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Diets are Like New Girlfriends

1)???? At first you can’t sleep at all 2)????? You announce it to everyone on Facebook 3)????? You are 100% convinced you’ve found something that you can do for the rest of your life 4)????? You go on and on talking to your friends about it until they are sure you have gone crazy 5)????? You bring it home for the Holidays and make your family feel uncomfortable 6)????? You stop going...

The Calorie Myth Part 4 ? Stool Volume

One other exception to the idea that calories in/calories out is just some unchanging closed system is the very simple but highly substantial changes that occur in stool volume depending on your metabolic rate. We’ve talked about how the type of food you eat determines how many calories your digestive system can absorb, but your digestive system can also increase calorie absorption or...

2011 Reading List

Wow, that time is upon us. The infamous time of year when I post the titles of all the books I read over the past year. Last year I hyped up’this list to be legendary. But I didn’t come close to reading all the titles I wanted to read, much less get to many of the great books that many of you 180 faithful suggested I stick my nose in. I was tearing up the books through about March....

The Calorie Myth Part 3 – The Basics

I didn’t have time to write a full-on post today, but wanted to keep our Calorie Myth series going. Here is a video on some of the basics of the simplistic “eat less/exercise more” approach to weight loss – and why this approach is an ineffective long-term strategy with negative physical and psychological side effects…  

The Calorie Myth Part 2 ? Digestibility

Continuing our conversation from the LAST POST, I want to continue to highlight the fact that whole food diets, raw diets, high-protein diets, and other coarse ?health food? diets may not have some mystical slimming property, but may be reliant on inadvertent calorie restriction. Now if you have followed my work for a long time, you know that I don’t have an outright problem with...

The Calorie Myth Part I – Raw Food Weight Loss

?When Atwater burned foods in a bomb calorimeter? he assumed that humans could use all the energy present in a food and digested in the body. If foods burns in the bomb calorimeter, Atwater seemed to conclude, it produces the same amount of energy value in our bodies. But the human body is not a bomb calorimeter. We do not ignite food inside our bodies. We digest it, and we use calories to pay...

Raising Metabolism Naturally

Hey buckaroos – Just wanted to let you guys know that I did a guest post on raising body temperture as a tool to increase the chances of getting pregnant. Nothing terribly new, but it is short and concise and has stimulated some decent conversation in the comments over at Naturally Knocked Up… http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/raise-basal-body-temperature...

Increased Alcohol Sensitivity

I don’t think I’m allowed to post comments on Mark Sisson’s site. I was banned a couple years ago. But I was checking out his most recent post and tried to post this comment on the topic of increased sensitivity to alcohol and caffeine on a low-carb Paleo diet, which I don’t think showed up. My response was… “Alcohol and caffeine cause sugar levels to crash on...

Epic Lunches

I’ll be the first to admit ? I’m enjoying Chief-style eating. By Chief, I of course am referring to sporadic 180 commenter Chief ? the One and Only. Chief has advocated since his first appearance here that one feast per day is all a person really needs, and that this practice is congruent with many traditional cultures (not that I really care about traditional cultures’ eating...

MAXercise

In the newest 180 book, Diet Recovery?(which you can now order a printed copy of until I run out of them – click HERE for more information), I coin the cheesy name “MAXercise” to describe the basic concept (with a few tweaks)?of what Phil Campbell, founder of the Peak 8 or “Sprint 8″ exercise system, discusses in the following interview with Joey?”Mad...

Should You Ice an Injury?

I was feeling like a wuss after Martin Berkhan emasculated all the peoples of the earth that don’t do deadlifts for fear of back injury. So I went to the gym, did some deadlifts, and swiftly injured my back ? reminder #1,248 that the world’s greatest expert on Matt’s health is Matt. I tweaked it, ironically, by changing my form a little after noticing in the mirror that I was...

Food Rewards and Punishments

Don’t be turned off or bored by this title. This is a monster of a topic that scratches the surface of’some ideas so powerful and pervasive that if you were to follow the rabbit hole to’their origin, you would be presented with a completely different template for life, love, self-esteem, parenting, business, and human interaction ? not just a mended relationship with the things...

Restrained Eating and Obesity

In the book Intuitive Eating by?Eveyln Tribole and Elyse Resch, a classic study on dieting psychology was highlighted (and reminded me of Napolean in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure). In real life, I’ve been talking about this study a lot lately, because it is’such an interesting example. Here is the section in the book?discussing the?appetite dysregulation caused by...

Cold Hands and Feet

Me:? It’s a W, for Weston Debbie:? You mean like the Westin hotel? ?(we were staying at the Sheraton by the way) Me and Masterjohn:? No (conveyed loudly, with large inflection in our voices, and in creative language) I just finished up with the 2011 Wise Traditions Conference, the annual conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation. I finally did my talk yesterday in the biggest ballroom,...

Polyuria, Nocturia, Bedwetting, Frequent Urination

Poly means many. Uria means pee-pee. Noct means?night.I think you get what we’re talking about here. Ever since I started studying urine a few months ago, and have now?examined several hundred people’s urine, some ?clear? patterns have emerged. When metabolism starts to buckle, especially in the throes of an eating disorder or extremely restricted diet of some kind, ‘sugars,?...

Strength Does Not Equal Size

Hey ladies and gentle men! Welcome to the new 180DegreeHealth! My brain is about to explode if I don’t get my thoughts out immediately! It’s been 11 long days since I’ve done a blog post!Gasp!I’m having withdrawals! What I love about blogging, and the all-encompassing nature of my work in general, is that I always feel that I have the liberty to write about whatever is on...

Context

Well boys and girls, this will be my final blog post. I drank the RBTI Kool-Aid and it tasted good. And now, well, there’s not much left to write about. It’s all ?in the numbers? you see. Okay okay, you’re not buying that for a second. You know me well. I have a severe writing problem, and there is no known cure. Even RBTI was unable to cure me of my condition. In fact it could...

Wise Traditions Conference

Hey buckaroos. Just a reminder that I will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s Wise Traditions Conference – the annual conference of the Weston A. Price Foundation. I have been asked to speak about metabolism, and I will also have a booth set up where you can do everything from quiz me on 80’s movie lines (last night I was told to “watch out for potholes”...

RBTI Intro Package

It’s here and it’s queer! Get used to it!I finally released the RBTI Intro Package this morning. I did the best job I could do of thoroughly covering the basics of the program that Challen Waychoff, N.D., uses to help his clients get some pretty remarkable results. The package includes the eBook – Introduction to RBTI, as well as the 180DegreeHealth RBTI Cookbook. In addition...