weight loss

Research: Better quality of carbohydrates leads to better outcomes

Clinical outcomes: It is all about the quality of your carbohydrate intake.  

Clinicians and researchers have long suspected that not all carbohydrates are created equal.  It makes perfect sense that an unprocessed starchy food with 100 calories would not result in similar clinical outcomes as the same number of calories of table sugar.  The whole foods that are less processed should be more abundant in fiber and thus take longer to process by our bodies and result in less of an insulin and blood sugar spike.  The big problem is that there is a limited appetite to research such differences and thus there is little proof to back up such beliefs.  

 





Research: fiber intake and adherence to diet associated with weight-Loss.

Fiber intake and adherence to diet predict weight loss success.  

Low-fat diets have been long accepted to be the key to weight loss.  In recent years, higher fat and protein diets have also been shown to produce weight loss and these diets are all the rage in health and fitness magazines. Nearly all of us are looking for tips to increase weight loss success or to help us lose weight.  Many of the tips we receive have limited to no evidence to back them up.

 

Editorial: The truth about cinnamon and weight loss.

The facts about cinnamon, your metabolism, satiety, and weight loss

I recently read a blog post by a dietician who was slamming cinnamon and the medical and scientific community that has touted its benefits for weight loss.  The self-proclaimed “expert” suggested that readers put on their BS detectors in the first paragraph.  This is pretty telling that he is not approaching the topic with any semblance of openmindedness.   It is a textbook case of bias.  So what are the facts?  

 

Research: Web-based expert coaching may assist with weight loss

Expert coaching over the web can assist with significant weight loss.  

Expert coaching for weight loss is expensive but has been shown to help with weight loss in prior research.  Coaching is the key part that both motivates and increases engagement.  Providing coaches as part of a weight management program is a common practice in most weight programs but it is cost and time prohibitive for many.  Coach and participant interaction is the key thing that promotes this engagement, but there is limited research to show that expert coaching over the internet can promote the same benefits.  

 



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