Entries by Keith-Thomas Ayoob

AND THE AWARD FOR WORST DIET GOES TO….

My last post was on the three best diets, according to US News. Now for the three worst: • Keto Diet • Dukan Diet • Whole30 Diet Keto has a certain “ick” factor here. You’re sent into ketosis – where the body burns fat for calories instead of the preferred glucose. You burn fat because […]

BEST DIETS: THESE 2 TIED FOR GOLD

It’s January, and that means US News has issued its “Best Diets” rankings. Out of the 40 diets ranked, both the DASH diet and the Mediterranean Diet tied for first place – again. Why? They have the most research behind them and they’re both great for your health. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop […]

JANUARY 1 IS FOR EVOLUTIONS, NOT RESOLUTIONS!

New Year’s resolutions are well-intended, but most resolutions fade away after a few weeks. Every year, our number one resolution is always to lose weight, and it’s probably why gyms can offer such great deals in January, knowing that most people will never use the full membership.   Stop “resolving” and start “evolving”. Resolution implies […]

EGGNOG ON! 10 WAYS YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THE YEAR’S HIGH-CAL DRINK

I have loved eggnog since childhood. If it were available, and I’d been allowed, I’d have drunk it all year long. To really savor every drop, I’d “drink” it with using a teaspoon. At about 330 calories per glass though, you need to think before you drink eggnog. WHY SO HIGH IN CALORIES? Troll through […]

COULD “REVERSE RECESS” REVERSE LOW TEST SCORES & IMPROVE DIETS?

I’ve said forever that kids who eat breakfast do better in school. A growing pile of research also suggests that “reverse recess”, that is, having some physical activity before – not after – lunch, may also contribute to better test scores.  This reverse recess also seems to help0 kids want to eat more of what […]

Eat Well During Holidays Without Crossing Over to the “Dark Side”

Healthy holiday eating and enjoyment are not mutually exclusive, IF you know the right tricks. Having a healthy eating style doesn’t have an “on-off” switch and. It’s not about choosing between living in a healthy food monastery, or crossing over to the dark side, where all enjoyment happens. Being healthy is being on a food […]

Halloween’s Over, Holidays Are Coming: Need to Curb Sugar Cravings?

Sugar seems to have become the new trans fat: the thing everyone feels entitled to bash.  Not just added sugar, but even sugar naturally present in food is suspect.  See my previous column on “Paleo-inspired baby food”, made without any grains, dairy, even fruit, to avoid babies having a “sugar crash”.  Seriously? Surprisingly, we’re eating […]

MEAT AND TYPE 2 DIABETES? CALM DOWN — LET’S BOIL IT DOWN

Just when people are at feeling (justifiably) entitled to feel OK about eating meat again, out comes a study that “associates” consumption of meat with type 2 diabetes.  It was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and was part of the Singapore Chinese Health Study.  Here’s the gist: —Over 63,000 Chinese adults, ages 45-74 […]