Calories Really Are The Key To Weight Loss

Healthy Choice

People often wonder is there is a combination of macro-nutrients that makes weight loss easier, faster or more effective.  It is often called a “metabolic advantage”.  You have probably heard different versions of the theory before that go something like, “if you will just restrict your carbohydrate intake, you can eat all the protein and […]

Is Alcohol Healthy?

Health-Wine & Alcohol

There are plenty of news stories citing the benefits of the consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol.  Most often it is associated with the heart healthy benefits of consuming of 1-2 glasses of red wine per day.  Wine lovers, including us, like to hear and believe this is true but, is it really? According to […]

The TurboCharged 5

TurboCharged 5

We read an article from The Globe and Mail by Dave McGinn titled Forget the scale: the 5 numbers that really impact your health.  We agree with the concept but have come up with our own TurboCharged 5: 1. Body Composition:  The ratio of lean body mass to fat is what everyone should be focusing […]

Is There a Body Composition Set Point?

Fat Loss

We recently read an article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine titled, The Fat Trap by Tara Parker-Pope.   The article examined the idea that our bodies have a set point for fat and when we go on a diet to lose weight, we upset that set point which causes our bodies to strive to […]

Are You Stressed?

people at work

Back in early 2012, The Washington Post ran an article by Dan Zak titled Why all this stress data will be the death of us.  The article focused on stress created in life by money, work and relationships. One of the more thought provoking, at least for us, was the following paragraph: “In the 1930s, […]

What is a VLCD and Why Should You Care?

VLCD is a term used to describe a very low calorie diet.  Calories on a VLCD are usually limited to somewhere between 300 and 800 per day.  Most commercially available or medically supervised VLCD’s are built around formulations (liquids or powders) which contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. A VLCD formula is intended to […]

It’s a SAD Situation

Today we’re going to take a look at the Standard American Diet, aka “SAD”.  This is basically what the average American eats and is built around what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recommended over the years. To begin with, it is a diet which calls for moderation in all food choices.  Food […]

Four Month Cure For Type 2 Diabetes?

Is it possible to cure Type 2 diabetes in only four months? Yes, it now appears very possible.  A study presented at Chicago’s Radiological Society of North America suggests that an extreme, low-calorie diet could cure Type 2 diabetes in just four months. Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that following […]