Health It’s not easy to stop eating carbs, but the latest fad diet, ketogenics, calls for the complete elimination of the food group. The idea is that your body will go into a state of ketosis, a process that burns fat and helps shed pounds. The complete elimination of all bread, pastas and even some fruit, can be tricky for most people. So a new and less restrictive form of the keto diet has emerged, called keto cycling. There is no exact definition of what keto cycling is, but the gist of it revolves around adhering to a strict ketogenic diet for five or six days, and then one day per week as a cheat day, when you can eat carbs, Australia's News AU reported. Vegetables being weighed on a scale. A new version of the keto diet allows for at least one day of carbs per week. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Healthy Foods That Are Secretly Unhealthy 51 50 Facts About the Human Body You Probably Didn't … [Read more...] about Not Exactly The Keto Diet: What Is Keto Cycling And How Does It Help With Weight Loss?
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: diet, fitness, functional food, gut bacteria, gut health, natural cures, natural healing, Natural Treatments, nutrients, nutrition, obese, obesity, overweight, prevention, probiotics, superfoods, supplements, weight, weight loss (Natural News) Looking for a new strategy to lose weight faster? Adhere to a healthy diet and take probiotics. A study published in the journal Scientific Reports found that a healthy diet together with probiotic treatment could speed up weight loss. In the study led by the National Taiwan University, researchers aimed to determine if a probiotic Lactobacillus mali APS1 (isolated from sugary kefir grain), in combination with dieting, could enhance the potency of an obesity treatment, compared to dieting alone. The study was based on earlier studies that discovered that the gut microbiome is helpful in reducing obesity risk and related metabolic problems and have shown an association between gut … [Read more...] about Probiotics and a healthy diet hasten weight loss
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below FYI: Jen Widerstrom didn't emerge from the womb totally ripped—in fact, it's quite the opposite.Jen shared a before-and-after picture of herself on Instagram. "For a long time, I was completely unaware of how unhealthy my eating habits & routine were," she wrote. "Even though I was active, the sheer volume that I was consuming was out of control and I put no thought behind the foods I was eating." Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The star trainer has long talked about the importance of finding or creating an individual diet plan, taking into account a person's personality and behavioral traits. (Her 2017 book Diet Right for Your Personality Type takes this approach to weight loss as well.) We'll have what she's having. … [Read more...] about ‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer Jen Widerstrom Just Shared A Photo Of Her Own Weight-Loss Transformation
Tiffany Mielcarek was aghast when she saw NBC’s Today Show hype an experimental weight loss procedure that freezes a branch of the vagus nerve that sends hunger signals to the brain and regulates digestion. “They were talking about it as if this were a miracle. No risks were brought up at all,” said the 48-year-old Ohio resident, who has a digestive disorder called gastroparesis, which can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve. “It just struck me as very irresponsible.” Tiffany Mielcarek, who says her vagus nerve was damaged by a neurological disease, uses a feeding tube. She wasn’t alone in her concern. Nearly 100 comments about the segment were posted on the Today Show’s Facebook page, most expressing shock that the program didn’t broach any potential risks of a procedure that has only been studied for a few months in a handful of patients. Similar imbalanced coverage about the procedure — undergoing a clinical trial at Emory … [Read more...] about Patients with a rare stomach disorder express alarm as TV news promotes nerve freezing for weight loss
Metformin is a drug that doctors use to treat people with type 2 diabetes. It works alongside other medication and insulin to lower blood sugar in people with the condition. Doctors do not usually prescribe metformin for type 1 diabetes. They can sometimes prescribe it for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, although this use is not approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Similarly, the FDA has not sanctioned metformin to help those wanting to shed the pounds when they are overweight or obese. In this article, we take a look at the impact metformin has on weight, as well as how the drug is used. People with type 2 diabetes have lost weight from taking metformin, but they are not the only ones to benefit from the drug in this way. A study involving people who were overweight or obese and had insulin resistance showed that they lost weight while taking metformin. While some evidence suggests that metformin does lead to weight loss, neither doctors or … [Read more...] about Does metformin help you lose weight?