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    Trend: Emaciated Mannequins! Why?

      Yesterday I blogged about extreme menu items and diets and now another extreme trend has caught my attention: emaciated mannequins with bony spines and ribs showing. Check out the photos in these links:   Link 1   Link 2   I'm not shocked to see this, but it makes me really, really sad. While I don't believe it's possible to look at someone…

  2. Ask the Diet Doctor: Is the DNA Diet Bogus?

    Diet Tips Michael Roussell, Ph.D. Alt Text dna Title Text Ask the Diet Doctor: Is the DNA Diet Bogus? Q: Is DNA testing to find the “perfect” diet for me worth the money? A: Not at this time. DNA testing is fascinating, but we are really not to the point where you will get enough information to create the “perfect” diet for you based off your…

  3. Ask the Diet Doctor: Does the Food Combining Diet Work?

    Diet Tips Michael A Roussell, Ph.D. Alt Text food combining diet Title Text Ask the Diet Doctor: Does the food combining diet work? Q: I keep hearing about the “food combining diet.” Is it true that eating foods in certain orders or groups helps them be better digested? Will this also help with weight loss at all? A: The idea behind food…

  4. Ask the Diet Doctor: Should I Add More Fermented Foods to My Diet?

    Diet Tips Michael Roussell, Ph.D. Alt Text Korean kimchi dish Title Text Judy Joo's Kimchi Recipe Q: I keep hearing about fermented foods. Are they really that beneficial or is all the news hype? A: Fermentation is the process by which yeast or bacteria convert sugar to alcohol, and it occurs when bread leavens or beer and wine are made. While…

  5. Ask the Diet Doctor: The Real Deal on Detox and Cleanse Diets

    Weight-Loss Strategies Mike Roussell, PhD Alt Text Title Text Ask the Diet Doctor: The Real Deal on Detox and Cleanse Diets Q: "What's the real deal with detox and cleanse diets—good or bad?” —Toxic in Tennessee A: Detox and cleanse diets are bad for a number of reasons: They waste your time and, depending on the duration and the level of…

  6. Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Diet or Exercise Best for Losing Belly Fat?

    Weight-Loss Strategies Mike Roussell, PhD Alt Text Title Text Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Diet or Exercise Best for Losing Belly Fat? Q: What's the best way to lose belly fat: diet or exercise? A: You really need both, and here's why: Losing fat (all kinds of fat, not just the belly fat that covers your lower abs) requires an energy deficit. At the…

  7. Ask the Diet Doctor: Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

    Food for Weight Loss Mike Roussell, PhD Alt Text Title Text Are You Addicted to Diet Soda? Q: I'm a Diet Coke junkie. Despite having 0 calories, could this habit be sabotaging my weight-loss efforts? A: In a word: no. While drinking diet soda every day isn't exactly good for your health, the chances of it sabotaging your weight-loss efforts are…

  8. Ask the Diet Doctor: Elimination Diets

    Diet Tips Michael Roussell, Ph.D. Q: I wanted to go on an elimination diet, as I’ve heard that it may be able to help me with skin problems that I’ve had most of my life. Is this a good idea? Are there any other benefits to elimination diets other than clearing up skin issues? A: Yes, it is a great idea. Elimination diets are the simplest and…

  9. Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Fruit Really a "Free" Diet Food?

    Food for Weight Loss Mike Roussell, PhD Alt Text mixed berries Title Text Ask the Diet Doctor: Is Fruit Really a "Free" Diet Food? Q: Can I really eat as much fresh fruit as I want and still lose weight? A: Unfortunately, no. Fresh fruit is a healthy choice and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants; however fruit still contains calories and…

  10. Ask the Diet Doctor: What's the One Diet Change that Will Change Your Life the Most?

    Diet Tips Mike Roussell, PhD Alt Text Title Text Ask the Diet Doctor: What's the One Diet Change that Will Change Your Life the Most? Q: If I only want to change one thing about my diet to improve my health as a woman, what should it be? A: If you want to make the biggest impact on your health as a woman, you first need to know the biggest…

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