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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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The Simple Food Swap That Makes Low-Carb Dieting Easier

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Those of us on a low-carbohydrate diet face one big hurdle…

Cravings.

Giving up bread, pasta, potatoes, and all those other carbs that used to be such a big part of our lives is easier said than done.

But a new study shows that one simple food swap reduces hunger and the intense cravings that come with them. This makes low-carb eating a whole lot easier.

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Study Uncovers Secret of People Who Lose Weight and Keep It Off

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

As most dieters know, the hardest part is not losing weight. It’s keeping it off.

When your body gets thinner, it goes into starvation mode, ratcheting up your appetite in an effort to make you eat more.

Mainstream doctors have one answer for this problem: willpower.

They urge you to stay disciplined and fight through the hunger pangs.

A new study shows there’s a better way.

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The Anti-Arthritis Diet

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. And osteoarthritis–also called “wear-and-tear” arthritis–is the most common form of the disease.

More than 40% of people over 70 have it.[1]

Mainstream doctors use painkilling drugs as the first-line treatment. Or they recommend joint replacement surgery. One often has side effects. And the other is invasive, painful, and requires a long recovery.

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The Later You Eat, The Fatter You Get

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, mainstream doctors told us the formula for weight loss was simple…

Eat fewer calories and you’ll lose weight.

As millions of unsuccessful dieters can attest, it doesn’t always work that way.

Now, a new study shows that when you eat may be as important as what you eat.

The researchers recruited 32 participants. All were overweight or obese.[1]

The subjects were outfitted with devices that monitored their activity and sleep.

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Why You Should Eat Dessert First

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

The traditional meal is a well-worn ritual… First, you eat a salad or perhaps soup. Then you move to the main course. After that, you have dessert.

It seems to make sense that this meal structure is ideal if you are on a diet. You could fill up with salad. That would help you eat less of the main course. And since dessert comes at the end of the meal, you might be full enough to resist the usual sweet, calorie-laden treat.

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