3 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes Based on Science Dec 07, 2021

The 3 Biggest Nutrition and Exercise Mistakes Based on Science

There are generally three major mistakes that people make when it comes to nutrition, fitness, and weight loss.

1 Overly Restrictive Diets
One of the biggest mistakes is choosing a diet or weight loss plan that's overly restrictive and...

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Science Says It's Ok To Eat Carbs! Dec 01, 2021

Science Says It's Ok To Eat Carbs!

Twenty years ago, we really didn't know. Research did show that avoiding carbs did cause weight loss, and that your health improved with that weight loss.

What we didn't know at the time was that overall health markers improved from the weight loss alone. Not...

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Lose Weight Eating Foods You Enjoy Nov 10, 2021

The most important thing for weight loss is to eat foods that you enjoy and can continue to enjoy long term. If you restrict yourself or start to eat things you are not used to eating, then you will have a tough time adhering to that style of eating long term.

Studies have shown that the single...

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Is Diet or Exercise More Important For Weight Loss? Oct 26, 2021

When I am lecturing on weight loss, I always survey the audience, “What’s more important, diet or exercise?”

About 30% raise their hand for diet, about 40% for exercise, and the rest try to say both or don’t raise their hands at all.

Weight loss is all diet! That’s...

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You Can't Outrun Your Diet Oct 13, 2021

One thing we've learned is that exercise is not linear. Exercise is not endless in the amount of calories that it can burn. Studies have shown that you cannot simply just do more exercise to burn more calories and therefore increase your total of daily energy expenditure. We now believe in a...

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Pool Party: Intermittent Fasting Almost Killed My Freind Oct 05, 2021

I was at a pool party last year. Since I’m also a cardiologist, a friend of mine asked me about an episode where he passed out. He passed out driving home from the gym one day and totaled his car and hit three other cars. No one was hurt. But he was shocked and wanted answers. He was young...

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How I got Into Coaching and Writing About Coaching Jul 04, 2021

Like every parent, one day I was asked to be the coach because no one else had volunteered to be the coach. It was intimidating at first, because I had never coached before. But I was great with kids, served as a weekend school teacher and camp counselor for many years, so I knew how to interact...

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Fad diets long term success rates Dec 01, 2019

You have to eat food that you enjoy!

When most people decide to go on a fad diet, they usually start a diet that has a "name". Something like "paleo" or "keto" or "zone" diets. These work for a while and the research does show that any diet works short term. But they key is long term success....

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Proper Weight Loss Nov 06, 2019

There are so many way to lose weight the wrong way. I see it every day with my patients. I hear so many stories.  Here's the top tips on losing weight properly.

Don't do a crash diet. Studies have shown that losing weight quickly leads to an even quicker weight regain. And a lot of times you...

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My Weight Loss Journey Sep 25, 2019

I'm a cardiologist and a certified personal trainer. Like many people I've been on multiple fitness journeys. I grew up in Ohio. Played football my entire life. And now coach football and other youth sports: soccer, golf, baseball, softball, weight lifting, strength and conditioning, and...

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My Weight Loss Masterclass Course Mar 01, 2016

I finally decided to put together a fully structured and organized weight loss course online for the general public. Sure, I've been traveling the country lecturing on weight loss, mainly to physicians, but now I have a weight loss course for patients and consumers.

The course is a deep dive into...

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Healthy Living Academy Mar 01, 2015

My Healthy Living Academy has been live since 2006 and it's been a way to share information on healthy living, weight loss, nutrition, diet, fitness, and exercise in a non commercialized fashion using research and evidence as the foundation. 

There are a lot of health fads that have no basis...

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