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: Resistant dextrin may assist with weight loss

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Resistant dextrin may improve insulin resistance and assist with weight loss. Recently, I have noticed a new ingredient in many of the cereals I eat.  The additive is a compound called resistant dextrin.  Dextrin is a soluble gummy substance or prebiotic that is obtained by hydrolysis of starch, used as a thickening agent and in…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Additive, Insulin Resistance, Resistant Dextrin, Weight Loss

Research: App based self-monitoring works in weight loss

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Cell phone apps that self-monitor can assist with  weight loss A discussed in multiple other research projects, self-monitoring of dietary intake is essential for successful weight loss.  Self-monitoring is one means of behavioral weight loss treatment, but most of the research has been done through paper journals and logs. Past research has shown that people…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Cell Phone Application, Research, Self-monitoring, Weight Loss

Research: Effect of high-protein meal replacement on weight and cardiac risks

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High-protein may assist with weight control and lower cardiac risk. Higher protein diets are still a common approach to weight loss.  Most dieters have tried them.  The problem with suggesting them is that there is limited research to support their use and some research shows that the addition of many sources of protein may actually…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Cardiac Disease, High Protein, Obesity, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Is effective weight-loss strategy too difficult?

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Self-monitoring is the best approach to weight loss. Self-monitoring is the centerpiece of most weight loss interventions. It is one of the major and, possibly, most important behavioral interventional strategy for weight management and lifestyle change is self-monitoring.  Self-monitoring has been used for years by successfully and less successful dieters.  It will not guarantee you…
Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Obesity, Self-monitoring, Self-weighing, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Research: Predictors of successful weight maintenance

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Weight maintenance is tied to lower food addiction and higher inhibition Weight regain happens in nearly every person that is successful at losing weight. Most dieters who attempt weight loss are able to lose the weight but the big challenge is keeping it off.  Few are able to sustain the changes in behavior required to…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Research: A portion-controlled diet Is more effective for weight loss

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Portion control actually works for weight loss. Weight loss should be as simple as eating fewer calories ends in less weight on your torso.  Sure, it sounds so simple as not eat or drink too much, but, unfortunately, weight loss is not this simple.  This is why many of the worlds are now struggling with…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Commercial Diet, Portion Control, Portion Size, Research, Weight Loss

Reseach: Does coconut oil assist with weight loss?

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Does coconut oil help with weight loss or is it another fad?   n recent years, coconut oil has been touted as one of the healthy fats and many think it is a cure for everything to include diabetes type 2, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.  Currently, because of what I like to call…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Coconut Oil, Obesity, Research, Satiety, Weight Loss

Research: Effect of 8-Hour Time Restricted Feeding on Body Weight

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Restricting feeding hours can help you lose weight. Fasting for weight loss is one of the most common diets of the current age.  Restricted time diets are just another form of intermittent fasting.  Counting calories is difficult and near impossible for some.  Time-restricted eating is a type of diet that focuses on the timing of…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Time Restricted Dieting

Research: The Effect of breakfast on weight and energy intake

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Should we or should we not eat breakfast? I am absolutely certain that you have heard that you should never skip breakfast.  I have been taught for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  There is plenty of research to indicate that people eat breakfast tend to be somewhat slimmer.  The…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Breakfast, Weight Loss

Research: Nutmeg may help with weight loss.

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Nutmeg is more than just a tasty spice. Our modern busy lifestyles are often lead to unhealthy food habits.  As a person who has tried one diet or another over the years, I, like you, am always looking for another leg up in my path to healthy.   Most weight loss programs are way too…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Nutmeg, Spice, Weight Loss
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