Secret to successful dieting: Every other day, eat nothing.

Does posting calories reduce calorie consumption? Two studies say no and the third is inconclusive.

Fighting obesity may take a village: In France, it’s called Epode.

Drug companies are covering the patient copays on brand name drugs. Insurance companies don’t like it.

Does a positive mental attitude reduce the risk of heart attack? Apparently, yes.


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  1. Bruce says:

    Sorry. I posted my comments on posting under the previous post.

  2. Vicki says:

    I have no doubt that eating nothing every other day will cause people to lose weight. But of what use is that observation. Fasting for a whole week will cause you to lose even more weight!

  3. Tom H. says:

    As for Bruce’s misplaced post, it illustrates one of the drawbacks of posting. There may be errors.

  4. Nancy says:

    I think a positive mental attitude helps all health problems.

  5. Devon Herrick says:

    People willing to eat only every other day likely have the will power to eat only half as much on a daily basis.

    Posting calorie counts on menus only works for dieters who are willing to do the math and stick to it.

    If people are not willing to count calories and stick to a “calorie budget,” there are those who believe it takes a village to force the schools and vending machines to sell only (healthy) food items that nobody would buy otherwise.