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 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 […]