6 Reasons Smart People Don’t Diet

I recently published a book titled Smart People Don’t Diet: How the Latest Science Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently (Da Capo-Lifelong books). As I talk to television, radio, and podcast hosts and a variety of other people in the process of promoting this book, I’m often asked, “Have you ever been on a diet?” … Read more 6 Reasons Smart People Don’t Diet

There’s an App for That. Or is there? What Weight Loss Apps Can and Can’t Do for You.

In recent years, the number of smart phone apps available to help people lose weight, get in shape, or improve their health has proliferated.  These apps are often free (or require a nominal one time fee of less than a few dollars) and provide a plethora of information about calories, fat grams, carbohydrates, and how … Read more There’s an App for That. Or is there? What Weight Loss Apps Can and Can’t Do for You.

New Year, New Us: 5 Tips to Help You and Your Romantic Partner Lose Weight in 2015

When it comes to helping someone you care about lose weight, the critical goal may be, “first, do no harm.” On New Year’s Day, couples across the globe vowed to “lose weight” and  “get in shape.”  In the past, I’ve suggested that romantic partners work to achieve fitness and weight loss goals together, but doing … Read more New Year, New Us: 5 Tips to Help You and Your Romantic Partner Lose Weight in 2015

A Recipe for the Holidays: 5 Tips to Help You Avoid Gaining Weight this Holiday Season

By Charlotte N. Markey, 2014 With Thanksgiving just days away, you’ve probably thought about pulling out your favorite pumpkin pie recipe (or figuring out where you can pick up a pie).  Visions of delicious sugar cookies or gingerbread men may already be dancing in your head.   Perhaps, you even have a babysitter all set for … Read more A Recipe for the Holidays: 5 Tips to Help You Avoid Gaining Weight this Holiday Season

At Least They’re Trying: Soda, Obesity, and the Freedom to Choose

By Dr. Charlotte Markey and Jessica Schulz —————- According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,1 the rate of obesity has substantially increased for both children and adolescents in the past thirty years. In 1980, 7% of children between the ages of six and eleven were obese. In 2012, 18% of children in this … Read more At Least They’re Trying: Soda, Obesity, and the Freedom to Choose

7 Diet Rules Science Says You Should Stop Following

When it comes to managing one’s weight, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like a few easy rules to follow. For example, if you told me that if I just cut chocolate out of my diet and then I’d have Sports Illustrated calling to feature me on the cover of the swimsuit issue, I’d stop eating chocolate…well, at least for … Read more 7 Diet Rules Science Says You Should Stop Following