Category: weight gain

Inflammatory Cytokines: The Angry Fat Messenger

December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Inflammatory Cytokines: The Angry Fat Messenger

Most people have been getting dietary advice all wrong. Eat less, move more works only for some people for a period of time, but it is not solid long-term dietary advice. Low carbohydrate diets again and again show greater weight loss, increase in HDL, reduction in blood pressure, resolving diabetes and metabolic syndrome and also […]

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The Role of Genetics in Weight and Why One-Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t Work: Part 2

August 20, 2015 0 Comments
The Role of Genetics in Weight and Why One-Size-Fits-All Diets Don’t Work: Part 2

Part 2: Are There Fat Genes? It is easy to assume that someone who is overweight simply eats too much and/or doesn’t exercise. And while diet and exercise are the primary factors contributing to weight gain, genetics also play a role. Scientists have known for years that there are genes and genetic mutations linked to […]

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Diet Soda is Still Diet, Right?

May 26, 2015 0 Comments
Diet Soda is Still Diet, Right?

By Betty Murray Don’t be fooled by the name. Diet soda—although calorie free and sugar free—is not healthy. The calories and sugar in diet soda are replaced with other ingredients that contribute to weight gain, among other health issues. Studies have linked diet soda to an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that […]

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Your Life in Balance

April 20, 2015 0 Comments
Your Life in Balance

By Betty Murray The types and amounts of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you take in on a daily basis matter. But ultimately, what matters when it comes to weight loss and weight management is calories. Balancing how many calories you take in with the number of calories your body burns is the secret to losing weight […]

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Wellness at Work: How to Stay Fit with a Desk Job

March 10, 2015 0 Comments
Wellness at Work: How to Stay Fit with a Desk Job

By Betty Murray The more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle leads to weight gain, increase in blood sugar, and poor cholesterol. This isn’t good news for those of us who have desk jobs. No matter how dedicated you are to your job, your health […]

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Eating Clean in 2015: Your Guide to Clean Diets

January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Eating Clean in 2015: Your Guide to Clean Diets

By Betty Murray You’ve probably heard about clean eating, but what are clean diets really all about? A clean diet is one that is less focused on calorie count, and more on the kind of food you put into your mouth. “Clean” foods are the best and healthiest foods available, such as organic fruits and veggies, […]

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Get Your Zzzzz’s Please: Tips for Getting the Right Amount of Sleep

December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Get Your Zzzzz’s Please: Tips for Getting the Right Amount of Sleep

By Betty Murray If losing weight is on your list of goals for 2015, a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you reach your ideal weight, but here’s another suggestion: get enough sleep. Eating healthy and exercising will only go so far in helping you drop those extra pounds. Good sleep is the third component […]

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Avoid Losing Weight during the Holidays

December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Avoid Losing Weight during the Holidays

By Betty Murray We all respond to stress in different ways. For some, stress is a contributing factor to weight gain, but for others, prolonged stress, or even stress from a single traumatic event can result in weight loss. The holiday season is a particularly stressful time for many people. Finances, loss of a loved one, […]

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Exercise For The Ages

October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Exercise For The Ages

By Betty Murray Staying active throughout your life is important, but exercise becomes even more important as you age. Many health conditions are associated with age, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and colon cancer, but being physically active can lower your risk of developing these and other health issues. Whether you are 25 […]

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Show Metabolism Who’s Boss: 10 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Show Metabolism Who’s Boss: 10 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

By Betty Murray Are you frustrated with slow progress on your weight loss journey? If you’re struggling to burn excess fat, it may be due to a slow metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories. A person with a high metabolism will have less trouble keeping the extra pounds off than someone […]

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