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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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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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Obesity and Lifestyle Changes

Did You Know That? Aggressive long-term diet and exercise regime (as in the Look AHEAD Trial) can result in less need for insulin treatment, can reduce central adiposity (belly fat), A1C (improved glucose control), advanced kidney disease and many other heart attack (cardiovascular) and stroke risk factors but may not reduce heart attack or strokes. …

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Dr Nwizu Now Holds Board Certification in Clinical Lipidology

Local Physician Achieves Certification in Clinical Lipidology   May 4, 2017 Greeley, CO   Dr. Chima Nwizu who holds a double board certification in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine and whose practice location is at the west office of Family Physicians of Greeley, has recently been awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical …

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A Heart Healthy Approach to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) advocates the following Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) to lower serum LDL-C (low density lipoprotein cholesterol) levels: Dietary cholesterol <200 mg per day Saturated fat <7% of total daily calories Increase soluble (viscous) fiber intake to 10 – 25 grams daily Consume at least …

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Aerobic Physical Activity Guidelines for Managing Overweight/Obesity – American College of Sports Medicine 2013 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescriptions

The goal of physical activity should at least be 30 minutes/day progressing to 60 minutes/day (i.e. 300 minutes per week),  >5 days/week at 40 – 60+% of aerobic capacity.  This goal can also be achieved through multiple daily bouts of 10 minutes duration exercise. There is a dose effect for physical activity and weight loss – higher doses …

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