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Health Buzz: Metabolism Boost & Gay Men Don't Get Fat

Health news from around the web for January 27, 2012.

We have several special guests in this episode of Health Buzz, plus another segment of Ask Mary and an awesome recipe. We're talking about the new book Gay Men Don't Get Fat, the DASH diet and how to increase your metabolism.

DASH is Named Top Diet by US News

This episode of Health Buzz kicks off with Rachel Berman, CalorieCount.com's Director of Nutrition. She explains the DASH diet, which was recently named the best diet by U.S. News and World Report. "DASH" stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, and although not originally designed with weight loss in mind, it can help you lose weight when combined with proper portions and exercise.

How to Increase Your Metabolism

This article from Fitness Magazine takes an in-depth look at what it means to improve your metabolism. Although many products claim to give your metabolism a boost and help your body burn more calories, the only thing that will really have a lasting effect is to improve your muscle-to-fat ration. That's right, the more muscle you have, the better you metabolism. Follow the link above to learn what you can do.

Gay Men Don't Get Fat: Talking with Simon Doonan

Fashion expert and former Barney's employee Jake Kelsey joins Health Buzz to share his thoughts on Simon Doonan's newest book, Gay Men Don't Get Fat. Doonan is known for his work as a window dresser at Barney's and is the author of several books. You may not find the most scientific nutrition advice behind this pink cover, but you will find plenty to laugh about. Yes, there are lots of stereotypes in Gay Men Don't Get Fat, but to take any of them too seriously is to miss the point of the book.

How Do I Get Over a Weight Loss Plateau?

In this segment of Ask Mary, registered dietitian Mary Hartley answers a question about what to do when you stop seeing your weight go down, even as you continue to diet. She says to make sure the plateau isn't due to "calorie creep" and offers other advice to get you moving towards to your goal weight again.

Recipe: Salmon Patties

This recipe is from from Elisa Zied, a registered dietitian and nutrition expert. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to be important for the brain, blood vessels and immune system. You can enjoy the patties on their own, or on a roll like a burger. Pair it with vegetables for a well-balanced meal!

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I'd love to read the book. I have many friend who are gay, lesbian and Bisexual. This would be fun to read and share with all of my friends.

posted Jan 27th, 2012 9:06 pm


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