by Jess Lyman (pictured above)
As we sit on our veranda less than 25 feet from the Caribbean Sea, the constant calming sound of the sea as background music to our ears, we remember when we were no different from average baby boomers; content to stay home, cook great meals, visit with family and friends, and spend our requisite lounging time in front of the TV. Read more
New non-profit animated educational video! 10 Tips to Live Better Through Simple Proven Science – Slim Is Simple .ORG
Sharing very much appreciated. Together we can make “healthy” healthy again!
by Adam Kosloff
Why do we get fat? What can we do to lose unwanted fat? Read more
Very excited to share a quick new animated trailer to help people get introduced to SSoS and get eating and exercising smarter, for free! Any help spreading the simple science is always appreciated :)
“Moderate replacement of dietary carbohydrate with low-fat, high-protein foods in a diet containing a conventional level of fat significantly improved… cardiovascular risk profiles in healthy…subjects.”– B.M. Wolfe, University of Western Ontario
By Shane Graham
My journey has started pretty much like everyone else. I have been through the Weight Watchers and tried exercising but could not lose but maybe 10-25 pounds. So it lasted maybe a month or two then went back the way I normally would eat. Last year I told myself that I was going to finally to do it. I started eating better, cut down eating cheese burgers, french fries, and drinking pop. Notice that I said cut down, I was still eating them from time to time but also started eating alot more grilled chicken wraps along with some salads. Then I started exercising and was up to jogging 2 miles every other day and lifting dumbbells on the other days. I was in the belief of the calories in calories out. I lost probably a total of 25 pounds and then plateaued out. Read more
“Simply lowering the percentage of energy from total fat in the diet is unlikely to…reduce coronary heart disease incidence.” – F.B. Hu, Harvard University
Overcoming the fear of fat is critical to eating a natural, balanced ratio of nutrients. We should never again skip SANE sirloin steak and non-starchy vegetables in favor of inSANE whole wheat spaghetti with whole wheat garlic bread. Fat is delicious, Satisfying, unAggressive, and almost impossible to overeat unless combined with starch or sweeteners. That is why most people end up losing weight on low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets like Atkins. Basically, any diet discouraging fat encourages weight gain. Read more
The alarm clock rings. It’s pitch black outside. It’s so cold out there; so warm under the covers. You roll over and hit the “snooze” button. After the third “snooze” you reluctantly slip out of bed and into the shower, get dressed, eat a quick breakfast and rush out the door for work, driving in the dark. As midmorning rolls around, you can think of nothing but that gooey apple fritter you saw at the coffee stand in the lobby. Noon brings a trip across the street for lunch. Oooh…they have big soft hot pretzels and cream of tomato soup…you resist that, but decide on the whole grain grilled cheese sandwich. So warm and soft and delicious. By 2PM your eyes are droopy and you can barely concentrate on your work. A co-worker tells you he’s getting a Cinnamon Dolce Crème Frappuccino from downstairs and asks if you want one. That sounds like the only way you’re going to get through this day. Finally work is over, you drive home in the dark, and eschew your regular workout…you’re just too tired. Your planned dinner of steamed veggies and that salmon fillet in the freezer doesn’t seem very appetizing, so you order in a pizza, watch a little TV, and turn in early. Read more
Chatting about the source of and solution to the confusing and conflicting messages around health and fitness.