Old Gimmicks Never Die…

I was idly surfing around the web today, and came across a pic of an old, 1920′s ad for a bogus weight loss product: La-Mar’s Reducing Soap.  Here’s the spiel:

Life Really Shouldn’t Imitate Art

I have kids, so naturally, I’ve seen a lot of kids’ movies.  These have varied in quality…most have been in the forgettable-to-annoying range, although there were also a few I’ve actually enjoyed (Toy Story and Shrek come to mind, here). I’d include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in the latter group: not perfect, but it had its moments of inspired insanity and […]

Target Women: Yogurt

Ran across this during my travels across the blogosphere.  I have a tough time as it is with gender-specific marketing for ordinary products…so it was amusing to see these particularly lame yogurt ads get skewered by comedian Sarah Haskins. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffIo2VAi_qg] Actually, I prefer Greek yogurt to all that sweetened Yoplait junk – higher in protein, […]

Get A Freakin’ Clue!

It’s a good thing my hair is shaved down to a fraction of an inch, because frankly, if it were not, I’d be mightily tempted to tear it all out. Let me explain… As you know, part of my duties at UltimateFatBurner.com include moderating visitor feedback comments over at its sister site, Real-Customer-Comments.com.

Bench Day – Update II

Ok, I didn’t do such a great job on my weight this week…started out well, but got distracted from mid-week on and didn’t keep tabs on my meals as closely as I should have.  So I ended up under 124 lbs. again this morning -  grrrrr! Still, I didn’t do too badly today – this was my […]

Counting Calories for Cooked vs. Raw Foods

I get questions on this all the time on the forums I moderate, so I figured this was worth discussing…it seems like a common point of confusion. Simply put, foods change in volume/weight during cooking. Certain foods, like meat or fish, shrink. Others, like pasta or oatmeal, expand. But what’s important to remember, is that […]

Taking Pollen with a Grain of Salt

Someone over on the “Bodybuilding Revealed” forum asked me about bee pollen today. This was a blast from the past…bee pollen and royal jelly were popular supps when I was a teenager. But these things never really go away, so I shrugged it off and replied that it was a nutritious, concentrated food, but, personally, […]