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 …