When You Lose Weight, Where Does the Lost Fat Go?

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When you lose weight, you exhale 84 percent of the lost fat in the form of carbon dioxide. The remaining 16 percent is excreted as water via bodily fluids

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Is Your Diet Soda Making You Fat?

Despite all the warnings about the risks of chemicals in diet sodas, many people still rely on their daily Coke Zero.  They take the risk because their greater concern is weight control.  Parents are even feeding diet sodas to their children in the belief that it will avert obesity. Continue reading

Solving the One Cause of All Your Health Problems

So many health problems are tied to high levels of blood sugar. It contributes to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, brain function, and other issues that can be uncomfortable and life-threatening.

The best way to control blood sugar is by dieting and eating nutritious foods rich in healthy fats, low in bad cholesterol, and low in refined sugar. Foods high in refined sugar, for example, Continue reading

How to Tell if You’re Eating Too Much

Achieving a manageable weight is something nearly all of us desire. However, only a small percentage of the population actually strives to improve their health. Nearly 159 million Americans are overweight, and 75 million of them are obese.

As we mentioned last time, these weight conditions result in numerous health problems that can be fatal.

The first step to weight loss and a healthier life is to know how many calories Continue reading

Top 5 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

 

Who doesn’t want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition is not observed Continue reading

How to Lose Weight by Eating More

Is it possible to eat more and less at the same time? Conventional wisdom may say no, but reality is serving up something different.

There has long been the popular idea that eating smaller, more frequent meals contributes to weight loss. Many diet and fitness specialists that we see on TV or in magazines suggest that Continue reading

Weight Loss Benefits of Superfood Sea Buckthorn Oil

Amazing Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil Found to Help You Easily Shed Fat

Did you know…that the oil from sea-buckthorn berries, when consumed internally, sends signals to the human brain that command the body to stop storing unnecessary fat?

The Tibetans and Chinese have used the oil from sea-buckthorn berries to promote digestive and immune system health for thousands of years; the ancient Greeks recognized its anti-aging and beautifying properties, and even used it to keep the coats of racehorses shiny. Continue reading

Diet Sodas: Changing Your Brain and Your Waistline

Diet sodas may not be helping you lose weight—in fact, these and other artificially sweetened foods may sabotage your diet by confusing and rewiring your brain’s reward centers. This study from the journal Physiology & Behavior is yet another example of how lifestyle choices can alter your brain—negatively or positively. Continue reading

Brown Fat Measured by Thermal Imaging

Heat-seeking cameras could be used to measure people’s “good fat” and determine which foods they ought to be avoiding, scientists claim. Continue reading

5 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Who doesn’t want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take Top expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition is not observed and the resort is made to low calorie diets, weight loss may not happen within the desired time frame. Hunger and calorie deprivation Continue reading

Exercise and a Healthy Diet of Fruits and Vegetables Extends Life Expectancy in Women in their 70s

Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers at Continue reading

Why Kidney Disease Patients Should Be Extra Careful with Nutrition

One in five overweight Americans is suffering from chronic kidney disease — a very significant number. A brand new piece of health news from the famous “Cleveland Clinic” has led to some valuable health advice: be careful when trying to shed pounds, because some things could damage your kidneys further. Continue reading

Noodles Made with Barley May Change Pasta’s Reputation

When people think of foods that add to excess inches around the waist, pasta is often one of the foremost offenders that come to mind. This is because noodles are often made with flour that has been processed to contain little more than simple carbohydrates.

In search of a healthier type of pasta, officials from the Italian Ministry of Instruction, University and Scientific Research and the Spanish Ministry of Education funded a study to determine whether spaghetti made from whole barley flour could be a tasty vehicle for heart-healthy nutrients and fiber.

When comparing their proprietary pasta to a traditional semolina variety, researchers discovered that the barley-based spaghetti had higher antioxidant and fiber content. Interestingly, these healthful benefits appeared to diminish when gluten was added to the barley flour.

Barley contains about 6 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 190 calories per serving.  Continue reading

Diet Soft Drinks Wreck havoc on Your Health

“Give me a bacon double cheeseburger, large fries and a diet soda,” A psychologist friend ordered during a lunch meeting. “You know,” she continued with a wink, “to reverse the calories!” I “Oh, come on!” she said in response to our look. “You know you’ve been guilty of ordering the same.”

What is most upsetting is that because of “common knowledge,” people think they save their health by choosing diet soft drinks. Their ignorance isn’t their fault, because the misconception that diet soda represents a calorie-free healthy beverage has been widely disseminated. Advertising and common sense promise that zero calories equals zero effect on your weight and health. Medical doctors have stated repeatedly that the body treats diet sodas as water because they have no calories, so go ahead and drink them to lose weight or at least not add unwanted pounds by drinking calories.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated with Mercury = a Burn Hole in your Stomach

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used as a sweetener in thousands of mainstream packaged foods sold in the United States and around the world, from bread to soda and even breakfast cereal. It has been blamed for increasing the number of empty calories in the U.S. diet, and researchers have linked it to type-2 diabetes and obesity.

Beyond the link to detrimental health effects, another danger from this ubiquitous ingredient comes from the toxic chemicals that are used to turn corn into corn starch and then finally into HFCS. One of these chemicals, glutaraldehyde, is a toxic chemical used in industrial water treatment systems and to sterilize medical equipment by killing living cells. It’s also a well-known embalming chemical. It is toxic to the human body and causes eye, nose, throat and lung irritation (asthma, sneezing, wheezing, burning eyes, etc.). Continue reading