Paula Deen's Top 10 Deadliest Recipes
Diabetes doesn’t happen by accident folks…she even found a way to ruin broccoli (#6). But deep fried butter (#2)… That’s just crazy. Here are Paula Deen’s Top 10 Deadliest Recipes.
Ray Lewis on Nutrition
“I’m watching these guys, with their cheeseburgers and stuff,” he says. “And you’re going to compete againstme? Even if you’re younger and faster, your fuel won’t let you beat me.” From a good article on Ray Lewis that starts out talking about the importance of good nutrition.
Midweek is a make or break time for your diet. Chances are the stresses of the...– Dr. Mike
Can you eat too many healthy fats? →
Your actions this weekend will make or break your fat loss efforts. You’ve...– Dr. Mike
Nutrition mission for today..move from bar codes to bags. Trade in one food you...– Dr. Mike
10 Tricks to Make Losing Weight Eaiser
This is an excellent post by Brierley Wright RD, a nutrition editor at my favorite food magazine Eating Well. These tips are so practical. They are also serve as a great example of the simple things that you can do to chip away extra calories throughout your day which will in turn lead to significant weight loss. My favorite tip is the first one - EAT SLOW. When eating, it takes 20 minutes...
3 Great (and easy) Ways to Prepare Chicken Thighs →
Save this link. We use these (and slight variations) a lot at our house
The key to non-stop fat loss
In biochemistry there is a term called the ‘rate limiting step’ this is the step or reaction in a sequence of reaction that is the slowest. It is the thing that is holding the reaction sequence back from being faster. Here’s an example. With the burning of fat, the rate limiting step is thought to be the reaction with carnitine-palmitoyl transferase I, an enzyme that moves long chain fats across...
95% of all diets work. You’ll lose weight. The key is finding what diet...– Dr. Mike
Proper nutrition is just the successful stringing together of lots of healthy...– Dr. Mike
Simple habit tracker for 2012
Looking to track your new 2012 habits? Check out idonethis.com Simple and effective way to monitor your consistency.
More evidence that we need better food labeling
This is great. A study from John Hopkins showed that when the nutrition information on sugar sweetened beverages was presented in an easily understandable manner, adolescents were 40% less likely to purchase them. The most effective sign that researchers used to convey the nutritional impact of sugar sweetened beverages read: Did you know that working off a bottle of soda or fruit juice...
Meat consumption is going to go up 73% →
I guess the news of the BOLD Study is having an impact!
Kraft and General Mills Launching 'Dozens' of New...
Good and bad… Kraft and General Mills have both announced the launch of dozens of new products for the New Year, with Kraft’s line-up including a strong focus on customizable foods, and General Mills emphasizing the growing influence of multicultural consumers. Do we really need Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kits? Although lactose free yoplait yogurt will be nice and the fact that...
I've been meaning to tell you....you're fat →
Should we tell loved ones and friends that they need to lose weight? I hope so because I just emailed a long time friend and told him he needed to lose 20lbs
This is a great interview that ran on NPR this...
Why We Eat More During the Winter and How to Stop... →
This is a really interesting piece from NPR about how people eat more during the fall/winter. It is about 5 minutes long and talks about the why in addition to providing some tips at the end about what you can do to fight cold weather weight gain.
Your Family Matters Show Radio - Dr. Mike... →
Here’s the direct download link for the MP3 of my radio interview yesterday on the Your Family Matters show. During the interview I talked about the BOLD study, lean beef and cardiovascular disease, the 6 Pillars of Nutrition, and healthy eating with kids.
Healthy and Protein Packed Breakfast →
Lean Beef Lowers Cholesterol Levels →
Here is a link to Men’s Health’s coverage of the BOLD Study (my thesis research). They did a good job of highlighting the unique findings about how the high beef diets appeared to increase HDL cholesterol function and the major problem with epidemiological studies that show a link between red meat consumption and cardiovascular disease.
Dangers of Using a Neti Pot →
I love my neti pot, but it looks like I’ll be more diligent about only using it with distilled or boiled water!
My favorite tea →
This tulsi lemon ginger tea is so good; it is my favorite (not counting green tea which I can’t get enough of)
5 Fat Loss Snacks to Keep You Full
NutritionData.com (now owned by Self) has a cool fullness factor rating for certain foods.Here are five snacks that rank high on the list Turkey slices with bread-and-butter pickles Fullness Factor 3.0 Buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes Fullness Factor 2.9 Edamame Fullness Factor 2.7 Subway Turkey Breast Wrap Fullness Factor 2.4 Hummus and carrot sticks Fullnses Factor 2.3 Edamame...
Top 10 Snacks (not just for kids)
The folks at Fooducate put together a great list of top 10 snacks for kids Ants on a Log – a classic. Celery sticks filled with peanut butter or cream cheese, dotted with raisins, or dark chocolate chips. (I loved that one as a kid). The list is great but remember they aren’t just for kids - these would be great snacks for you as well! Don’t give them this: Here’s one of my...
Grilling meat without increasing risk of cancer
Grilling is one of my favorite ways to cook foods. However, charred meats (and even vegetables) may increase your risk of certain cancers. Here’s one way to fight cancer and oxidative stress without putting your grill away before the winter. Marinate your foods in antioxidant-containing ingredients-such as rosemary, citrus fruits, and green tea-which may reduce HA levels. Additionally, if...
Read it before you eat it
Nutrition got you confused? Here is some solid advice extracted from an interview with Bonnie Taub Dix 1. Don’t be fooled by the flashy front of the package — flip the bag or box over to get the real “facts” about what’s in the food you’re spending your money on and putting into your body. 2. Beware of buzz words like “free”, “natural” and “organic”, just to name a few. These terms are not always...
Fat Loss Goal Setting
Here is some great goal setting advice from Mike Robertson Whether you have achieved your goals for this year or not is irrelevant. That’s in the past. The only thing you have control over is the present, and by extension, the future. Always remember The #12 Rule of Fat Loss as well.
Childhood Obesity Facts - just scary
If you read my blog on insulin resistance and prediabetes then you know it is a huge problem. The scariest part is that it isn’t just a big problem among adults 6. Type 2 diabetes: Whereas in 1990 only 4% of newly diagnosed childhood diabetes was type 2, by 2001 the proportion was 45% in adolescents in areas with a large population of African-American, Mexican-American, or Native-American...
Healthy Eating While Traveling
Eating right on the road can be an utter disaster if you don’t plan ahead. This single best thing you can do is to bring healthy food with you as you’re not going to find it on the road: 1. Stock up on the healthy stuff. One reason we eat crap on the road is because we’re bored. After a long drive of a whole lotta nothing, what’s more exciting than injecting a little fat...
Insulin Resistance Dangers - Start Fighting Now!
I recently blogged about insulin resistance and how it is become a huge problem.Here’s some cool info from WebMD about how you can crush your risk of getting diabetes by just some simple diet and exercise hacks Studies have shown that people with prediabetes can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes by up to 58 percent through changes to their lifestyle, including modest...
Healthy Eating in 3 Easy Steps
Marion Nestle’s tips on healthy eat are right in line with the 6 Pillars of Nutrition. Tell patients that healthy eating simply means three things: variety, minimal processing and moderation. Variety means choosing many different kinds of foods from the various food groups: meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, grains. It counts because foods vary in nutrient content. Varying foods within...
Vegetarian Protein and Fake Meat
Do you eat meat substitutes? According to some new data most people are not big fans of them According to a survey conducted by Mintel, over half of consumers are disappointed with the variety of meat-free products, with a strong perception of poor taste of these products. Meat substitute manufacturers need to focus on more exotic and ethnic flavours, as well as more premium products to...
Calorie Sneak ups
I’ve written on my blog before about hidden factors that make you eat more. One way to combat calorie snack attacks is by having your snacks already planned out so you know exactly what you are eating. Another approach (below) from Yahoo Health Tips also works well. My recommendation would be to create a list of 10 ‘approved snacks’ and their sizes so when you head to the...
Diets that dieted (thank goodness)
You can go on one of two types of diets: a healthy diet or a crazy fad diet. I just came across a great list of the “Top 25 Fat diets from the last 25 Years”. Here’s a gem known as the Sleeping Beauty Diet (I can’t make this up). The general idea behind this warped sedative-fueled fad diet is, “Take two of these and call me in seven days.” You are supposed to drug...
How To Prevent Eating When You're Not Hungry
I have written before on how it is very easy to sabotage your diet though unknowing snacking (see last week’s post as well) Melaine at Dietterric also posted her top 3 tips on how you can make sure that your aren’t eating just because you are bored. Here’s my favorite of her list: #3 Take a short walk This may seem like a strange way to avoid eating when not hungry, but...