Mini Fast

Lose Weight With a Mini-Fast Diet

…who’s tried to lose weight and keep it off that way. Exercising while you’re fasting, however, most certainly will. In a 12-week clinical trial, overweight participants who followed this intermittent fasting diet plan lost an average of 16 pounds of fat—25 percent of their initial…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by…

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Study Shows Psoriasis Can Double Your Diabetes Risk

We know that psoriasis tends to run in families. This condition is caused by an overactive immune system that triggers inflammation and excessive production of skin cells, which accumulate in thickened, itchy patches. Researchers have also discovered that people with psoriasis are more likely to…

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10 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

I recognize that weight loss can be difficult. But following these 10 tips for healthy weight loss is the best way to lose weight. * Avoid bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and other starches. * Eliminate desserts and other sugars. * Eat protein with every meal and snack. * Select lean protein sources…

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Weight Loss is About Burning Fat

…prolonging this fast and not eating until noon. Adding a few extra hours to this fasting state allows the body to burn more fat and results in more significant weight loss. If you really want to kick things into high gear, try adding morning exercise. Getting active while you are fasting ratchets up…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Thank You and Keep Up the Great Work

I hope you’ve enjoyed participating in my Diabesity Challenge. More important, I hope you’ve have terrific success! As the challenge ends, our battle with diabetes and obesity does not. If you know someone who has problems with weight or blood sugar control, please encourage them to…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Get Back on Track After the Holidays

…don’t eat any breakfast. Simply cutting out this meal can reduce your caloric intake by 30 percent a day. Next, while your body is in the fasting state, get some moderately intense exercise in the morning. Because your body cannot store carbohydrates it is forced to burn fat for energy. And…

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The Obesity Epidemic Linked to Higher Pain

…loss tips to help you shed those extra pounds, practically effortlessly: 1. Try the mini-fast with exercise (sometimes called the intermittent fasting diet.) 2. Incorporate 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. 3. Drink at least eight glasses of filtered water each day. 4. Up your…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Surround Yourself With Support

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “birds of a feather flock together,” but did you know it applies to weight gain and even obesity? According to Harvard researchers, the people you associate with could be affecting your likelihood of becoming obese. In fact, researchers…

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Why Americans are Supersized

If you've ever sat at a restaurant or shopping mall, and thought to yourself that Americans are heavier than ever before, it's not your imagination. In fact, the statistics are downright scary. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity epidemic is more serious…

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Treating Hot Flashes With Weight Loss

Hot flashes, which affect roughly two out of three menopausal women and can last for more than five years, are annoying at best and downright unbearable at worst. Fortunately, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco have found that effectively treating hot flashes can be as…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Slow Down

If you have a tendency to wolf down your food, here’s an incentive to slow down. A recent study suggests eating quickly can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To reach these findings, researchers in Lithuania studied the eating habits of 702 people: 234 with type 2 diabetes and…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…the teenagers slept and their insulin resistance, an indicator of pre-diabetes. During the study, the participants logged their sleep and provided fasting blood samples. What the researchers found is that the participants averaged just 6.4 hours of sleep a night during the school week—far less…

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7 Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

…replacement. Here’s what she says: “The Back to Health Program at Whitaker Wellness saved my life. My blood sugar was over 500 fasting, I was overweight and had no hormones. I was heading down a bad road. Whitaker Wellness put me on the right track with a sustainable diet, mini-fast,…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a study examining the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s in which Japanese researchers found that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of dementia by 35 percent. Now, research recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that higher blood…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Make a Commitment to Health

Each year, I remind you of the importance of choosing New Year’s resolutions that will improve your health. And while making these resolutions is easy, sticking to them can be anything but. If you have resolved to lose weight and reverse diabetes, you need to focus on how you are going to…

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