Do All Diets Fail? – How to Lose Weight XI

All diets fail. Long term dieting is sheer futility. After initial weight loss, the dreaded plateau appears, followed by the even more dreaded weight regain. What do I mean? Weight loss follows the same basic curve so familiar to dieters … Continued

How to Lose Weight I

We start 2015 with a new series – How to Lose Weight.  Probably what many people wonder about this time of year.  First and foremost, any rational weight loss program starts with a thorough understanding of what causes weight gain … Continued

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Hypothesis is Wrong – Hormonal Obesity VI

Let’s return to discussing the causes of obesity.  To start with the Hormonal Obesity Part I click here. Let’s recap.  We’ve explored why the Caloric Reduction as Primary (CRaP) model also known as the calories in, calories out theory is … Continued

Insulin Causes Weight Gain – Hormonal Obesity IV

In our previous post, we were reviewing the link between insulin and obesity.  It appears that insulin is not merely associated with obesity but causes obesity. Click here for Hormonal Obesity Part I, Part II, and Part III. For decades … Continued

Smash the Fat – Calories Part XI

Click here for Calories part I, part II, part III, part IV, part V, part VI, part VII, part VIII, part IX, and part X. So, here again is our conventional Caloric Reduction model of obesity. It turns out that … Continued

The Astonishing Overeating Paradox – Calories Part X

Click here for Calories part I, part II, part III, part IV, part V, part VI, part VII, part VIII, and part IX. Remember when you were in high school? You could eat and eat (pig out). Chips, pizza, soda … Continued

The Cruel Hoax of the Low Fat Diet – Calories Part IX

Click here for Calories Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, and Part VIII. How can we lose weight? We all think the caloric reduction is the key, but so far, it doesn’t … Continued

How Dieting Makes Us Hungry – Calories Part VIII

Click here for Calories Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, and Part VII. We’ve looked at energy expenditure over the long term. What are some of the hormonal changes that accompany weight loss? For … Continued

How Caloric Reduction Wrecks your Metabolism – Calories Part VI

Click here for Calories part I, part II, part III, part IV, and part V. In previous posts, we have reviewed how eating less does not result in permanent weight loss. In the classic studies of caloric reduction the result … Continued