Holiday Eating Tips – The 4th of July

It’s the Fourth of July and right about now is the time you start to see these annoying Holiday/Barbeque healthy eating tips. You know the drill; avoid chips and dip, diet soda and lite beer, don’t eat buns with your hot dogs and hamburgers, avoid pasta and potato salads especially those made with real mayonnaise. […]

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 in various forms and the FDA has issued warning letters to seven companies that sell these products as drops, pellets or […]

Europe Says Water Doesn't Prevent Dehydration

“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project than this is it.” I really wish I could take credit for crafting this line. I cannot imagine a more appropriate response to the ridiculous measure taken by the European Union in outlawing the product claim that water can prevent […]

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 […]

Keep the Government Out of My Kitchen and Let Me Eat What I Want

In 1978 F. Paul Wilson wrote a short story titled, “Lipidleggin’” that at the time surely was considered crazy. Over 30 years later Wilson’s story is closer to reality than I’m sure the author ever thought would be possible. “Lipidleggin’” tells the story of a small town grocer who deals in the real thing; butter […]