Unsaturated fats are often pushed as a replacement for the allegedly dangerous saturated fats that people consume. There are two primary types of unsaturated fat, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats; they are named based on whether they have one or more double bonds. A fat with only a single double bond is considered monounsaturated and … Continue reading Unsaturated Fats: The Mediterranean Savior?
Month: July 2016
Saturated Fats: The Villain We’ve Been Promised?
Saturated fats are one of the most vilified dietary compounds in America. Almost every single organization recommends that you should reduce your saturated fat consumption. This belief originated in the famous Seven Countries Study by Dr, Keys, where by looking at the diets of seven countries and there fat content, and plotting against mortality he … Continue reading Saturated Fats: The Villain We’ve Been Promised?
Introduction to Dietary Fats
Note: This article is more about technical basics than advice. Read if you want to understand more about the underlying science. One of the most confusing aspects of modern nutrition is fat. The recommendations seem to be more liquid than the ocean, so trying to figure out what to do is exhausting and sometimes nearly … Continue reading Introduction to Dietary Fats
Hypnosis: An Effective Weight Loss Tool?
Image courtesy of Иван Дерусов. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mzm.dzxqpqpo.png Hypnosis always seemed to me like a quack technique. I was very skeptical that it would have any place as a scientifically founded weight loss technique. However, there is some intriguing research into hypnosis as a weight loss tool. Barabsz and Spiegel in 1989 were able to demonstrate that a … Continue reading Hypnosis: An Effective Weight Loss Tool?
Trend Line Dieting
What we see above is an example of my weight trend for the past five days. As explained in the previous post (here). Trend line dieting is one of the simplest but also a surprisingly effective form of dieting. Basically the idea is that all you track is your weight and using a trend line … Continue reading Trend Line Dieting
Weight Loss Update
This week there my trend line decreased by 4.1 lbs. (here) This is significantly over what is generally recognized as a sustainable amount to lose so next week we should expect the rate to decrease and the overall grph to level out a little bit. This one shows the caloric breakdown of my diet … Continue reading Weight Loss Update
How to Track Weight Effectively and Easily
Image courtesy of Angelsharum. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bathroom_Scale.jpg Weight tracking seems like one of the easiest things you could do. You just weight yourself and then keep track of how it changes. However, this method can cause people to very quickly lose motivation, so instead we are going to focus on several principles that will help eliminate the … Continue reading How to Track Weight Effectively and Easily