Tag Archives | Weight & Obesity

7 Steps to Reverse Obesity and Diabetes

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What disease affects EVERY other American and one in four kids? Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in America has tripled since the 1980s, and researchers estimate one in three Americans will have diabetes by mid-century. More than one-third of American adults are obese1. And one in three Medicare dollars is spent on […]

Get Through the Holidays without Feeling Sick and Gaining Weight!

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I always advocate preparing your own meals whenever you can. Making your own meals saves you time and money, plus you know exactly what goes into everything you prepare. Today when you take a trip, you have to take real food with you. It’s not your fault that you can’t find real food in the […]

How Chronic Stress Creates Hormonal Havoc

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“If you really knew what was happening to you when you are stressed, you would freak out. It’s not pretty,” I said during the 2013 Third Metric women’s conference. I wasn’t kidding. I could write several books about stress’s massive, chronic havoc on your body. If you want to avoid stress, you’ve been born in the […]

It’s Not Your Fault You Are Fat. Here’s Why!

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The message pushed on us by our own government, health agencies, professional organizations and especially the food industry is this: It’s your fault you are fat. Just eat less and exercise more. But is there any evidence that’s true? Do 70 percent of Americans just wake up every day thinking, “I want to be fat! […]

The Key to Automatic Weight Loss!

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Why Are We Fat? Is It Gluttony, or Is Your Fat Actually Hungry? What if everything you ever learned about weight loss was wrong? What if losing weight has nothing to do with calories—counting them or cutting them out by sheer willpower? What if, in fact, most health professionals (including doctors and dietitians), our own […]

Big Government and Big Food Give the Same Weight Loss Advice?

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In a stunning review of the new film FED UP — one that draws the undeniable links between the food industry, sugar and the obesity epidemic — the New York Times offered a disturbing observation: The dietary recommendations for weight loss coming from both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Beverage […]

Is Obesity Contagious?

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When I sit down to eat with other people, I find it funny to watch their behavior. I am not the food police, but because everyone knows I am a strong advocate for real, whole, fresh food and make the link between food and health, they change what they eat or what they put on […]

Why Overeating Doesn’t Make You Fat

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In my last blog post, “Are You Overweight? Do You Feel Like Crap?” you learned that food addiction — a genuine biological addiction to sugar, flour and processed foods — drives our overeating behavior. And it makes us have FLC Syndrome, which means we “Feel Like Crap.” It’s quite simple: eat crap = feel like […]

Are you Overweight? Do You Feel Like Crap?

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If you instinctively responded “Yes!” to that question, you might have FLC Syndrome. It affects nearly half of our population. It causes weight gain and resistance to weight loss. And it causes a whole list of chronic symptoms and diseases. The truth is, most of us have experienced FLC Syndrome at some point in our […]

Feel Like Crap? Need a Detox?

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Detox is big these days. Everybody’s talking about it and trying it—juicing, fasting, cleansing, odd diets, colonics, and more. There are ancient healing systems that teach about detoxification, including Ayurveda. And each approach has its pros and cons. But I think that America needs a very different kind of detox, a medical detox from sugar […]

How Diet Soda Makes You Fat (and Other Food and Diet Industry Secrets)

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How do you lose weight?  Substitute diet drinks for sugary drinks.  Eat low fat foods.  Just eat less of the bad foods – it’s all about the calories.  We are told, “Just have more willpower”. These ideas are false. They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat and sick. Lies […]

How Emotional Eating Can Save Your Life

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Click here to read Part I of the story. Have you ever found yourself polishing off a plate of chocolate chip cookies, not even conscious of your actions or submerged yourself into a whole pizza wondering why you’re still eating when you’re not even hungry?  Over 9 million American men and women would answer this […]