Soul Food

The term soul food refers to a variety of cuisine that became popular in the southeastern US of A around the 1960s. Soul food restaurants were largely black-owned businesses that were community meeting places serving dishes such as fried chicken, mac’ and cheese, cornbread and cobbler. It is said the name of the cuisine originated from the … Continue reading Soul Food

The Dirt on Sweeteners

By now (I hope) you’re starting to learn that sugar is what makes you fat. Dietary fat – the fat you eat – doesn’t make you fat. What confuses most people is that many natural sugars are touted as being healthy, and that there are so many artificial sweeteners proposing to be a better alternative … Continue reading The Dirt on Sweeteners

All Calories Are Not Equal

The “energy balance” method of eating is loosely based on the law of thermodynamics: If calories in (what you consume) equals calories out (energy expenditure), your bodyweight will not change. Likewise, burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. There are problems with this approach, though. The first being that all calories are different. … Continue reading All Calories Are Not Equal

Metabolic Flexibility

What is Metabolic Flexibility? Concomitantly lose fat and gain lean muscle, while eating fats AND carbs! That’s what metabolic flexibility does for you, along with enabling you to enjoy food from many sources. But what does it mean? Metabolic flexibility is the ability to switch from predominantly using one fuel source to the other. It’s … Continue reading Metabolic Flexibility