Research: CPAP and Weight loss

 

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 airway collapse while breathing.  These collapses are often associated with snoring and intermittent low levels of oxygen or hypoxia. 


Weight loss tip: Add omega-3 Fatty Acids

 

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 the prognosis is getting worse for children, adolescents, and adults alike across the United States.  Bulging waistlines represent a major risk to the future prosperity and the only cure is to make life long changes in our activity and diet. There are something you can do to help with weight loss and suppressing your appetite.   Omega-3 fish oil supplementation seems to be a safe and appears effective option that can help with this endeavor. 


Research: Buckwheat may promote satiety

 

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, including cardiovascular health, weight loss, and a decreased risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes. While wheat is considered a dominant grain crop in Canada and the United States, other minor crops, including gluten-free buckwheat, become popular alternatives to wheat products such as couscous.  Many of the other grains are considered to be healthier alternatives to wheat because of the higher fiber and lower gluten content.  You can quickly figure out why Buckwheat might be superior to wheat for weight control.




List: Four tips to make weight loss easier.

 

Four key tips to make weight loss easier.

Weight loss is a simple concept, but we often make it harder than it needs to be.  The key is avoiding excess calories while maintaining a lower level of hunger and a higher level of satiety.  Being satisfied with the food you have eaten when you are depriving yourself of the diet for which you have become accustomed.  If you struggle to maintain a high level of willpower, you will succumb to hunger and give up your weight loss plans.  The following tips will help you lower your appetite and lose weight.  


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?  


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