Don’t Starve Yourself To Lose Weight, or Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

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For years it has been a common misconception that a calorie is a calorie. If you eat one type of food that is 300 calories, it will affect you the same as any other type of food that contains 300 calories, was how food was looked at.

If this hypothesis were true, then a 300 calorie cookie would affect our body the same as a 300 calorie salad. We know that a cookie will not affect the body in the same way that a salad will. Continue reading Don’t Starve Yourself To Lose Weight, or Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

You Can Be Fat And Fit (Despite What The Study In The New York Times Said)

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The New York Times recently ran an article saying that a new study came out concluding that healthy obesity does not exist.

For years I have read studies on this subject. For years I have treated patients who would fit into this “fictional category” of healthy obesity.

In nature there are variances. Some of us are tall and some are short, some are thick while some are thin. Some of us will be fat and some will be skinny. We can control some aspects of our weight, but we can’t change our body type. If you are big boned and of a large frame, you are always going to have a large frame. Continue reading You Can Be Fat And Fit (Despite What The Study In The New York Times Said)