Category Archives: Fitness

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 »

It is Not OK to be Overweight

Over the next few posts I’ll be publishing some excerpts from my upcoming diet book, The Morris Plan.  I begin by fighting the concept that overweight people should just “accept themselves.” Putting the “accept your weight” nonsense to rest once and for all. If bald guys (a club I will  Read more »

Reducing Calories Still the Only Fountain of Youth

One objection I sometimes receive to The Morris Plan Diet is that it is too low in calories. During the initial phase of the diet, calorie intake is just 750 to 1200 calories, depending on how aggressive you want to be. But research and reality are both on my side. Most  Read more »

In All Things, Moderation — Vegetarianism As An Eating Disorder

I’ve always considered vegetarianism to be an eating disorder in many. And while I haven’t yet convinced the American Psychiatric Association to include vegetarianism in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), I now have research to support that vegetarianism is a strong indicator of a possible eating  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 »