Each year losing weight or getting fit creeps into the top ten list of New Year’s resolutions and each year we get fatter as a nation and a world. Even though we spent more than $46 billion in 2009 on diet and exercise, it seems we aren’t making progress; let’s face it we EXCEL at fat. Read Full Article →
It was interesting to watch the reports Tuesday evening on ABC World News and Nightline. I know that sensation sells and people just can’t help the low hanging fruit of crazy cold. The truth is, I was rarely “cold” when losing weight, because I adapted to cooler temperatures, not cold. I wrote about Wim Hof in a previous Read Full Article →
So what’s all the hype with The 4-Hour Body about? I think this book has the chance to revolutionize the way we look at diet and fitness; in short it’s taking the control away from the $46 billion diet and fitness industry and putting it back in your hands.
Simple: self-experimentation and information. In 2009, I attended TEDMED Read Full Article →
“Normal people do not have this [boost in metabolism], because they are simply not trained. Shivering is a pathetic response.”
Now that is an interesting response to a question about being packed in ice for an hour and forty-five minutes. When I first started to study the human thermoregulatory system, I found many links on the internet to the “Iceman. Read Full Article →
I don’t know how I woke up one day and had swelled from 170 lbs to 230 lbs. I might have actually weighed more at my top, but I stopped keeping track of it and I rarely wanted to measure anything. As a scientist, that tells you a lot about the denial I lived in for years. It wasn’t as if I had completely ignored the weight either. I had been on MANY diets over the previous 20 years. Pritikin, Graprfuit, The Zone, Sugar Busters, South Beach, Body for Life, Hilton Head, Atkins…they all worked so long as I stuck to the plan. Read Full Article →
WIRED March 2013
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