10 WTF Diet Myths You Should Ignore

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We are drowning in diet myths that we should ignore.  Never eat after 8 PM! Drink 8 glasses of water! Sugar is poison!! Butter is worse!! Gluten is sickening us!!! Saturated fat will kill us!!! WTF? Yes, WTF.  Way Too Foolish. WFT Diet Myths sound impressive but they block permanent weight loss. If you are starting a diet, learn where the lies are before they sabotage you. Almost every week, we are speared by a new ‘Way … Read More

Do You Eat Like A Dog? Bad Boy!

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  Do you eat like a dog?  That might be the reason you can’t lose weight.  I’m certainly guilty – most of us eat like dogs every day.  And it keeps us fat. But first, a boring story: Last week our son and his dog Rollo drove up from Santa Barbara for my wife’s birthday.  The drive isn’t trivial (about 300 miles, or 500 km), so they both did some planning.  He researched online and … Read More

Low-Fat? Low-Carb? New Study Confuses the Media… Again

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  The latest ‘major’ low-fat low carb study has brought more confusion, not more good science. If you believe the media reports (and you shouldn’t), the new low-fat, low-carb study, conducted on behalf of The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study and published in The Lancet, proves that there’s no contest: low-carb is a healthier way to live, long term.  Headlines around the world were written with giant, bold-faced excitement: New Study Favors Fat Over … Read More

Can You Eat Fruit On A Low Carb Diet?

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  Can you eat fruit on a low-carb diet?  Yes.  It won’t stop you from losing weight rapidly and permanently. I know – for years you’ve been told that to diet successfully, you must spend months eating nothing but protein and vegetables.  Who invented that law? A fat prison warden? Fuhgeddaboudit. Let’s put a little rationality into low carb living. First, follow the rules of The 16-Word Diet, not Diet Prison rules. (Remember – The 16-WD … Read More

What are the 10 Worst Exercise Myths?


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What are the world’s worst exercise myths?  There are so many…  How about:  Walk 10,000 steps every day! Drink 8 glasses of water every day! Work out for 30 minutes every day!  Shrink your belly fat with 100 crunches every day! And the worst of the worst: No pain, no gain! WTF? Okay, I’ll stop. The Internet is overrun with WTF (Way Too Foolish) exercise myths; my Google search found so many dopey ones that … Read More

How Stress Makes You Gain Weight – and How to Stop it

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  Does stress make you gain weight?  I know –­ dumb question.  Stress affects everything, and those effects are usually negative.  Stress forces unwanted hormones into your bloodstream just when you need them the least. Under stress, the body releases excess adrenalin, cortisol, and norepinephrine, ugly beasties that roam around your body like drunken teenagers looking for some new place to spray-paint profanities.  They roam about until they reach your brain and settle in, relentlessly … Read More

10 Most Popular Diet Plans: Which Work, Which Do Not


  It seems as if half the country is on one of the 10 most popular diet plans.  And yet, we’re fatter than ever.  Something isn’t working. The problem is that people look for the easiest answer or the flashiest program or the sexiest author, not for the best diet.  I believed (naively) that only a person with the IQ of a garden hose would believe that his blood type determines the healthiest eating plan … Read More