Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: diet, dietary changes, fiber, goodfood, goodhealth, lean protein, nonrestrictive diet, obesity, weight, weight loss (Natural News) People trying to lose weight do not have to starve themselves just to shed off some extra pounds. Obesity and nutrition researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are suggesting that people who want to lose weight should increase their dietary fiber and lean protein intake instead of limiting their food intake. This suggestion comes after the team looked at the feasibility and acceptability among obese adults of a nonrestrictive diet focused on increasing dietary fiber and lean protein for weight loss. In the pilot study published in the journal Nutrition, they enrolled 15 obese adults who underwent dietary changes to lose weight for 12 weeks. The participants aimed to consume 35 grams (g) of fiber per day and 0.6 g per kilogram of an individual’s ideal body weight per … [Read more...] about New study suggests that simple dietary changes can lead to great weight loss
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Health There may be a link between weight loss and a reduced risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Scientists at multiple research institutions, including City of Hope, the University of Washington and Indiana University, found that weight loss may help lower the risk of breast cancer for these women. Published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CANCER on Monday, the study showed the association after many conflicting studies. “We’ve known for probably a couple decades now that obesity is related to an increase in postmenopausal breast cancer risk,” Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, a research professor in the department of medical oncology and therapeutics research at City of Hope, and author on the paper, told Newsweek. “It’s been very difficult—really, impossible—to show that weight loss in people who are overweight or obese will reduce breast cancer risk.” For this study, Chlebowski and his team analyzed information … [Read more...] about Moderate, Short-Term Weight Loss Linked to Significantly Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Story highlights The criteria for bariatric surgery include a BMI of 40 or higher (or more than 100 pounds overweight) Surgeries reduce the amount of food one can eat and hormonal changes that reduce hunger (CNN)Do you have pounds to lose but don't have a weight loss plan? If you are seriously considering how to go about shedding pounds, there are three proven levels of intervention, depending on your individual needs. Intervention 1: Lifestyle changes Intervention 2: Medications Intervention 3: Surgery If you are severely overweight and have not been able to lose an adequate amount of weight with lifestyle changes or weight loss medications, or if you have serious health issues related to obesity, bariatric (or weight loss) surgery is a potential option. Read More "You consider surgery when other therapies for obesity fail," said Sue Cummings, a registered dietitian who was clinical programs coordinator at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight … [Read more...] about Weight loss that works: Surgery
Healthy eating may not lead to healthy weight loss In an effort to shape up and lose weight many people begin to eat more healthily. Plans like the Joe Wicks body coach encourage us to include lean protein, lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds salads and wholefood grains in our diet. Although swapping the big mac for a big portion of vegetables is undoubtedly healthy, it may not be right if you are looking to lose weight. In fact if you are eating too many of the wrong healthy foods, you may actually start to gain weight. Overall calorie deficit paramount for weight loss Regardless of how you are eating, overall calories remain the most important factor for weight loss. Keeping in mind that the maximum sustainable weekly weight loss is 0.9kg a week (or 2lbs), the mathematics becomes clearer. As we are only looking to lose fat – losing muscle mass really slows the metabolic rate, making weight loss harder – that is the best place to start. Remembering that … [Read more...] about Diets don’t work: Healthy eating and weight loss eating
More and more nowadays, we’ll hear about how stress can impact our health in many ways. From stress related diseases, ulcers, right through to cancer – it’s been linked to so many major health related issues that we face, but – we do nothing about it. We’ve really got to take more care of managing stress, and not just from a fat loss perspective – for our mental and physical health as a whole. Kevin Harkin Humans, out of all animals, are pretty unique. All animals will have a “stress response”, in that when they are met with a “stressor” – they get “stressed” and react accordingly. Think of the case of the zebra running across the jungle from a lion. The zebra sees a stressor, and runs for its life. Once the coast is clear, the zebra gets back to eating grass and generally not being too bothered about much, and normality resumes. As humans – we’re unique in that we’re the only animal … [Read more...] about Harkin’s Health Kick: Is stress slowing your weight loss?