Did you know that hormones, weight loss, and weight gain are deeply connected? If you have dysfunctional hormones, you have a dysfunctional metabolism. The result is extra fat, especially around the belly. Learn what to do to straighten out your hormones, shed body fat, keep it off, and live well.
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Dry grains like cold cereals, breads, bagels, cereal bars, and muffins are dense with calories. Per bite, you’re taking in a lot of calories, which means that by the time you’ve eaten enough to feel full, you’ve probably eaten more calories than you would have liked. That’s why half a box of Cheerios (and its 700+ calories) can disappear so quickly!
What do you do when the scale hasn’t moved for a very long time? Get tips from the faculty at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida, for breaking through weight-loss plateaus. Tip No. 1 is: Keep up the motivation, but tone down the tension.
Pritikin alum Joe Young shed 115+ pounds and is now a wiry, mountain-climbing 155 pounds. He says: “I’ve banished two “D” words from my life – ‘deprivation’ and ‘diet.’ For me, Pritikin is not about deprivation. It’s about enjoying good healthy food. I’m not dieting. I’m just eating well.” The following 5 tips will help you ditch the diets and live a healthier, happier life.
The NIH’s DASH Diet, similar to the Pritikin Eating Plan, does a great job of lowering blood pressure. Can a complete lifestyle program, like that taught at the Pritikin Longevity Center, do even better? Find out.
Eat just a half cup of cooked beans every day and watch some of that belly fat disappear. Eat more, watch more disappear! That’s how powerful fiber-filled foods can be in curbing our nationwide obesity epidemic.
The diet best at achieving significant reductions of LDL cholesterol was a low-fat, high-fiber plan similar to the Pritikin Eating Plan. On this diet, the subjects lost weight and also, after one month, netted an average 17% reduction in cholesterol levels as well as improved blood vessel function.
You know how to eat “Pritikin-Style” so your clothes are getting looser and your mood is getting lighter. Congratulations! You’re one of many guests who have learned that healthy living sheds the pounds and improves well-being. But when you leave Pritikin and return home, be careful of your TV habits. This article is all about learning new habits, shedding weight, AND enjoying some TV time.
In the past, some studies have indicated that yo-yo dieting or “weight cycling” (losing weight, regaining it, losing it, and so on) may be harmful to health, but important research on thousands of women affirms just the opposite. The study found that women who intentionally lost weight did not suffer adverse health as a result, even though they’d been yo-yoing for years.*
My brother Joe can’t resist steering into one of his favorite fast food drive-thrus at least three times a week. This 52-year-old physical therapist does exercise religiously, which he figured would keep the weight off. It hasn’t.