Publisher’s note: Binge eating disorder, massive weight gain, and stress from emotional trauma and abuse are common in people with obesity. Here, Nicky Bicksler shares her story of triumph over those forces. In Her Own Words I weighed 428.4 pounds at my heaviest. I was pre-diabetic, with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), […]
In 2018, keto was the most googled diet, and two of Amazon’s top 10 best-sellers in nutrition happen to be keto-focused. The Keto diet also is trending on social media and continues to get endorsement from celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and the Kardashians. It’s obvious the Keto diet is highly popular, but is it right […]
We’d all like to be able to get our work done faster, earn more money, and move up the career ladder. But it turns out that our diet can hamper progress. You’ve heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” And it turns out that there might be a degree of truth in that, not […]
Is obesity contagious? Before you grab me by my shoulders and begin shaking me hard while shouting in my face “what kind of question is that?” hear me out. I am not referring to the generic definition of contagious and suggesting that if you drink from the same glass as an obese person that you […]
How Your Birth Year Puts You at Risk for the Obesity Gene Researchers found that the association between a variant of the FTO gene or “obesity gene” and body mass index (BMI) dates back to World War II. They discovered a strong correlation between the FTO gene and BMI from 1942-1945 and beyond. Yet no […]
We all know that a good diet is needed for our bodies to get the most out of exercise and working out. In fact, without a diet that is rich in energy, you will find that your performance starts to diminish in each of your workouts. You could feel really tired and exhausted as soon […]
Weight loss makes us look and feel good, but that’s not where the goodness stops! Our weight can affect many areas of our lives, and it can be incredibly surprising to find out how. So, if you’ve been looking for a little more motivation to pick up that workout DVD, or to head to the gym […]
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 […]
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 […]
Perhaps you were obese for as far back as you can remember. Or perhaps you were healthy and fit and turned obese over time. The result is the same in either case — and many of the reasons for why we become obese are also the same. Why We Were Obese A few years ago […]
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