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Diet and weight

What Diet Will Allow You to Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

What Diet Will Allow You to Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

More and more often I talk to folks who are on a certain “diet.” The big question for them is, how can you keep the weight off permanently? Anyone who has ever done some serious calorie cutting or Weight Watchers knows, weight can be lost […]

How Does Exceeding Your Body Fat Capacity Make You Sick?

How Does Exceeding Your Body Fat Capacity Make You Sick?

There is just so much room in your closet. If you just keep jamming more stuff in there you will inevitably get an unattractive overflow. The same is true of your fat cells. but in this case, the overflow will make you sick. In a […]

Seriously Now – How Much Can I Afford to Weigh?

Seriously Now – How Much Can I Afford to Weigh?

I know two women who weigh about 400 pounds. One is healthy as a horse, climbs stairs with no difficulty, feels and looks fine, no symptoms and no medications. The other is a diabetic with heart trouble, rides in a cart at the grocery store, […]

What do Diabetes and Epilepsy have in common?

What do Diabetes and Epilepsy have in common?

This morning I watched a youtube presentation from the latest low-carb summit (Low Carb Breck 2018) by Dr. Eric Kossoff, specialist in epileptic children and ketogenic diets.  It brought back a memory. Two years ago I wandered the aisles in the health food store in […]

Should you fret over your body fat?

Should you fret over your body fat?

The answer depends on why you are fretting. If you don’t like the way you look in your clothes, that’s one thing. If you suspect that the fat is detrimental to your health that is another. Extra body fat isn’t necessarily harmful. Those 600 lb […]

Who says eating healthy has to be expensive!

Who says eating healthy has to be expensive!

My personal experience doesn’t support that that eating healthy has to be expensive.  And given that I wrote It’s All About the Food, I suspect you know that I eat healthily. Surprisingly, I find that I spend less on food now than ever in my […]

Are you a captive of your genes – what are genes?

Are you a captive of your genes – what are genes?

Has anyone in your family had cancer, heart disease, or diabetes? Does that means you are destined to have these or any other conditions? Your thought, “It’s just in my genes?” Or are you of the notion that this is just bad luck and your […]

Gasoline in the fuel tank is useless if the motor doesn’t run

Gasoline in the fuel tank is useless if the motor doesn’t run

We humans sometimes want to believe that food is just to make us happy. We relish the taste and the social aspects of eating. And while these are good things, both are really just side benefits. Pat SmithPat Smith is the author of “It’s All […]

The Magic – God’s Little Backup Plans

The Magic – God’s Little Backup Plans

Do you actually enjoy a crisis?  Half of my automobile trunk is taken up with an actual spare tire on an actual wheel rim. Why? Because the idea of being out in the middle of nowhere with a no spare (or even a donut tire)  […]

Diet or Exercise, Which is It?

Diet or Exercise, Which is It?

“Listen,” a friend whispered to me, “the fitness guy at my gym once told me that exercise has nothing to do with weight loss. Like he said, you can’t overcome a bad diet with exercise. Is that right?” Yep, he’s right!. In a recent newspaper […]