Drop 13 Pounds By Friday?

Science-Based Nutritional Advice

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It’s all dreck. It’s a couple of dopes sitting in an apartment. They’ve just read the latest self-help guru’s book and they are out to make their million, and they believe wholeheartedly that you are as stupid as they are.

Why do these products always have Oriental names? And why do they sell a thirty day supply when you only need three days to drop thirteen pounds? If these are the kinds of questions you ask when thinking about health and nutrition, then you might be looking for something even more elusive: science-based nutritional advice. It’s rarely flashy, makes few promises, won’t sell many books, but it works.

There are several people I follow who practice this kind of weird science. One of my favorites is Dr. David Katz from Yale. He has an impeccable CV but, more than that, works hard to funnel seriously good, science-based, nutritional advice down to users who might not know or care how soluble and insoluble fiber differ.

Another is my favorite for down-to-earth advice: The Nutrition Diva.

Nutritional advice is often contradictory and esoteric. In most cases, this is because the one offering the advice is a salesman. This is the world of superfoods, toxic chemicals, and – good gawd! – grain. Try to ignore this stuff. Like anything having to do with health and our bodies, we need solid science to sort out the truth. These folks here provided this. Their advice is tested and backed by the full complement of research. There is no scaremongering. No foods that are dangerously toxic. No foods that are amazingly nutritious. Just good and livable advice that anyone can use for lifetime improvement of health. Probably not far from what your grandmother told you when she pulled a carrot from her garden.


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3 thoughts on “Drop 13 Pounds By Friday?

  1. I think good nutrition comes down to the basics. Eat real food, mostly plants (as Dr. Pollan would say). I will check out ones you mention. Timely advice. Thanks, Dennis!

    1. Thanks Laurie. Agree with you completely. Unfortunately, good nutrition isn’t nearly as exciting as charcoal milkshakes or dropping 13 pounds by Friday! Hope you have a great holiday season. Any runs planned?

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