“Biggest Loser” or Best Zoner?

A few weeks ago I spoke at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Later in the day I heard an interesting lecture from the lead dietician for the TV series “The Biggest Loser”. In this lecture, she disclosed all the keys for successful weight loss in the individuals on the show. The first was incredibly… Read more »

Changing Gene Expression

I have often stated that the real power of the Zone Diet is to change gene expression, especially the expression of anti-inflammatory genes. What I never realized is how rapid gene expression could occur.

Eat Less, Get Hungry

Telling an obese person simply to eat less rarely succeeds. Is it because they are weak-willed individuals or is there something more complex going on?

Ease Off the Fats During Pregnancy

Obesity remains one of the primary headlines every day. But what you probably don’t know is the fastest growing segment of the obesity epidemic is children less than 4 years old.

The Demise of the Mediterranean Diet?

This week is Mediterranean diet week. Unfortunately after 2,000 years, no one really knows what the Mediterranean diet actually consists of.

Where Does Fat Go?

The fastest and most popular (although costly) way to lose fat is to simply suck it out of the body.