obesity

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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The busting your a** diet

Exercise burns calories. That is a given. There is quite a bit of debate over whether you should do long periods of low-moderate activity to burn calories or shorter, high intensity sessions. I am a fan of the latter for multiple reasons: Who has 60-90 minutes every day to sit…

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The new, skinner you

I know it is sometimes hard to motivate yourself to take the steps necessary to unveil the “new you” that is hiding behind several layers of extra pounds, neglect and pushed back resolutions. This is even harder as we get older, busier and, uh, wider. You know it is what…

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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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Fitness myths: spot fat reduction

I actually cannot believe that in this day and age I have to address this. This is the myth that has more lives than a zombie cat. It is the myth of the ability to lose fat in a certain spot of your body by doing incessant exercises with that…

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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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