Comments on: Permanent Fat Loss Principles: The “Secret” is No Secret Health Science Communicator Tue, 21 Sep 2021 01:11:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dr Bill Sukala Wed, 20 Jan 2021 05:36:42 +0000 In reply to Optimistic.

Hi Optimistic,
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Stick to the tried and trues and avoid all the hype and hysteria around every latest fad. Ask yourself one question: is this information trying to sell me something? Are they manufacturing fear to then try and sell me the “solution.” Check out my articles on pyroluria and the HCG diet on this website and you will see the deceptive tactics they use. It’s just sad that so many people can’t see through the hype and hyperbole. Stay sharp!

By: Optimistic Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:21:58 +0000 In reply to Dr Bill Sukala.

Awesome article! Thank you for your knowledge and honesty. I am fighting with hormones and in my search for a fix have been mislead by everything FAD with no sustainability! I will be searching for your website !

By: Aly Tue, 02 Apr 2019 14:44:00 +0000 Really well written and helpful! Thank you!

By: Dr Bill Sukala Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:03:00 +0000 In reply to Ella.

Hi Ella,
Thanks for your comment. I’ve worked in this field for nearly 30 years and have seen plenty of people make small and realistic changes they could live with to achieve significant fat loss (and keep it off). I don’t know Jason Fung, but in keeping an open mind, I would be curious to review the evidence he cites to support his contentions that fasting (euphemism for starving) doesn’t slow down the metabolism and doesn’t result in muscle loss (or minimal muscle loss). If you can post any of those references here for my review, I’d like to see what he cites to support his claims. I should also note that I’ve run thousands of DEXA body composition scans, many of them on people who either fasted or at very low calorie diets and, on their follow up visit they all demonstrated significant muscle loss. I would also like to call your attention to the National Weight Control Registry and some of their research ( which shows that making small sustainable changes can result in weight loss and weight maintenance. Finally, when it comes to weight loss, one of the smoking guns with any regimen and whether or not it works is adherence. Anyone can fast or go on a calorie restricted diet, but the end results and long-term maintenance thereof always come down to one’s ability to stick with it. And sadly man people do, in fact, fall off the wagon. There are always going to be a few cases that can be put in the marketing limelight and pointed out as case studies, but it’s important to look at these issues across the board on a large scale. I could starve people on a pigs feet and mayonnaise diet, take before and after pictures, and then put them in my book or on my website and say that the pigs feet and mayo diet is THE solution, but behind the scenes, the truth would still be that adherence was terrible and about 90% of people didn’t get results. Feel free to get back to me with those references Jason cites. I’ll be curious to have a look. Kind regards, Bill

By: Ella Tue, 16 Oct 2018 22:12:00 +0000 Regarding fasting and starving, this is not quite what I have learned from Dr Jason Fung (Canadian nephrologist) book “The complete guide to fasting”. Your advice is very sound, but it is more like to maintain, what if the person needs to loose over 100 lb. and have been on yo-yo dieting?
In that book it states that during fasting slowdown in metabolism is very small compare to lo calories diet. Also no massive muscle mass loss happens, very small. Hope you can comment on that. After weight goal is reached after few cycles of fasting it is easily maintained with healthy life style.

By: Dr Bill Sukala Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:44:00 +0000 In reply to ric.

I’m going to have to call bullshit here. This is a bit of a suspicious comment and I’ve removed the link. After doing some forensic online research, I don’t believe that Bruce Miller is a real person, but is probably just a pen name for a reasonably thin lawyer named Graeme who is based around Newmarket/Newton in Auckland. Considering the IP address for this post is also Newmarket, then it is plausible that Ric is also Graeme and this is just a veiled promotional post.

Finally, considering “Bruce” and Team Golfwell have no online footprint in the health research space and are also the authors of “Make Money Online and Increase Traffic,” and a number of other books just created to make a buck, I’m inclined to think this book is just another attempt to cash in on desperate people looking to lose weight. If you’re looking for promo links, this isn’t the site to try your luck.

By: ric Sat, 13 Oct 2018 22:51:00 +0000 Thanks, Dr. Bill for this great article. I came across this recent new book since I don’t ever want to give up on a weight loss journey! Knowing the current research makes it a lot easier to lose weight. Have you read about the new discoveries to help weight loss, like the “fat switch” in your brain or how many days it takes to make a new diet a genuine habit for the rest of your life? Being aware of the latest makes it a lot easier to lose and stay that way.

?Please share with everyone who needs it. I went from one diet to another so decided to research and found this new book and it worked. I encourage everyone to do the same. It took me two-three months but I’ve finally started losing and have lost 16 kgs so far.

By: Dr Bill Sukala Sun, 03 Dec 2017 06:50:00 +0000 In reply to Annette Grover.

Hi Annette,
Thanks for your comment. I can certainly appreciate what it’s like to have no energy left at the end of the day. When you say your energy is gone at the end of the day, are you referring to being physically exhausted or mentally exhausted? Sometimes the latter can be even worse because it leaves you not wanting to do anything except just sit and relax to quiet down your mind.

When it comes to anything in life, I find that it’s important to build the most important things into your lifestyle so that’s a part of your routine instead of something you do in addition to it. Have you considered finding a kickboxing class in the morning before work or at lunchtime? In the morning, it could be just the right way to start the day off with a bang. Or if at lunch, it could help put a bit of wind in your sails for the rest of the afternoon.

On the food front, you might want to track how much you’re eating throughout the day to see if you’re getting 1) enough overall calories; and 2) enough of the good stuff (complex carbs, fruits, veggies, lean protein, healthy fats etc). I have found when working with clients that many people tend to under eat and find themselves particularly exhausted at the end of the day because they run out of steam. It’s usually accompanied by overtraining and under-recovering too. Based on what you’ve written, I can’t say that this is the case for you, but these are some things to consider. For example, if you’re only taking in 800 to 1000 calories per day, then I would imagine you’re running out of energy.

Bottom line: build your exercise into your routine, perhaps at a better time like morning or afternoon, and use an app like My Fitness Pal to track your food intake to get a gauge on how much you’re ACTUALLY consuming. Measure it out if you have to (using a food scale) and then you can readjust accordingly. Hope this helps.
Kind regards, Bill

By: Annette Grover Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:25:00 +0000 My problem is when I get home from work all my energy is gone….I need something to boost my energy without caffeine and boost my mood…any suggestions would be appreciated. I use to teach high impact aerobics years ago which did nothing but injure my back…I love kickboxing and when I was doing it regularly(2/3 times a week) I was in the best shape of my life, eating pretty clean but nothing strict..I need something for energy without making me Whaley..please offer a safe suggestion, I want to kick box again.

By: William Madison Thu, 07 Jul 2016 21:57:00 +0000 There are no magic foods. Some foods may help you suppress your appetite a little. Some other foods may slightly increase your metabolic rate. Unfortunately, the effect is miniscule. The only way to really lose fat is to consume fewer calories than you burn. This way your body will tap into the fat stores to get the energy it needs.