Life Imitates Art (Again!)

The web site “This is Why You’re Fat” is clearly a joke… some of the concoctions are so outrageous, you just KNOW that they were invented solely for the purpose of getting them posted on the site. Nonetheless, there are times it’s tough to tell the difference between some of the “recipes” that appear on […]

I Won’t Take Manhattan…

I played hooky from Supply Side today, as I had a meeting scheduled with Rick (Collins) and James (Villepigue) at Rick’s law office in Mineola, NY. Rick gallantly offered to pick me up from NJ, but I declined… I preferred to make the journey myself. I Googled the directions – which seemed pretty straightforward – and […]

The Strong & Shapely Gym in Rutherford, NJ is Truly Awesome!

Today was the first day of Supply Side East.  It was all talks – the vendor expo doesn’t open until tomorrow. I took a peek at the preparations, though – looks like it will be pretty cool.  I always like hitting the vendor displays – it’s a lot like “Trick or Treat” for grownups. Last […]

Finally Made It to NJ!

… No thanks to Delta Airlines. I was originally scheduled to fly to Newark on Delta at 6:45 a.m. (Pacific) Saturday morning. This would have put me in NJ at a very reasonable 4:00 p.m (Eastern). Unfortunately, I got a “robocall” from Delta at ~6:00 p.m. on Friday – flight cancelled. Not to worry, though, the computer informed […]

See You in 48 Hours…

…after I get settled into my hotel in Newark, NJ.  I’ll be flying out first thing Saturday morning, so – needless to state – I’m racing the clock –  trying to get my act together for a looooong road trip (10 days from start to finish). There just aren’t enough hours in the day…

More Obese Women in the US Than Previously Thought?

Maybe… if a new analysis based on body fat percentage rather than BMI holds up. U.S. guidelines determine who is obese based on body-mass index, a measurement of whether a person’s height and weight are proportional. The researchers found that about half the women of reproductive age considered obese under World Health Organization guidelines — […]

Too Fat to Fight

A group of retired military leaders has issued a call to arms over childhood obesity. WASHINGTON (AP) — Too fat to fight? Many American children are so overweight from being fed french fries, pizza and other unhealthy foods at school lunchrooms that they cannot handle the physical rigors of being in the military, a group […]

Trying to Lose Weight? Get Some Sleep!

Why so?  Because being sleep-deprived could lead to overeating, according to French researchers. DIJON, France—Men who do not receive a good night’s sleep may be prone to obesity, according to a new study from the European Centre for Taste Sciences. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found study participants consumed 22 […]

A Week in the Life of a Restaurant Critic

This article in the New York Times gave me heartburn just by reading it.  But at least he exercises… and also stays active during the day by walking, bicycling and taking stairs when possible. It’s funny – I’d be willing to bet there are a lot of people who’d think Sam Sifton’s got the coolest job in the […]

Health Insurance Companies Hold ~$2 Billion in Fast Food Stocks

That life and health insurance companies would put profits over corporate responsibility should come as no surprise. Just weeks after the passage of a health bill that will dramatically increase the number of Americans covered by private health insurers, Harvard researchers have detailed the extent to which life and health insurance companies are major investors […]