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: CPAP and Weight loss

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Will CPAP Use help with Weight Loss? Obesity is an important risk factor for the development of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and we know that weight loss can reduce apnea severity or even lead to a resolution in some patients.  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic condition that is characterized by repeated episodes of…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Weight Loss

Weight loss tip: Add omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Omega-3: An Appetite Suppressant?  There is no such thing as a sure thing or a magic bullet when it comes to weight loss.  Around the globe, obesity and obesity-related illnesses represent a major public health challenge. The prognosis for citizens of the United States is exceptionally poor.  Unfortunately, There is no sunrise on the horizon and…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Fatty Acid, Leptin, Omega-3, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tip

Research: Buckwheat may promote satiety

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Buckwheat combined with satiety increases satiety. Nearly every dieter is looking for that magic gun that will reduce their dietary intake and promote weight loss.  Researchers have long pointed to a diet rich in whole grains as a potential panacea toward weight loss and maintenance.  Whole grains have been linked to multiple beneficial health outcomes,…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Buckwheat, Research, Satiety, Weight Loss

Research: Soy protein also increases satiety

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Soy protein induces satiety similar to animal sources.   There are many studies that show that a plant-based diet can help you live longer and healthier.  Plant-based protein tends to be higher in carbohydrates and fiber.  Plant-based protein also tends to be of lower quality unless you acquire it from multiple sources.  These statements may lead…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: High Protein, Protein, Research, Satiety, Weight Loss

Weight loss tip: Add color to your food and plate

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Color Up Your Food and Dinner Plate for Weight Loss When I started to research this as a topic after reading an article on colors of plates and weight loss, I thought this topic is crazy.  The color of a plate is not going to cause someone to lose weight.  What inherent property would a…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Food Color, Obesity, Plate Color, Weight Loss Tip

Research: Frequency, not amount lowers cravings

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The frequency of foods consumption can lower cravings. We all crave certain foods and the craving of these foods can be near to impossible to avoid consumption.  A food craving is simply an intense desire for a specific food and they differ from person to person.  Food cravings are thought to be the result of social conditioning…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Cravings, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Beef as a part of a higher protein diet for weight loss

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Lean Beef can be a successful part of a high-protein diet for weight loss. Everywhere I turn, someone is suggesting a vegetarian diet or avoiding red meat.  Red meat is a central part of much of the western diets and a major contributor to overall protein intake within the United States.  The animal rights folks continuously…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Beef, Protein, Research, Weight Loss

Weight loss tip: Eat Eggs

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Eggs can help you lose weight!   You have probably read somewhere, been told by a friend or doctor, or watch a TV show that has indicated that you should avoid eggs as a part of your daily breakfast.  They have been tied to more dastardly poor health conditions than the most villainous of comic book…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Eggs, Research, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tip

Research: No evidence artificial sweeteners provide benefits

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The evidence is lacking to back the use of artificial sweeteners. Non-sugar sweeteners or artificial sweeteners have been around for hundreds of years.  Medical providers have recommended them to patients for decades to help reduce patient risks for obesity and Diabetes.  It just makes sense that they would work to decrease the risk of both.…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Artificial sweeteners, Obesity, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Grass-fed beef and butter

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Fatty acid profiles improved in grass-fed beef and butter Many studies show that people who eat the most CLA have improved metabolic health and a lower risk of many diseases to include heart disease.  
Categories: Nutrition, Research
Tags: Beef, Butter, Grain-fed, Research
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