Everyone Knows What’s Best for a Fat Person

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By Matt Stone Girl: I need to lose 40 pounds in the next 3 months. Anybody have any ideas? Random Internet Guy: Exercise fasted. You’ll thank me later. I saw a conversation on Facebook recently that went almost exactly like that. At the post office, I overheard a postal worker telling a guy that eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising every day was a surefire ticket to lasting...

Trust Your Body Part II

No negative self-talk
By Lianda Ludwig Once you’ve gotten overweight and are unhappy with your body, things change, not only on the outside but the inside as well. A negative body image, being angry, berating yourself, feeling ashamed and blaming yourself and your body has repercussions. It’s stressful. The way you feel is exhibited by your body. Your posture changes reflecting your lack of self esteem. Your face may...

Does Stress Cause Weight Gain?

Stress Man
By Lianda Ludwig In the news recently Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch told the world that he doesn’t consider overweight women to be “cool enough” for their brand, and doesn’t want them shopping in his stores. Governor Chris Christie took his share of jokes and bashing after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Jokes from talk show hosts emphasized that he couldn’t even control his...

Stress and Metabolism Webinar

Stress and metabolism webinar
By Matt Stone Lianda Ludwig – some of you who participate on the 180D facebook page might recognize her name, has stuck with some of the basic principles of this site for quite a while.  It was tough going at first.  It’s hard to eat enough food to raise your metabolism and function well when it just sits there like a friggin’ rock.  But eventually her metabolism rose, her...

Hot Water vs. Cold Water Thermogenesis

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There is a growing trend in health circles about cold-water thermogenesis.  Cold water thermogenesis, or the idea behind it, is to submerge yourself in very cold water for a prolonged period – let’s say 20-30 minutes.  The objective is to encourage your body to produce more heat in response to this cold stimulation via increased thyroid output.  It’s theorized to be an...
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