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Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving


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Follow Friday: Stop Weight Loss Competitions in the Workplace

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Not long after I started my current job I had a few people ask me to spearhead a “Biggest Loser” program for staff. I declined to do so as I don’t feel that such an approach to weight (and weight loss) is healthy. This article, shared with me by a former co-worker from my days in public health, pretty nicely sums up my thoughts about such workplace competitions. 


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Follow Friday: All of the low-carb diet blogs

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When the news about the new “low-carb diet is the best long-term weight loss diet” came out I fleetingly considered writing about it. In the moment that I took to think about it, pretty much everyone else had covered it. So… Rather than reinvent the wheel. Here are some links to posts that say pretty much everything I would have said (and then some):

James Fell on Six Pack Abs: New Study: What is low carb good for

Karmal Patel on Examine.com: Is low-carb really the best weight loss diet?

Yoni Freedhoff on Weighty Matters: What I actually learned by reading that low-carb is best study

Julia Belluz on Vox: The one thing you need to know about weight loss and diet studies

There’s more, but that’s probably more than enough reading for now. I’m off to The Canteen for a sandwich. See you Monday!