Fitness Matters: Things You Should Know About Fitness

Hatfield (1993) defines fitness as “Your ability to meet the exigenics of your lifestyle with ease- and room to spare for life’s little emergencies. Thus, what constitutes ‘fitness’ for one person isn’t necessarily fitness for another” (p.419). Hatfield goes on the list 15 components of general fitness. Siff (2000) provides the following definition: “physical fitness […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Nutrition in the Lab

At Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) we are examining an array of factors associated with eating. Studies involve standard nutrition protocols, as well as those involving standard social / cognitive / behavioral examinations of eating. We are interested in physiological and  psychological mechanisms and their interactions. Cognitive Behavioral Nutrition After my first meeting with Geza Bruckner, […]

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Lactate (a.k.a. Lactic acid) Is Not The Source

Lactate is not lactic acid; lactate is proton consuming. Acidosis is a condition that tends to lower ph levels (increases acidosis). An acid may be proton donating, or may be defined as a molecular substance that releases positive hydrogen ions in a neutral, aqueous solution.  Lactate buffers against acidosis. In an experimental study conducted by […]

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Tips For Better Eating

In the past 50-60 years there has been an increase in obesity. Some suggest that increases in obesity are driven by genetic and psychological factors. Both of those variables are unlikely to be the key driving forces regarding obesity. “[G]enetic factors cannot account for the sharp increase in the prevalence of obesity in society. The […]

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Diet Revolution or Diet Sham?

Diet Revolution or Diet Sham? Critical diet dissections and real diet solutions (Hale, 2010- e-booklet) consists of information that was originally part of Should I Eat the Yolk: To Get You Lean, Fit And Healthy (Hale, 2010). The publisher decided to drop the info…from the book; they said it was “too controversial.”  The information is […]

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So Many Food Choices

People tend to eat more food when a larger variety of food is available (McCroy, Fuss, & McCallum, 1999; Rolls, Rolls, Rowe, & Sweeney 1981a; Smiciklas-Wright, Kreb-Smith, & Krebs-Smith, 1986).  This variety effect of food has been found to enhance consumption in a  different areas, in bother genders and across a wide range of ages […]

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Strategies For Getting Lean

The primary intentions of this article are to provide a concise introduction to a relatively new approach to eating and to provide  practical strategies that can be used for getting lean. The strategies are easy to incorporate into everyday routines and do not require a lot of calculating or deep thinking. Most people know the […]

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