What Causes Cravings?

What Causes Cravings?

If you’re one of those people who just can’t seem to lose weight (and many of us are!), it may be because you’re genetically addicted to fatty, sugary foods. Sadly, no magic serum can change your genetic code and stop these intense cravings. But there are ways you can keep yourself from overindulging.

High-energy Breakfasts Promote Weight Loss in Diabetics

High-energy Breakfasts Promote Weight Loss in Diabetics

Breakfast: It’s the most important meal of the day, and it could also be a key to living better with type 2 diabetes. New Israeli research indicates that a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetic symptoms, and decreases the need for insulin. Academic researchers from Tel Aviv University presented the study at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago. Their research shows that a diet that includes three meals a day—a big breakfast, average-sized lunch, and small dinner—had many rapid and positive effects in obese, insulin-treated type 2 diabetics. Positive results included more effective weight loss, less hunger, and better diabetes control with less insulin. “The hour of the day—when you eat and how frequently you eat—is more important than what you eat and how many calories you eat,” said lead study author Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D. “Our body metabolism changes throughout the day. A…

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EXERCISE: What Is Best for Diabetics?

EXERCISE: What Is Best for Diabetics?

If we were to list one major failing of diabetics in their self-care, it would probably be lack of exercise. We don’t like it, so we put it off and then we just neglect it. All the cute and labor-saving gadgets on the market have caused us to engineer inactivity into our lives. We have a machine for everything we used to do by hand: cutting grass, raking leaves, shoveling snow, and even climbing stairs. Some of us even have a robot that does our vacuuming! We spend time in front of our computers and televisions that prior generations spent in work or recreation. Physical inactivity is killing us, and research has shown it to be the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Which exercise is the best? A 2009 study found that resistance training (weights) lowered HgbA1c more than aerobic (treadmill). The study was of…

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Book Review: The Fast Metabolism Diet, by Haylie Pomroy

Book Review: The Fast Metabolism Diet, by Haylie Pomroy

I am intrigued and already experiencing great success in the first week of the program, so I wanted to pass this on to our readers. Ms. Pomroyis a celebrity nutritionist and wellness consultant, and her books have been “Instant #1 New York Times Bestsellers,” so she has great credibility. More importantly, her program makes sense.

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