATE: It Isn’t Always About the Number On the Scale

May 13, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Uncategorized, Wellness

Back in January I posted about the disordered eating habits I developed after an injury.  The short of it is, I became totally obsessed with losing fat and eating only what I perceived to be “healthy” foods based on reading too much. Today I thought I’d give you an update on how that has gone for me.   I’m […]

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Bob Harper: The Biggest Loser Trainer Wants You to Starve…

April 23, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

…but  just for three weeks, so that’s totally okay, right? NO. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser went on the Today Show yesterday morning touting his new book “Jumpstart to Skinny”.  He advocates an 800 calorie diet for women and a 1200 calorie diet for men and says that you can lose up to 20 pounds […]

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Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

This is the longest blog post I have ever written, but it’s important. Everybody screws up once in a while and sometimes it takes a while to realize there was a screw up. It took me almost four years to realize that I was making the same mistake every day. Every freaking day. I was […]

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How to Figure Out How Many Calories You Need

December 4, 2012 | Comments: 6 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

I can almost guarantee you, if you are only eating 1200 calories per day, you aren’t eating enough.  You may lose weight for a while, but you will plateau.  Here is a great calculator to use to figure out how much to eat Accurate Calorie Calculator.  Choose the Katch-Mcardle equation on Step 8.  This one […]

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HappyLite! : SAD Light Therapy

November 4, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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If you have problems with low energy or depression in the grey months, you may be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and you may benefit from light therapy. I have been using the Verilux HappyLite to get me through the winter and fall for years now. Every morning I sit at my computer, drink tea, answer […]

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Equipment Estimated Calories versus Actual Calories Burned: How to calculate calories burned during exercise

October 15, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Science, Uncategorized

This is a topic I talk about all of the time. How many calories did I actually burn during that workout? It is an excellent question with a particularly convoluted answer. Calorie expenditure is related to age, weight, heart rate during exercise and sex. In general, male-bodied people burn more calories for similar effort than […]

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Powdered Protein Supplements: How can you tell which brands are safe?

September 6, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

The unfortunate answer is there is no way to tell. Consumer Labs (CL) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) are the most widely respected testing bodies for consumer products; however, CL does not test every year and when they do, they do not test every brand. USP has a voluntary program in which companies […]

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The Natural Path to Better Health: Herbs for Everyday Problems

August 22, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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  Here is a list of some commonly used herbs that you might like to keep around the house for everyday maladies.   Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Parts used Root The underground stem, or rhizome, of this plant has been used as a medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions since ancient times. In China, […]

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Weight Doesn’t Matter

February 27, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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We hear it every day, “Americans are getting fatter.” All one has to do is look around the office to see that this is true. Americans consume more food than they ever have and we eat the least variety of food among developed nations. Is it all our fault? Are we a nation lacking willpower? […]

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