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Monday, June 25, 2007

Dr. Fitness Gets Fitznessed!!!...NY Times Bestselling Author, Dr. Mark Hyman Gives Us "The Ultra Simple Diet."

I watched such a great soccer game yesterday. It was the finals of the Gold Cup and the U.S. Defeated Mexico 2-1. But the real story was last Thursday when we had Hottie Kickboxing Champ, Fitz, Dr. Mark Hyman, author of "UltraMetabolism," and his latest project, The Ultrasimple Diet. Our buddy, Dr. Monte Ladner also dropped by and we talked about his latest project, an audio book, and his great show www.fitnessrocks.org

Leading off the show, we had the fitness expert behind the great style="font-weight:bold;">AOL blog That'sFit the queen of Fitzness that's right it's not a typo Fitzness. Fitz is not just a fitness expert! She has all big league credentials like her Masters degree in Exercise Science from the Fat Guy's alma mater University of Florida, Go Gators. She is a true action hero. She has acted and worked as a stunt women. Now she is a kickboxing guru. She is the Director of the International Sport Kickboxing Association's Fitness Division. She was kind enough to take a break from her heavy bag and spend some time with us. Fitz shared a lot about herself and how she transformed herself from the young girl who was always riding the bench to the feared kickboxing professional who likes to mix it up in the ring. Her story is a great example of a person who may not have had the natural ability but she was willing to work hard and put in the time and effort to maximize her talents. For more information about Fitz please go to her website www.fitzness.com you can see al kinds of photo's of the hottest kickboxer out there as well as get tons of great recipes and fitness tips. Also please check out www.thatsfit.com and read more of Fitz's weight loss and fitness tips.

Our next powerhouse guest was Dr. Mark Hyman, a doctor who was struggling with his own health became a leader in the emerging field of functional medicine. You might remember Dr Hyman from his New York Times Best Selling Book Ultrametabolism or from his many years as the medical director at the famed Canyon Ranch. Or from his countless appearances on TV shows like the Today show, CNN, FOX, PBS and NPR. Well big news everyone Dr Hyman has a new book that is rocketing up all the best seller lists it's called "The UltraSimple Diet" This is the book if you want to lose weight fast but don't want to damage your health. He says you can lose up to 10 pounds in a week. During our interview Dr Hyman explained how he inadvertently discovered his weight loss plan. He shares how he himself was very ill and how the same methods he know teaches helped him cure himself. He gave tips about steps you need to detox yourself and shared the 3 steps you for good nutrition. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. If you just follow those 3 simple weight loss tips you'll be moving a long way to a healthier life. For more information about Dr Hyman, his functional medicine UltraWellness Center in Massachusetts and all his great books, and dvds go to his website www.ultrawellness.com or www.drhyman.com.

And last but surely not least we had on another Doctor who is doing things his own way. Dr Monte Ladner. He is the host of one of iTunes most popular fitness podcasts Fitness Rocks. Fitness Rocks has the noble and ambitious goal of trying to change the health of the world by inspiring his listeners to make better choices in the food they eat and how they exercise. In addition to Dr Monte's commentary he also interviews industry experts. He has a brand new audio book called "Weight Loss: How They Did It" which features four of his listener's weight loss stories. It is eyeopening stuff. Check it out at his website www.fitnessrocks.org You can also check out his podcast and all his shows there as well. Dr. Monte does all the heavy lifting for the average Joe by breaking down all the misinformation that is out there and giving you the real story on diet and exercise.

Don't miss my tips on how to lose the bad breath by eating certain foods. But you gotta listen to the show for those!!!

Don't Miss our show this week when we have the beautiful Jillian Michaels who has a new book out called "Making the Cut." You will remember her for being the gorgeous trainer on the first "Biggest Loser" television show!! We also have Brad LaTour from Jumpsnap, the cool device that reinvents jump roping!!! Raymond Francis,an MIT-trained scientist, internationally recognized leader in optimal health maintenance, and author of "Never Be Sick Again" and "Never Be Fat Again."

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Dr. Fitness Says No To "Alli"

This week GlaxoSmithKline will release Alli, the first FDA-approved diet drug cleared for over-the-counter sale. The company is expected to spend $150 million on marketing the drug in its first year. Television and magazine ads are already running. E-tailers Amazon.com and Drugstore.com report the drug, which has been pre-sold, already is a top seller - at a cost of $50 - $60 per month.

Here's the catch people...THE SIDE EFFECTS, which can include oily discharge, diarrhea and uncontrollable bowel movements significant enough for the company to recommend carrying an extra pair of pants until users have acclimated to the drug. Huh? The drug company is recommending an extra set of trouser? How bout throwing a couple of pair with the drug!!!! I think this is insane!!! The side effects alone can force users to eat less. Alli blocks enzymes that digest fat, preventing the body from absorbing about a quarter of the fat eaten. Because Alli can interfere with vitamin absorption, it can affect how medications act in the body, and users are advised to take a multivitamin supplement. Now that's a relief, a drug company telling us to use a Multi! The drug is not recommended for children younger than 18, people with kidney disease, patients on blood-thinners and certain other medications, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. If you want more information about this story click on this link from MSNBC!

Dr. Fitness Gives it a big Thumbs Down and knowing my buddy The Fat Guy, he's probably already at Walgreens buying all the "Alli."

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Jamie King "Rocks," Jim Karas Explains "The Cardio Free Diet, and Susi May Gives Us Some "FitSugar"

The stars came out on Dr. Fitness and The Fat this week!!!We had Fitness Expert Jim Karas, author of "The Cardio Free Diet," Susi May, Editor of the fabulous blog site www.Fitsugar.com, Choreographer to the stars like J.Lo and Madonna, Jamie King, and .Lisa Newton, founder of the weightloss site www.weight1minute.com

On tonight's show, Doctor Fitness and the Fat Guy get the skinny about how a dancer from Madison,Wisconsin transforms himself into one of the hottest dancers/choreographers in the world. Jamie King, the creator of the "Rock Your Body with Jamie King" dvd and book shares his story of growing up in Wisconsin, struggling as a background dancer, meeting his mentor Prince then being plucked out of the American Music Awards by Madonna. Today Jamie is on top of the world with his sponsorship by Nike, his work with greats like Shakira, Madonna, and just about everyone else as well as his brand new exercise dvd Rock Your World and the book that tells his story. He has got a great story and his dvd will get you moving that is for sure. Check out Jamie's website www.jamiekingofficial.com or Nike's dance fitness site www.nikewomen.com or www.rockyourbodyprogram.com

We also got to spend time with Jim Karas, the author of "The Cardio Free Diet" His book shows you dispels the myth that more time running on the treadmill is the key to losing weight. He's got a great web site with great information and a great blog that he writes in daily. He believes that if you want to lose weight you must be strength training and eating right. Jim was very clear about the benefits of strength training for losing weight and he was also very clear on if you are training for a sport like tennis or basketball or soccer, cardiovascular exercise is very important. Jim is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Business Plan for the Body and Flip The Switch. He is the Fitness Contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America (he helped co-host Diane Sawyer lose 25 pounds) in addition to being the host of Couch Potatoes on ABC News Now. He has also been seen regularly on CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, Fox News, ABC7 in Chicago and Cityline in Toronto. To learn more about Jim and his new Book as well as his old books check out his website www.jimkaras.com
2 big thumbs up for Jim Karas from Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy!!!!

Next up we had the editor of Fit Sugar Sweet Susi May. Susi is the fitness editor behind one of the Fat Guy wife's favorite blogs Fit Sugar. Susi co-authored two of Ellie Herman’s Books on Pilates (the Reformer and the Wunda Chair) and was the technical editor of Pilates for Dummies. She was awesome and if you are a woman and have not been checking out the whole family of Sugar Publishing sites you are truly missing out. First go to www.FitSugar.com and you'll see why this blog is so cool. They review healthy snacks, exercise videos, they have calorie breakdowns of the foods you actually eat an a whole bunch more. That is why they are our Blog of the Week. And once you get to www.fitsugar.com scroll down to the bottom of the page and check out the other sugar sites like: popsugar.com, buzzsugar.com, geeksugar.com, href="http://dearsugar.com">dearsugar.com and more. They are all awesome!

And last but not least we had on Lisa Newton, the brains behind www.Weight1Minute.com Weight1Minute is a new subscription service for implementing your personally customized weight loss, exercise and nutrition goals. Go the her website www.weight1minute.com and try them for free for one month.

Don't miss next week's show when we have Eric Enge from the Diet Channel and Fitz from www.Fitzness.com

Remember, keep fighting and tomorrow's another day!!!!
Your Fitness Buddy,
Dr. A

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Playboy Hottie Carrie Stevens, Slow Burn Founder Fred Hahn, and Miami's Finest Fitness Expert Jennifer Nicole Lee!!!

What a way to start a show...Dr. Kevorkian had to extract one of my teeth earlier in the day...bumper to bumper traffic trying to get to the radio studio and driving 90 miles an hour to get there on time... but here's the payoff!! I had the opportunity to spend some quality time talking with Carrie Stevens and hearing how she gained nearly 70 lbs during her pregnancy and was able to lose it in 6 months in time to show up at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion Haloween Party dressed as the very sexy Wonder Woman!!!
She told us how she did it despite all the Hollywood people who thought she would never return to her modeling shape!!!! Tune in and listen to the Carrie Stevens interview and Carrie is also a contributing writer to the awesome HMC Magazine with a great column.

We also got to spend time with Fred Hahn, the author of "The Slow Burn Revolution" His book shows you how slow motion exercising can change your body in less than 30 minutes a week. That's right not 30 minutes a day -- 30 minutes a week. This is perfect for the Fat Guy. He is devouring the book and all the dvds to see if he can do it. Fred says that to lose the weight you have to also implement a protein rich diet that he also covers in his book. Fred's co-authors are: Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades who wrote "Protein Power." Fred's strength training techniques are perfect for the gym and also can be done in your home with stuff you have a round your house. Go to Fred's website www.seriousstrength.com and you can find all kinds of info on his slow burn method.

And last but never least we had on the lovely and talented Jennifer Nicole Lee. JNL updated us on what's happening in her world. She has her Bikini Boot Camp coming up in September, she has a line of bathing suits, she has a calendar she has her Fabulously Fit Moms thing going on. you name it Jennifer Nicole Lee is doing it. Who knows what's next..movies, TV, world fitness domination. Please go to her website www.jennifernicolelee.com to learn more.

Don't Forget to Tune in to this week's full loaded show when we have author of "The Cardio Free Diet" and Fitness Expert, Jim Karas, on our show. We also have Choreographer and "The King" of Hip Hop Dance and the guy who taught Madonna how to dance, Jamie King, Check out his Awesome DVD and the www.rockyourbodyprogram.com and www.JamieKingofficial.com. Plus Lisa Newton with weight1minute.com and Susi May with www.Fitsugar.com

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Dr. Gerard Musante Talks About The Structure Weight Loss Plan, Wade Meredith Delivers A "HealthBolt, and Lisa Cohen Survives Bariatric Surgery!!!

Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy are now on Thurday nights at 7 PM and this past Thursday was a ton of fun!!!Our new engineer, Kavita, joined us and we had lots of laughs. The Fat Guy Was in rare form and had me laughing till my sides hurt!!! If you want to get the skinny on sun block and the abc's of skin protection, you must listen to the show.

On this week's show, Dr Gerald Musante joined us and he is the founder of World Renowned Weight Loss Clinic and book called "Structure House." "The Structure House Weight Loss Plan" is rocketing up the best seller lists because it is less a diet and more about strategies and tools you can use to permanently change your poor eating behaviors and your relationship with food. Dr Musante spent a lot of time patiently explaining to the fat guy tips and techniques he could use to lose weight. It is a wonderful read and definitely makes it on the Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy "Must Read" List. During the interview everyone agreed that the best chance for the fat guy to lose weight and keep it off would be through an intervention at the Structure House in Durham, North Carolina. For more information on this great, logical and easy to implement weight loss plan please check out Dr Gerald Musante's website www.structurehouse.com

Wade Meredith, the brains behind www.Healthbolt.net, a fun and informative blog devoted to science and health, also chatted with us. His blog delves into topics like "What happens to your body if you drink a Coke right now" or "If you stop smoking right now" He also has a bunch of health tips that are so easy the fat guy could do most of them. Please go to his blog at www.healthbolt.net for all the tips, information and more. It's a great read and we're happy to make Healthbolt our "blog of the Week!"

Finally, the very attractive, Lisa Cohen, joined us to share her experience with bariatric surgery. Now we have had bariatric surgeons on the show before but Lisa was the first bariatric survivor to join us. She has lost 75 pounds and kept it off for almost 2 years now. The surgery worked great for her and she has not had any setbacks. If you are considering bariatric surgery - Lisa did the lap band you have to listen to hear all about her experience. I thought she meant a "Lap Dance."
This surgery set her back a lot of money that she had to pay for out of pocket - but she does share a way that her mother got the surgery done for almost nothing. And this did not require a trip to a medical clinic in a third world country.

Don't forget about this weeks show when we have Fred Hahn, co-author the book "The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution, Former Playmate and Current Super-Hottie, Carrie Stevens who talks about losing 70 pounds with "Diet Classics," and the always fantastic Jennifer Nicole Lee to talk about Bikini Booty Camp!!!!

Remember, Tomorrow's another day so keep fighting!!!!

Your Fitness Pal,
Dr. F

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Dr. Fitness Tells You How To Protect Your Skin!

I had a great holiday weekend and I am happy to be back to do another great show!! I was down in Miami visiting my fiance's family. It's been a while since I visited the great beaches of Florida and there is nothing like those red flags and strong riptides to keep you on your "A" game especially with little kids. So I didn't get eaten by sharks but I did get to see a gator while on my morning run. The guy who stopped me along the way to show me of his discovery said it was 6 feet long. I just responded that they are very fast going forward but not known for there change of direction or abilities to go backward. I did ,however, get attacked by two birds along the way on another run. I thought I was making this up in my head until these two birds kept doing "fly bys" inches from my head. I thought I was done with my nature experience until we drove back to Atlanta and experienced something out of a Stephen King novel. Millions upon Millions of "love bugs" being smashed against the windshield with wings and guts and lord knows what. I could barely see!!!! So, if you want a true wild life experience, go visit Florida!!! While I was basking in the sun down in Florida, I kept thinking of the same thing....my skin!!! so here is some info about protecting your skin and about sunblockers!!! I hope you enjoy!!!

Melanoma is now the leading cancer among women ages 25 to 29. And it's the second most prevalent form of cancer - after breast cancer - among women 30 to 34. One in six Americans can now expect to get skin cancer in his or her lifetime. And more than one million new cases of skin cancer will be di agnosed in the United States this year. Most result from sun exposure accumulated before age 18.

There are two types of damaging wavelengths. The short UVB rays that cause sunburn. And the longer UVA rays. These radiate down on us all day, every day, whenever natural light strikes our skin. They can reach you through clouds, smog and even glass - the reason people who drive a lot are more wrinkled on the left side of their faces.
Once UVA rays were believed benign but it's now known that these all-day rays are the big nasty. They make their way though skin's outer layer and penetrate deeper into the dermis paving the way for wrinkles by slowly breaking down elastin (skin's rubber band-like tissue that supports skin and gives it structure). Then to add insult to injury, they actually up the destructive effects of UVB rays.
Many sunscreens do a great job at blocking UVB rays. And people who use them think they're dodging danger. But by believing we're safe and staying out longer, we wind up getting even heftier doses of damaging UVA rays.
1. Using sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect against all forms of skin cancer. Use at least one ounce (enough to fill a shot glass) to completely cover exposed areas of your body.
2. stay out of the sun when it is high in the sky and wearing hats and other protective clothing
3. Use at least one ounce (enough to fill a shot glass) to completely cover exposed areas of your body.
4. stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. standard time from April through September.
5. Take special precautions on beaches, near reflective bodies of water, at high altitudes, and low latitudes.
6. You'll get added protection by wearing a wide brim hat and sunglasses (make sure they block at least 99 percent of UVA and UVB radiation).
What Are Sunscreens?
Sunscreens are chemical agents that help prevent the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin and increase your risk of skin cancer. UVB is the chief culprit behind sunburn, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, are associated with wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other effects of photoaging. They also exacerbate the carcinogenic effects of UVB rays, and increasingly are being seen as a cause of skin cancer on their own. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB.
What Is SPF?
Most sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB. SPF — or Sun Protection Factor — is a measure of a sunscreen's ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here's how it works: If it takes 20 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 15 times longer — about five hours.
Another way to look at it is in terms of percentages: SPF 15 blocks approximately 93 percent of all incoming UVB rays. SPF 30 blocks 97 percent; and SPF 50 blocks 99 percent. They may seem like negligible differences, but if you are light-sensitive, or have a history of skin cancer, those extra percentages will make a difference. And as you can see, no sunscreen can block all UV rays.
But there are problems with the SPF model: First, no sunscreen, regardless of strength, should be expected to stay effective longer than two hours without reapplication. Second, "reddening" of the skin is a reaction to UVB rays alone and tells you little about what UVA damage you may be getting. Plenty of damage can be done without the red flag of sunburn being raised.
Who Should Use Sunscreen?
Anyone over the age of six months should use a sunscreen daily. Even those who work inside are exposed to ultraviolet radiation for brief periods throughout the day. Also, UVA is not blocked by most windows.
Children under the age of six months should not be exposed to the sun. Shade and protective clothing are the best ways to protect infants from the sun. Read more about the importance of protecting your infant from the sun here.
What Type of Sunscreen Should I Use?
The answer depends on how much sun exposure you're anticipating. In all cases we recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
Many after-shave lotions and moisturizers have a sunscreen (usually SPF 15 or greater) already in them, and this is sufficient for everyday activities with a few minutes here and there in the sun. However, if you work outside or spend a lot of time outdoors, you need stronger, water-resistant, beachwear-type sunscreen that holds together on your skin. The "water resistant" and "very water resistant" types are also good for hot days or while playing sports, because they're less likely to drip into your eyes. However, these sunscreens may not be as good for everyday wear. They are stickier, don't go as well with makeup, and need to be reapplied every two hours.
Many of the sunscreens available in the US today combine several different active chemical sunscreen ingredients in order to provide broad-spectrum protection. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include PABA derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates (octylmethoxycinnamate and cinoxate) for UVB absorption; benzophenones (such as oxybenzone and sulisobenzone) for shorter-wavelength UVA protection; and avobenzone (Parsol 1789), ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining UVA spectrum.
How much sunscreen should I use and how often should I put it on?
To ensure that you get the full SPF of a sunscreen, you need to apply 1 oz – about a shot glass full. Studies show that most people apply only half to a quarter of that amount, which means the actual SPF they have on their body is lower than advertised. During a long day at the beach, one person should use around one half to one quarter of an 8 oz. bottle. Sunscreens should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin. Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply the same amount every two hours. Sunscreens should be reapplied immediately after swimming, toweling off, or sweating a great deal.
Common myths
Wearing sunscreen can cause vitamin D deficiency.
There is some controversy regarding this issue, but few dermatologists believe (and no studies have shown) that sunscreens cause vitamin D deficiency. Also, vitamin D is available in dietary supplements and foods such as salmon and eggs, as well as enriched milk and orange juice.
If it's cold or cloudy outside, you don't need sunscreen.
This is not true. Up to 40 percent of the sun's ultraviolet radiation reaches the earth on a completely cloudy day. This misperception often leads to the most serious sunburns, because people spend all day outdoors with no protection from the sun.
80 percent of your sun exposure comes as a child, so it's too late to do anything now.
It appears that this universally promoted idea was based largely on a misinterpretation. A recent multi-center study showed that we get less than 25 percent of our total sun exposure by age 18. In fact, it is men over the age of 40 who spend the most time outdoors, and get the highest annual doses of UV rays. And since adult Americans are living longer and spending more leisure time outdoors, preventing ongoing skin damage will continue to be an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Buy a high-quality product with an SPF of 15 or higher; check its ingredients to make sure it offers broad-spectrum protection; and decide whether it works better for everyday incidental use or extended outdoor use.