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Do calories matter?

Do calories matter?
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In a word, yes.  But, technically this is the wrong question.  The correct question is probably closer to, “What is the impact of the calories I consume on my body’s ability to store fat versus burn fat?

The immediate follow-up question to some variant of this first question ...

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Why Weight Watchers is actually a low carb diet

Why Weight Watchers is actually a low carb diet
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Invariably I get asked the question, “If carbohydrates are so bad, why did [so-and-so] lose weight on the [such-and-such] diet?”, where “such-and-such” diet is not a “low-carb” diet. Obviously, this is an important question and a pretty complex one.

There are several layers to ...

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How can carbohydrate restriction be healthy if it means limiting “natural foods” like fruits and vegetables?

How can carbohydrate restriction be healthy if it means limiting “natural foods” like fruits and vegetables?
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This week I’d like to tackle one of the most important questions that I get asked.  However, before getting to the question, I think it’s worth investing a few minutes to frame this discussion around a ...

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What are the side effects of aspartame, stevia, and other sugar substitutes?

What are the side effects of aspartame, stevia, and other sugar substitutes?
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One quick update:  Two weeks ago I was interviewed by the great folks at A Sweet Life.  Their site is a great resource, especially for folks with diabetes, but really for everyone (I had the most incredible ...

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My pet peeve

My pet peeve
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A few months ago someone forwarded me a clip from The Dr. Oz Show where Dr. Oz and Gary Taubes were having a discussion about the merits of carbohydrate restriction.   You can read about it here.

Yes, I get it — much of this sort of TV ...

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Irisin: The magic exercise hormone?

Irisin: The magic exercise hormone?
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On January 11 an article was published in the NY Times Health blog section titled, “Exercise hormone may fight obesity and diabetes.”  The article reports on a recently published study in the journal Nature, the abstract of which can be found Continue Reading

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