Weight Control

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

For a person who weighs 150 pounds, 10 minutes of lying on the couch watching TV burns about 15 calories. If you simply sat up, you would burn 20 calories. Walking in place for 10 minutes burns 40 calories, jogging bumps you to 90. Adding a leisurely 10-minute walk a day can burn 14,600 calories … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

We’ve always known that a good meal releases the feel-good hormone dopamine and drives the desire to eat. Dopamine is released when we eat a food and a second time when food reaches the stomach. A recent study from Germany showed that when we crave a highly desired food it can suppress the stomach-induced dopamine … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Today we eat 300 more calories every day than we did 35 years ago. Because food is everywhere in our daily lives, we are encouraged to eat standing in line at the supermarket, at the drugstore, and while pumping gas in addition to all the coffee shops, quick service restaurants, food trucks and ice cream … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

We have long known that people who work the night shift or rotate shifts find it easier to gain weight and harder to lose. Though we have been able to observe these differences, until now we did not know why this happened. A recent research study (Human Resting Energy Expenditure Varies with Circadian Phase ) … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dieteticslooked at life-course theory to explain how obesity develops over time taking into account a person’s life events. For a person to get the right intervention to lose weight it is important to determine if changes in weight were the result of a dramatic … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Americans are obsessed with dieting but sadly few are actually slim. A study that followed over 3,300 high school girls in Ontario found some disturbing links to dieting. Amanda Raffoul, the lead researcher, said “Post-puberty changes often lead to weight gain among girls and there is incredible pressure from social media and elsewhere to obtain … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine put together evidence from over 100 research studies to show that being overweight is increasing the risk for cancer in young adults. Cancers typically seen in adults over age 50, are now being reported with increasing frequency in younger adults. In 2016, 1 in 10 new breast … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

As the world’s population gets heavier there is concern about the burden this will have on health care costs as well as the wellbeing and the quality of life for those who weigh too much. Some research results have suggested a heavy but healthy scenario known as the obesity paradox. This idea suggests that it … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Appetite is defined as the desire to eat. Your desire to eat should be driven by hunger. When enough time has passed from your last meal or snack, your body sends signals that it needs to be refueled. Actual hunger usually occurs 4 to 6 hours after the last time you ate. But, it is … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Use mustard, salsa or plain yogurt in place of 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. Eat 1 slice of toast at breakfast instead of 2. Order a cup of soup instead of a bowl. Try a plain baked potato with pepper and nonfat plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Eat cereal with skim milk instead of whole … Read More