Over 50 and want to lose weight?

August 29, 2018

As people age, if they do not do something to stop it, there is a loss of muscle mass. We know that muscle is more metabolically active than fat. Though it is less significant than previously thought, over years it makes a giant difference. Fat storage generally increases with age, which can lead to insulin […]

Calories vs. Carbs, which matters more?

August 29, 2018

6 years ago, the NY Times published an article titled,”In Dieting, Magic Isn’t a Substitute for Science.”  I thought then it raised interesting points, and they are still just as relevant today as they were in 2012. The article discusses a study which found low carbohydrate diets are superior for weight loss when compared to […]

Thinking of trying the Keto Diet?

August 29, 2018

I am not a fan of anything drastic, and severely restricting carbohydrates for the rest of your life is certainly drastic.  Out of every 1000 people who try it, 990 of them will fail.  And although there may be some long-term risks to a ketogenic diet, they are irrelevant for the vast majority simply because […]

Think you can’t enjoy happy hour and lose weight? THINK AGAIN!

August 29, 2018

With a little bit of planning, you can get your drink on (responsibly) and eat great food while still progressing toward your weight loss goals. In fact, a weight loss plan that involves booze and sliders is probably going to be a lot easier to stick to than one that forbids bread and alcohol. If […]

Busting Weight Loss Myths: Talk from Be Well Philly Boot Camp

August 29, 2018

I gave this talk at the Be Well Philly Boot Camp. I think it has a lot of very valuable information in it, and if you are looking to lose fat, please watch it.

Stress and Weight Gain

August 29, 2018

Stress can cause not only weight gain, but weight gain in the most dangerous area of the body. I explain why and how in this POPSUGAR article. As if we need any more reasons to limit stress. Do you have more questions about this blog post or Dr. Charlie Seltzer’s weight loss program? Contact Us and we’ll […]

Be Well Philly Boot Camp Saturday

August 29, 2018

I am looking forward to the Be Well Philly Boot Camp this Saturday. From 10:30-11:00, in “The Lounge,” I will be talking about weight loss myths. Please come over and say hi if you’re there. And if there is anything specific you would like me to address, please shoot me an email. I will post […]

The Philly Sugar Tax (But not just sugar…)

August 29, 2018

I went into Vitamin Shoppe yesterday and was dumbfounded to find out that my Isopure (zero carbs, 40 grams of protein) was subject to the sugar tax!!! Apparently, anything with a sugar substitute is also taxable under the law. I am thoroughly confused. I assumed (wrongly, apparently) that the tax was a double positive: dissuade […]

If you don’t know what biltong is, you need to!

August 29, 2018

Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Africa. It is similar to beef jerky and is very high in protein and low in calories.  On most days, I prefer it to beef jerky and of all the brands I’ve tried, Ayoba-Yo is by far the best. They had a booth at FitExpo Philly and after I […]

Does the Blood Type Diet Work?

August 29, 2018

I think Claire Nowak did a great job outlining the different schools of thought on this “diet” in Reader’s Digest Online. I have pulled out my quotes (below), but you can click on the picture below to read the full text. What do you think?  Dr. Charlie Seltzer, MD, calls the blood type diet a “parlour […]

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