Demonizing Fat

Low-fat food doesn’t always mean healthy, and looking at fat negatively can actually lead to insulin resistance and weight gain. Demonizing fat because it has more calories per gram ignores the information transmitted in food to your body and encourages consumption of ultra-processed foods. If it says “low-fat” and you think it’s healthy, think again.… Continue reading Demonizing Fat

Why Counting Calories Fails

All calories are not created equal, and even the word itself has different definitions. A calorie in physics is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1 °C. The calorie you see on a food package, however, is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories, the amount of energy needed… Continue reading Why Counting Calories Fails

Why Counting Calories Fails

Counting calories often fails.  Instead, focus on eating real food. What is a calorie? A calorie in physics is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1 °C.  The calorie you see on a food package, however, is actually a kilocalorie, or 1,000 calories, the amount of energy needed… Continue reading Why Counting Calories Fails

Addiction Neurobehavioral Model of Obesity

Reverse Diabetes MD Presentation | Reverse Diabetes MD from Gurpreet Padda on Vimeo. Using an addiction model for obesity may be a more accurate way to view it. Obesity is more complicated than the simple calories in and calories out model.  Obesity is more than eat less, move more. Obesity is affected by an underlying… Continue reading Addiction Neurobehavioral Model of Obesity

Why we don’t count calories

Calorie-counting is a popular dietary approach, but it’s sometimes flawed in its philosophy. It’s easier to track not eating sugar/carbs and not eating artificial sugars than actually counting the calories and grams.  Tracking and reliving the calories of carbohydrates you didn’t eat only stimulates ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and focusing on feeling deprived of something only… Continue reading Why we don’t count calories

Eat more protein?

Many people think that focusing on protein, including protein bars, is effective in losing and managing weight. However, simply increasing the consumption of protein without reducing carbohydrates, eliminating vegetable oils and artificial flavoring will not satiate you, and will likely increase your weight and metainflammation. Food manufacturers are experts in engineering food to be tasty… Continue reading Eat more protein?