After my long winded story Turducken, I finally get around to discussing the truths and myths about the importance of exercising if your goal is to lose weight. I tell the Story about my charming dinner at the house of 7 Gables, made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel of the same name. You can find a short video with a quick tour inside the house by clicking here. I discuss a researcher by the name of Herman Pontzer, who studied a tribe in Tanzania. An article describing his research in more detail can be found here. Here is a link that may give you an idea about how many calories you burn with various activities. I also ate discuss a book by Brian Wansink called “mindless eating“. This book is now out on paperback and can be found wherever books are sold. The national Institute of health (NIH) put out an article describing something called “doubly labeled water“. It is a new tool in the research is toolbox to get a more accurate idea of how many calories we are burning. As always, if you have any questions or want to suggest a topic for a future episode, feel free to contact me on my website contact page.