Gaining Weight

Steps to Stave Off Sarcopenia

We all notice the changes that come on with aging: thinning skin, graying hair, decreased near vision, and weight gain. But the change that has perhaps the most far-reaching implications in terms of day-to-day physical functioning is one that sneaks up on most of us unnoticed. It's the gradual,…

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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

weight gain of 5–10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Although that’s an exaggeration, people who struggle with their weight tend to also experience more weight gain during the holiday season than at any other time of year, and they also tend to keep the weight gain on.…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…overweight people who were on weight loss or weight maintenance programs and followed them for two years. People who weighed in daily lost twice as much as those who weighed only once a week—and those who never stepped on a scale actually gained weight. Weight Loss Myth #2: Avoid…

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Weight Loss and the Yo-Yo Phenomenon

…rapid weight gain, often exceeding your original weight. If you start yet another diet, determined to lose those excess pounds “once and for all,” you’ll find it more difficult to lose weight and easier to gain it back. By repeatedly losing and regaining weight, or…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

…Effective Weight Loss Supplements While green tea extract and HCA top the list of safe and effective weight loss supplements I recommend, here are a few more to consider: * Resveratrol, the phytonutrient in red wine that has gained fame as an anti-aging agent, may also have weight control benefits,…

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The Weight Loss Secret the Diet Industry Won't Tell You About

…while they’re baking. * Enjoying a holiday special on TV? Walk in place while you watch. Now it’s your turn: How do you sneak the benefits of exercise into your day? You may also be interested in: The Secret to Holiday Eating without Weight Gain 10 Easy Tips for Taking Off the Pounds

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Surround Yourself With Support

…enough weight in any given year to no longer be considered obese. And, like gaining weight, losing weight is also influenced by the people around you. The take-away message here is to surround yourself with people who support you in your weight loss efforts. If they need to lose weight as well,…

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Diabetes and Obesity

…characteristic of type 2 diabetes) promote weight gain. That’s because insulin is the body’s primary fat-storage hormone—it ushers fat as well as glucose into the cells. So the higher your insulin level, the greater your potential to gain weight. In short, preventing—and…

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Debunking the Myth About Daily Weigh-Ins

…period. Meanwhile, normal weight people were likely to get on the scale just once a month and experienced a 2.4 pound weight gain during that same period. In another study, researchers enrolled more than 3,000 overweight people who were on weight loss or weight maintenance programs and followed…

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Manage Diabetes by Limiting Saturated and Trans Fats

…only causes weight gain, but also decreases insulin sensitivity. A more recent British study also found that cutting back on saturated fats in meat and whole dairy makes it easier to maintain blood sugar in people dealing with diabetes. So, if you want to maintain a healthy weight and better manage…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Habits That Will Pack on the Pounds

…to gain or keep the weight on is to spend as much time in your lounge chair as possible. Obviously, these suggestions are made in jest. The best way to lose weight and avoid the obesity epidemic is to do the complete opposite of all this “advice.” Try to adopt one healthy weight loss…

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The Dangers of Diabetes Drugs

…agents. As such, they affect your body in unnatural ways. The most common side effects of drugs prescribed to people managing diabetes are weight gain, gastrointestinal upset, and, sometimes serious liver problems. But that’s not all. In early studies, one diabetes drug in particular (Avandia)…

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…Try a Fructose-Free Diet * Contributes to weight gain and overeating. Fructose is readily taken up by the liver, where it is converted into fat—some of which is released into the bloodstream and some that is stored in fat cells, causing weight gain. This is why a fructose-free diet is so…

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6 Sensible Snacking Tips

Mindlessly munching as you meander through your day is one of the easiest ways to gain weight. While sensible snacking can actually aid in your weight loss efforts, eating unhealthy foods between meals can have disastrous effects. Before you reach for that mid-afternoon snack, consider these…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…years of age, and one in five women older than 65. Not many people spend time thinking about their thyroid gland, but if you have unexplained weight gain or fatigue, you may want to have your doctor run a few tests. Common Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function * Constipation * Dry skin * Hair loss * Slow…

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…eat right, lose weight, and exercise. Here’s my drug-free solution to doing just that. 1) Eat only healthful fats, and steer clear of processed fats. Excess fat, particularly saturated fats from meat and altered trans-fatty acids in processed foods, not only causes weight gain, but decreases…

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7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

…effects on your health and well-being. Common Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism * Fatigue, despite getting adequate sleep * Weight gain and an inability to lose weight * High cholesterol or triglycerides * Depression that won’t go away * Chronic constipation * Dry skin or thinning hair *…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Proper Serving Sizes

…appropriate food choices are essential when following a healthy diet plan, quantity is just as important as quality. Overeating leads to weight gain, and excess weight is a known risk factor for insulin resistance and blood sugar problems. That’s why I want to share some general guidelines on…

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Insulin: A Little-Known Cause of High Blood Pressure

One of the most common treatments for diabetes, insulin, is bad news. Not only does it actually cause weight gain, but research shows insulin can end up being a cause of high blood pressure. Taiwanese researchers looked at more than 87,000 diabetic patients who were given either oral treatment for…

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Maintain Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

…Diabeta (a sulfonylurea drug), but she was concerned about side effects—as she should have been. Drugs in this class are associated with weight gain, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and an increased risk of heart disease. During her week at the Back to Health Program, Alice was…

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