Author Archives: katwhit

About katwhit

Coffee shop blogger by day, personal trainer by night. My interests include lifting weights, puppies, teaching people how to lift weights and dogs. Head on over to my blog and you'll find: reviews of best-selling diet books in extensive detail, critiques of various fitness publications, and even the occasional rant on the latest TV fitness segments.

Ask Your Doctor if Placebo is Right for You!

While reading through one of the books I recommend at the end of the BS-Detection guide, (Bad Science by Ben Goldacre, seriously amazing read.  If you enjoy my work at all you’ll love this book) I came across an interesting … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Virgin Diet” by JJ Virgin – Food Intolerance Pt2

In my BS Detector guidebook, I have a “BS Checklist” – Things to look out for during a commercial, in a book or on the cover of a magazine. One of the items on that list is an authority claiming … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Virgin Diet” by JJ Virgin – Food Intolerance Part I

I’m definitely one of the lucky people when it comes to allergies. My older brothers got the short end of the stick.  I think they must have taken the hit for me – both allergic to peanuts, one also allergic … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Virgin Diet” by JJ Virgin – Introduction

With The Virgin Diet, we’re getting into vastly different territory than Harper’s books.  Some challenges we’ll be facing include: Little to no citations for claims, making our job of verifying information a lot tougher. Venturing into some new, tricky, and … Continue reading

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A Few Updates & Announcements

I’ve made a few additions to the site so I figured I’d give some space to touch on them a bit: Release of “Let’s Sharpen Our Bullshit Detectors!” – finally! Mouse on over to the sidebar or the “Free Fitness … Continue reading

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Alliteration makes it true! Get a ‘Bombshell Bikini Body’ in 14 Days with Tracy Anderson: Part III

Read Part I and Part II of this review. Finally down to the LAST segment here of what has become an unexpectedly long review of a very short spread in Cosmo UK. Before we start reviewing this last segment, I … Continue reading

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Alliteration makes it true! Get a ‘Bombshell Bikini Body’ in 14 Days with Tracy Anderson: Part II

In our last segment we went over the introduction and first segment of a Cosmo UK spread telling us how to best get a beautiful bangin’ bombshell bootylicious bikini bod in a mere two weeks. If that sounds too good … Continue reading

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