8 Foods You Think Are Healthy But They Aren’t!

8 Healthy Foods That Aren't

It’s easy to assume that a food is good for you if it is advertised as health-promoting, or is sold in a health food store.  Turns out that a lot of the foods marketed to us for YEARS as “healthy,” are long on hype and short on facts. Check out my video above about 8…

Six Reasons I Hate Calorie Counting and Don’t Do It

Calorie Counting

Goodbye to Calorie Counting When I changed my diet to eating whole, plant-based foods, I said goodbye to calorie counting forever. By eating 60-80% raw, 95% whole, plant-based foods, I don’t need to count calories. I don’t think it’s a complete waste, my years of obsession with calories when I was young. Because it’s helpful…

5 Ways To Lose Weight Without Dieting

5 Ways to Lose Weight without Diets

I hate diets. I mean, I really hate them. The suffering. The deprivation. The obsession over portion size, calories, macronutrient ratio. I don’t love diets, because they’re all about deprivation. But oh boy, I’m so excited about what I’m going to send you in a couple of days. My focus is always on health, and…

Food fads: What’s good and what’s bad about Weight Watchers?

I’ve been sharing with you my thoughts on food and diet fads and cults—and today I’m tackling Weight Watchers. “What!!” you say? “Weight Watchers is an American institution!” Sure. Millions have lost weight with Weight Watchers. And I acknowledge the good things about it. But it’s a bit of a revolving door. Let me explain.…

What’s the best diet in the WORLD?

One of the most freeing things I’ve ever done is to STOP DIETING. Over 20 years ago. Like you, I’ve been subjected to a barrage of media touting every new diet. The diet business is BIG business. Like, more-than-$1-billion-a-year big. And there have to be NEW fads to feed the machine. I’m passionate about reminding…

Texas Part 3 of 7: Houston’s Stephanie–a Green Smoothie Transformation

Stephanie was smack on the front row in Houston, a gorgeous tiny little mom who has lost 50 lbs. doing green smoothies. (Check out her before-and-after photos!) Her husband was with her, and Stephanie said he’s gone from “couch potato to marathon runner.” Stephanie told me that despite the oohs and aaahs about how she…

My quirky weight-loss strategies, part 2 of 3

I yo-yo like everybody else. (Women can gain and lose 4 lbs. in a week, simply from hormone changes within a cycle and accompanying water retention.) But I yo-yo within a 5-lb. variation. A year ago I dropped 7 lbs., and quickly, because of some stresses in my life. That is highly unusual, though. I…

obesity conference

This is an email I got from a GSG reader. Dr. Larsen is a dentist who studies nutrition to help his patients and practices what he preaches. His observations at the obesity conference he recently attended parallel my own, as documented sometimes on this blog. What do you think? Robyn, I attended a seminar in…