Important Weight Loss Tips

Important Weight Loss Tips – Weight loss can significantly decrease your chances of developing diabetes, and also significantly decrease your health insurance premiums.

There is No Single Best Diet for Everyone

It is generally accepted science that over the last several thousand years, humans thrived equally well on diets ranging from pure vegetarian (people with origins in Asia or Far East cultures) to essentially meat-only diets (people with origins in northern cold climates such as the Inuit) with most ancient cultures subsisting on a mixed vegetarian-carnivore …

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Are You Too Hungry?

Too many people are too hungry, and the result is a dangerous process called overnutrition. Overnutrition doesn’t mean just too much nutrition, it means damage to the body by eating too much of a nutrient or substance. Examples disease cause by nutrients are blindness from vitamin A toxicity, heart failure from vitamin E toxicity, hypothalamus …

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Put Diabetes In Remission

Put Diabetes In Remission – Introduction As we have all heard, more and more Americans are becoming obese which in turn is leading to increasing rates of Type II Diabetes Mellitus (high blood sugar).  In response to this epidemic, patients are told by their doctors, the newspaper, radio and TV shows, and public health campaigns …

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How to Start Your Low Carb Diet

The approach taken on this blog is not the Adkin’s diet.  Completely eliminating carbohydrates is not the intention, but more a reduction.  Reducing the amount of carbohydrates eaten in a day and increasing protein in the diet is one of the best steps toward weight loss. Besides the benefits of weight reduction, reducing carbohydrates in …

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Pavlov and Artificial Sweeteners

One of the most well established concepts in psychology is that animals (including humans) learn about relationships among the events they experience.  These repeated experiences can change how we react to the events we’ve experienced.  This is the basis of Pavlovian psychology.  Research on the use of artificial sweeteners suggests just such a mechanism may …

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Why Eating Slowly Helps Decrease Your Weight

Try eating more slowly if you’re looking to shed some pounds.   When you eat too fast you can outpace your body’s normal hunger mechanisms that tell you when you are full. The more slowly an individual eats, the more the body is able to release hormones that suppress our hunger.  So, eating a moderate …

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Body Sculpting With Low Carb/High Protein Diets

One of the more intriguing health benefits I’ve observed in my patients from decreasing carbohydrate intake (to 25-30% of daily calorie intake) and increasing protein (20-30 grams per meal 3 times per day) is the significant and fairly rapid body sculpting effect that occurs. Patients will often comment how quickly they seem to shrink in …

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You Really Don’t Need A Snack To Reduce Your Afternoon Hunger

About 80% of my weight loss patients have a similar complaint, they feel a sense of hunger in the afternoon described as a “grumbling” of their stomach, a sense of weakness or even a shaky sensation as if they have low blood sugar.  And I tell them all the same thing, “Your sense of hunger …

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How Fast Can I Expect To Lose Weight?

Patients that I assist with weight loss are frequently disappointed that they may averaging only 1-2 pounds of decreased weight per week.  They have a false sense of appropriate weight loss rates.  I figure this is from the relentless false and misleading advertisements of most weight loss programs they’ve seen or read about. When a …

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Carbohydrates Increase Your Hunger

As our modern carbohydrate supply becomes more processed, our bodies are experiencing more rapid absorption and intense spikes of sugar into our blood streams.  The elevated blood sugar levels forces our bodies to produce higher and higher levels of insulin in order to maintain a normal level of blood sugar.  The degree to which our …

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Exercise Is A Poor Strategy for Weight Loss

People think, if they just work out they can lose weight… but what you eat is much more important than how much you exercise when it comes to losing weight! Your net-caloric intake is everything; working out is secondary. Limit your daily calories and you will lose weight!  Stick to my lower carbohydrate reduction/higher protein …

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Is Willpower Alone Enough to Lose Weight?

Actually no, you should not depend too heavily on willpower as your weight loss strategies. Studies demonstrate that efforts to break away from habits such as smoking, alcohol or eating too much require more that willpower, and that those who believe willpower may have the greatest impact on weight loss actually have the least will …

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Heartburn, Acid Build-Up and Low Blood Sugar

Whether you have heartburn (GERD), bloating with meals or symptoms commonly attributed to hypoglycemia, you may not know it but one of the most common causes for all of these conditions is a gastrointestinal disorder known as gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a Latin term for ‘paralyzed stomach’ and is used to describe various symptoms attributable to …

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