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Eating the Food and Metabolism…A Continuing Saga

November 21, 2013 | Comments: 10 Comments

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

October 15, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

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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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Vitamin D: You Probably Aren’t Getting Enough

September 29, 2010 | Comments: 5 Comments

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Osteoporosis, breast and prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, depression, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes; vitamin D deficiency is implicated in a diverse array of health issues and has been getting a lot of press lately.  I asked two doctors I know their opinion on the subject.  I asked Dr. Alicia Arbaje, an Assistant Professor of Medicine […]

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Magnesium: Why You Need It

March 17, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body where it is involved in over 300 chemical reactions.  It is important for heart health, muscle, nerve and immune system function and bone strength.  It is also involved in blood pressure maintenance and the utilization of ATP, the molecule used to power your body.  Two […]

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