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Master the Basics First

Have you seen the Pixar movie, “Up?” If you have, you probably remember the cute scene with Doug, the talking dog, who gets distracted by a squirrel. Like Doug, it’s so easy to get sidetracked by a shiny new object dangling nearby.  There are thousands of fitness products and diets to help you achieve your ... Read More
 

Metabolism Based Eating

If you’ve been following my blog this past year, you may have read this post discussing my experience at the GWU Weight Management Lab.  I talked about the two tests I had done to determine my metabolism and body composition.  I was put on a metabolism based eating plan called the Miller Method named after ... Read More
 

Why Low Fat/Low Cal Foods Don’t Promote Weight Loss

You’re trying to lose weight.  You buy all the “right” foods.  The label says it’s low fat, so it must be healthy.  You eat low fat snacks and have low calorie lunches right out of the microwave and haven’t lost a single pound.  Sound familiar? These marketing messages screaming “Low Fat” are messing with our ... Read More
 

Carbs: Simple, Complex and So Misunderstood

It seems to me that as a result of the “no carb” craze, we’ve gotten confused about what carbohydrates are and why we need them.? There are two types of carbohydrates: simple and complex.? Simple carbohydrates are the variety you should avoid.? Simple carbs are sugars without any nutrient value.? You’ll find this type of ... Read More