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How Weight Loss Pills Make You Gain Weight

submitted by: admin on 11/20/2014
Weight loss pills in general don't help you lose much weight over either the short or long term. And they have potential serious and at times even life-threatening side effects. Dr. Len does not recommend any weight loss pills for his patients. It is better to be over weight than take a pill that does very little and can be harmful. The market is flooded...

How Well Do Menu Labels Work?

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  The recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cleared the way for national requirements regarding posting information about calories, fat, and sodium content. A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in July of 2012 that looked at the impact of menu labels in King County, Washington...

Laws to Regulate Trans Fat and Calories in Food

submitted by: admin on 05/21/2019
NY is leading the way in regulating food, especially trans fats and in disclosing calories in food. The real danger in our diet is sugar, and this is discussed with respect to insulin. We need laws to restrict simple sugars.

Menu Choices--I'll Have What He's Having

submitted by: admin on 11/13/2013
A University of Illinois study looked at what people would order when eating together as a group. They found that they tended to order many of the same things. Apparently, people want to "fit in" with the people they eat with. They also noticed that people were happier if they were making similar choices as those sitting around them.  Dr. Len...

Obesity Genes Influence Food Choices

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
An article published in the May of 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people with variation in certain obesity genes tend to eat more meals and snacks, consume more calories, and often choose high fat, sugary foods. It may be possible to minimize this genetic risk by changing one's eating patterns through conscious eating.              

Potatoes Lower Blood Pressure

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
In people who are overweight that have high blood pressure, potatoes lowered their blood pressure about 4% and did not cause weight gain over a 30 day period. It is the condiments that lead to weight gain. Most foods that are unadulterated are healthy for us.      

Weight Loss Diets: Which one is Right for You?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Paying attention to what you eat and how much you exercise are critical factors that have to do with your weight. However, there are many other factors as well. How your body deals with sugar is reviewed.        

When You Eat Affects Your Weight

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  When it comes to weight, when you eat may be as important as what and how much you eat according to an article in the May 2012 issue of Cell Metabolism. When mice on a high fat diet are restricted to consuming their meals (with the same number of calories) over eight hours as opposed to 24 hours, they gain less weight, had less fat in their liver,...


submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that has 2/3 the calories of table sugar. It has value in preventing caries and is common in chewing gum and toothpastes. Its biochemistry and use as a sugar substitute is discussed.