set point theory

“The Biggest Loser”: A Re-examination of the “Set Point” Thoery

It finally happened. A researcher was curious enough to see what happened metabolically to the people who went through the rigorous diet and exercise routines that must be followed on the show “The Biggest Loser” several years later. The results were sobering but unsurprising. The researcher, Kevin D Hall and his colleagues, published their study […]

“40 Minutes a Week to Buff” Part 2

In my last post, “40 Minutes a Week to Buff” Part 1, I made the claim that through proper signalling one can lose fat and gain muscle at a steady pace with only two twenty-minute workouts a week coupled with a restricted carbohydrate diet. I also go into detail how the Hystrength (sm) program works. […]

The “Set Point” Theory and Obesity

The rise of obesity in all of the industrialized countries have reached an alarming number. Nearly 2/3 of the population in the United States is considered overweight, and about 1/3 of Americans over 20 are obese(1). Health practitioners and researchers are very concerned about this trend, and we all are trying to figure out how […]