My Big Fat Fabulous Life

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My summer trip ended early, and I had to spend a couple weeks in a hotel room. In hotel rooms I often find myself doing something I rarely do, which is watch television. A LOT of television. Stupid amounts. The kind of TV-watching where you only stand up to dust the potato chip crumbs off of your shirt. I would have bought a bedpan to avoid having to go to the bathroom, but I would have had to...

Metabolic Damage Revisited

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By Scott Abel *Get three of Scott’s books on Amazon for just 99 cents today only HERE The 10-Day Metabolic Slowdown, and the 25-Day Rebound No study of the biology of weight-control and the ‘true’ understanding of metabolism would be complete without revisiting the topic of “metabolic damage” on several fronts. In this post I want to look at a very interesting research study on metabolism...

Caloric Flux

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Yes folks, stupid me completely misrepresented caloric flux in the last post. But, kind and wise gent that he is, Ari emailed me and straightened me out within a few hours of posting it. Instead of posting his response in a comment or changing the article, we figured it made the most sense to post it prominently here for everyone to see. By the way, Ari’s book Forever Fat Loss, one of the...

How to Reduce Bloat Naturally

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By Madelyn Moon, author of The Perfection Myth Abs are where it’s at these days, right? Everywhere you look, left and right, there are headlines for the “Top 10 Flat Tummy Foods” or my personal favorite, the “Never Eat These 5 Foods if You Want Abs” posts. It seems to be a really hot topic as society continues to induce more and more unrealistic pressures on people to lean out. Unfortunately,...

New Study Invalidates the Law of Thermodynamics

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Hey everyone, Rob here. Recently came across an article What If Obesity Is Nobody’s Fault? I thought it was interesting and sent it over to Matt and Ari Whitten to get their take, and it ended up being pretty insightful, and right up the alley of 180D readers. Below is the lightly edited transcript of our exchanges. ROB: Hey Ari, Came across this article- ‘ What If Obesity Is Nobody’s Fault?’...

Good Proteins, Bad Proteins: The Amino Acids in Health and Disease

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Good Proteins, Bad Proteins… 1. Preface: Not All Protein Is Created Equal A few months ago, an interesting Danish study was published, showing that a “high-fat/high-sugar” diet would cause obesity to mice consuming chicken, cod, or crab as their main protein source. However, the group of mice eating scallop protein didn’t develop these problems at all. The researchers...
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