Diet and Exercise Cults

I rented a book from the library, “Diet Cults,” and started reading it a few nights ago, and it was eye opening and has been hard to put down. The first few chapters talked about the history of diets, and how people will adopt a particular way of eating as “The One True Way,” and then… Continue reading Diet and Exercise Cults

Just Say No to the Whole 30 Diet

The vilification of whole grains (and other healthy complex carbohydrates) has gained a lot of steam the past few years with the more popular recent diets, particularly the “PALEO”, and “The Whole 30,” diets. What’s wrong with the vilification of whole grains and other complex carbohydrates? Where to start.. Perhaps most importantly, the “health” information… Continue reading Just Say No to the Whole 30 Diet

Why All Diets Work (Temporarily)

“Be careful about reading health books.  You may die of a misprint.” -Mark Twain Why do all diets work, at least temporarily, no matter if they’re high carb, low carb, high fat, low fat, high protein, low protein, and so forth? It’s simple math. Anytime you stop consuming, or in the case of most diets,… Continue reading Why All Diets Work (Temporarily)