Penn Diet Success Inspiration

Penn & TellerPenn (yes of Penn and Teller, the magicians fame) has recent dropped over 100 pounds on a diet of eating healthy.  The whole story was he was feeling terrible and on five medications for high blood pressure.  Doctor made some small remark about loosing 30 pounds would make it much easier to manage and a 100 (or whatever it was) maybe no medications at all.  That inspired him. Continue reading “Penn Diet Success Inspiration”

Heartburn Theory

Dragon HeartburnI have a new theory about heartburn that I want to share. I personally think I am really on to something here and probably need to find a biological scientist or even a doctor who want to collaborate and head up the research on the project. I am basing this hunch of a theory on the fact that for the past three years I have on two occasions greatly reduced my intake of food in an attempt to lose weight (yeah, I know there have been more than those two cases, but those two have been the long sustained ones that really got serious). My conclusion regarding that most horrid condition known as heartburn is that it is the bodies general defense mechanism against overeating.

So yes, I said overeating is the primary cause of that uncomfortable bloated feeling that often leads to gas and certainly gets worse when acid begins leaking out of the stomach into the esophagus. Clearly all of those conditions are general traits generally associated with heartburn but that last one is the case where you just want to hang your head with the overall miserable feeling it causes and certainly the burning and tight feeling though out the center of your chest is where it the condition gets its name from in general.

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Heavy Weight

Heavy Weight Champ Rocky Marciano (1952-1956)I had good intentions back in January about loosing some more weight. Somewhere along the way that kind of got sidetracked and at first I was just mostly maintaining it. Since then however, I have put on several pounds, which is the actual opposite direction I need to be going. So, I am outlining a few things here that I know will help me with the endeavor. Maybe it will help someone else out there as well, but more than anything, it helps me hold myself accountable and hopefully you will help hold me accountable as well.

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Fast Food Diet

I caught a commercial sometime this weekend with Taco Bell lightly pushing the idea of eating light and making it a diet with some selection from their menu. Not only is it something light, like their fresco menu, but specifically they are pushing it as a drive through and diet concept. Apparently, just as Jared has done for Subway in the past, they have some lady who has lost fifty pounds and is the face of the ad-campaign. That being said, I am a bit skeptical of the diet, as I am of several others with the possible exception of Subway. After all, McDonald’s of all places promotes some version of adult happy meals as being light fair and even box it with a pedometer. Some timely ads on their part and some timely advice on my part given the goals some of you have probably set.

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Ice Water

Ice WaterAs I sit here on a cool, almost to the point of cold, Sunday afternoon I am reminded of a recent conversation that I had that may very well prove relevant for today. The recent conversation started with a question from a friend of mine, who is often challenging my mental capabilities and between us there are many theories exchanged though often questions left unresolved. This particular one though has an answer. The question was something to the effect does an ice cold glass of water use more energy from your body that one served at room temperature? Continue reading “Ice Water”