Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
As a child, I thought of metabolism as some mysterious, magical thing that you were either born with or without. Watching the kids that seemed to live on ice cream and pizza without gaining an ounce, the adults would say, "I wish I had... Read more
What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar levels. It is a chronic disease that can be managed but not cured. It does not go away. Knowing as much as you can about the disease is the first step to managing it effectively... Read more
Anybody use any kind of affordable diet/energy pills that you think really help? I am currently taking green tea fat burner pills which increase my energy & help my mood but don't help the food cravings as much. Any suggestions??... Read more
I'm on a low-calorie, very low-carb diet. I limit myself to 1200-1500 calories a day, all veggies, fruit and protein and I track every calorie. I still have 200-300 calories left at the end of the day. Do I have to eat all my calories?... Read more
I started eating according to the keto diet on Sunday, I weighed 168. Just weighed myself again 161.6! It was difficult at first, but I'm getting the hang of it. 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and only 5% carbs. The carbs are the killer. I miss fruit... Read more
Has anyone done the 'military diet'? I am giving it a try but feel that the lack of vegies can be negative. I have lost 45 on weight watchers but have not been faithful on tracking. So far 3 days here on login my food!... Read more
Be sure to include the 4 food groups in all your meals, & donít forget to check the labels for trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup. Little by little, making better food choices will help you reverse your insulin resistance within weeks. Nutrient... Read more
The past 14 years I've gradually put on 50 lb but without knowing why. During the past 7 years I was diagnosed with 32 food sensitivities, a low thyroid and insulin resistance! So if you too can't lose weight and keep gaining make sure to be tested f... Read more
Since the 1940's a relationship between certain metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease has been recognized. In the 1980's this association began being known as syndrome X or metabolic syndrome.Last week, a new study revealed that &quo... Read more
Metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in the United States and paves the way toward obesity and heart disease for millions of people every year. Since these are two of the most common chronic diseases today, making lifestyle modifications... Read more
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