Focus On Improving Your Health and Fitness, Not Losing Weight

Shows like “The Biggest Loser,” magazines like “Shape,” the vast majority of diet books and information that’s disseminated on the web and in the media place way too much emphasis on weight loss. For...

Research Indicates Fruits and Vegetables Don't Prevent Cancer

In a blow to the, "Food is Medicine" crowd the results of a recent study indicate that fruits and vegetables have little, if any, anti-cancer effects.  Despite being told for years about the mystical and...

A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Will Sabotage Your Hard Work

Over the past several years, carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap as “diet gurus” sought to make a buck. Rather than focus on the issue of excess calories in a person’s diet, these experts...

Learn From a 5-Star Fitness Professional, Part 1

On my brother site, PersonalTrainerCoach.com, I publish a regular feature titled, “5 Questions,” that follows a simple format; I ask an accomplished fitness professional 5 questions and they give me 5 answers. Fitness consumers –...

Raspberry Ketones: The Latest “No Evidence” Product From the Supplement Industry

Over the past few months, I have been hearing almost constant radio commercials for raspberry ketone weight-loss/fat-burning supplements, with the tag line that they are the miracle fat-burning supplement recommended by Dr. Oz. Can...

Don't Buy HCG Dietary Supplements

I have written about the nonsensical HCG Diet. It's barbaric and won't work. Now the federal government has stepped in to prevent supplement hucksters from selling HCG weight loss supplements. This dreck is sold...

Does Creatine Work?

Creatine is one of the popular supplements on the market today, as it’s potential muscle and strength-building benefits are attractive to elite athletes and weekend warriors alike.  But the question remains, does it work? Open...

Chronic Dieting is an Eating Disorder

If you categorize foods as “good” and “bad” you’ve fallen prey to the diet industry’s misinformation program, and have started to ignore your body’s internal cues.  Ignoring your internal signals is far worse than eating...

Food Is Not Medicine; Food is Food, Medicine is Medicine

There’s a popular movement that promotes food as medicine, and that this approach will help people eat, and be, healthier.  Personal trainers and diet gurus who promote this viewpoint are wrong. “Food as Medicine” is just...

The Banana Diet is the Worst Kind of Diet Nonsense

The Banana Diet is all the rage in Japan, but nonsense is nonsense whether you are in the East or the West. How is this for stupidity?  The author of The Morning Banana Diet says...