nutrition

The McFatty: McD’s salad has more calories than Big Mac

Look, I know we don’t go to places like McDonald’s when we want to have a light meal. However, I think this would be a surprise to most people. If you look at the nutritional information in McDonald’s own web site, you will see that all those ingredients add up…

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Adam Ruins Nutrition

I love this show. Adam Ruins Everything takes great pleasure in completely destroying myths and misinterpretations we come across in everyday life. I encourage you to hunt down the show. One thing I really admire is that he fact checks everything and then displays his sources as the episode is…

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Garcinia Cambogia: another day, another “magic” pill (cough…BS!)

I do understand the desperate wish of many people trying to lose weight, especially if they have not had much luck in the past. One of the latest crazes is Garcina Cambogia as a weight loss supplement. This yet another so called magic pill endorsed by America’s favorite snake oil…

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Fitness myths: lots of little meals make you little

Let’s debunk another myth today. If you want to lose weight, should you eat 3 regular meals at traditional meal times or should you eat a series of small meals throughout the day? If you are a regular watcher of the Today show or a reader of a magazine with…

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Should I Use or Store a Calorie?

I am sure all of us would say “use”. Using a calorie means it goes into the body and is immediately used as fuel. Storing means I will use it later, which means it becomes adipose tissue. You may know adipose tissue by its street name: FAT. Of course, you…

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100 less per day

I read today that in order to lose 10 pounds of fat per year, you need to eat 100 calories less per day. This is a nice, simple way of reinforcing a methodical and rational method of weight loss. However, there are a few assumptions/issues/problems that must be addressed: It…

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