My 5 favorite fats Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:17 — 3.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA colleague recently inquired about ideas for a low fat Mediterranean diet for weight loss.  To which I responded (silently) No!No! No!  The whole point of a Mediterranean diet is that it is higher fat, 30% of calories as […]

Is fat the new protein?

Fat is Big.  And I’m not talking about the obesity epidemic. I’m talking about fats that we eat.  Butter, bacon, olive oil, coconut oil, pork, eggs, cheese, whole milk, you name it.  Not so long ago, fat was the universal health boogey man, linked to all major illnesses.  Fatty foods were shunned, or engineered to remove […]

10 nutrition trends for 2015

My predictions for the food, diet and nutrition trends that will make headlines in 2015: Fad diets will continue to be a source of comic relief or endless annoyance to nutrition experts everywhere. Sensationalism, magical thinking and “sciency” explanations are all it takes to sell diet books and products. If you doubt me, consider these […]

The saturated fat saga continues Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:18 — 2.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen it comes to saturated fat and health, nutrition advocates are divided into two distinct camps: Saturated fat is evil incarnate and causes all kinds of trouble Saturated fat is actually healthy and we should stop worrying about it […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: low fat vs high fat diets Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:08 — 5.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Walk Talk Nutrition team takes on the low fat vs high fat diet controversy.  There are passionate advocates on both sides of the issue, and each side seems to have sub-sides, from the extremely low fat Ornish diet […]

Featured food: avocados

Avocado is the highest fat plant food we eat.  82% calories from fat.  Even nuts, which are considered high fat, are only around 20-22% fat.    This puts avocado in a class with butter.  And like butter, you can spread it on bread or a bagel. The high fat content is what makes avocado creamy […]

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