Lately I have been investigating a phenomenon called “lipotoxicity” which occurs when excess fat gets into cells such as muscle, pancreas and other organs. As this fat builds up it damages the delicate machinery of the cell, ultimately leading to complications and disease. While reading various studies on how this fat gets into places that … Read more
At some point in an average week almost all of us find ourselves 14 inches away from a delectable piece of death-by-chocolate cake. Worst of all…we almost ALWAYS eat it! We know that the cake is bad for our health, we know that the cake will make it difficult for us to lose weight, most … Read more
As mentioned in a previous post titled, “What is the Glycemic Index”, the glycemic index tells us how fast the carbohydrates within a particular food enter into the blood as sugar. Foods that rank high on the Glycemic Index have a tendency to short circuit weight loss efforts by triggering excess insulin to enter the … Read more
So, let me go out on a limb and speak for all of us by saying we ALL live busy lives. Who has time for endless, no-results exercise? My first thought is that our busy lives are the reason for all of those ridiculous commercials that advertise “all you need is 20 minutes 3 times … Read more
It is common to hear people say that slow and steady aerobic exercise is best for fat loss. This certainly makes sense because when you work out at lower intensities your body will draw a higher percentage of energy from fat. This means that slow and steady aerobic activity results in a higher percentage of the energy coming from fat rather than sugar.
So far so good…
William James wrote “To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.” This advice could not be more true to someone who is trying to lose weight! Nothing happens until you do something! Am I right? We have this ridiculous American tradition when it comes to weight loss.