Who Made You Fat?

Health Alert 13 Today I want you to decide to do one simple thing to improve your health. If you are like most Americans, it may be the most important thing you can do for yourself. That one simple thing has to do with starches. You may have heard the news of the most recent groundless lawsuit. An obese New …

Sometimes … Size Does Matter

Health Alert 16 Tens years ago, when ordering fast food, the clerk used to ask “Would you like fries with that?” But now the question has changed to “Would you like to super-size you order?” This is slick marketing. Apparently, many Americans have answered yes. More than half of American adults are overweight. And 50 million of those are obese. …

Building Your Dream Body Part 3 – Convincing Your Body It Doesn’t Need Fat

Health Alert 20 You have heard the case demonstrating how ineffective calorie restriction is. Today you will hear an equally surprising story. It demonstrates the most important dietary change for effective fat loss. At about the same time I was becoming more perplexed over why patients weren’t responding to restricting calories. I encountered a patient at the opposite extreme. We’ll …

Building Your Dream Body Part 4 – The One Thing You Must Avoid

Health Alert 21 You have seen that cutting calories is not the best way to lose weight. And that eating enough protein can “throw a switch” that will get your body to burn its fat stores. Today, let’s look at the last piece of the fat-loss puzzle. By eating the “right” kinds of carbs you can induce your body to …

What Dr. Atkins Had Right (And Wrong)

Health Alert 85 Can you lose weight on a diet of bacon, cheesecake and butter? You can. Paradoxically, some people lose weight dramatically on an Atkins-like high-fat diet. But, there are two very important points to know before you try it for yourself. 1. Atkins correctly diagnosed the cause of the modern epidemic of obesity. 2. He prescribed the wrong …

Fad Diet Myths

Health Alert 94 If you watch television, read magazines, or surf the internet, you have seen dozens of hyped-up diets. Many of you have asked me if various popular diets are effective. In this letter, I’ll address some of the popular diets readers ask me about most frequently. There are 4 major problems with the most popular weight loss approaches: …

Low Fat Lunacy

Health Alert 101 Could you use a little help staying trim and lean? My first rule if you are trying to lose body fat is – Ignore the low-fat advice. Do you still believe low fat is your weight loss answer? Another study reveals that this is simply not true. The University of Cincinnati study concluded that patients on a …

You Ate 63 Pounds – without Knowing It

Health Alert 124 In less than 30 years you have gone from eating zero to 63 pounds per year of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).1 It has become the most common synthetic sweetener. You are getting your dose when you drink soda, blended juices, and sports drinks. And, it’s in so many processed foods, it’s difficult to avoid. It’s in nearly …

My Government Calls Me Fat

Health Alert 133 According to our government, I’m fat. My Body Mass Index (BMI) is 27.5. That’s smack dab in the middle of the overweight range. The government defines overweight as a BMI over 25 and under 30. A BMI of 30 or more is obese. The truth is I know I’m not fat. My chest measures 43 inches and …

Quality vs. Quantity

Health Alert 150 Popular advice tells you to eat less and exercise more. Today I’d like you to consider an alternative. The notion that for food and exercise quality, not quantity is what’s most important. The advice to eat less and exercise more just hasn’t worked. We spend more on diet and exercise than any country but are the fattest …