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Bacteria and Obesity

Lipids Health Dis. 2016; 15: 108. Published online 2016 Jun 18. doi: 10.1186/s12944-016-0278-4 The role of Gut Microbiota in the development of obesity and Diabetes Othman A. Baothman et al. Background Obesity and its associated disorders have reached an alarming stage worldwide. The last decades have experienced an exponential increase in the number of people […]

Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet, but there’s much discussion about the good and bad carbohydrates. So how do you know which is which? The answer is both simple — and complex. Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates Carbohydrates, often referred to as “carbs,” are your body’s primary energy source, and they’re a crucial […]

Chicory Dietrary Fiber

What are some chicory root fiber benefits? Because inulin, the fiber from chicory root, is a source of soluble fiber, it passes through the body undigested. So, foods containing chicory root fiber may contribute to satiety after meals. Inulin is considered a “prebiotic,” promoting healthy bacteria growth in the gut. In addition, it may have […]

Fructooiligosaccharides: Prebiotics

Prebiotics are substances that induce the growth or activity of microorganisms (e.g., bacteria and fungi) that contribute to the well-being of their host.[1] The most common example is in the gastrointestinal tract, where prebiotics can alter the composition of organisms in the gut microbiome. In diet, prebiotics are typically non-digestible fiber compounds that pass undigested […]

Tips # 17. Consider weight loss pills / drugs (if desperate)

It sounds like a dream. Keep living like you already do, take a pill a day, and effortlessly lose your excess weight. This is why weight loss pills is a billion dollar industry. So does it work? Yes. But it’s not very effective. There are many drugs that result in a modest weight loss (a […]

Tips #16. Get Your Hormones Checked

So you’ve followed the previous tips, implemented major lifestyle changes and established that neither medication nor vitamin deficiency is an issue. You’ve even tried being in optimal ketosis for a while (ensuring low insulin levels). And you still can’t hit the normal weight mark? If this applies to you, it’s high time to consider the […]

Tips #15. Exercise Smart

Do you wonder why this weight-loss tip doesn’t show up until number 15 on the list? It’s because few things are so overrated for weight loss as exercise is. Have you ever watched “The Biggest Loser”? The participants take leave from their jobs (and family) for months. They are allowed only small portions of food, […]

Tips #14. Use Intermittent Fasting

There are many things to consider before moving on to this tip #14, but don’t let this fool you. This is one of the most effective weapons available to lose weight. It’s perfect if you are stuck at a weight-loss plateau despite “doing everything right” – or to speed up your weight loss. This super […]

Tips #13. Supplement Vitamins and Minerals

Your body needs a certain amount of essential vitamins and minerals to function properly. What happens when you don’t get enough of them? What happens when you eat too little food, or when the food you eat isn’t sufficiently nutritious? Perhaps our bodies catch on and reply by increasing hunger levels. After all – if […]

Tips #12. Eat Less of Dairy Products and Nuts

Can you eat as much as you like, and still lose weight? Yes, it tends to work just fine with a low-carbohydrate diet, as appetite regulation happens effortlessly. However, despite the fact that a low-carbohydrate diet generally makes it easy to eat just enough, there are foods classified as low carb which become a problem […]

Tips #11. Stress Less, Sleep More

Have you ever wished for more hours of sleep, and a less stressful life in general? Most people have – stress and lack of sleep can be bad news for their weight. Chronic stress may increase levels of stress hormones such as cortisol in your body. This can cause increased hunger and result in weight […]

Tips #10. Review Any Medications

Many prescription drugs can stall your weight loss. Discuss any change in treatment with your doctor. Here are the worst three: Insulin injections, especially at higher doses, are probably the worst obstacle for weight loss. There are three ways to reduce your need for insulin: A. Eat fewer carbs, which makes it an easier to […]