Monday Musings

Happy Monday! 

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Like every other Monday, here are a few thoughts bouncing around in my head after a week of reading, podcasts, cruising social media and any other continuing ed.


  1. Obesity and metabolic disease have consistently been rising, largely due to access to easy calories and excess caloric intake. It has nothing to do with a single macronutrient (like carbs or fats).
  2. Why do I advocate people track calories at least for a period of time? Because it helps people better understand portion sizes, which helps people realize how much food they are actually consuming.
  3. Why do low carb diets work? They reduce peoples caloric intake and put people in a calorie deficit. People end up burning more calories than they consume. It’s not because there is something magical about restricting carbs.
  4. The research is clear: physically active people who exercise regularly, burn roughly the same amount of calories daily as people who are much more sedentary. Exercise for health. Nutrition for body composition.
  5. The best exercise for great abs? Consistently being in a calorie deficit.

Have a great week!

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