Weight Gain

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, unrelenting…

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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

…exercise before breakfast four days a week didn’t gain any weight. On the other hand, participants who ate the same high-calorie, high-fat diet but didn’t exercise gained an average of one pound per week, and those who exercised after breakfast gained about half a pound per week. Clearly, exercising…

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Weight Loss and the Yo-Yo Phenomenon

…rate ensures 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 “yo-yoing,”…

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The Obesity Epidemic: Habits That Will Pack on the Pounds

…better! If you continually replenish your glucose stores, you’ll never get the opportunity to burn the body fat you have. If you really want to gain weight quickly, eat a lot of fats and carbohydrates together, which ensures that you’ll produce excessive amounts of insulin that will lead to additional…

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Debunking the Myth About Daily Weigh-Ins

weight among adult workers. What they found is that obese people were more likely to weigh themselves regularly and they lost an average of 9.7 pounds during a two-year period. Meanwhile, normal weight people were likely to get on the scale just once a month and experienced a 2.4 pound weight gain

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Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

…to 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 important…

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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 found that overweight…

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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 * Cold hands…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

…and 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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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…existence—but in reality they’re taking the easy, and dangerous, way out. First off, these drugs have huge and dangerous side-effects—including weight gain, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol levels, and an increased risk of heart disease. These are all things you’re already at increased risk for…

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Diabetes and Obesity

…common 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 reversing—type 2…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…,000 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 carbohydrates…

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Create a Morning Ritual for the Diabesity Challenge

…rate. And you’ll continue in this mode until you eat again at lunchtime. Meditation and Prayer Stress plays a large role in weight gain, as well as the inability to lose weight. I’ve found that meditation and/or prayer is a great way to combat stress. Meditation, once considered a fad, has been proven…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Get Back on Track After the Holidays

…mini-fast with exercise is a lifestyle change that you adopt and follow indefinitely. This regimen helps you to avoid the vicious cycle of weight loss and weight gain known as yo-yo dieting. Here’s a refresher for following my program. Get up in the morning and have a little coffee, tea, or water but…

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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 sensible…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…inflammation and imbalances in hormones that affect appetite and energy utilization. This perpetuates the vicious cycle of insulin resistance and weight gain. Unfortunately, the fallout doesn’t end here. Insulin resistance is linked to increased risk of fatty liver disease, gout, polycystic ovary syndrome…

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