Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Do Not Lose Weight Fast

The Best Way To Lose Weight Do Not Lose It Fast

This lens is highly informative about fast weight loss. It goes deep in discussing the pros and cons of fast weight loss, as well as it contains information about how to compare diet plans.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ways To Convert High GI into Low GI Foods

High Glycemic Index (GI) foods contain carbohydrates that are rapidly digested thus raise both bloog sugar and insulin, while Low Glycemic Index foods slowly release glucose and insulin into the blood stream. Examples of high GI foods are, white bread, refined breakfast cereals, and concentrated sugars, examples of low GI foods include whole grains, oat, most fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes.

Recent research revealed the benefits of decreasing carbohydrates intake, since high carb (specially theose with high GI) have many negative impacts on our health, and the preference of low GI foods over the the high GI foods is well established. Many people are now restricting their high GI carbs intake to a great extent.

There are no attempts to convert high glycemic foods into low glycemic foods, yet there are some products that are promoted for weight loss for the same property of minimizing glucose release, these are the carb blockers.

Carb blockers extracted from white kidney beans, they neutralize the digestive enzyme alpha amylase, and thus prevent this enzyme from converting starch into glucose, and reduce the amount of carbs absorbed. This mechanism makes them not interfering with absorption of simple sugars including the essential sugars. Simple sugars are present in far less amounts than starch in many foods.

Carb blockers, through minimizing conversion of starch into glucose can convert high glycemic index foods into low ones. You can read the details of carb blockers here..Dietrine

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Avoid Fast Weight Loss Plans

But why do you want to lose weight fast, did you gain it fast? are you into modelling with your present weight? do you know why there are fast weight loss plans?

The only reason there are that large number of fast plans is the ease with which one can get into a huge industry and earns good money, by tuning the already present themes. Cutting on calories may go from the normal daily requirements (about 2000 calories/day), to 1500, 1200, 1000, 800, or..500 calories/day(!!!). Food categories may be alternated to involve reducing carbs or fats, increasing proteins, or shifting calories.

Others play the exercise game by modifying physical activity to involve sophisticated devices designed for different parts of the body, so that you may (sculpt) your body according to your taste.

Revising the trends of these fast plans, we find that:
- Trimming down the calories may shed off the extras on the short scale, yet it has a negative impact on health on the long run. Decreasing calories below the basic daily needs will result in energy shortage, and to spare it the body slows down its metabolism, resulting to fatigue and weakened resistance. Reducing calories over a longer period of time may result in the body burning muscles which burn calorie sall-day round, thus they burn fat while you are sitting to your computer, or watching the television.

- Taking slimming pills is an artificial alternative that did not prove that much better way to lose weight , not to mention the possible side effects.

- Strenuous exercise is not for every one and needs loose limits of place, time and money.

After all, after stopping any of these fast plans you will regain the lost weight and may be more.
The best known way is to change your lifestyle that led you to gain weight, do not eat excess food and keep physically active, and ... be patient.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hunger Neurons, Satiety, Carbs and Obesity Causes

Free radicals naturally produced in the body attacks neurons responsible for both hunger and satiety in the brain, yet it only causes degeneration of neurons prompting satiety, since the hunger neurons are naturally protected. This effect occurs after eating and is more compelling after eating carbohydrate rich food.

Adult onset obesity is now on the right way to understanding its underlying causes. The revealed mechanism is unfortunately affronted with a carbohydrate and sugar rich style of eating in the modern times.

Does this mean that low carb diets are better for overweight and obese people?
Low carb food proved to be healthier - until now.

Read the details...
Killer Carbs: Scientist Finds Key To Overeating As We Age

Source : Science Daily

Monash University

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mackerel Is Not For Overweight Dolphins, What About Humans?

The zookeeper says that they are trying to make fat dolphins return to their best weight by offering them fewer mackerels and feeding them less fatty fish, to restore their ability to jump in the air as high as before. If mackerel made dolphins fat, what it does for humans?

As an oily fish, mackerel is not too high in calories, as it contains 205 Calories per 100 g, i.e. 1 1/3 cup of Coca Cola. For a human portion size and as a part of the daily food intake, it does not represent a problem for weight control, moreover, it is rich with the healthy omega fatty acids.

The problem with the dolphins is their weight and eating pattern (lifestyle?), since an adult dolphin weighs 175-237 kgs and eats approximately 8-15 kgs every day, if all its food is mackerel then it will produce 8000-15000 Calories per day, does it need that amount?
With empirical calculations comparing to humans, a dolphin would need 4850-6770 Calories per day. They pack dolphins with calories!

Do not follow dolphins and eat mackerel.

Read the story...
Aquarium puts 'fat' dolphins on diet - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Source : abc.net.au


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Weight Watchers is The Best Documented Plan

Weight Watchers is a better documented weight loss plan among 10 of the most popular weight loss programs in US, according to researchers who published their review in Tuesday's Annals of Internal Medicine.
According to 1 study of Weight Watchers, participants lost around 5 percent (about 10 pounds) of their initial weight in 6 months and kept half of it 2 years later.

Science in weight loss plan involves, its components, safety, staff qualification, cost and effectiveness, and these elements should be elucidated through protracted studies. Although the researchers reviewed 10 of the most popular weight loss plans in US, yet 9 of them had not enough evidence to support the claims of many of them about helping people to lose weight.

Unlike resolved health problems, weight loss problem has not been resolved and millions of people who spend billions of dollars, do not have much solid ground to go on when choosing their weight loss program. Even the given results of Weight Watchers' can be considered of a modest value to heavy and obese people. Weight loss plans are in the stage of alternative medicine.

Read the details...
Data on diet plans are slim - Fitness- msnbc.com

Source : msnbc - health

Associated Press