• Diet & Weight Loss Plateau

    Diet Plateau Sometimes you follow a diet plan exactly and lose weight but then – perhaps 3-4 weeks into your diet – weight loss stops! What’s gone wrong? Answer: nothing! Your body is simply adjusting to your reduced calorie intake. So this diet and weight loss plateau you are experiencing is only temporary. Point is,

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  • Diet for Insulin Resistant

    High Protein Diet Not the Solution for Insulin Resistant High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets aren’t the solution for people who are insulin resistant. About 10% to 25% of all Americans are insulin resistant. They are likely to have high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides, and a low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – which contributes to

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  • Diet Guidelines

    Diet Guidelines To maintain health and reduce risk of heart disease and cancer, Americans should try to eliminate saturated fats and added sugars from their diet and get at least an hour of physical activity a day, say government health and diet advisers. Guidelines for Carbs, Fat & Protein The Institute of Medicine’s Food and

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  • Diet, Weight Loss & Breast-Feeding

    Moderate Weight Loss OK for Overweight Moms Who Breast Feed Overweight mothers who breast feed their infants may lose weight through a sensible diet and exercise program – without fear of harming their infants – a study by NICHD-funded researchers has found. “Being overweight may cause serious health problems,” said NICHD Director Duane Alexander, M.D.

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  • Effects of Gestational Diabetes

    Link between diabetes and weight Gestational diabetes is defined as diabetes that has its onset during pregnancy. It has long been known that patients with gestational diabetes run a higher risk of getting diabetes later in life. Most patients get a grace period after the pregnancy where the blood sugars normalise and some may never

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  • Dangers of Trans Fats

    The Dangers of Trans Fats First it was cholesterol, then saturated fat. Now trans fatty acids are the latest dietary demon. Like those nutrients, trans fats raise blood cholesterol levels and significantly increase the risk of premature heart disease. Trans fat has been nicknamed “phantom fat” because the Food and Drug Administration does not require

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