Unsaturated Fats: The Mediterranean Savior?

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?

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?

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?

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