Nutrition

Research: Is effective weight-loss strategy too difficult?

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 success, but it will increase the odds that you will lose weight and keep it off.  

 

Editorial: Day 1 of starting a new path to better health

Today you plan to start an anew, but what is next?  

You are planning a new diet or a new pathway to better health.  So you aren’t sure of how to where to start? Don’t worry! This concern or question is one of the most asked questions for new dieters.  To survive droughts or period of less, we have built of this ability to store for a rainy day, but that day never comes.  Our fat does not run over our belt, and it is time to make a change.  Our storage of energy as adipose fat tissue is not in excess, and we need a self intervention to make a difference.  Don’t fret; the help you need is no farther than your own kitchen.  

 

Recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Boost

Peanut Butter Banana Boost Smoothie

This recipe combines healthy fats from chia seeds and flax meal.  Flax meal is high in fiber, and 73% of the fat is polyunsaturated.  Chia seeds are equally impressive a decent source of protein and fiber.   I have added a base of Fairlife nonfat milk.  Banana is high in fiber and potassium.  The fruit adds enough sweetness to absolve the need for sugar.   This simple smoothie has enough fiber and protein to keep you full all morning long.  

 

Progress Report: Spiraling to a new beginning

Two weeks to a new beginning.  

Yesterday was a terrible day at work.  I came home and has pizza.  You can multiply that times 8-10 days and that has been the last nearly two weeks for me since the last twice annual sudden cardiac event (physical fitness test).  We are required to make weight and take a physical fitness test twice a year.  I passed both but required a body fat tape to pass the weight.  I swore this would never happen again the day of the test and since then I have allowed events to get a little out of control.  

 

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

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 being overweight or obese.  In practice, it is too easy to eat or drink more than you have planned.  The question has always been how do we keep our servings eaten to the correct portion size.  

 

Reseach: Does coconut oil assist with weight loss?

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 the ketokraze, coconut oil is being widely promoted for weight-loss.  While I would not vilify coconut oil, the claims of benefits might be a tab bit outlandish.  There are only a few studies that have looked at the benefit of coconut oil on weight loss and, in my opinion, the results are spotty at best.

 

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

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 eating instead of counting calories.  and, instead of limiting the types of food or number of calories that people consume, an intermittent fasting diet restricts the periods of time they can eat your meals.   On a time-restricted or intermittent fasting diet, you will only eat during specific hours of the day.  Outside of this period, you will not eat and thus it is a fasting diet.

 

Recipe: California Burrito Filling

California Burrito Filling

Our family loves Mexican food. It is one of our favorite meals to have both at home and in a restaurant. We have tried just about every Mexican joint within 30 miles of our house. My favorite dish at our favorite place is the Burrito California. This is my take on their recipe. This works well in a 3-quart slow cooker.

 

List: Ten steps to lower your stress and lose weight

Ten stress relief tips to help you lose weight

 

Research: The Effect of breakfast on weight and energy intake

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 problem is that this is a correlation and correlation does not equal causation.   The fact is that it makes sense as the calories after a night of sleep in which you have not eaten anything.  It’s

 

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