The Net Carb Solution To Weight Loss

Most Diets require that you actually count calories, restrict carbohydrates and/or fats during that period. Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the foods minus the fiber content reflect the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level. These are the only carbs you need to count, the only carbs that are important. Foods that are low in Net Carbs such as a variety of vegetables and fruits do not … [Read more...]

Do You Have A Slow Metabolism?

Do you know people that can eat whatever they want and never gain an ounce? They have great skin and hair, toned muscles and lots of energy.  And then there are people that eat very little and still put on the pounds. Often we hear the expression of people having a slow metabolism. What is a slow metabolism – what does it mean to have a slow metabolism? Well – metabolism is the process how your body converts what you eat and drink into the … [Read more...]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Eating healthy is a challenge with so many different food choices available.  If you think that fat is responsible for your weight gain you are right, but there are other factors. Being over-weight is much more complicated and cannot be blamed on fats alone. It’s simple, people who get little physical activity and eat a diet high in calories are going to gain weight. Hereditary factors, age, sex, and lifestyle also play part and contribute to … [Read more...]

Successful weight loss and healthy weight management.

It is important to look at a plan that includes strategies for a proven weight loss method followed by a maintenance or lifestyle program to maintain weight loss. There is nothing more disappointing than regaining the weight after an enormous amount of dedication and hard work to lose the extra pounds has been made. Long term success requires permanent changes in behavior, eating habits and physical activity. Many conditions that contribute to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cravings

If that craving for chocolate sometimes feels like it is coming from deep in your gut, that's because it may be. A small study points to a biological basis for chocolate craving that has major implications for your health and weight and is linked to the type of bacteria living in people's digestive system. Everyone has a vast community of microbes in their gut, but people who crave daily chocolate show signs of having different colonies than … [Read more...]

Digestion Starts in the Mouth

During a person=s lifetime, more than 30 tons of food pass through the digestive tract. It is important to chew food thoroughly before swallowing it because digestion begins in the mouth. Enzymes are able to alkalize food, break down toxins and activate microbial activity. These enzymes in the saliva are responsible for breaking down the starches, proteins and fats into smaller molecules that the cells in the body can use for energy. When food … [Read more...]

Hypothyroidism: an unsuspected cause of fatigue and obesity

An unsuspecting cause of fatigue and obesity could be hypothyroidism. When the thyroid gland is underperforming, the deficiency can lead to other symptoms or conditions, including hypoglycemia, hypertension, depression, arthritis, insomnia and heart attack. Fatigue and obesity may be the most common complaints, but few medical doctors immediately detect hypothyroidism, as the cause. While medical doctors rely on blood thyroid function tests to … [Read more...]

Weight-loss

To lose weight one must obviously consume fewer calories than are expended. However to specifically target fat loss other factors must be taken into consideration along with a program to maintain this weight-loss. The body has three sources of energy from which to draw to meet its metabolic needs: carbohydrates (sugars), lipids (fats) and proteins. It draws on these reserves in a very specific order - first burning carbohydrates. Once these … [Read more...]

Leptin and Obesity

One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning to be understood. Overweight people often suffer from gross malnutrition because the nutritional values of the basic foods available to us have been steadily dropping. Excessive caloric intake from too many processed white foods, with the fiber removed … [Read more...]

Let food be your medicine

“Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Hippocrates 377-460 BC Even today our health would be greatly improved if we would follow these guidelines. The art of eating foods for their medicinal value dates back more than 5000 years. Food and herbs were eaten because of their natural healing properties, relieving pain, or for their prevention of certain health conditions. Several references have been made in the Bible and Greek … [Read more...]