Weight Loss

Progress Report: 8 March 2019

4 more weeks and progress continues.

This week I have lost another 1-2 pounds of fat lost and I have not really worked that hard to lose it.  I now weight about 223 and I need to lose about 8 pounds in 5 weeks.  The weight may seem stagnant if I just looked at the scale, but my pants definitely fit better and I have lost 1% body fat in a week.

 

Research: Soy protein also increases satiety

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 medical providers to recommend that patients not partake in a weight loss program while dieting because every calorie counts and there is some evidence to indicate that it will take more to get the total amino acid requirements to meet your nutritional needs.  More food will lead to more calories, and this would be more difficult to lose weight.  If you stick to a lower calorie count, it might be fair to assume that you might have less satiety.  

 

Weight loss tip: Add color to your food and plate

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 colored plate have that could introduce weight loss?  It is not going to post your metabolism.  Then it hit me.  I had a class in advertising and psychology in college that discussed colors and what emotions they cause.  It is possible.

 

Research: Frequency, not amount lowers cravings

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 with the consumption of certain foods.  One person may crave salty foods and another may want something sweet.  This desire can seem uncontrollable and the hunger may not be satisfied until they get that particular food.  The question has always been how do we limit of control cravings?  

 



List: fifteen ways to lose belly fat

Fifteen easy ways to banish your belly fat

No one wants more ugly disgusting belly fat.  Belly fat is not just a problem because of its appearance.  More belly fat leads to more than just being fat.  Losing belly fat has benefits for your health and can help you live longer because it lowers your risk of diseases such as diabetes type 2 and heart disease.  Because of this risk, you should consider taking some steps to lose some weight.  The good news is that I have created this list of fifteen tips to help with your endeavor.

 


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

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 try to guilt us into avoiding animal meat or will use science to encourage meat eaters to limit or cease eating meat.  Most of us find it extremely difficult to avoid meat and to be honest, I am not sure I would want to cut meat completely out of my diet.  The question is whether red mean can be a healthy part of a weight loss diet?

 

Weight loss tip: Eat Eggs

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 heroes.  The problem is that these recommendations could not be further from the truth.  In fact, when eaten the right way and in moderation, eggs are a healthy source of protein and will keep your mind functioning and your belly feeling full.  Best of all, eating eggs can be part of a balanced diet that may also help you lose a few inches around your waist.

 

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