Research Articles

I have made a list of research articles and posts that I wrote over the past year.  I will post a new tip every Tuesday and Thursday until I run out of topics.  I am pretty sure you will find many of the topics helpful and many may motivate you to try harder.  If you have a topic you wish me to research, Contact Me.  

Research: Better quality of carbohydrates leads to better outcomes

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Clinical outcomes: It is all about the quality of your carbohydrate intake.   Clinicians and researchers have long suspected that not all carbohydrates are created equal.  It makes perfect sense that an unprocessed starchy food with 100 calories would not result in similar clinical outcomes as the same number of calories of table sugar.  The…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Carbohydrate, Mortality, Quality, Weight Loss

Research: fiber intake and adherence to diet associated with weight-Loss.

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Fiber intake and adherence to diet predict weight loss success.   Low-fat diets have been long accepted to be the key to weight loss.  In recent years, higher fat and protein diets have also been shown to produce weight loss and these diets are all the rage in health and fitness magazines. Nearly all of…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Fat, Fiber, Protein, Weight Loss

Research: Web-based expert coaching may assist with weight loss

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Expert coaching over the web can assist with significant weight loss.   Expert coaching for weight loss is expensive but has been shown to help with weight loss in prior research.  Coaching is the key part that both motivates and increases engagement.  Providing coaches as part of a weight management program is a common practice…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Coaching, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Consumption of apples may assist with weight loss.

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Apples may be one key to your weight loss success.   As a child, apples were a key staple food in our family.  They were more than just a snack, but could also serve as a healthy dessert.  An apple is a sweet, edible fruit that is produced by an…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Apple, Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Weight variability increases with psychologic status

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Worsening psychologic status leads to weight cycling. Several studies have suggested an association between weight cycling and psychological status.  It makes sense that anxiety and depression will lead to an increase in eating and less exercise.  Although I think that weight cycles an lead to psychological distress, anxiety and depression (as well as other behavioral…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Anxiety, Depression, Research, Weight Cycling

Research: Does chromium picolinate improve weight loss?

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The evidence does not support chromium supplements for weight loss.   Chromium picolinate has long been touted as a miracle supplement for weight loss and blood sugar stabilization.  It has been suggested as a supplement for diabetic type 2 patients because this metabolic syndrome should improve with blood sugar stabilization and weight loss.  
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Weight Loss

Research: Extremes of carbohydrate intake tied to increased mortality

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Low and high carbohydrate intakes are tied to increase mortality.   There is much disagreement about how much carbohydrates are recommended.  For years, American experts have recommended anywhere from 45-65% of your calorie intake from carbohydrates.  Some experts argue for a lower number and others suggest higher numbers.  Who is right?  
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Carbohydrates, Low Carb, Moderation, Mortality, Weight Loss

Research: Pattern of steps is associated with weight loss.

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Pedometers may help weight loss after all Pedometers are all the rage today.  From the Fitbit to the Apple Watch, it is hard to find someone without one on their wrists.  I personally wear one on each wrist.  I wind the motivations and functionality of the Apple Watch to be superior, but the step counts…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Exercise, Pedometer, Step Count, Weight Loss

Research: Walking lowers mortality

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Elderly Couple Walking on Beach Walking tied to lower mortality. With the title of the forum, would you expect no less than this title? We have all been taught that the goal of 10K steps is the key to weight loss and health success. The fact is that this goal is probably still a good…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Mortality, Research, Walking

List: Fifteen reasons to use an elliptical instead of a Treadmill

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Fifteen reasons to choose the elliptical over a treadmill To make this clear: You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill.  Your fitness goals and personal preferences likely determine whether you choose an elliptical machine, a treadmill or a different piece of…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Elliptical, Exercise, List, Weight Loss
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