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My Scale of Woe: Adventures in Weight Loss

November 22, 2006

Tweet The Scale Is Not My Friend I got a surprise when I stepped on and found I’d gained over five pounds. In one week! Now how does that happen? I don’t know all the answers but I do know I haven’t done anything unusual so there’s no logical reason. Because of that I’m not […]

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Chocolate Tasting Party

March 3, 2006

Tweet The Well Duh! Report Just about everything I read in research journals and in the news makes me say, my “Well, duh!” Henceforth I’ll be providing my “Well Duh! Report.” To think of the millions of dollars wasted on researchers going back and forth with these gems: 1. Dark chocolate is good for you. […]

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Worst Ripoff Weight Loss Pill: Leptoprin

January 4, 2006

Tweet I just saw a commercial for Leptoprin, which is the most brazenly ridiculous example of rip-off marketing. We have laws about false product claims, but they do no good because companies can advertise products, lie about their results (claiming they have clinical proof when they do not, etc.) and blatently lie about their product. […]

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Overweight Obesity Researcher Develops Northwoods Diet

December 11, 2004

Tweet Allen Levine, director of the Minnesota Obesity Center and head of the University of Minnesota’s Department of Food Science and Nutrition thinks people need to police themselves because, “You can’t have sex at your desk and you can’t drink booze at your desk and you can’t inject drugs at your desk, but you can […]

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Obesity Deaths over Quarter Million Way Too Many

November 23, 2004

Tweet Health officials announced Tuesday that the CDC’s report, released in 2000, indicating 400,000 deaths a year were attributed to obesity was flawed and that the actual number was likely 80,000 less. People, that is still a third of a million deaths a year! It’s not okay. Obesity and smoking are vying for top honors […]

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Must Have Chocolate Diet

September 30, 2004

Tweet The Chocolizer! Here’s some more marketing genius, The “Chocolizer.” Get this, they claim “each capsule provides the equivalent satisfaction of two large chocolate bars or three cups of chocolate milk.” Oh, really? That’s swell, but how’s that supposed to help when most people don’t recognize whether they are satisfied and instead eat until they […]

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EFT on Reluctance to Quit Smoking, Weight Loss

July 21, 2004

Tweet This was a reply I made in a Yahoo Group forum, and I thought it appropriate for today’s Daily Bite. The poster was specifically asking about her reluctance to use EFT on her smoking because she really wasn’t’ ready to quit: It makes perfectly good sense that you wouldn’t want to give up something […]

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American Diet: Too Much or Not Enough Protein

July 19, 2004

Tweet What’s Better for Weight Loss: High Protein or Low Fat? A July 15, 2004 Yahoo News Headline shouts, “American Diet Too Heavy in Meat, Study Finds,” and goes on to state that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society and many other groups routinely advise Americans to eat […]

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Is it Olean® or Oh, Yuck?

July 7, 2004

Tweet In mid-2003 the FDA released its requirement for a warning label on products containing the fake fat Olean due to the relentless efforts of P&G Proctor & Gamble who own and market Olean formerly known as Olestra. It’s not easy selling a product that states, “This Product Contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping […]

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World’s Dumbest Diet Device

May 18, 2004

Tweet Goofy Weight Loss Gadgets Have you ever thought of going to your dentist for diet advice? Now you can. Dentist are lining up to get in on the current wave of products suited to help people lose weight, and what better answer than the DDS System by Scientific Intake. First, it’s not clear what […]

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