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Eating More Fiber May Help You Lose Weight

Eating More Fiber May Help You Lose Weight
Half were just asked to increase their fiber intake to at least 30 grams per day. They had to get their fiber from foods, not supplements, which meant eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods. Otherwise, they could eat whatever they wanted.
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Weird Things Runners Do Before a Race
She's not alone. "Supplements have been proven safe in low doses and with short-term use," says sports nutritionist, author, and veteran marathoner Janet Brill, PhD, RD. But when it comes to how much to take, "the exact dosage needs to be figured out
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Hemp May Be the Future of Flying
Today you can buy myriad products made from industrial hemp: clothing, soaps, oil, omega-rich seeds used for food supplements and animal feed, even construction materials. A large share of the hemp products consumed in the U.S. come from Canada, which
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Fiber therapy can be effective against constipation
Although fiber supplements work by adding fiber to the diet, some laxatives work by inducing bowel movements in a variety of ways. But laxatives pose their own set of problems. Using laxatives to excess can actually cause constipation “because the body …
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Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Eating Larger Meals Helps with Weight Loss

Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 22, 2012

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study from the University of Missouri that recommends obese people eat larger, less frequent meals to lose weight.

As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/weight-loss-articles/smaller-meals-may-not-be-right-for-weight-loss) notes, the researchers were examining frequency and size of portions, and how they affected metabolism.

As the article ?Smaller Meals May Not Be Right for Weight Loss? reports, the Missouri study recruited obese women, and found that fewer, larger meals were better for the metabolism. It proved to lower blood fat levels, meaning that if it continued to do so, it would help protect the women from heart disease.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the women were placed on 1,500-calorie diets. One day, they had three 500-calorie liquid meals, and the other day, six 250-calorie liquid meals. For 12 hours on each day, researchers tested sugar and fat levels in the women?s blood every half hour. They found that the three-meals-per-day regimen led to significantly less fat in the bloodstream.

While the article notes that eating several smaller meals throughout the day has long been the refrain from nutrition experts, when the Missouri research team looked for clinical evidence to support that theory, they didn?t find much.

(SOURCE: ?Eating Fewer, Larger Meals May Prove Healthier for Obese Women, MU Research Suggests,? University of Missouri, December 6, 2012.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.

Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press? views on Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/chinesemedicine.

5-Day Clean Eating Meal Plan

5-Day Clean Eating Meal Plan
Balance: This meal plan is packed with flavorful dishes, including nightly treats, so you look forward to each day instead of feeling deprived. If you happen to stray off course, be gentle with yourself and remember that every meal is a new opportunity
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The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets
The team analysed the microbial content of three different dietary patterns in order to estimate: the average total amount of daily microbes ingested via food and beverages, and their composition in three daily meal plans representing three different
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Planning before dieting can keep the weight off for the long run
"The plan is the key," says registered dietitian Suzanne Farrell, owner of Cherry Creek Nutrition. For starters, planning promotes mindfulness in your eating. Dieting and losing weight aren't easy, so planning can also help you prepare for difficult
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Why you are failing at your diet – Graphic Example – You are eating more than you think

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Are You A Stress Eater? Revolutionary Program Reduces Overall Stress and Stress Eating Tendencies

Burke, Va. (PRWEB) September 10, 2008

With high gasoline prices, depressed real estate and stock markets, political instability and uncertainty; stress levels of Americans are skyrocketing. For those that attempt to eat their stress away, a new detailed program is aiding many in changing their natural response to chronic stress and improving quality of life.

The Stress Eater Quiz (http://www.stresseaterquiz.com), a new diagnostic tool, is available that determines the level of stress eating reaction and then goes on to provide appropriate dietary solutions. The Quiz is part of The Stress Eater Diet (http://www.stresseaterdiet.com), a comprehensive program just launched which reduces the daily stress that Americans have by providing improved nutrition, portion control and stress relieving techniques that will minimize stress eating and carbohydrate cravings, while lifting mood and the feeling of hopelessness. More importantly, it prevents the weight gain and lack of energy normally experienced from stress. The Stress Eater Diet offers weekly meal plans that are easy-to-follow and outlines meals, snacks and portions. The program provides simple elements that can be put into practice immediately.

The Stress Eater Diet is derived from the program used in the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Centers in metro Washington, DC, developed by Robert Posner, M.D., and Linda Hlivka, Nutritionist. They have helped thousands of patients manage their weight and stress. They also developed a successful, patented, natural serotonin supplement containing pure serotonin, vitamins and minerals that reduces stress and binge eating, enhances mood and energy and reduces carbohydrate cravings. Great results are achieved and now the program is available to the public and to all that are stressed. This comprehensive support system of the Stress Eater Diet allows many to break free from their stress levels and learn new techniques and tools to improve their lives.

Dr. Posner states, “Stress is extremely detrimental to the body. Whether the cause is family issues, work problems, financial concerns or a combination of them all, the release of stress hormones, especially cortisol, and the depletion of the “good” chemical, serotonin lead to eating and bingeing behaviors that can adversely affect our weight and place us at medical risk.” Serious, life-threatening diseases can actually be caused by stress affecting our eating behaviors and ultimately our bodies, according to Posner.

A recent study by the American Psychological Association showed that the majority of Americans (79%) believe they experience extreme chronic stress. Unfortunately, many respond by stress eating: 82% of women have experienced overeating versus 71% of men. Comfort eating over the long-term can lead to significant health issues. Millions of Americans dip into the ice cream or potato chips after a bad day at work. It is this coping behavior that is contributing to the obesity issue in the U.S., as well as, perpetuating the stressed environment. As a result, stress can lead to high-blood pressure, tension headaches or migraines, cardiac issues, diabetes, cancer, and pre-mature aging. The health of America is deteriorating due to stress. Right now 67% of the U.S. population is already overweight or obese and this could climb much higher in the coming years. The avoidance of weight gain during stressful times is imperative to extend and save millions of lives. So, in this time of uncertainty and greater anxiety, The Stress Eater Diet will get those that are stressed on the right track to reducing stress quickly and normalizing their diets.

About Serotonin-Plus, Inc.: Serotonin-Plus, Inc. operates the largest medically supervised weight loss/management program in the Washington, D.C. area and helps patients and consumers reach their weight goals in a medically responsible manner, reducing their risk for serious medical problems and improving the overall quality of life. The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Centers provide a practical approach to weight and stress management and feature a unique patented oral serotonin supplement that reduces stress and binge eating, enhances mood and energy and reduces carbohydrate cravings.


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March is National Nutrition Month: Carol Fenster?s Tips for Healthy Eating on a Gluten-Free Diet

(PRWEB) March 10, 2014

Eating nutritious food is important for people on a gluten-free diet so they can maintain good health. In celebration of March as National Nutrition Month, Carol Fenster, author of Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner?s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking, offers tips for following a healthy diet while still avoiding gluten.

?Knowing how to make nutritious, gluten-free choices is important,? says Fenster, author of 11 gluten-free cookbooks, ?because not all gluten-free foods supply the nutrients our bodies need for good health.? Fenster favors the Mediterranean diet because it emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, legumes, and fish?while discouraging highly-processed foods. But some of the foods recommended on the Mediterranean diet can still be problematic for gluten-free people if not selected wisely, so here is Fenster?s advice.

Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables, but Beware of Sauces, Thickeners, and Toppings.

All fruits and vegetables are healthy in their own way but try to maximize nutrient intake with a wide variety of brightly-hued veggies such as purple cabbage and eggplant, red bell peppers and tomatoes, orange carrots and squash, and green broccoli or kale. Sauces on vegetables are especially suspicious because? unless they are reduced (boiled down to a concentrated, thicker version)? they must be thickened and that thickener is usually gluten-containing wheat. Instead, potato starch, cornstarch, or sweet rice flour are excellent thickeners for sauces.

Make sure toppings on vegetables?such as crispy breadcrumbs?are gluten-free. Vegetable soups might be thickened with wheat flour. Brightly-hued fruits such as berries, cherries, mango, and kiwi are excellent choices for dessert but make sure any dessert sauces, puddings, or pastries in which they?re used are also gluten-free.

Opt for Gluten-Free Whole Grains.

Eating whole grains is especially challenging for gluten-free people because the most common choices are wheat-based, such as whole-wheat cereals. Rather than a highly-processed breakfast cereal based on rice?a common, gluten-free alternative?cook a batch of gluten-free whole grains such as amaranth, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, or sorghum ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. When heated and topped with honey and cinnamon, these pre-cooked grains make a quick, hearty breakfast with important nutrients for good health. Or, make a whole grain salad such as Red Quinoa Salad for a hearty, vegetarian main entree; add cooked shrimp for a more filling dish.

?Oatmeal is another good whole-grain choice, but make sure the label says gluten-free to assure that the oats are grown and processed under gluten-free conditions,? says Fenster. The Whole Grains Council recommends three to five daily servings of whole grains, but a serving of cooked whole grains is only one-half cup so most Americans can easily get more than that at any one meal.

Load Up on Beans and Legumes.

?Beans and legumes are among the healthiest foods on earth and especially good for gluten-free people,? says Fenster, ?because of their fiber, B-vitamins, and protein.? They are also low in fat and sodium and very inexpensive. Conveniently available in cans, they only need to be rinsed thoroughly to remove excess sodium and then they?re ready to use in soups, stews, casseroles, side dishes?or mashed into purees and used in baking. Fenster co-authored a free, downloadable booklet with dietitian Shelley Case called Pulses in the Gluten-Free Diet on how to use beans and legumes in gluten-free baking and cooking.

Choose Baked Goods Wisely or Be the Baker.

Commercial bakery goods are discouraged on the Mediterranean diet, but breads are one of the most-missed items for gluten-free people. So, it?s tempting to over-indulge when one finds gluten-free versions in stores. However, cautions Fenster, many store-bought bakery items contain highly-processed flours such as white rice flour and have high sugar, fat, and sodium contents with low amounts of protein and fiber.

Instead, seek out whole-grain gluten-free breads in stores or make homemade versions with gluten-free bread recipes and add healthier gluten-free flours such as amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, sorghum, and teff. Home-baking gives greater control over the fat, sugar, and sodium content in food, says Fenster. Be sure to read the labels of all ingredients to make sure they are gluten-free and measure correctly for best results, using Fenster?s video, How to Measure Flour, as a guide.

?Following the Mediterranean diet while avoiding gluten can be extremely healthy,? says Fenster. ?It all depends on the choices we make, so always opt for the most nutritious, safe choice for maximum health.?

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