Dr. Weil Recommends Yo-Yo Dieting

Dr. Andrew Weil, the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine guru (CAM), published a blog post saying that yo-yo dieting is better than “staying fat.” I guess attaining superstar status in the world of CAM gives you the privilege of saying silly, and potentially harmful, things, while maintaining said status. When you get beyond the headline, “Yo-Yo […]

Don't Let the Government Set a National Fat Ceiling

Over the past month the issue of the National Debt Ceiling has dominated the headlines, as our government has tried to come to grips with its profligate spending, the damage that’s been done to our economy and the country’s credit rating. As with pretty much everything it touches, the government has really screwed things up. […]

When it’s a Holiday, like the Fourth of July, Eat Whatever You Want

Like clockwork, every holiday, every year we get inundated with these “healthy eating tips,” from nosey, buttinsky do-gooders who want to ruin our fun. There are 365 days in a year and less than 10 real opportunities to enjoy holiday foods/parties, yet these no-fun allowed types can’t leave us alone. These pieces all start out […]

MyPlate: More Nonsense From the Government

So let me get this straight. The old Food and Drug Administration Food Pyramid was confusing, and over the time it was in effect obesity rates (allegedly) increased, but the new MyPlate program will help people improve their eating habits? Who really believes this pap? All the rah rah stories I’ve read with quotes from […]

A Modest Proposal Regarding the Obesity Epidemic

Since everyone is either obese, fat, getting fatter or going to be fat I have some suggestions as to how we can stave off and alleviate this catastrophic pandemic. This is Part 1 of my essay entitled, “A Modest Proposal Regarding the Obesity Epidemic. After the complete essay is posted I will continue to make […]

Five Reasons New Year's Fitness Resolutions Don't Work

New Year’s health and fitness related resolutions – the more involved the worse they are – are bad ideas, so don’t make any. Especially bad are weight-loss based pledges and any kind of plan that involves a fast a furious start covering all things diet and exercise. I may sound like a party-pooper but the […]

Holiday Eating Guide 2010

During this time of year ridiculous holiday eating guidelines are published in just about every magazine and newspaper in the land and are featured on web sites and television news and information shows. My advice; totally ignore them. The Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year holidays are a time when you should enjoy all the special food and drink […]

Diets Suck

That’s a harsh headline, but it does grab attention. And I think I’ve already used, “Diets Don’t Work.” But really, it’s true, diets suck and they don’t work. The problem is the Dieting Industrial Complex has created a massive $50 billion a year market for diets by promoting and selling the message that people are […]

The HCG Diet is Barbaric

I have seen a lot of bad diets over the years, but hCG Diet sets the new standard for irresponsibility. If you thought 1000-1200 calories a day was tough to handle, your head will spin – and your stomach will growl – if you try to follow this 500 calorie a day torture test. The […]

Public Health Officials Will Lie to You "For Your Own Good"

According to a recent story, public health officials in New York City are willing to misrepresent the facts regarding sugary soft drinks in order to get people to stop drinking them. These self-important do-gooders produced advertisements that said drinking a soda a day for a year would result in a ten-pound weight gain even though […]