weight loss

Recipe: Pineapple Strawberry Flax Smoothie

Pineapple Strawberry Flax 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 milk and kefir.  The fruit is simply 140 grams of unsweetened frozen pineapple and strawberries.  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.  

 


Research: Can lemon water assist weight loss?

Lemon water may help with weight loss.  

Lemons are often promoted as a magical weight loss food that will help the drinker lose weight with no addition of any other activities or changes to your diet.  It sounds like a bridge too far.  I discussed lemons water and the research behind it over a year ago.  There are a few theories as to why lemons may help with weight loss, and we will discuss them and whether they are true.  

 

Research: Commercial weight-loss programs are ineffective for meaningful weight loss

Most dieters fail to achieve meaningful weight loss on commercial programs

You have seen the ads for Nutrisystems with multiple stars claiming to lose the weight with their packages meals with minimal to no effort.  Despite popular belief, most of the commercial weight loss programs are somewhat less effective than the ads will make you believe.  The actors are paid for their endorsement and attempt to use the products, and I suspect even Dan Marino achieved weight loss with additional help that just the products he is peddling.

 

Research: Alcohol increases the intake of junk food.

Drinking alcohol increases grazing for junk food.  

We have all had a night of debauchery in our youth where we spent the night out with friends hopping from bar to bar followed by a less than a healthy meal.  Anecdotally, we know that drinking increase poor food choices.  It just makes sense that sense that alcohol, which suppresses frontal lobe inhibition, would increase eating less healthy food choices and more yummy but unhealthy calorie-dense junk food.  We suspect this is true based on experience, but today we have research proof.    

 


Recipe: Peach Flax Smoothie

Peach Flax 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 milk and kefir.  The fruit is simply 140 grams of unsweetened frozen peaches.  This simple smoothie has enough fiber and protein to keep you full all morning long.  

 

List: Ways to avoid night grazing or snacking

Tips to avoid late-night snacking

The enemy of a healthy weight and losing weight in mindless grazing at night.  Many of us find ourselves overeating late at night, even though we aren’t hungry.  The stress or work and even idle time lead us to gorge ourselves.  Nighttime eating can be a major cause of obesity because it causes us to eat more calories than you need and lead to weight gain.

 


Research: Does counting calories help with successful weight loss?

Counting calories may help with weight loss.

Many models of weight loss have been deemed successful; however, maintenance continues to remain a challenge.  Counting calories has been a long-standing suggested method of losing weight and keeping it off.   It has been long proposed as a self-monitoring method and it is considered an important behavior in both weight loss and maintenance of weight loss.  Many commercial diets used it as a method to monitor food caloric intake.  

 

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