How Much Food Variety is Best for Starting Weight Loss?

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Variety is the spice of life. It means we should try many different kinds of experiences, because trying different things keeps life interesting. Does this cliche hold true for food during the starting phase of weight loss? We live in an obesogenic (obesity promoting) environment that produces passive overeating and physical inactivity. The environmental conditions are complex but one piece of the puzzle researchers are looking at is dietary variety. The variety of high-calorie, low-nutrient ...

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New Year – Got Resolutions?

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Happy New Year! I'm not a big fan of resolutions but I am a big fan of goals. As I discussed this issue recently with a client she phrased it perfectly when she said the end of year, beginning of the new is a chronological marker of an ending and a beginning. While there is objectively no difference between December 31st and March 15th as one of 365 days in a year I'm very much okay with going with the flow and using the end of year and beginning of the next as a "marker" to reflect a bit ...

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Have ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Ruined Their Metabolisms?

Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after “The Biggest Loser” competition

by David Greenwalt "Biggest Loser" contestants have screwed their metabolisms for good and they, like anyone who loses a lot of weight quickly, are doomed to regain all their weight lost and be morbidly obese forever, a new study published in the respected journal "Obesity" didn't say, at all. If you read the headlines about this across a number of popular news and entertainment outlets you'll be convinced we're all screwed if we want to lose a lot of weight--absolutely screwed. Is it ...

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Thanksgiving the Leanness Lifestyle Way

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by David Greenwalt Thanksgiving History In 1621, after a hard and devastating first year in the New World the Pilgrim’s fall harvest was very successful and plentiful. There was corn, fruits, vegetables, along with fish which was packed in salt, and meat that was smoke cured over fires. They found they had enough food to put away for the winter. The Pilgrims had beaten the odds. They built homes in the wilderness, they raised enough crops to keep them alive during the long coming ...

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Which Foods May Be Addictive? The Roles of Processing, Fat Content, and Glycemic Load

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According to research published in PLOS ONE, Pizza, French fries and ice cream may be the kinds of fake foods many of us love to indulge in after a night of drinking. But research earlier this year suggests we can actually have benders on these food-like-substances all by themselves, and it may even be a sign of an addiction. Can we be addicted to food? No, or it's SO rare it wouldn't register on any research-based survey or test. But it's VERY important that you know what FOOD is so you ...

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