weight loss

Quickies: FDA Fails and the Cost of Measles Outbreaks

Quickies: FDA Fails and the Cost of Measles Outbreaks

Public misinformed about seal of approval from FDA – “Between 2005 and 2011, nearly half of all new drug formulations in the US were approved without companies having to demonstrate a tangible benefit, such as relieving disease symptoms, extending life, or improving someone’s ability to go about normal activities.” I was a weight loss success story – Criss’s photos do... »

a gingerbread person with a hole punched out of the stomach area and text reading

Dear Skinnier Men, Especially the Formerly Fat Ones

[Content Notice: weight loss talk] Last week was Weight Stigma Awareness Week; I told my personal story about my relationship with the medical establishment and with my body. Last week was also when I foolishly decided to take a peek at my Google search results. The usual haterade was there, including digs at my weight and at my mentions of keto. You see, by writing about low-carbing, I have spark... »

Heina on a panel

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: My Present

[Content Notice: weight, weight loss, body image] While I do have a checkered past with the medical establishment, thankfully, about two years ago, I found much better doctors than any of my childhood ones. Sadly, I’ve been unable to find a less fat-hating world in which to live. For that reason, I’ve been restricting my caloric intake for eighteen months and, since January, have been ... »

AI: All we can stomach

AI: All we can stomach

Last May, I had my stomach removed. Well, not all of it. There’s a small portion, smaller than a small egg, left. But the rest was taken away. Short story: I was supposed to just go in for a regular old gastric bypass but then they found a tumor and instead of bypassing the organ, my doctor removed it completely. And now I live in this weird world where I had a surgery I wanted and am gettin... »

The One Month Mark Low-Down on Low-Carbing

The One Month Mark Low-Down on Low-Carbing

Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk It’s been a month since I’ve actively induced ketosis in myself, so here is my check-in.  »

Possibly Worth Studying: Women and Low-Carbing

Possibly Worth Studying: Women and Low-Carbing

Trigger Warning for Eating Disorders/Body Image/Diet Talk In two weeks, I will report my low-carb findings. Right now, I can’t stop being surprised by how little of the information on low-carbing available online is relevant to most women. »

Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

Testing the Legitimacy of Low-Carbing

[TRIGGER WARNING FOR BODY IMAGE ISSUES AND EATING DISORDERS] Health. Fitness. Weight loss. Body fat. Lean muscle mass. Dieting. Fat loss. Ketosis. Low-fat. Low-calorie. High protein. Low-carb. Calories-in calories-out. BMI. Scales. Clean eating. [Insert specific diet name here]. Cardio. Gym. Running. Abs. Lifting. Gains. Reps. There’s a reason why mentioning any of the above terms, no matter... »

Press Releases “They” Don’t Want You to Know About: Trudeau Gets a Smackdown

Thanks to the SkepTick for both the above headline and the link to this FTC Press Release I can’t believe I missed. In case you don’t feel like clicking the link, the release’s headline says it all: Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials For Three Years, Ordered to Pay More Than $5 Million for False Claims About Weight-Loss Book Ha ha ha hahaaaaaaaaaaa! Ahem, okay, sorry. Heh. I&... »