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180 Metabolism Weight Loss Audio Seminar

Howdy eatin’ fools!  I have just released a 6-part, 6-hour weight loss audio seminar to accompany the 180 Degree Metabolism eBook as well as the full, 180 Collection that includes all four 180 eBooks, the back issues of the 180DegreeHealth Report, and now the 180 Metabolism Weight Loss Audio Seminar.The price of the audio seminar as a stand-alone product is...

Befriending Insulin

Make no mistake, there are some insulin haters out there. They have managed to pollute the minds of good folks like you and me into thinking that insulin is like Insulin Bin Laden ? a bad dude with no redeeming qualities. Newcomers to www.180degreehealth.com are often still under the influence of low-carbism. Yeah, I know Taubes had a lot of references. I get it. I read the book multiple times...

The Weird Al Yankovic School of Nutrition (WAYS Nutrition)

Everything I learned about nutrition came from Weird Al Yankovic, Board certified Musicianal Nutritionist. That whole ?independent health and nutrition exploration? thing was really just a cover-up. I’ve never read any of the books I claim to have read. I just listened to every word of every album produced by Weird Al Yankovic, and developed my health and nutrition philosophy from it. I am...

Ending Emotional Eating

First of all, man am I glad to be back home. New York City was awesome this trip, and I’ll be writing about my food adventures there at http://180kitchen.wordpress.com/ very soon. But all in all it felt like a competition to see how much caffeine, alcohol, sugar, nitrates, and vegetable oil I could get into my system. I’m more than ready for a breather from that. I’ve never...

Resetting Your Circadian Clock

Your typical health geek knows very little about Circadian rhythms, but real researchers know that there is a tremendous significance behind our daily biochemical rhythms. For those that don’t know, the circadian rhythms are basically just secretions of various chemicals and enzymes that take place during the 24-hour cycle that are set like a clock. For example, during the evening it is...

Serotonin and the Carbohydrate to Protein Ratio

There is always some war going on against a certain hormone or biochemical. The most common of course is probably cholesterol, which plays many essential roles in the body that you will die without. Another of course is insulin, yet another hormone that low-carb gurus have gone to war against and tried to pin every known disease to. Estrogen also comes to mind, as does cortisol. One concept...

Serotonin September

About a month ago we were having a big nerdfest about the role of dopamine in weight set point and what Seth Roberts calls the ?Flavor-Calorie Theory? of obesity ? or what I have started calling, because my coolness rating is so much higher than Seth’s, PCAT (Pleasure Center Activation Theory). But dopamine is only one of the pleasure neurotransmitters that is involved in the human...

Training Lessons from Scott Abel

For those who don’t know, Scott Abel (http://www.scottabel.com/)?is a physique training legend. More than perhaps any other, Scott has immersed himself into the complex science of physique enhancement, physical conditioning, personal training, and more. And his results are impressive. Even approaching his mid-40’s Scott looks like he could arm-wrestle Arnold during his prime, and he...

Marathon? More like Moron-athon. Smarter Ways to Exercise

In the last post we discussed the ?not so fast? exercise. Not so fast as in endurance exercise and not so fast as in be careful about believing that endurance exercise will enhance metabolism, help you lose weight, improve your health, improve your insulin sensitivity, and so on. For the vast majority of people, it won’t ? particularly if taken to extremes of intensity and duration ? like...

Endurance Exercise and Metabolism

? After a grueling 2-mile ride on my girlfriend’s?cruiser bike (?Mojito?) while talking on a cell phone ? and carrying a large load (1 book) in the basket on my way to the post office, I figured now was a perfectly good time to lay out some definitive 180 thoughts on the topic of exercise. On many other occassions I have talked about triglycerides. Yes, the blood level can be revealing,...

Lower Triglycerides

Here are a couple of fresh new videos about Triglycerides – little fat molecules that hang out in our blood, tissues, and liver. The first is an ode to what you can do to lower your triglyceride levels if that is an issue, and what metabolic effects can be expected if you do?(reduced leptin and insulin resistance and a corresponding decrease in the appetite to metabolism ratio, increased...

Carbohydrate Propaganda

Still busy working on a side?project, but didn’t want anyone to miss out on some more quality carbohydrate propaganda. First up is Scott Abel, totally abusing?his power as the world’s most successful fitness trainer in marketing some bogus supplement. He?claims this supplement boosts leptin, strengthens your immune system, keeps sex hormones at peak function for muscle building,...

Clarence Bass

In an ongoing conversation about what the best of the fitness and physique industry has to offer someone trying to lose body fat without sacrificing metabolic health, room needs to be made for Clarence Bass. Bass is a famous ripped old dude, known for his multiple Over-40 Mr. America titles and maintenance of a very impressive physique all the way into his 70’s as shown in the photo (age...

Resistant Starch

By Matt Stone Not trying to promote resistant starch as the next Acai berry or something like that, but the studies done on resistant starch show that, like fiber – and perhaps to an ever greater degree, resistant starch is something that sets refined carbohydrates apart from unrefined carbohydrates – and that sets starch apart from sugar, particularly refined sugar. For losing...

Dopamine and Weight Loss

In the book 180 Degree Metabolism: The Smart Strategy for Fat Loss, I mentioned how the primary driver of leptin resistance and/or excess fat gain in general without the corresponding decrease in hunger and increase in metabolism is unknown. With some All-American speculation, I came up with what I believed to be the 5 most common causes of excess fat accumulation. Dieting, stress, inflammation,...

RRARF Addendum

As many of you know, over the last couple of months we’ve been exploring a diet that displaces more fat with starch as opposed to eating more or less equal amounts of the two. When it comes to lowering cortisol, improving leptin sensitivity, improving insulin sensitivity, impoving body composition, raising metaoblism, and keeping fat gain minimal while eating to appetite or slightly beyond...

Rice vs. Potatoes (RVP)

It is time for an official squaring off between two of the world’s most popular starches. But before we go any further, I give full credit for this post to two tater lovers out there. The first is Kasper, who snapped this photo at home just last night. We could officially call this the 180 Tatey, the mascot of’the?incurable starch fiend. But the real meat to go with that tater comes...

180 Kitchen 2nd Edition

Okay, I’ve slacked a little bit, relatively speaking, but the updated version of 180 Kitchen:?180 Tips, Recipes, and More is complete. Nearly half a year has passed while I have been left mortified at some of the low-carb one-liners lingering in 180 Kitchen. Well, no more “golfball-sized” portions of starch, dumb recipes for things like a “cream shake” to drink with...

The Flavor-Calorie Theory

In March I did a quick video introducing Seth Roberts, a Berkeley psychologist, and his interesting theory known as the flavor-calorie association theory of body weight set point regulation. I also mentioned Roberts’s pioneering work in 180 Degree Metabolism ? in the lengthy discussion about the going theories on what causes leptin resistance and a rise in set point. I am still incredibly...

180 on Underground Wellness

Hola amigos!  Tonight I will appearing on Underground Wellness on Blogtalk radio.  This is quite the happenin’ show, with a large audience who the host, Sean Croxton takes callers from n’ everything.  The show goes from 5pm Pacific time to roughly 6:30.  It sounds like we’ll probably cover some of the central 180 topics and have a fun...