Eating foods found on a low-carb Mediterranean diet can boost your metabolism and aid weight loss. That’s because a higher metabolism burns more calories. And that makes it easier to get rid of unwanted body fat. Low calorie intake can hit the brakes on weight loss. The body can go into “starvation mode” if we […]
It seems a common-sense deduction that too much sitting causes obesity. But now we have reliable science to that back-up. Science also shows that too much sitting increases the risks for metabolic syndrome (aka belly fat) and diabetes type 2. Both metabolic syndrome and diabetes type 2 are obesity-related illnesses. So it is obvious that […]
What is Metabolic Dysfunction? Metabolic dysfunction is partly the result of a heavy sugar and processed foods diet, according to my fellow health guide on the HealthCentral diet and exercise site. People with metabolic syndrome have a tendency to be overweight around the abdomen – having belly fat or an “apple shape.” A waist circumference […]
There is no good way to be fat, but there is a worst way. Fat around the midsection, or belly fat, can be especially dangerous. And getting rid of this belly bulge is important for more than just reasons of vanity. Because belly fat increases health risks for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Abdominal […]
Overly fat has been an obvious problem for those of us reading (and writing) this article. Not so obvious is that if our excess body fat has been a chronic problem for so long, then it actually can create conditions that prevent us from dropping our fat. Studies suggest that the diversity of bacterial species […]
Progesterone Helps to Lose Weight It is frustrating to do all the right things to lose weight and not get results. You can eat right and exercise and still not get dividends. Read: 10 Awesome Superfoods for Weight Loss If you have had a child, used birth control pills, or are nearing mid-life, then the problem may be […]
Mediterranean Diet Linked to Reversal of Metabolic Syndrome The Mediterranean diet has received some pretty good press. It is shown to be useful for people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome (Read: 10 Weight Related Illnesses). When the Mediterranean diet is supplemented with nuts or extra virgin olive oil, the result […]
Fat comes in threes. There are triglycerides, the fat that is found in the bloodstream. Subcutaneous fat, the fat that is found just beneath the surface of the skin. And there is omentum fat, also called belly fat. All three types of fat can be linked to obesity-related illnesses. Besides belly fat, omentum fat is […]
It always scares me when I read about the health risks of abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity. Simply put, belly fat is more dangerous than obesity. Although I am no longer obese — having lost weight from gastric bypass surgery, healthful lifestyle changes, and bariatric plastic surgery – new studies are showing that […]
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