5 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail
Have you ever wondered why most diets fail? Perhaps you’ve tried every diet out there, only to be disappointed over and over again. You work so hard, you’re so hungry, and you spend hours in the gym, all for just a few lost pounds. Or, maybe you’ve even gained weight despite a lot of effort. It just doesn’t seem fair, but you’re definitely not alone. Here are five reasons why most diets fail:
Reason #1: Bio-individuality
It’s true that dieting works for some people. Many times, those people a…
The Body Fat-Cancer Connection
While many people associate excess weight with cardiovascular issues like heart disease and high blood pressure, research is now showing the connection between excess weight and an increased risk of 13 types of cancer, including bowel, breast, endometrium, esophagus, gallbladder and more. It is now known that next to smoking, being overweight is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer, according to a 2017 study in the British Journal of Cancer. The research study tracked 43,000 people for…
The Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) are used to treat disorders such as GERD and peptic ulcers. They typically help reduce the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, acid reflex, bloating, and nausea. Their use is so common that they are now one of the top 3 drugs sold in the U.S. PPI's could help reduce some of the symptoms but they can also produce some problems for those people who consume this drug on a regular basis.
Adverse Effects of PPI
The most common side effects with PPI's are abdominal pa…
What Healthy Eating Really Looks Like
Today there is much confusion around nutrition and what type of diet you should follow. If you look around you'll see many touting specific diets such as keto or paleo or some other diet promising weight loss. If you're one who is sick of all the diet rhetoric out there, you will appreciate this blog. I've seen many diets come and go and all the fanfare that comes with them. It seems everyone likes to grab onto the latest craze because it's new and interesting. What about good solid eating advic…
How a Low Fat Diet Can Harm your Weight and Overall Health
Fats are an essential nutrient and one of the primary energy sources for the body. They also play a big role in weight management, absorbing nutrients, maintaining healthy skin and hair, supporting immune function, and hormonal balance.While a balanced diet that includes plenty of plant foods is key for long-term health, fats are actually needed to properly absorb the fat-soluble vitamins found in many plants — including vitamin A, D, E and K.
Most healthy sources of fat are also fat-burning fo…
3 Myths That Keep Us Fat
Myth # 1 - You must count calories to lose weight
This myth has been busted by science time and time again. Here are the results from one study:
Over 12 weeks people on a low-carb diet lost 223% more weight than people on a low-fat diet.
Here's the kicker... The low-carb group ate 63% MORE CALORIES than the low-fat group!
Myth # 2 - Exercise is the best way to lose weight
When it comes to losing weight, diet trumps exercise every time.
Now does this mean you shouldn't exercise? Hardly. There a…
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
Roasted Root Veggies with Turkey
- 4 Small Carrots diced
- 1 Small Yam peeled and diced
- 1 Small Onion diced
- 1 Small Beet peeled and diced
- 1/2 Red Bell Pepper seeded and diced
- 1 Pound Organic Ground Turkey Meat
- 1 Tablespon Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Sage
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil
- 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 Pinch Black Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Pepper (optional)
InstructionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients …
7 Weight Loss "AHA'S"
2. If you have a damaged metabolism (which most have from constant dieting) then caloric restriction and excessive cardiovascular exercise can lead to weight loss resistance.
3. High cortisol leads to problems with fat burning and low cortisol compounds the problem. Cortisol needs to be balanced in order to burn fat at an optimal level.
4. Missing even a …