Archive for the ‘Weight Loss’ Category

Breakfast Benefit

July 21, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

“Research has found that people who eat breakfast consume fewer calories during the day than breakfast skippers.  But a recent study of 380 people is refining that observation.  Researchers asked participants to record everything they ate for two weeks.  When participants ate a big, high-calorie breakfast, they took in more calories over the course of a day than they did when they ate a small breakfast with fewer calories. The bottom line: Eating a smaller breakfast can help people reduce the total amount of calories they eat per day.” -Source:Nutrition Journal, Jan 17, 2011.

The Lack of Vitamin D in the diet

August 11, 2010 @ 9:19 am
You have all read and heard about the lack of Vitamin D in our diet. Over 8000 studies have focused on the illnesses that a lack of Vitamin D can be a contributor for, such as obesity. Shaklee has the most effective Vitamin D product just made available.  To know more click here.

Only an Hour a Day!!!

July 21, 2010 @ 10:05 am

“To maintain a healthy weight, women need to exercise more than current recommendations suggest, say researchers who studied more than 34,000 middle-aged women for 13 years.  Normal-weight women who gained less than 5 pounds during the study did moderate-intensity exercise, such as running, for an hour a day, seven days a week. Even as little as 5 pounds of weight gain, the researchers say, is enough to worsen health.  Still, if you can’t commit to stepping up your workout schedule, the researchers noted that the recommended 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week, is enough to reduce the risk of many chronic illnesses.”  -Source: JAMA, March 24/31, 2010

Sleep Longer, Exercise Harder!!

April 5, 2010 @ 10:10 am

“Men who skimp on sleep may be sabotaging their fitness goals.  Researchers who studies the eating and sleeping habits of 15 men learned that after a couple of nights getting only four hours of sleep, the men were less physically active–and worked out at a lower intensity–than when they logged eight hours.  But contrary to the researchers’ hypothesis, the sleep deprived men didn’t eat more.”  Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dec. 1009

Food Moods

March 9, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

“People on a low-calorie, low fat diet reported being in better spirits after a year than those who tried a low-carbohydrate plan with the same number of calories.  The overweight and obese people in both groups lost about 30 lbs. on average; no difference was observed in their memory or mental acuity.  Researchers suspect that the glum dieters were bummed by trying to stick to a low-carb diet in a society laden with bread and pasta.  Another possibility is that carb intake may affect the release of mood-altering serotonin in the brain.”  Source:Archives of Internal Medicine, Nov. 2009. For more information on clinically proven supplemented diet plans click here.

Mind Over Matter

January 21, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

Jan 2010 issue of Diabetes Forecast states, “People who have lost weight and kept it off for three years or longer have brains that respond differently to images of food than those of people who are overweight, according to an analysis of MRI brain scans.  In the successful dieters, pictures of food triggered activity in brain regions associated with inhibition and complex tasks. -source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Oct. 2009.  For information on clinically proven weight loss and management programs click here!

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