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Genes for Jeans

I recently received this comment from a reader of Get Serious: “I recommended your book to a friend and a potential client of mine and his upping the omega-3 intake to your recommended levels has had significant effects in reducing his body fat levels. He is ecstatic and called on me to thank him for the recommendation. Does upping the omega-3 intake have such a profound effect on reducing body f…

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"Cardio" or not?

NOT. It's a misnomer.  “Cardio” is a four-letter word as is “aerobics,” the exercise trend popularized in the 70’s. It mortifies me to think that people are spending hours on end in gyms, immersed in “cardio,” spinning their wheels on stationary bikes, under the assumption that they are one, training their hearts (ergo the name, “cardio”) and two, shedding fat off their waistlines. How could all o…

View of Melissa's shoulders and arms as she flexes her impressive muscles

"Diet:" How I Do It

Firstly, there is no such thing as a “diet.” Proper nutrition is a lifelong endeavor. We’re not talking about a transient weight loss in preparation for the prom. My prescribed “diet” is not based on a proprietary system or universal guidelines. It is based on science, on data, data extracted from you during your office visit. Here’s the great thing: it works every time, with 100% certainty, provi…