An Introduction to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a shocking at first, but perhaps very effective weight loss technique

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So like I mentioned I have recommitted myself to losing weight and this has included doing some new research into diet techniques.  One that I found really interesting was Intermittent Fasting.  The concept behind intermittent fasting is really quite simple.  At it’s core it is simply alternating periods of fast (no eating) with periods of eating.  However it has been shown to have some truly interesting health effects.

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Weight Loss Update

Sometimes you set out to lose weight, and find the scale just does not work in your favor. This past week that was me.

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Weight Tracked as I described here

Okay weight loss is hard.  Everyone who has ever done it before knows this.  Last week was a huge weight loss week for me, however the combination of stress, and a different schedule meant this week I rebounded a little bit.  However, this gives me a chance to pontificate for a minute about some of the interesting things I have observed at this point. (Remember you can track progress here) Continue reading “Weight Loss Update”

Ultimate Guide to Fats

A space-filling model of an unsaturated triglyceride.

Introduction To Dietary Fats

Read this for a quick introduction to dietary fats.

Saturated Fats

Are Saturated fats as dangerous as commonly thought? Can they be included comfortably in a diet?

Unsaturated Fats

Are unsaturated fats the guilt free fat? Are they the secret to longevity?

Omega 3’s

Are the fishy fats the savior we have been promised?

Cholesterol

We’ve been told that cholesterol is dangerous and can lead to an early death.  Is that the truth?

Trans Fats and Very Low Fat Diets

Are Trans Fats as dangerous as they are portrayed? Are low fat diets effective?

For any  and all of these it is always important to consider the science and not just the recommendations.  Nutrition is more nuanced than the recommendations make it seem.

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Trans Fats and Low Fat Diets

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Trans Fats are a form of unsaturated fat, but because of their different molecular arrangement they have a very different biological effect.  There is  no evidence of trans fats contributing to positive health and have been linked to several negative health effects.  These effects include diabetes and heart disease, and they can occur with a very small amount of consumption. (Derbyshire)  I personally avoid consuming any trans fats. Continue reading “Trans Fats and Low Fat Diets”