low carb diet

Zero Carb Ice Cream

Is there such a thing? According to the Leader of the zero carb forum, ZIOH, there is. While this board has been very strict in their food allowances, the rules change once again when the Leader decides that he wants ice cream. This is the same Leader that unregistered a member when she posted about […]


Chocolate as a Health Food

No, it’s not a joke. Newspapers (like Businessweek) ┬áhave articles today where they refer to a review of existing research that suggests that chocolate may lower your risk of stroke. Of the three studies reviewed, one found no significant association between chocolate consumption and risk of stroke. But another found that the stroke rate was […]


The 6 Week Cure

I pre-ordered the new Protein Power book, The 6 Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle. Now, I didn’t have much use for a 6 week cure myself as I have been successful in keeping my middle relatively slim. However, I was interested to see what they had to say about the cause of it. I […]


Healthy Diet

What is a healthy diet? The answer will vary depending on who you ask. Everything from the food pyramid with a “balanced” diet from all food groups, to the calorie counting Weight Watchers to the carb limited Low Carb diet. All of these groups have their own definition of what “healthy” is. I think it’s […]


Zero Carb Diet

The latest diet rage seems to be the Zero Carb Diet. The rules are: Eat only from the animal world (eggs, fish, red meat and fowl and some dairy are all animal sourced foods, i.e.: meat). Eat nothing from the vegetable world whatsoever. (Very small amounts of flavorings such as garlic/chillies/spices/herbs which may be added, […]


HCG Diet

HCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. Research suggests a small, daily hcg injection (approx. 125 IU to 200 IU) results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a VLCD (very low calorie diet) of […]


Tipping the Scales to Health

TIPPING THE SCALES TO HEALTH is now open! The online world has a wonderful new resource for desperate dieters and anybody else who is determined to make health a priority in 2009. Join old friends and new as we kick the New Year off with a renewed dedication to health and weight loss!


Low-carb diets can affect dieters’ cognition skills

Tufts study compared women’s cognition on low-carb and reduced-calorie diets MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. — A new study from the psychology department at Tufts University shows that when dieters eliminate carbohydrates from their meals, they performed more poorly on memory-based tasks than when they reduce calories, but maintain carbohydrates. When carbohydrates were reintroduced, cognition skills returned to […]


Kimkins Survivors

Do you know of any other diet that has a blog dedicated to “survivors” of the diet? I don’t. I have never heard of any “survivors” of Weight Watchers, Atkins, or any other diet. Sure, there are many that fail on the diet and regain any weight lost, but rarely do you hear of any […]


Exercise or Diet?

Kimmer, the creator of the starvation diet Kimkins, insists that exercise is not helpful for weight loss. “No Exercise” seems to be a good selling point, or at least she thinks so. It is boldly stated in all the newsletters she sends out and frequently repeated on her blog. That Kimmer so strongly opposes exercise […]