Halloween Excess vs. COVID-19

The pandemic might have one good effect, namely, reducing the amount of candy eaten around Halloween. This could reduce the amount of ultimate damage to America’s young. And old. If you think Grandma never sneaked a chocolate bar out of somebody’s trick-or-treat stash, think again. Anyway, the elimination of at least some of the usual […]

Best Diet on dieting ?

As we have seen, the word “diet” is in itself a neutral term that simply means what a person or animal eats. From the Mid America Heart Institute, cardiologist James O’Keefe states, We’ve realized that diet is arguably the most important predictor of long-term health and well-being. The corollary to that is, most major health […]

Food and Diets for Childhood Obesity

Instead of “dieting” based on reducing calorie intake, nutritionist and nutrition science writer Maria Cross MSc, makes this recommendation: The long-term solution is easier, more effective and evidence based. It involves these three principles: 1. When you cut out unnecessary carbohydrates, you burn body fat 2. When you eat fat, you burn fat. 3. When […]

Calories and Junk Food of Childhood Obesity

The subjects of the last few posts overlap in complicated and interesting ways. The energy balance idea, for instance, seems like it should be so straightforward. It’s science, right? By feeding in the exact right number of calories, and expending the exact right amount of energy, the body can be reduced; enlarged; or maintained at […]

When Is a Calorie Not a Calorie?

The energy balance paradigm assumes that caloric intake and output can be accurately, consistently measured, and that “eat less move more” is the answer to everything. If actual experience stubbornly belies the ability of this formula to cover every case, it might be assumed that something is wrong with how intake and/or output are being […]