The "Study" Guide

Study Says Eating ‘Lighter’ Versions of Snacks is Worse For You

By | May 17th, 2016|The "Study" Guide|

"People who eat “light” snacks and drinks such as baked potato chips or diet soda are likely to eat 13 percent more calories than people eating full fat snacks." Duh.

Why The Biggest Loser Metabolism Research Doesn’t Surprise Me

By | May 3rd, 2016|It's All Mental, The "Study" Guide|

I believe I said, years ago, one more link for good measure, that the onslaught of reality tv show weight loss porn aggravated me to no end. I stated, very plainly, that these shows are little more than fat people publicly paying penance for being fat. As someone who’s lost a three-digit amount of pounds, [...]

True or False: Fat Is Converted to Energy When Burned

By | February 4th, 2016|Did You Know, The "Study" Guide|

More than 50 per cent of the 150 doctors, dieticians and personal trainers who were surveyed thought the fat was converted to energy or heat.

Sound Off: Guess What Fuels Weight Bullying?

By | August 18th, 2015|The "Study" Guide|

Do you think weight and size should be included in the list of protected classes and, if so, in what instances would it help?

True or False: Fitness-Focused Foods Actually Make You Healthier

By | July 2nd, 2015|The "Study" Guide|

True or False: Foods such as Clif Bars and Wheaties, whose packaging suggests that they promote fitness, can actually make you healthy.

3 Reasons Why You Need to #MakeYourMove Towards Better Sleep

By | March 12th, 2015|Hit the Snooze, The "Study" Guide|

Yes! I'm telling you that, if your goal is to lose weight and live healthier, you need to go to sleep! I am sending you to bed. Go. Now. And here's why.

Study: Do You Want Fries With That? (Please Say No)

By | March 6th, 2015|Health News, The "Study" Guide|

But is a serving of boiled potatoes really much worse than a helping of nuts? Is some white bread as bad as a candy bar?

Is Your Fitness Tracker Accurate? New Tests Don’t Think So

By | February 23rd, 2015|Fit Gear Reviews, The "Study" Guide|

Study tests fitness tracking wristbands, smartphone apps, and waist-clipping pedometers. Guess which one was most accurate?

Study: Poor People Keep the Diet Pill Industry Afloat

By | February 17th, 2015|The "Study" Guide|

Why is it that the poorest Americans would spent their hard-earned dollars on something like diet pills, that promise results without actual work?

Study Finds That Obesity Affects Job Prospects & Promotions For Women

By | February 13th, 2015|The "Study" Guide|

"We found that strong obesity discrimination was displayed across all job selection criteria, such as starting salary, leadership potential, and likelihood of selecting an obese candidate for the job."

Take The Quiz: Do You Have An Unhealthy Food Addiction?

By | February 12th, 2015|The "Study" Guide|

A 9-question quiz to help you discern whether or not you suffer from a food addiction.

Recent Studies Challenge Anti-Salt Thinking

By | January 27th, 2015|The "Study" Guide|

On recent analysis regarding sodium in the diet, and my first thoughts reading the research.

Experts Say Smoothies May Be As Bad as Sodapop

By | January 19th, 2015|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The "Study" Guide|

That smoothie might be causing your more harm than good.

Study: Fat Prejudice Plays a Role in Graduate School Admissions

By | October 20th, 2014|The "Study" Guide|

"we could see a clear relation between their weight and offers of admission for those applicants who had had an in-person interview..."

Time Magazine: Cutting Belly Fat Can Help With Sleep Woes

By | October 3rd, 2014|The "Study" Guide|

Now researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report that weight loss, either through diet or a combination of diet and exercise, can lead to better sleep.

A Black Girl’s Guide to Loose Skin During and After Weight Loss

By | October 3rd, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101, The "Study" Guide, Tools For Weight Loss, What Are You Eating?|

What causes loose skin, what makes it worse, and what makes it better, from a woman whose lost 170lbs.

Can Having a Little Extra Booty and Thigh Fat Make You Healthier?

By | September 18th, 2014|The "Study" Guide|

Is it to have a little bit of junk in the trunk, than in the belly?

Exercise and Evolution: Is Your Exercise Routine Making You Smarter?

By | August 8th, 2014|Running, The "Study" Guide|

When the article talks about the offspring of the lab animals being more physically fit runners, I think about us and how our efforts towards fitness affect our children.

“Why Even Resolute Dieters Often Fail”

By | July 29th, 2014|Running, The "Study" Guide|

A discussion of the NYTimes' coverage of the latest weight management study.

Study: Cardio Beats Resistance Training In Belly Fat Battle

By | June 12th, 2014|Strength Training, The "Study" Guide|

A recent study votes in favor of cardio over strength training for belly fat loss.