Category Archives: Weight Loss and Diet

Yo-Yo Weight Fluctuation Can Increase the Chance of Gall Stones

People whose weight fluctuates often are putting themselves at serious risk of developing gall stones. Athletes who cycle weight (intentionally gaining then losing weight) for competition are dramatically increasing their chances of developing stones.

The University of Kentucky Medical Center performed a research study of over 25000 men, the men reported any change in weight over a period of four years and were then grouped into one of four categories: those who maintained their original weight, those who were lightly cycled (a five to nine pound fluctuation), those who cycled moderately (a ten to nineteen pound fluctuation), and those who heavily cycled (more than twenty pound fluctuation).

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Why Phentermine is Not Advisable As a Weight Loss Aid

Weight loss supplements have very dangerous side effects. They do help initially to lose weight but its effectiveness fades after some time. Side effects include headaches, dizziness, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, and insomnia.

Initially an anti obesity drug called Fen-phen was launched in the market which became a very popular supplement amongst people who wanted to lose weight by eating pills. After some time it was alleged in to heart-valve damage that resulted in deaths. Then Phentermine was introduced for specific circumstances under doctor’s prescription.

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Clenbuterol, the Illegal Weight Loss Craze

 

Clenbuterol, or Clen for short, is the latest weight loss craze to hit Hollywood though it has been used in the weightlifting community for years. The fat burning results are spectacular, earning this drug the nickname of the “size zero pill,” but it is neither safe nor legal. Desperate dieters have it shipped in from Tijuana perhaps explaining why it has become so popular in California where the Mexican border is so close.

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Lose Weight with The help of Exercises and Low Calorie Density Diet

We know that obese women on a low-fat diet lose weight. But do you know they will lose more weight if they ate more low-calorie-density diets like, fruits, veggies, and soups?

Consuming low calorie density diet helps people to eat satisfying portions of food. It is believed that low calorie density diet reduced the feeling of hunger pangs and deprivation while reducing calories. Research organizations have been doing various experiments and this study appears in the June issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

If a person joins a weight loss program he/she are also taught new cooking techniques, including how to modify their favorite recipes to reduce their fat content. Apart from this they also learn the new rules of grocery shopping, strategies to dine-out, and preparing low calorie density meal/snack ideas. Continue reading

You Can Burn Calories Dancing and Cooking

I have found some very interesting facts related to burning calories. We have a tendency to keep a track of amount of calories things we eat have but we don’t always know number of calories various exercises or activities can burn or example some of us know how many calories does a bottle of soda have but we don’t always have a clue how many calories can we burn by bicycling for an hour. They are two sides of the same coin. So let’s find out some facts about various activities and the calorie burn count.

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The Testosterone-Obesity Link

We already know that being obese puts people at risk for heart disease, some cancers, high blood pressure and stroke. With 65 percent of American overweight or obese, this is a growing concern. Now a new study by the University of Virginia is showing that obese men and teenage girls may have abnormal levels of testosterone.

A sex hormone present in all men and women, testosterone is responsible for maintaining muscle mass and bone density, as well as keeping energy and sex drive on par. Although people think of testosterone as a “male” hormone, it is present in lower amounts in females.

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Lap-banding is an Effective Procedure For Adolescents

The obesity epidemic does not just apply to adults – children and adolescents also have obesity rates at an all-time high. For adolescents, the rate is 30.4 percent overweight and 15 percent obese. Children who grow up overweight are much more likely to become overweight or obese as adults – so, the search for non-invasive solutions is constant. Now a procedure called lap-banding may be an effective way to control obesity. A new study at NYU Medical Center revealed that, for patients under the age of 17, lap-banding was very effective, resulting in about a 50 percent loss of excess weight over the time frame of a year.

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Readymade Meals, the Foolproof Way to Weight Loss

Are you tired of weighing your food? Are you sick of counting calories? Do you have trouble limiting portions? Well there is one easy way to take care of all of these problems and be almost certain to lose weight, thanks to readymade meals.

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Not Enough Sleep Can Lead to Obesity

Most Americans these days are extremely busy with work, kids, preparing meals, going to the gym, etc. We don’t always have time to get an adequate amount of sleep (7 to 8 hours). Now a new study suggests that not getting a full night’s sleep might be affecting something other than day-to-day productivity – our waistlines.

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Could Weight Gain Be Caused by a Virus?

The general population of America assumes that obesity is caused by eating too much and exercising too little. We assume that if any obese person wanted to change enough, then they could But new studies have uncovered a possible cold-like virus, called adenovirus-36, that causes weight and fat gain in animals and is also present in some overweight humans.

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