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Science shows extract makes you lose weight, but not really

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 11, 2015
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go

The latest chapter in humankind’s never-ending Quest to Lose Weight Without Trying Too Hard showed up on the pages of the journal Cell last month. Harvard researchers used an extract Celastrol from a Chinese plant called Tri

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Is working out for weight loss a waste of time?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 13, 2014
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go, The Nerd News Parade, Uncategorized

The New York Times took a swipe at exercise yesterday, claiming that it “may not” be effective in weight loss. The accusation, featured in the paper’s Well blog, stems from a recent study in The Journal of Str

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Do Crash Diets Get The Green Light?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | October 17, 2014
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go

If you’re willing to swallow a new study from Down Under, it looks like “crash diet” is no longer a dirty word. (Technically, it’s two words, but you get my point.) Researchers at the University of Melbour

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Diet soda: weight loss wonder or canned crap?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 27, 2014
Filed Under: Fight the Power!, Studies A Go-Go

Wouldn’t it be rad if diet soda and other “foods” packed with artificial sweeteners were, like, miracle foods? That way, we could eat and drink them all day long while losing weight, reversing diabetes, clearing

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Exercise: Fat Buster or Fat Waste of Time?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | January 20, 2012
Filed Under: Uncategorized

I am often flummoxed by “experts” who claim exercise has no influence on weight loss. Case in point, Gary Taubes writing in the New York Times a few years ago: Let’s say we go to the gym and burn off 3,500 calories e

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Is Losing Weight Slowly Worth The Wait?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 23, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Here’s a positively awesome article from The New York Times about proper diet and exercise strategies for prolonged weight-loss. New research from The Lancet debunks the whole Cult of The Magic 3500 Calories by stating that

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The FDA: Lapdogs for the Lap-band

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | January 17, 2011
Filed Under: Uncategorized

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching in the new year, trying to bring more tranquility to my tumultuous psyche. It seemed to be working for a while. Thanks for surfing and meditation, I had some serious Zen going and I wa

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Fresh: The Movie

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 5, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Fresh is in my mind the best of all the recent food movies. If we could make this film required viewing in our schools it would change the world, and along the way take the biggest single bite out of our obesity epidemic of any mo

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Did his hair count in those 182 pounds?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 3, 2010
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Here’s an interesting article in the New York Times about how athletes perform best when they figure out their natural weight. The bulk of the article is about runners, who generally run faster with less meat on their bones,

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You pay me to starve you!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 16, 2009
Filed Under: Uncategorized

Overweight? Maybe you should take a look at LighterLife, the British company that, for around $10,000, will feed you astronaut food to the tune of 530 calories a day with the goal of massive, speedy weight loss. Conversely, you ca

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