Category Archives: Books

Diets Absolutely, Positively DO Work

The Claim that “Diets Don’t Work” is Absolute Nonsense The statement that “diets don’t work” is the biggest load of crap that has ever been dumped on the overweight community (i.e., just about everyone in America). This unfortunate phrase has become a part of our lexicon. Mention you are dieting  Read more »

Go Strong or Go Home

Myth:  You can get a good workout without ever breaking a sweat. I was listening to a radio talk show one day, and some poor woman called the resident shrink to ask a question about losing weight. The caller broke into tears almost immediately, stating that she rides her exercise  Read more »

You Do Not Need a Special Diet

Myth: You Need a Special Diet Because You are Overweight Due to Your Gender, Genes, Parents, Hormones, Metabolism, Insulin Levels, Age, Blood Type, Carbohydrate Addiction, etc. We all have the need to feel special. Even when it comes to the issue of weight, we want to feel that our situation  Read more »

Lose the Weight First, Eat Healthy Later

Myth:  Whatever Diet You Choose, it Should be Healthy The self-proclaimed diet experts will tell you that the diet you choose should consist of a healthy assortment of foods, so you should shy away from fad diets that emphasize too much protein or limit you to one type of food.  Read more »

Save the Behavior Modification for AFTER Your Diet

Myth:  A Good Diet Must Include Behavior Modification Or You Will Put All the Weight Back On Here is how the logic goes for this boneheaded statement. If you need to lose weight, then obviously you have an eating pattern that is causing weight gain. A diet provides an artificial  Read more »