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Weight training shrinks fat according to a new study reported in the NY Times.

Weight training shrinks fat according to a new study reported in the NY Times. It is true that fat burns many fewer calories at rest than muscular tissue. Weight training can help. By changing the inner workings of cells using weight training we can reduce fat through fat-burning processes. While we know that weight training will tone muscles, we also know that it can reshape waistlines and change our metabolisms. The complexity of why this happens is poorly understood but we do know it occurs. Check out the article in the NY Times Lifting Weights? Your Fat Cells Would Like Read More »

Can exercise make the fat on your body healthier? Check out this NY Times article.

Can exercise make the fat on your body healthier?  Check out this NY Times article. Are people who are overweight unhealthy if they exercise on a regular basis?   Different ideas about diet and exercise are shared on the internet on a regular basis.   Taking off the weight is a difficult task even with all this advice, especially as we age. Why we lose or do not lose weight can include genetics, the flora in our gut that developed over the years from our eating habits, and our level of activity.   Diet and exercise are a winning combination to lose weight Read More »

The New York Post; How butter became a villain

The New York Post; How butter became a villain Years ago, lard was a popular fat to cook with, and years later, butter overtook it in popularity due to great marketing by dairy farmers..   Butter is sweet, creamy and bread, toast and even your morning omelet are enhanced by its flavor. A few years back, all of a sudden, fat became a bad word in our diets.  The food industry heard this and came out with fat free this and fat free that, only to use make a number of us way too conscious about fat which is needed in Read More »

What was once bad is now ok; The US Nutrition advisory board’s new sugar and fat recommendations

What was once bad is now ok; The US Nutrition advisory board’s new sugar and fat recommendations For those who are nutritionists or nutritional advisors, the evidence has suggested that sugar is too high a quantity is bad for us, and that fat is a normal part of our diet. The Mediterranean diet of course is one of the healthiest styles of diet for us overall. For many years now, fats and cholesterol were demonized, while a growing awareness of sugar’s detrimental health effects were being seen in the general population. Recently, The US Nutrition advisory board after looking over Read More »