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The “Biggest Losers” Gain Their Weight Back But No One Understands Why

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There was a recent N.Y. Times article about several former “Biggest Loser” contestants who have gained most or all of their weight back.  After some tests, it was found that many of them had a slower metabolic rate than would be expected from a person of their current size.

This has many wondering if the extreme approach taken by the show is the cause of the metabolic slow down.  Is it possible that the their weight set point in the brain hasn’t caught up with the body and their bodies are trying to regain the weight for fear of starving?  This MAY be a factor but for now, even the doctors aren’t sure what has the metabolisms of many of these “Biggest Losers” as much 200 to 500 calories a day slower than they should be.

What’s The Story With Soy And Why Should We Avoid It?

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For a few decades now, SOY has been considered a “health food” because of benefits to the heart and as a vegetarian protein source.  However, soy is also known to contain phyto estrogens which can act as endocrine disruptors and create imbalances in the body’s sex hormones.

In my opinion, the health risks of disruption of testosterone and/or estrogen in the body far outweighs any possible health benefits soy could provide.

Do You Know How To Check Your Blood Sugar?

By | Insulin Resistance, Insulin Sensitivity | No Comments

Unless you’re diabetic, you probably haven’t taken your blood sugar with a glucose meter. Taking your blood sugar, or having your doctor do it, could help you determine if you have some insulin resistance. If you’re carrying more than 30lbs of excess fat and having trouble getting the weight to come off with a healthy diet and exercise, then you MAY have some insulin resistance.

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When Losing Weight, Keep Lifting Weight

By | Fat Burning, Insulin Sensitivity, Resistance Training, Weight Loss | No Comments

Just because your goal is to lose weight, don’t think you avoid lifting weights. One of the greatest benefits of resistance training is insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity means that your muscles are receptive to insulin bringing fuel to be stored in the muscle- NO, this does not make you bulky. It actually provides energy for when you move those muscles.

The opposite of insulin sensitivity is insulin resistance which means that your muscles don’t respond to insulin so the fuel is diverted to your FAT CELLS for storage. Increased insulin resistance leads to, not only fat gain, but also diabetes.
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