Archive for the 'Weight Control' Category

More Sleep and Less Stress

Posted on May 27, 2011 - Filed Under Weight Control, healthy lifestyle | Leave a Comment

The right amount of sleep and reduced stress levels are important for weight loss, according to a new study published in The International Journal of Obesity.
“This study suggests that when people are trying to lose weight, they should try to get the right amount of sleep and reduce their stress. Some people may just need [...]

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The Simple 7

Posted on January 12, 2011 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Exercise, Heart Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Weight Control, healthy lifestyle | 1 Comment

These are seven things you CAN control to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. The Simple 7 is brought to you by the American Heart Association.

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But it’s Fat-Free!

Posted on December 13, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition, Weight Control, healthy lifestyle | 4 Comments

Food claims bug me sometimes. Like these Swedish Fish, for example. Oh look, it’s a “Fat Free Food.” Oh, then I can eat all I want, right?

I wonder how many people actually make it to the back panel:

Uh-oh. 150 calories for every 7 fish? That’s about 750 calories for the package, and not a very [...]

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Blame Genetics?

Posted on September 23, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Weight Control, physical activity | 3 Comments

Yes, genetics play a role, but you can still do something about it.
Our finding that living a physically active lifestyle is associated with a 40% reduction in the genetic predisposition to common obesity is an important observation for public health.
Promoting physical activity, particularly in those who are genetically predisposed, may be an important approach to [...]

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Water: Turns out it Does Help

Posted on September 14, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Nutrition, Weight Control | 3 Comments

“We are presenting results of the first randomized controlled intervention trial demonstrating that increased water consumption is an effective weight loss strategy.”
“People should drink more water and less sugary, high-calorie drinks. It’s a simple way to facilitate weight management.”
– Brenda Davy, senior author of this study.
I guess it turns out that water is good for [...]

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Medical Complications of Obesity

Posted on August 10, 2010 - Filed Under Prevention, Weight Control | 2 Comments

Some of the medical complications of obesity:

[Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC Vital Signs: Adult Obesity; August 2010].

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Drew Carey Weight Loss

Posted on August 10, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition, Weight Control | 3 Comments

Drew Carey has lost 80 pounds since January and, as a consequence, has been able to get off his Type-2 diabetes medication.  I know this was big news last week, but I was out of town and didn’t get a chance to comment on it. 
According to this CNN.com article, Drew Carey eliminated most carbohydrates** from [...]

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Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity

Posted on July 6, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Prevention, Weight Control | 2 Comments

Higher morbidity in association with overweight and obesity has been observed for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems and some types of cancer (endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon). 

Obesity is also associated with complications of pregnancy, menstrual irregularities, hirsutism, stress incontinence, and psychological disorders (depression).

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HCG for Weight Loss Revisited

Posted on June 29, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets, Weight Control | 5 Comments

Since my last post on HCG for Weight Loss, the HCG diet has gained popularity and it seems everyone wants a piece of the action.  I heard of a guy who makes $12,000/month from his HCG-selling website.  I see signs like this everywhere:

I even saw a billboard along the freeway last Sunday that claimed HCG [...]

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Weighing the Evidence

Posted on June 17, 2010 - Filed Under Fad Diets, Weight Control, healthy lifestyle | 4 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns consumers to be smart about diet products.  Here’s some of what it had to say:
“Achieving a healthy weight takes work. Take a pass on any product that promises miraculous results without the effort.”
“Even if you’re successful in taking the weight off, permanent weight loss requires permanent lifestyle changes. Don’t [...]

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