Archive for the ‘Diet & nutrition’ Category

Diets: KETO vs. MIND

September 19, 2019

Earlier this week we posted that the MIND Diet is being promoted for brain-friendly nutrition.

A loyal reader asked: “I’ve been hearing a lot about the KETO diet.  How does the MIND diet compare?”

Good question.


With the disclaimer that I’m not a nutritionist, here’s what I found…


Is breakfast over-rated?

August 19, 2019

Recent studies indicate benefits from fasting … and, breakfast may be on the chopping block.


From the WSJ

For years, conventional wisdom has been “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper.”


But, recent research suggests that intermittent fasting (aka.  time-restricted eating) may be a better route to weight loss and improved health .

Specifically, some doctors are advising patients to omit either dinner or breakfast, so that they don’t ingest any food for at least 14 hours at a stretch.

Here’s why…


Bulk: Are calories time-dependent?

August 9, 2013

I think that practically everybody agrees that weight is a function of calorie intake …. offset by exercise and “normal” metabolic burn-off.

But, at our house at least, there has been an ongoing debate about whether calories consumed early in the day are more likely to be burned off than calories consumed later in the day.

You know, the “eat a big breakfast” thing … complemented with “late night calories turn to fat when you sleep”.




I skip breakfast most days, so I notice more articles saying “total calories are all that matter”

Technical note: It’s a known cognitive bias that people are selectively attentive to information that supports their existing points-of-view

Somehow, my eye caught an article with evidence to the contrary …