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The Beef with Taco Bell A Lack of Understanding
Nutrition

The Beef with Taco Bell A Lack of Understanding

Media Outlets have been ablaze recently after a lawsuit by Alabama law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles was filed against Taco Bell. Attorney Dee Miles said the meat mixture contained just 35 percent beef, with the remaining 65 percent containing water, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting […]

Social Networks Increase Obesity
Nutrition

Social Networks Increase Obesity

“Harvard scientists say that their modeling shows that the proliferation of obesity among American adults in recent decades owes in large part to its accelerating spread via social networks. Hill, Rand, and colleagues found that a non-obese American adult has a 2 percent chance of becoming obese in any given […]

Wealth, Stress, and Obesity
Nutrition

Wealth, Stress, and Obesity

According to the BBC … People in wealthy countries with “free market” economies are more likely to become obese, an Oxford University study says. Money stresses in countries like the UK and US could explain their higher obesity levels, compared with countries such as Norway and Sweden. I came across […]

Everything Has a Price
Nutrition

Everything Has a Price

From the Insurance Journal You can always trust an actuary to cut right to the chase. In a recent study reported on by the Insurance Journal the true financial cost of obesity is laid out in plain black and white.  Here’s an excerpt: “The total economic cost of an overweight […]

New Menu Label Laws Have No Effect
Nutrition

New Menu Label Laws Have No Effect

Food menus that carried nutritional labeling would help people choose

healthier foods, health experts have long argued. The early results of

mandatory menu-labeling laws, however, suggest that the well-intended

laws may not have a huge impact on consumer eating habits

Why Salt is Your Friend
Nutrition

Why Salt is Your Friend

Ask anyone on the street if salt is good for you and they will almost certainly say no. If you then ask them why, many will say that it causes high blood pressure. Both of these things simply are not true and the current mainstream recommendations to limit salt intake […]

New Year, New Body
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New Year, New Body

New Year, New Body One of the most frequent questions that I get asked is how to break through a plateau. Plateaus are one of the most annoying things that anyone trying to achieve something great with their physique will have to fight through. The good news is that I […]

A Former Fat Man’s Guide to Getting Fit
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A Former Fat Man’s Guide to Getting Fit

A Former Fat Man’s Guide to Getting Fit This is not your typical guide to getting in shape. I’m not going to give you a detailed diet, nor am I going to tell you how to work out. Largely because that won’t help you if you’re struggling. Rather, I’m going […]

Sugary Soda + You = Fat
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Sugary Soda + You = Fat

Breaking News: Chugging sugar makes you fat They’ve just released a new study once again showing the link between sugary sodas and obesity. Please, contain your shock and surprise, beloved reader. It hurts me to have to write this post… It really does. But somehow, someway, people are still drinking […]