Caffeine and Weight

A psychoactive substance that acts as a stimulant in the brain Pros: Could reduce hunger, promote oxidation or burning of fat. In the absence of additives like sugar, sweetened creamer may cause minor weight loss. Other effects include increase alertness, decreased fatigue Cons: In higher doses caffeine may lead to anxiety, tremors, increased heart rate,

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Dietary Fiber and Weight

Pros: Dietary fiber contributes to increased satiety (or fullness) during meals, enhances, insulin sensitivity, delays carbohydrates absorption and because humans do not have enzyme to digest fiber (and consequently absorb the fiber), as the fiber goes through the gastrointestinal tract, soluble fiber may bind nutrients like glucose and exit the body with the glucose resulting

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Benefits of Weight Loss

Did you know that 5 – 10% weight loss from baseline body weight may improve obesity related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid profile (or high blood cholesterol levels), snoring or sleep apnea (excessive snoring), arthritis, low back pain, asthma, heart disease; and may prevent heart attack and stroke? Did you

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Think ‘Fat Loss’ Not ‘Weight Loss’

A structured weight loss program monitored with a body composition analyzer is an invaluable tool during weight loss. The InBody 570 uses patented technology that relies on direct measurements and can perform segmental (limbs and trunk) measurements. It uses multiple frequencies of current to provide more accurate measurements – and does not rely on statistical data to

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Sugar Sweetened Beverages

A research presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013, found that consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks was associated with 180,000 deaths around the world each year.  Data collected as part of the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study showed that intake of sugar-sweetened beverages

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Your Lipids (cholesterol) during Weight Loss

Positive caloric balance (defined as when caloric intake is greater than caloric output) especially in the setting of overweight or obesity is often associated with elevated triglycerides and low HDL-C (good cholesterol); LDL-C (that is the bad cholesterol) may not increase, but LDL particle number will usually be elevated resulting in increased  risk of cardiovascular disease

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