Getting to Know Fat

Let’s talk about fat. We talk about it quite a bit in this program. We look at percentages of our total weight, we look at the number of pounds that equates to, and we know it’s important to see these numbers decrease. This is valuable—but do we really understand fat beyond our own numbers? Our […]

Coconut oil is all the rage right now, but what’s all the hoopla about?

After all, coconut oil contains predominantly saturated fat, right? And saturated fat is still bad, right? Maybe not. There’s a profound quote often cited by scientists that goes something like this, “half of everything we know is wrong, we just don’t know which half yet.” It’s beginning to seem as though the connections we’ve attributed […]

Ketogenic diet: not just for weight loss!

Ketosis is a physical state where your body is burning fat to use as energy. Fat is not our bodies’ preferred fuel; glucose (a type of sugar) holds this title. In our typical American diet we are able to keep our glucose-burning, intracellular machinery stocked so our bodies may not be used to burning our fat […]

What’s all the hype about Garcinia Cambogia?

What do you think about Garcinia Cambogia? Garcinia cambogia has received media attention lately for its use as a weight loss supplement. From the rind of the tamarind fruit, the bioactive compound thought to have weight loss effects is the naturally occurring chemical, hydroxycitric acid. Where can you find Garcinia Cambogia? If your mind goes […]