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Wednesday, 18 January 2017


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Elisheva Klein

Check out Dr Joel Fuhrman "Eat to live", nutritarian way of eating.He makes the most sense of anybody I've come across.
Thanks for your insights which always encourage and inspire.


Shalom Reb Lazer. I would like to emphasize that while exercise is important, especially as one ages, it actually has very little to do with weight gain or loss.

I would even say it is impossible to lose weight solely through increased exercise. For example, swimming, widely considered to be in the top tier of caloric expenditure, burns roughly 500 calories per hour. If a person swims non-stop for seven hours, he will lose a grand total of one pound of fat...then promptly regain it to satisfy incredible hunger.

The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to change one's diet. It isn't even that hard. I myself have lost, and kept off, nearly 20kg. I could regularly lose 1/2 kg per week, solely through minor dietary changes. My LDL-HDL ratio is beyond excellent too.

Diet even affects muscle mass, as this just published NY Times article on low-carb diets (what you would call a "fad" but I would say is more correctly a total lifestyle adjustment) that low carb diets not only are good at losing weight, but simultaneously add muscle mass.


I forgot the link to the article:



@Shimhon -- See Dr. Lustig's comments on exercise and obesity:


Yaakov B

Well said Rav Lazer.
True, exercise alone will not reduce weight & Rav Lazer did not say it would. He did say it must go together with a proper diet. That is what the Ramba'm said.
As a veteran health care giver (45 years) & nutritionist I must say that Rav Lazer's point is correct.
I will add that in most cases obesity is triggered by a subconscious fear level etc causing the body to build a "defensive wall".
By treating this under the carpet fear base the system will pretty much on its own reduce volume/weight.
Classical Homeopathy (especially the methods developed by Dr Sankaran et al) combined with Guided Imagination is likely the most successful safest way to go for this.


Kol HaKavod Rav Brody for posting! Can't wait for more health and fitness info! I learned from Rav Brody, as much as we need to keep a 'healthy neshama', we need a 'healthy guf' to be it's partner! Toda Raba!

Dr. Reuven Rosenberg

The atheist scientists go through cycles of accusing one of the three macronutrients (carbs, fats, proteins) as being THE culprit for your health problems. Now we have two main camps, vegans who follow T. Colin Campbell and The China Study even to the point of eliminating all fats, and those who follow Weston Price which recommends a high animal protein and fat diet. They are directly opposed to one another. Confusing, huh? It doesn't have to be.

My opinion is that Hashem created protein, fats, and carbs for us to eat. None of them are bad. The question is how much of each one do we need. That depends on the individual. Read the classic book Biochemical Individuality by Dr. Roger Williams. Follow the chochmah of the Rambam for the best advice.

Today we can even run a simple genetic test which tells a person how to break down the three macronutrients, how much and what type of exercise to do, and optionally which supplements may enhance results.

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