…are another reason I dislike women’s mags. I was drawn over to Glamour.com this morning, after reading a blog post mocking a ditzy article of theirs. I lost interest in the targeted article (about finding the right cocktail dress for your shape) pretty quickly, though, since a) I can count the number of times I’ve worn [...]
I thought this video from MedPage Today was rather interesting…It’s about the experiences of a subject in a placebo-controlled clinical trial for a new obesity drug. The subject also happens to be the staff member who wrote the accompanying article: contributing writer Joe Sussman.
I was reading an online industry article this morning: “The Invincibles – Recession Proof Food and Healthy Eating“, and winced when I read this part: Other food categories that are expected to be virtually immune to the economic storm include French fries, candy and beer, while those expected to suffer include organics and carbonated beverages. [...]
WebMD has a nice little online feature: the Fit-O-Meter, which calculates the calories burned for 600 different activities. You pick the activity, plug in your weight and the duration, and voila: you get an estimate of the number of calories you’ve burned. There are a few caveats, of course…for one thing, this sort of calculator [...]
…is captured in a slide show – “10 Reasons You’re Not Losing That Weight” – from “Women’s Health.” For starters, it was trite and poorly thought out… For example: Roadblock number 1: Always a go-getter, you work out at 6 a.m.
Acai, if you haven’t heard, is another one of those trendy, exotic “super fruits” that are all the rage these days. And while acai is a great source of anthocyanins (antioxidants) and does have a high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) “score”— it’s being marketed by some unscrupulous folks as being a cure all for just about [...]
The FDA list of fat loss supps adulterated with pharmaceuticals keeps growing. Initially, it was 28. Then it grew to 69…now it’s 72 – enough to trigger a new alert message.
This is a question I get asked periodically…and people are often surprised by my answer. As I put it to one such person on the “Bodybuilding Revealed” forum: “As a “nutritional expert” (your term, not mine), I am vastly more concerned about whether people eat the damn fruits and veggies at all. Organic food is often [...]