Weight Gain

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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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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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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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!

…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 Carbohydrates When it comes to weight

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Downsides of Supplemental Insulin

…without any medication at all. Another testament to the link between diabetes and weight is the fact that 90 percent of teenagers with type 1 diabetes sometimes skip their insulin doses in order to prevent weight gain. Clearly, this is not a good thing (especially since people with type 1 diabetes…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Veg Out!

…potent antioxidant glutathione. On the weight loss front, loading up on fiber-rich vegetables also helps curb your appetite and fills you up, so you are less inclined to reach for the starchy and sugary treats that likely contributed to your weight gain in the first place. This week, aim to include…

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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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Holiday Health Facts: Did You Know?

…in your home, make sure the candles you burn this holiday season have lead-free wicks. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any other holiday health facts to share? You May Also Be Interested In: * Health Benefits of Traditional Holiday Favorites * The Secret to Holiday Eating Without Weight Gain

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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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Reduce Saturated & Trans Fat Foods From Your Diet

…fat, particularly from saturated fats and trans fats foods, can wreak havoc on your body. A diet high in these trans fat foods not only causes weight gain, but also decreases insulin sensitivity which can lead to diabetes and a host of other health problems. 6 Ways to Eliminate Saturated & Trans…

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Simple Thyroid Testing You Can Do at Home

Last week, we discussed how hypothyroidism can contribute to weight gain. And now I’d like to tell about thyroid testing to determine if you have low thyroid function. The gold standard for the diagnosis of hypothyroidism is the thyrotropin test, highly sensitive thyroid testing that measures…

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