Monday, January 28, 2013
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 It’s a misleading theory and a good sign your fitness professional is not well-educated – relying on old, outdated research or the oft-misinformed fitness magazines to get you in shape (like Dr.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).
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Below is an email I recently sent to Robb Wolf expressing my gratitude and appreciation for unselfishly sharing “pseudo science” in order to help others improve their performance…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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?”
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Dr. Loren Cordain of the Paleo Diet recently presented his lecture on “Origins and Evolution of The Western Diet: Health Implications for the 21st Century” at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition here in my small hometown town of Ocala. I’ve become a paleo groupie, having first followed Dr. Cordain all the way out to California to hear him speak at the Paleo Brands Seminar and later having hunted him down in Orlando to hear two additional Paleo Diet lectures. My obsession has more to do with fact than fad.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Came across this fun and informative Paleo Diet article posted on Nerd Fitness. I had to have the “fat is not bad” conversation with LA yesterday as she…
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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.”
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Refined carbs, not dietary fat contribute to overall greater metabolic damage (elevated blood pressure, Obesity, Type II Diabetes, blood fat disorders, etc). An Editorial published the April issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition titled “Are Refined Carbohydrates Worse Than Saturated Fat?”discusses the importance of reducing refined carbs in your diet instead of fat.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
All of these studies confirm what we’ve already known instinctively – don’t over-do fruit. Bottom line (no pun-intended) if you’re trying to lose weight or stubborn fat around your middle it’s a good idea to keep your fructose consumption low.
Monday, May 10, 2010
For years, we have been led to believe that dietary fat is evil. Walk down any grocery store aisle and observe shelves stocked with low-fat products or count the numerous health related books that recommend a low-fat diet. You’ll even witness physicians, nutritionists and even personal trainers advising their clients to reduce dietary fat to improve over-all health. Little did we know that these low-fat recommendations were actually making us sick!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I guess it’s the word “diet” in the “Paleo Diet” that concerns most parents. Diets are often associated with deprivation and unhealthy eating habits. But this is NOT the case when eating “paleo”. It’s a diet that’s been around for years – millions of years to be more exact. It’s a diet that mimics the way our ancestors evolved to eat over time.