“Kiss” Calories in, Calories goodbye – it simple can’t explain the complex issue of weight gain (see “Your Trainer May be Making You Fat”). Jonathan Bailor of “The Smarter Science of Slim” has recently posted a fantastic video illustrating why eating more and exercising less may not be working for you.
If your trainer has lead you to believe that “it’s all about calories in, and calories out”, it is time for you to find a new trainer. It’s a misleading theory and a good sign your fitness professional is not well-educated – relying on old, outdated research or the oft-misinformed fitness magazines to get you in shape (like Dr. Oz).
In this informative five part series, Kim Mulvihill, MD of CBS HealthWatch follows The Paleo Diet for just two weeks with remarkable results: reversed insulin resistance (insulin resistance precedes the development of Diabetes 2), reduced blood pressure, and reduced LDL (the bad cholesterol).
Although it may be common knowledge that eating sugar makes you fat and causes tooth decay, little do most folks know that it’s also correlated with cardio vascular disease (CVD), hypertension, diabetes II, and even some cancers.
Mr. Taubes reminds us of the importance of critically examining the controlling variables in scientific research. So often correlations are made without recognizing exactly what variables affected the outcome. With this in mind, Mr. Taubes examines the following questions in his most recent blog post: “is it the total calories consumed that is the variable determining weight loss? And, by the same token, is it the calories consumed (or expended) that determines how much weight we gain?”
The long awaited, much anticipated, highly coveted book promised by (or coerced out of) Robb Wolf is finally available! Robb Wolf’s new book The Paleo Solution “…unearths the story of the original human diet by uniting the anthropological knowledge of our hunter-gatherer past with the latest, cutting edge discoveries from genetics, biochemistry, immunology, and life extension research.”
The Paleo Diet and Dubai Elevators? Robb comments that Melissa’s elevator pitch would need to be in a very tall building, like a [skyscraper] in Dubai. It may be a little long because she does do a very good job of explaining what one would eat when following The Paleo Diet.
The Paleo Diet recommends that all protein sources should come from “grass-fed” animals. “Grass-Fed” vs. “Grain-Fed”, what’s the big deal? You may be surprised to learn that grain-fed beef can be detrimental to your health.