If you Google “BMI is racist”, there’s no shortage of articles that pop up supporting this silly idea. Yes, it’s silly and I will elaborate on that… Obesity has increased markedly over the recent years in Westernized civilizations. This isn’t good… Four out of every ten Americans are now classified as obese and it’s showing in health outcomes. There are causal links between increases in body fat and comorbidities. This isn’t really debatable whatever the HAES movement likes t
There’s been a Cosmo magazine cover circulating lately that shows morbidly obese women with the words “this is healthy”. They started putting obese women on their covers about 2 years ago with Tess Holiday, but this time they outright said it was healthy. We want to explain why this health-at-every-size (HAES) movement isn’t good, but first let’s mention what they do right. They advocate for not shaming yourself or others based on your body size or weight. That’s great. You a
What if we told you that you could reverse type 2 diabetes? You’d call BS, right? Well you would be wrong! You can absolutely reverse type 2 diabetes under the right circumstances. All it requires is fat loss. The fundamental cause of type 2 diabetes has been described as the Twin Cycle Hypothesis, with the two cycles involving the liver and the pancreas. When you exceed your personal fat threshold, you begin to store fat in skeletal muscle, the liver, and the pancreas, causi
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡?
Do you start to act like them? Do you speak in similar ways? 𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘐 𝘥𝘰…
Humans are social creatures, 𝘴𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘮𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘯. We also have that lovely innate tribalism that directs more of our behaviors than we like to a
No, your metabolism isn’t 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯, you aren’t a 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘬𝘦, you’re simply human. People are notoriously incorrect at estimating how much they are eating. One seminal study on this topic found that obese adults who claimed to be eating less than 1200 Calories per day and not be losing weight were underreporting by nearly 50%! Other studies have found that normal weight people, athletes included, underestimate by an average of 10–20%. This