The Best Guide To Losing Weight in 4 Easy Steps I’ve Read

Fat man holding a measurement tape against white background

This article popped up recently in my Facebook feed about how someone lost 80 lbs in the past year:

I’ve spent the past year losing 80 lbs and getting in shape. A lot of people have been asking me how I did it; specifics like what diet I was on, how many times a week I worked out, etc etc. So I thought I’d just answer everyone’s questions by giving you guys step by step instructions on how you can achieve everything I have… IN JUST 4 EASY STEPS!

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How Low Carb Diets Actually Work…

How Low Carb Diets Actually Work

Wanted to share this great flow chart comparing how people think low carb diets work vs how the complexities behind how they actually work.

I first came across on Bill Lagakos’ Twitter.  After some quick searching I found that the original source is actually the Smart Training & Flexible Dieting Facebook Page.… Read More

VSL#3 Probiotic Review


I wrote a little bit about why I incorporated VSL#3 Probiotic into my anti-cholesterol game plan, but I wanted to take the chance here to expand on why I like it so much.

I discovered this probiotic through a paper Gracie Liu Pharm D. shared with me titled, Effect of Probiotic (VSL#3) and Omega-3 on Lipid Profile, Insulin Sensitivity, Inflammatory Markers, and Gut Colonization in Overweight Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial, in which they concluded that supplementation with this specific probiotic lead to a whole host of benefits.… Read More

Dr. Tara Dall – The Lipidologist I Consulted

Tara Dall

Dr. Tara Dall is the lipidologist that I consulted when I concluded that I needed the help of an expert.  I checked with her and she said it was ok for me to share her name and profile with my readers.

If you’re so inclined, you can read through her 13 page Curriculum Vitae here, but rest assured, she’s well trained and extremely knowledgeable and I was extremely happy with the service that I received.

Here are links to the posts documenting my consultation with her:

If you’ve read through any of these prior posts, you can tell that I did quite a bit of research prior to my meeting with her and asked some pretty in depth questions. … Read More

Inflammation, Lipopolysaccharides, and LDL


I’ve been listening to some of Rhonda Patrick Phd’s stuff recently and was intrigued when I heard her explain a potential mechanism for increased LDL on Robb Wolf’s podcast that I hadn’t heard before.

Her explanation went something like this:

Systemic inflammation leads to inflammation in the gut which then causes bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), an endotoxin released by gut bacteria, to leak through the intestinal wall and enter our blood.

Once LPS enters our circulation it binds to LDL particles and prevents them from binding to hepatic LDL receptors.… Read More

Comparing Low Carb vs Ketogenic Diets

Low carb vs ketogenic

I came across this article via Bill Lagakos’ twitter feed titled, “Ketogenic low-carbohydrate diets have no metabolic advantage over nonketogenic low-carbohydrate diets,” published out of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2006.

In this study 20 overweight subjects were randomly placed on ketogenic or non ketogenic low carb diets for 6 weeks and had various biomarkers tested.

The macros of the ketogenic diets consisted of 60% fat, 30% protein, and 5% carbs as percentages of total energy requirement.  They started these guys off eating less than 20 gm carbs per day, something Kiefer would’ve been proud of.… Read More

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