It’s Feeding Time!

Intermittent fasting has gained some attention over the past few years as a method for optimizing health and losing weight. I wrote about the basics of fasting last year here; exploring the impact on metabolism and defining fasting. I’m returning to this topic because a recent study shows some very promising results using fasting for weight loss….

How and When You Eat May Matter More than What You Eat

A new study published in the British Medical Journal Open this February highlights several keys that can help you lose weight and prevent weight gain. What They Found The researchers reviewed health reports of over fifty-nine thousand Japanese adults, mapping eating and sleeping behaviors with body weight. They found four key factors associated with unhealthy weight…

Reversing Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease, just like heart disease, so it makes sense that management of the condition requires attention to diet and exercise. There is growing evidence that you may be able to reverse both diseases using a combination of weight loss, exercise, and dietary changes. Reversal is not the same as a cure, in the…

How To Non-Diet

Last week I introduced the concept of non-dieting as a solution to some of the most common struggles with weight loss; a way to integrate healthy habits for a lifetime of success. And this week we get the nuts and bolts- how to put the non-diet approach into practice. So here’s a simple four-part plan:…

Ditch the Diet

Trying to lose weight? Pick a diet, any diet. They all work– at short-term weight loss that will be gained back for 90-95% of people. Study after study of weight loss efforts tells us something about “going on a diet” to lose weight may be the wrong approach. But why? We know that body weight is…

Ketogenic Diet in the News

A recently published study out of UCSF reports success with a ketogenic diet for blood sugar control in overweight people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.  The study compared patients following either a ketogenic (high fat, low carbohydrate) diet or a moderate carbohydrate, calorie restricted low-fat diet for twelve months. Each group consisted of 16 adults and…

Inside Weight Loss

If you have excess body fat and a health condition related to metabolic dysfunction- diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease – loosing weight will improve your condition. And you don’t have to meet the BMI category for “normal” to see real benefits. There have been many studies showing a 5-10% weight loss that is maintained…