Sunday, December 09, 2007

Become a real loser, don't diet... Change your lifestyle instead.

Well, it's getting close to that time of the year again. Many of you will decide to lose weight and go on one of the myriads of weight loss diets that abound out there. The truth is that 95% of all weight loss programs fail, and health wise, you would be better off doing nothing, than to follow a diet plan you can't stick with for life. Yo yo dieting adds fat cells to your body that never go away and most plans cause you to lose muscle, which you never want to lose. Skipping meals or cutting out fat from the diet, is the wrong approach and can cause major health problems down the road. Don't be a dieter, follow a lifestyle program that you can follow for good and understand how and why, fat accumulates on the body and how you trigger it to be removed. Here are some good articles I read over the last few weeks and some links to my website where I explain the truth about fat accumulation and how to reverse it, long term.


The Effects Of Diet And Metabolism On The Body...
NewsTarget) It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, low calorie dieting slows your metabolism, making it progressively more difficult to lose weight and keep it off. The failure rate of most diets is astronomical, yet people continue to try one after another, always hoping that each new scheme will provide the solution. If you’re a veteran of the diet wars, the one word answer to your dilemma should be muscle. Let’s take a look at why diets often fail and how strength training (exercise) can rev up your metabolism.Dieting fails due to a combination of hormonal changes, muscle loss, and flat out frustration. When faced with a shortage of calories, your body’s natural response is to conserve fat. This mechanism might have come in handy for our distant ancestors trying to survive a famine, but the “starvation response” and its associated hormonal changes make life difficult for many a dieter.

Fat Hormone May Contribute To Longevity...
ScienceDaily (Nov. 23, 2007) — Both humans and mice that manage to live to a ripe, old age show a clear change in their glucose metabolism, but it's unclear whether this change alone can increase lifespan. Using a mouse model of longevity, Terry Combs and colleagues report that changes in metabolism can indeed increase longevity. They demonstrated that long-lived Snell dwarf mice burn less glucose and more fatty acids during periods of fasting, and as a result produce fewer free radicals.

Low-carb Diet Better Than Low-fat Diet At Improving Metabolic Syndrome...
ScienceDaily (Nov. 16, 2005) — Diabetes and cardiovascular disease associated with it. In an article published today in the open access journal Nutrition & Metabolism, Jeff Volek and Richard Feinman review the literature and show that the features of metabolic syndrome are precisely those that are improved by reducing carbohydrates in the diet. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of health signs that may occur together and indicate a risk for diabetes, stroke and heart disease. The markers of metabolic syndrome -- high blood pressure, low HDL levels, high triglycerides, obesity, high blood glucose and high insulin levels -- are all improved by a low carbohydrate diet. By contrast, the evidence shows that they are not improved, and can even be worsened by low fat/high carbohydrate diets.

Multivitamins and minerals benefits for weight and hunger...
29/11/2007 - Multivitamins and minerals could reduce appetite in women on a weight reduction regime, while lower body weight and fat mass was more obvious in men, says new research from Canada.The study adds to the body of evidence supporting adequate vitamin and mineral consumption for health, and is published in the British Journal of Nutrition.Two studies were performed; the first looking at multivitamin and mineral consumption and body composition, and the second a double-blind, randomised controlled study compared appetite ratings recorded from the first study.The first study, a cross-sectional survey of 267 men and 320 women aged between 20 and 65, used a dietary questionnaire. Lead researchers Genevieve Major from Laval University and collaborators from the University of Ottawa, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge) report that male consumers if vitamin and dietary supplements had lower body weight, fat mass, and BMI, compared to non-consumers.

Even a little exercise has significant health benefits, study shows...
NewsTarget) It doesn't take a lot of exercise to reap significant health benefits, and people should not be intimidated if they can't reach the officially recommended levels, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.According to current health recommendations, adults should engage in at least 30 minutes of moderately strenuous activity at least five days per week, or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise three days per week, in order to remain healthy and reduce their risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease.


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