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 […]

The Best New Year Resolution

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The typical New Year’s resolution is short lived, if started at all.  People go through the year, usually following a previously abandoned resolution, making no progress and perhaps even getting heavier and losing fitness.  They feel that they can turn around this situation in a few months next year if they just hunker down and […]

Chew More to Eat Less

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Research has shown that lean subjects took fewer bites and chewed their food more than their obese counterparts.  The lean folks averaged 4 bites per minute and chewed each bite an average of 21 times.  The obese group averaged 5 bites per minute and chewed each bite 17 times. When directed to eat as much […]