Weight Loss

Sous Vide Or Not Sous Vide: Is That Even A Question?

As a South Floridian, subject to such hot and humid air that I have started growing gills on the side of my neck so I can breathe out of doors during the summer, I have been advocating for the canonization of Willis Carrier, the individual responsible for inventing modern-day air conditioning.  I don’t know if […]

Overeating Our Way to Starvation

Fact:  The quantity of food that qualifies as a meal these days is considerably larger than what it used to be even a mere 20 years ago.  Food consumption is on the rise, and yet for all that, the population is starving itself, accounting for the tremendous rise in obesity.  It all sounds self-contradictory, a […]

The High Protein Diet: A Balanced Approach

Most Americans get 12%-24% of their daily calories from protein. With a high-protein diet, it can be much more than that. Protein may be half of your day’s calories. Most of this extra protein comes from animal sources like meat, eggs, and cheese. Often, these diets severely restrict foods like cereals, grains, fruits, and vegetables. […]

Mistaken Associations

The airwaves bring forth celebrities who’ve lost weight using this meal plan or that one.  The billboards and newspaper ads talk about losing thirty pounds in thirty days or a guaranteed two pounds per week, or any one of a number of gimmicks.  Everyone is hawking their wares and boosting their bottom lines by talking […]

You Love It More Than It Loves You

Ah… breakfast.  You’ve gotta love it.  So let’s get down to it, shall we? A typical American breakfast (coffee, milk, tea excluded) looks something like this: 2 eggs, fried or scrambled with a sprinkle of salt 6 oz. of hash browns or home fries (cooked in olive oil) 3 slices of bacon 2 pieces of […]

Bounty

By comparison, all other attributes pale in importance when reflected against the sacred chalice of good health.  Indeed, topping the list of life’s great gifts is the endowment of health.   Running parallel with feelings of physical well-being is the mental equivalent: an unblemished positive perspective and a strong sense of worth, an appreciation of life’s […]

Clubbed Breakfast?

When A. Bartlett Giamatti, then Commissioner of Baseball, died of a heart attack, a picture appeared in every newspaper across the country showing that his hands had “clubbed” fingers.  Immediately, the medical profession issued statement after statement about how if you see your fingers clubbing, you’re at serious risk of a traumatic cardiac event.  Turns […]