Shirley Loses Weight Loss Surgery, Pounds and Pills

Shirley Before And After
I started to think that I needed to do something to improve my health in January of 2016 when I went to the doctor and took the Boston Heart Test. It consists of 3 full pages of tests. I did not understand all the numbers but I did understand that my numbers were way out of range. I had wanted to have a gastric bypass surgery but they told me that ...
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Counting Calories

Counting Calories
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I used to believe that one's weight was a simple matter of calories in verses calories out and that calories are calories regardless of source. However, over the years of Type-1 diabetes testing, logging and analyzing, I have learned that it is not that simple. A major lesson learned is that carbohydrate...
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Do artificial sweeteners have a place in weight-loss programs?

Yes. The perfect place for artificial sweeteners is in the garbage. (ba da bing!) Unfortunately sweet tastes, whether experienced by sugar or by artificial sweeteners, increase our appetite.
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Why Weight Loss Might Be Evading Us?

Why Weight Loss Might Be Evading Us?
I am Frequently contacted by people who after adopting a whole-foods plant-based lifestyle in order to lose weight, have become frustrated due to not seeing the results they had been hoping for. Some become extremely discouraged and contemplate giving up on this way of eating entirely. If that is you, please do not give...
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Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?

Only 15 lbs Heavier than 30 Years Ago?
Headlines today proclaim that the average American's weight has increased at least 15 lbs in the past 30 years. Are you at all surprised? I personally was surprised that the number was only 15 lbs and not any higher. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to find the actual study, just a lot of...
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Stomach Emptying Device for Weight Control?

Stomach Emptying Device for Weight Control?
Back in the 1970s, the popular Carol Burnett Show did a recurring sketch making fun of daytime soap operas. The name of the parody, "As the Stomach Turns," was itself a playful poke at a popular afternoon soap of the era. Who would have guessed that the title of the classic comedy sketch would very...
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Long-term effects of ad-libitum low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets on body weight and serum lipid in overweight subjects with metabolic syndrome.

High consumption of low-fat, high complex carbohydrate diets is associated with healthy weight and lipid profile in overweight metabolic syndrome patients.

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High caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women.

Regular intake of high-calorie breakfast and low-calorie dinner may promote weight loss and improve the conditions of obese women with metabolic syndrome.

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Controlling Weight with Circadian Rhythms

Controlling Weight with Circadian Rhythms
"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature," said the Chiffon margarine commercial of the 1970s. According to Chiffon, it was possible to "fool Mother Nature," but if we did it — said the commercial — we would suffer the consequences. Today, we know that margarine is definitely not the health food we all thought...
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Can Weight Loss Increase Heart Attack Risk?

Can Weight Loss Increase Heart Attack Risk?
When we decide to "get healthy," losing weight is usually at the top of our "to do" list. And while exercise definitely helps, our eating habits usually need an overhaul if we plan to shed pounds.  So the search is on for the "right" weight-loss plan. We research diets on the internet, read magazines...
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