Monthly Archives: July 2017

If you eat sea salt, you may be deficient

I stopped eating iodized salt years ago because I read that sea salt is less processed, has more minerals, people tend to consume less because it’s thicker than regular salt, and I think it tastes better (1). Iodine is added to table salt so most people get plenty of iodine, “a mineral essential for thyroid […]

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How many calories in chicken skin

Whenever I pick up a rotisserie chicken, I remove the skin, even though it’s the tastiest part. The reason why we’re advised to remove the skin is because it’s mostly fat. If you’ve ever wondered how many calories you’re saving from removing the skin from a chicken breast, it’s 50 (1). If you eat four […]

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Don’t sniff your food. It can make you fatter!

I sometimes joke that just being around food makes me gain weight, whether or not I eat it. Surprisingly, there might be some truth to this. Just smelling food can make you fatter. In a study with mice, those that couldn’t smell the fatty food they were eating, didn’t get fatter. Seems crazy that this […]

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Tea can harm your health

I kept getting a cold every few weeks, which is odd because I’m a healthy weight, eat clean, and exercise consistently. My doctor ordered blood work, and the results revealed that my iron levels were low, which surprised me because I eat a good portion of iron-rich proteins in the form of chicken, fish, eggs, […]

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Sweet Sweat Waist Trimmer Review

I’ve seen many women at the gym wearing these waist trainers, and they swear that their tummies are smaller because of it, so I decided to buy it and see if it worked for me. The concept is that when you sweat, it pulls water out of the skin, and removing this water by sweating, […]

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Should I eat a lot more protein to lose body fat?

  The body burns more calories digesting protein than fat or carbs, because it takes more work to break it down, but how much protein a person should eat depends on their activity level, age, and if they have kidney disease. More protein means more calories, and we’ve been told that in order to lose […]

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Make your own slimming tea

Any way to cheat the system to lose weight, and people tend to open up their pocket books, but some of these weight loss teas have dangerous chemicals and can cause diarrhea (gross). Studies have shown that vinegar reduces belly fat, but don’t exceed two tablespoons of vinegar a day, and never drink it straight (it […]

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