Can your food make you fit?

A paper recently appeared in the scientific literature demonstrating an enormous and previously unknown benefit of low-carbohydrate dieting. (1) I haven’t seen this study mentioned anywhere, so, important though it is, it seems to have flown under the radar of all the low-carb experts and the press. It is a study about how restricting carbohydrates […]

Tips & tricks for starting (or restarting) low-carb Pt I

As anyone who has done it knows, getting started on a low-carb diet can be a little rough.  Not for everyone, but for some.  All too often these little front-end bumps in the road–coupled with the spirit of the times in which the well-intentioned but ignorant friends and relatives of low-carb dieters tell them their […]

More on the thermodynamics of weight loss

Okay.  I said I was through with Anthony Colpo, but now I’m going to quote from him once again.  What gives? What gives is that I’m stuck in the airport in Seattle – my flight to Chicago is delayed for almost four hours because of bad weather in the Windy City.  I figured I would […]

Oprah’s plight

The media is alive today with advanced reports that the January issue of O magazine contains an interview with its namesake Oprah Winfrey in which she divulges that she has once again become obese. (here, here and here) Apparently the queen of daytime TV (and my neighbor down the street) has ballooned up to 200 […]

Carbohydrates are addictive

You think carbohydrates aren’t addictive?  You think it’s easy to give them up?  You don’t think it possible that people might prefer carbs to life? Think again. A story appeared in the online version of Time Magazine last year that I read when it came out, put aside to blog about later, then got sidetracked.  […]

Overfeeding and metabolic advantage

About a month ago I posted on a Swedish overfeeding study and how the results were misreported in the press. This study showed that increased carbohydrate intake can cause an increase in certain liver enzymes associated with the metabolic syndrome. Along with this liver enzyme data the authors reported on metabolic rate changes that are […]

Gary Taubes Berkeley lecture

In late November of this year Gary Taubes gave a number of talks to members of various departments at the University of California at Berkeley. One of these talks – The Quality of Calories: What Makes Us Fat and Why Nobody Seems to Care – was recorded and can be viewed by clicking here. You […]

Learn why Anthony Colpo is MAD and get a free book

I apologize in advance for the length of this post, but much of the material in it isn’t mine – it’s Anthony Colpo’s. Why don’t I simply link to the material instead of reprinting it? Because Anthony changes or removes his material when it proves to be an embarrassment to him. So I want you […]