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Editorial: Obesity is a Disease

Obesity is a disease and not a choice.  

Fatphobia is the rampant in social media, the United States, and most of the World.  Most people believe that obesity is a personal weakness and choice.  Many fail to see the facts before them.  Obesity is a disease and we should not judge people that suffer its evil clutches.  Sure, obesity is less healthy than being slim, but people who suffer from having it does not make the choice to eat more and exercise less.  

 

Editorial: No diet is superior!

Pick a diet that works for you and limits processed food!

Nutrition and medical experts have long debated what the most optimal diet is.  Some argue for moderation and portion control; others suggest that Keto or Adkin’s diets are superior, and a few even suggest that a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for there is an optimal diet that humans evolved to eat. But a study published this month adds a twist. It found that there is likely no single natural diet that is best for human health.

 


Editorial: The best feeling is when your pants begin to fit better

Better fitting drawers make all the difference in your confidence!

We have all felt that dread of sliding on your favorite pair of jeans and them not fitting at all or quite right.  A few years ago, I gained weight up to 265 and I could not fit in any of my clothes.  My uniforms fit so tight that my confidence was shot.  I almost gave up when the weight did not come off as quick as I wanted.  Then, magically (not really magic, it was hard work), the pants began to slowly fit better each week until they fit perfectly.    

 

Editorial: The truth about cinnamon and weight loss.

The facts about cinnamon, your metabolism, satiety, and weight loss

I recently read a blog post by a dietician who was slamming cinnamon and the medical and scientific community that has touted its benefits for weight loss.  The self-proclaimed “expert” suggested that readers put on their BS detectors in the first paragraph.  This is pretty telling that he is not approaching the topic with any semblance of openmindedness.   It is a textbook case of bias.  So what are the facts?  

 

Editorial: Moderate of carbohydrates is the key for health and weight loss

Reducing carbohydrates intake is essential for weight loss.

Low-carb diets are commonplace in our society.  You will be hard pressed to find a single individual that has not tried on the form of this dietary spectrum or another.  Many of these diets replace carbohydrates with proteins and/or fats.  The low carb craze is nothing new.  The craze, as I like to call it, has been around for well over a century if not two.  I have tried it and will admit that it does work and can work fast, but it is likely not healthy.

 

Editorial: My scale is a dirty liar!

Scales misrepresent your weight more than you think.

Nearly all dieters use a scale to judge their weight loss success and all of us have looked down at the scale dejected when we did not see the success we expected.  I, personally, have gone from 231 to 224 pounds in 2 months.  I would have expected to lose about 16 pounds but yet I have lost only 7 pounds.  It is easy to lose confidence when there is less progress denoted on the digital scale.

 


Editorial: The truth about energy drinks

Are energy drinks bad for you?

We have all been there.  It was a long night and you tossed and turned.  You may have had a late night of work followed by a dinner that haunted you.  You may have even had a nightcap or two.  Now, it is 9 am and you are dragging at work or school.  Now, that energy drink is calling your name.  It really is easy to give in and reach for a tall, monster-sized drink of instant octane in the cooler.  The questions are if they are really that bad for you or is this just hype from the healthy nuts?  

 

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