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Weight Loss

The following articles discuss various aspects of weight loss and fat burning strategies.

Can’t stay motivated? It might be your metabolism

If you find yourself fighting food cravings too many times a day to resist, if you’ve taken “just a piece” more often than you care to admit, you should know that your issue is no character flaw. In my experience,…

Food Rules: A Doctor’s Guide to Healthy Eating

In this book, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Deep Nutrition

In this book, Dr. Cate shows how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children.

Dr. Cate Shanahan’s book: The FatBurn Fix

It’s not you that wants to overeat. It’s not you that doesn’t have the energy to exercise. It’s your metabolism. If you’ve gained and been unable to lose or lost and regained, it’s not lack of willpower. It’s lack of FATBURN.

Migraine Headache Diet Treatments that Work: Cut Your PUFA Consumption

Today’s post will review two very interesting articles using very different sounding but actually similar strategies to improve migraine pain, low-fat vegan, versus targeted omega-3/omega-6 rebalancing

Overeating is Bad for Mitochondria: Calories Count, PUFA Calories Count More

We often overlook the fact that simply overeating puts a stress on the system (and PUFA-rich seed oils are the worst). I think we should include a fourth macronutrient: time between meals. The longer you can go without a meal or a snack or a beverage other than water, the healthier your mitochondria will be.

Vegetable Oil and Sugar Block Fat Burn and Mitochondrial Function

In 2017, mainstream medicine has taken giant step towards science backed advice. Meanwhile, sports nutrition still espouses that sugar is the best fuel for athletes, that low carb diets deplete glycogen stores, and that polyunsaturated fats are the healthy kind of fat.

Study Shows 100% Pre-Diabetes Remission With High Protein Diet

The first ever diet trial to 100% resolution of pre-diabetes with diet is neither low fat nor low carb. It’s high protein.

Fat Adapted Athletes Perform Better (video interview)

In this interview, we discuss the science behind real food-based, low-carb diets and sports performance. Additionally, we discuss the Four Pillars (common findings) of all healthy human diets

Study: PUFA-Rich Soy Oil Promotes Obesity and Liver Damage

American’s are now consuming 1000x more soy oil than we did 100 years ago. Soy oil promotes oxidative stress, which makes it more fattening than it’s caloric content would suggest.

How Many Calories does Real Mayo Have?

Primal Blueprint recently started selling mayonnaise! So I’ve been eating a lot of mayo. And it dawned on me that my heaping teaspoons might be much bigger than the serving size that says 100 calories on the label. So I did a quick experiment to learn how many calories of mayo it takes to make canned tuna yummy.

The Flat Belly Code: Ideal Body Proportions Impact Health

If you’re not happy with your waistline, it’s not necessarily because you need to do more sit-ups. It’s not necessarily that you tend to put on weight around your middle. A sexy belly begins with a sexy ribcage.

Five Reasons a Low-PUFA, Healthy Fat Diet is GOOD for You

It seems counterintuitive that we need to eat (natural) fats to burn fat, but we do. You are what you eat, but that’s not the whole story! Many people on a low-fat diet lose their ability to burn fat, though they can still store it very effectively.

For Fast, Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss, Avoid Empty Calories

The best way to lose weight is to avoid empty calories. But even nutrient-dense foods can, for some people, be converted to body fat. Dr Cate shares solutions.

Real Food Summit Controversies and Don’t-Miss Q&A

If you’re listening to Sean’s summit and are full of new questions, don’t miss your chance to quiz DrCate about anything real-food related, live on Sean’ s show Friday the 13th at 12 noon Pacific time. (Since it’s not safe to travel anyway, stay home and call in).

Canola Oil: The blob that ate butter, olive oil, coconut oil and peanut oil threatens American cuisine

Canola oil can constitute up to 1/3 of the calories in even a high-end restaurant meal, making your $50 plate a health hazard. Luke and I are on a campaign to get this trans-fat containing “neutral” oil out of restaurants. Take back the tables! Wouldn’t you love it if there were restaurants where people who care about their health could dine with confidence?

Going Low-Carb too Fast May Trigger Thyroid Troubles and Hormone Imbalance

Some folks who’ve taken the Primal leap—particularly those who were previously on a high-carb diet—have been faced with unexpected side effects waving them back to the world of bread, sugary fruits and sweet potato casserole. Dr Cate discusses newly discovered thyronamine compounds that trigger a hibernation sydrome.

How Your Diet Affects Hormones

The epidemic of obesity is also an epidemic of hormone malfunction, including thyroid, testosterone, estrogen, growth hormone, cortisol, and more.
If you eat a Standard American Diet, not only are your fat-burn enzymes likely to be totally blocked, your hormonal systems fail to communicate properly and the effect is like a kind of accellerated aging.

Your 2012 Weight-Loss Resolution: Become a Better Fat Burner

If you are like most Americans, you’ve made plenty of weight loss resolutions over the years and failed to follow through. It’s probably not that you lack willpower; it’s that you never trained your body to burn fat.

What is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet, also known as the Primal diet or the Ancestral diet, is a low-carb, high-protein diet that’s helping people all over the modernized world rid themselves of excess pounds and prescription medications. If you don’t have friends or relatives following a Paleo diet now, chances are you will very soon.

Can Coconut Oil Help With Weight Loss (Part 2)

My latest post on coconut oil can help you determine if you should add coconut to you diet for weight loss, thyroid health, or other metabolism-optimizing purposes.

When Martians Attack Carbo-loading Could Spell Your Doom!

Whether you are a fitness guru, athlete, or recovering couch potato, a ketogenic diet can help you push your body farther and faster.

Anthony Bourdain Calls Fellow Celeb Chef “Dangerous”

In his interview with TV Guide, Bourdain said, “the worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen. She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she’s proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you.”

As expected, most of the media response has focused on Paula Deen’s love of butter (as well as sugar and deep-fried foods). But they’re missing Bourdain’s larger point.

How Much Carbohydrate Do You Need to Eat Per Day?

We’ve all grown up equating sugar to energy, but new research suggests our bodies are engineered to run on fat…

Can Coconut Oil Help With Weight Loss?

Coconut oil provides lauric acid, which just may be the key that unblocks certain metabolic pathways often blocked by trans fat or excessive carb consumption

How to Lose Omental Fat – Burning Off Belly Flab, PERMANENTLY

Learn how bad fats promote the buildup of stubborn fat around your intestines, and what you need to do, diet-wise, to start clearing it out.

Weight Loss Basics

Healthy lasting weight loss depends on cutting carbs, switching out good fats for bad, and adding back missing elements. These ten steps provide a framework for you to adapt almost any other diet you already enjoy, from Paleo to Primal to Atkins to Vegetarian.

In Spite of Constant Nagging, American’s Don’t Eat Greens

Little wonder people eat fewer veggies than starches and sweets. Even though we all know they’re great for us, they’re more expensive and making them taste their best requires time and the use of natural fats, which we keep hearing over and over are bad for us.

Lose Belly Flab in Three Weeks!! (It can be done, and here’s why you should)

Big bellies bulge when a person’s diet is particularly bad. Belly flab is an important external sign of metabolic inflammation. According to new research, even thin people with a little bit of belly flab are looking at problems down the…

Who Should Get Vitamin D Testing?

We all know our skin makes vitamin D during sun exposure, so you’d think that most of us here in Hawaii would have plenty of vitamin D, right? Wrong. A study done on prototypical surfer-dudes in Honolulu, titled: Low Vitamin…

Recommended Vitamin D Intake Overdue for an Increase

“Vitamin D’s star is on the rise and researchers say it’s about time.” –AMA News, April 27, 2009 The government’s recommended intake (RDA) for D may underestimate the true amount we need by a factor of ten, according to Michael…

Beyond Calories – How Food Affects Your Body

If you read Good Calories, Bad Calories, you know carb make you gain weight beyond the calories. Learn about another food with the same effect.

Meat: Is it really bad for your health?

Which is better for you, beef or chicken?
The answer depends on what the animals eat and how healthy they are

The Best Steak In Hawaii (is a weight loss aid)

Buying (and marinating) dry aged steak is the ultimate secret weapon to creating unforgettable steak dinners!

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