obesity

Research: High-protein diet improves weight loss and metabolic syndrome

A high-protein diet may be the answer for weight loss and metabolic syndrome.

The high protein lifestyle has been recommended for weight loss for years.  Some argue that fat and protein from meat is the cause of obesity.  Many are beginning to suggest that we should avoid protein and in particular meat because it makes us unhealthy.  I would argue that the answer is a more balanced meal.  Multiple studies have shown that protein-enriched diets can lead to greater weight loss and improvements in the markers of metabolic syndrome than standard protein diets.

 

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

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 increase your risk of heart disease.   Any future research that might show higher protein diets lower cardiometabolic risk factors would potentially indicate that higher protein diets that result in weight loss might have a place in treating diabetes and heart disease.    

 

Myth: Nighttime eating makes you fat.

Eating at night will not make you overweight.  

A lot of experts recommend against eating past 6 p.m. at night because they mistakenly believe that it might make you more likely to gain weight.  This type of advice might seem to make sense because we are less active at night, but it is also misleading. Weight gain is more about what and how much you eat and not back when you eat it.  The belief that separates fact from fiction when it comes to late-night eating and weight gain.

 

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.  

 

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.

 

List: Ten steps to lower your stress and lose weight

Ten stress relief tips to help you lose weight

 


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: No evidence artificial sweeteners provide benefits

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.  The sweeteners have nearly zero calories and are replacing sugar which is what we measure when we suspect that you have Diabetes.  

 


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