Category Archives: Health

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 »

Fast Weight Loss is Better than Slow Weight Loss

Myth:  You Should Strive to Lose No More Than One to Two Pounds Per Week Dogs have four legs. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has four legs. Rudolph is a dog. This is the common flaw in logic that has led to the ridiculous claim that you must limit yourself to  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 »

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 »

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 »