Why I Unpublished My Book

For those who do not know, I use to run a nutrition and health website called Scientific Nutrition. While running this site, I came across intermittent fasting and in reviewing the literature, I thought it was a potentially useful behavioral trick for weight loss. However, I also found a variety of people making entirely nonsensical … Continue reading Why I Unpublished My Book

Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer

Cancer Fasting

UPDATE: I NO LONGER ENDORSE INTERMITTENT FASTING AS A WEIGHT LOSS TECHNIQUE.  PLEASE SEE HERE. Introduction to Intermittent Fasting Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health Intermittent Fasting and the Brain We have already done a good job of analyzing many of the potential health and physiological effects … Continue reading Cancer Fasting: Could Fasting Prevent Cancer

The Intermittent Fasting Brain

UPDATE: I NO LONGER ENDORSE INTERMITTENT FASTING AS A WEIGHT LOSS TECHNIQUE.  PLEASE SEE HERE. An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes Intermittent Fasting and Cardiovascular Health We have already shown some of the interesting features of intermittent fasting.  However, we are now trying to assess whether or … Continue reading The Intermittent Fasting Brain

Hack Your Motivation for Better Weight Loss

As we have discussed previously it can be very hard to maintain self-control and motivation.  One thing that has worked for me is to make the far off future seem more immediate and more real.  Make it more hot.I have these three photos hanging above my desk to help me everyday with my motivation.  Seeing the difference … Continue reading Hack Your Motivation for Better Weight Loss

The Futility of Dieting

  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Healthy_Diet.jpg I'm sure this title is catching some of you off guard.  It certainly appears if you look around my site that I run a diet website.  But that misses the purpose of this website.  The tagline for this site is: Eating for health, happiness, and longevity That is what I study, and what I am trying to understand how to … Continue reading The Futility of Dieting

Self Control and The Marshmallow Test

I was reading an interesting book recently called The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel.  In this book he discusses the famous marshmallow test that was performed on preschoolers.  The preschoolers could either accept a single treat like a marshmallow or wait and get two treats.  Whether or not they waited correlated with their future life success, … Continue reading Self Control and The Marshmallow Test