Weight Loss

  1. Stress eating leads to weight gain

    Eating after stress can slow calorie burn

    We've all done it. After a rough day, we turn to a favorite dish to help ease the stress.

    But you should settle for a warm bath instead -- because in most cases, that favorite dish isn’t exactly health food. And now, new research confirms that this “stress eating” can actually do more damage than eating an unhealthy meal without the stress.

    When you battle stress, your metabolism slows so much that even a single high-fat meal under the gun of stress can do lasting damage, and the new study on 58 women shows how.

    The women were asked about the stresses they faced the previous day. Some were relatively stress-free, while others were battling the typical pressures of life, including family issues, work problems or trouble with a friend or spouse.

    Then, all of them were allowed to indulge in a super-junky meal of 930 calories and 60 grams of fat.

    As it turns out, the stressed-out women burned 104 fewer calories over the following seven hours, according to the study in Biological Psychiatry.

    Over the course of a year, daily stress eating could lead to a gain of 11 pounds. And over the course of a few years or more… well… you don’t have to do the math.

    You can see the damage on your waistline.

    Along with weight gain, chronic stress can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and more in men and women alike, which is why it’s important to get control of stress even if you’re stick-thin.

    If it has an obvious cause, try relaxation therapy, prayer, time with family and loved ones and holistic remedies.

    But if you’re stressed out and don’t know why, it could be a sign of a hormonal problem or an issue with your adrenal glands. A holistic physician can run some tests, determine the cause and help find a natural way to correct it.

  2. Losing weight can ease hot flashes

    Ease hot flashes with this one trick

    One minute, you're cool as a cucumber. The next, it's as if someone's snuck in, turned on a heat lamp and aimed it right at you.

    Yes, it's another hot flash -- one of the worst signs of "the change."

    Complain to a mainstream doctor, and he'll probably offer you a prescription drug such as an antidepressant. But those drugs have never actually proven to help turn down the heat and they come with big risks.

    The good news is you don't need meds to keep cool. There are a number of ways to fight hot flashes naturally -- and if you've put on a few extra pounds over the years, one of the most natural methods of all is to lose some weight.

    Overweight and obese women going through menopause often report more intense and more frequent hot flashes.

    That's right. It's not just one heat lamp aimed at you. Now there are two of them.

    But if you can lose about 10 percent of your body weight over six months, the number of hot flashes could drop dramatically, according to the new study, which compared women on a weight-loss program to women in a control group who didn't lose weight.

    It's a small study, and the researchers plan more work to confirm the link.

    But in reality, this is just basic biology -- part of how we were designed.

    See, your body has a trick to help fight off hot flashes. It's estradiol, a form of estrogen produced in the ovaries during menopause.

    Unfortunately, excess body fat also leads to the production of estrogen -- but it's a form called estrone, which actually cancels out the effects of the estradiol.

    Yes, it's as if you're being undermined by your own body.

    Of course, there's an extra challenge to losing weight during menopause. Because of the hormonal changes, many women find themselves actually gaining weight -- so you're being doubly undermined.

    That's why the best way to fight off the worst effects of menopause -- including weight gain, hot flashes, memory loss and more -- is with hormone replacement therapy.

    Avoid the Big Pharma junk (some of which is made with horse pee), and use only natural bio-identical hormones, which are custom-made by a compounding pharmacist to match what your body has lost.

    A holistic medical doctor can help -- and if you're in the San Diego area, this is one of my specialties. Contact my clinic to make an appointment for complete testing and treatment.

    Not in the area? I can guide you through the process over the phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

  3. Obesity raises COPD risk

    Lose weight and lower your COPD risk

    The bigger you get, the harder it is to breathe. If you've let yourself go a little, you might already know what I'm talking about.

    Sometimes, you get winded just trying to get out of your chair.

    But the damage of that extra weight can go beyond running out of breath a little faster than normal. It could lead to real and permanent damage to your lungs -- damage in some ways similar to what smoking can do.

    It's a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and it's especially common among smokers. Continue reading

  4. Why gluten-free diets work

    Gluten-free diets can cure chronic disease

    The gluten-free diet is enjoying its moment, and for good reason: It's helped millions to overcome serious and chronic health problems.

    And that's exactly why it's now coming under attack.

    Everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times has launched attacks on this healthy diet. Time magazine went even further, with a headline reading, "Eat More Gluten: The Diet Fad Must Die." Continue reading

  5. Two changes to speed weight loss

    Lost weight with these simple changes

    Weight loss isn't always about making radical changes.

    Sometimes, incremental changes work too -- especially if you eat healthy most of the time but still struggle with your waistline.

    Now, new studies show two small changes you can make to speed your weight loss and improve your overall health. Continue reading

  6. Why Am I Gaining Weight? – 4 Things That Can Cause Weight Gain

    SlimSuccess weight loss supplement

    It feels like you’re doing everything right, but you still end up asking yourself “why am I gaining weight?".  You've tired avoiding fatty foods, doing those awful cardio exercises and still can’t seem to shed the pounds. But sometimes, it’s the small things – the ones that we don’t always think about or even notice - which is why BestHealth Nutritional’s weight loss supplement -- SlimSuccess is designed to help you deal with 4 key, but often overlooked, reasons you may be gaining weight. With SlimSuccess, you could…

    • Lose up to 3x more weight than with diet and exercise alone
    • Increase weight loss over 200% in only 2 months
    • Experience measurable, noticeable size decreases in your hips and waists in 8 weeks

    But first, let’s answer the age old question “why am I gaining weight?”. Continue reading

  7. (VIDEO) Natural weight loss secret--Lose weight 3X faster

    Imagine flipping a switch...

    And suddenly this natural weight loss secret makes your diet and exercise efforts 3X more effective.

    As crazy as it sounds, some scientists and doctors now believe it’s not out of the realm of possibility -- and they have double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials to back it up. Continue reading

  8. Can’t Lose Weight? This Protein Could Be the #1 Reason

    Sometimes it feels like you’ve tried everything to lose weight. Diet, exercise, pills, drinks. Eating only this. Not eating after then. Yet nothing seems to work – you just can’t lose weight.178152651

    How about trying something that could really work for a change? Think we’re crazy? We don’t blame you. So many people make wild claims that you can’t help but be skeptical. But we’re not crazy, and we’re not them. Continue reading

  9. Natural Weight Loss: Powerful shortcut to help you lose 3x more weight

    It’s happening all around us -- people in this country are getting heavier and heavier, which can lead to mounting health problems. But you don’t have to be a part of it. Those 5, 10, 20, even more, pounds really can come off – and they can come off naturally. Without caffeine loaded pills that give you the shakes and make you nauseous. Or crazy, complicated weight loss programs that simply don’t work. Not when you have Slim Success
  10. Slim Success Ingredients: Weight Loss that Works

    You’ve tried it all already – the boring, restrictive diets; the painful, muscle-straining workouts; the latest high-this, low-that fads that never seem to deliver what they promise. Or pills, like garcinia cambogia, that everyone seems to be touting these days.
  11. Weight gain after diet can still improve health

    Frustrated when the weight you lose comes right back? Don't take it too hard: The benefits of weight loss can remain even when you regain most of the pounds.

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