Obesogens in My Daily Bread

I’ve been suspecting for a long time that many chemicals in our life, from those in the  modest tomato to  the pharmaceutical drugs can fatten us or harm us in other ways.

Walking the Calories

It’s Sunday, it’s late morning and it’s raining a lot but my feet are telling me they feel like walking in the nearby beautiful park. Walking in the rain? Why not, I have an umbrella. The fresh hot coffee afterwards makes me already smile. Also, the thought that I’ll burn some of those nasty calories…

My Insolite Breakfast

This month my goal has been to know myself better and I’ve really managed to. You’ll find some of the tests I did to this purpose in my blog article The numbers in My Food.   Time now to start rethinking my meals and the first in line is my breakfast. I don’t know what other…

The Numbers in My Food

I confess, I’m a Math fan. I “crunch” numbers, I’m always in search of models and indicators. I won’t trust any theory until I see some validated data and results. Show me the numbers. But when it comes to the food on my table and its relations to my body, I feel sometimes dizzy. There…

The Jazz in Our Body. White, Brown and Beige Fat.

Fat comes in many different shades, each with unique properties and health implications. Very simply put, visceral white fat stores energy  and  is bad for your health as is involved in insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. It also seems to be quite responsive to exercise, which is good news. Subcutaneous white fat seems to be neutral but…

As Dear … as Salt

A king once asked his daughter how dear he was to her. “As dear, as dear — as salt!” she said. The king thought that this was very little, and he was very unhappy with his child’s answer. Soon thereafter he sponsored a great feast. The daughter saw to it that every dish was brought…

Recognizing Roadblocks in Weight Loss

I’ve just read another batch of good advice for people fighting obesity and, as usual, I’m not quite agreeing with all of  it. Here is some of my “weight” wisdom, based on my own experience. Your experience might be different, who knows?   Control how much you eat, especially when you don’t eat at home…