The Dark Side of Protein

It’s not wise to use food labels of processed foods to determine actual protein content because food labeling information may be inaccurate. Food labeling information is based upon a food component calorie estimation, which is calculated by adding up the calories provided by the energy-containing nutrients: protein, carbohydrate, fat, and alcohol. The Atwater system uses… Continue reading The Dark Side of Protein

Eat More Protein?

Protein bars are often marketed as a healthy way to snack and increase your protein intake. However, simply increasing the consumption of protein (without reducing carbohydrates and eliminating vegetable oils and artificial flavoring) will not make you feel full, and will increase your weight and meta-inflammation. Food manufacturers are experts in engineering food to be… Continue reading Eat More Protein?

Eat, Don’t Eat

There are some misconceptions about food and what to eat and not eat. The truth is that food is medicine and information for your body. Food is for real hunger, not boredom. Each patient is unique and any advice will need to be medically tailored. Hara Hachi bu (腹八分目) is a Japanese phrase that translates… Continue reading Eat, Don’t Eat

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?