Obesity is linked with low blood levels of Vitamin D--Julian Whitaker, MD
Studies show that chewing gum reduces appetite and cuts caloric intake -- JW, MD
According to a recent survey, 56 percent of Americans exercise, 78 percent don't smoke, and 39 percent control their weight--but only 18 percent do all three--JW, MD
"Based on growing scientific research and what I've seen with my own eyes, I'm convinced that wheat elimination is a powerful tool for rapid weight loss and a total health transformation." Wm Davis, MD. (Author of Wheat Belly)
Under active thyroid is one of the reasons people on low-carb diets cannot lose weight.
Many times we eat when we are not hungry but are sad, depressed, discouraged, bored,or anxious. Emotional stress triggers can cause cravings for sweets and starches. "Comfort" foods have both emotional and chemical triggers.
It is reported that 95 million Americans suffer from some sort of digestive disorder. When not functioning correctly, essential nutrients are not adequately absorbed. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies, cravings, overeating, weight gain, and general poor health.
Studies show that Paleo dieting lowers cholesterol by 22 percent and is also linked to lower blood pressure.
German researchers found that drinking 16 oz of water bumps up your metabolic rate by 30%
in the hour afterward.
Grass fed beef has 33% less fat than the usual grain fed beef and has fewer calories and more nutrients which keep your metabolism up.
Olive oil in place of mayo causes you to have fewer cravings and a smaller appetite reports a University of CA study.
In conclusion: Lots and lots of info out there. Let's search until we find what is right for us individually and stick to it!