Metabolism Archives

So the question has been asked. Is it harder to lose weight as you get older? Well for those of us who are over 45 or 50 the answer is it can be more difficult but most of that is down to lifestyle changes rather than any real biological effects. The thing is as we…

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Did you know that the number of bacteria in our body outnumbers the number of cells in our body? That is something that I personally find totally amazing. But you know in many ways we wouldn’t be able to live without them. Our bodies even use bacteria for digesting our food along with a healthy…

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Something that many people aren’t aware of is that many modern baby foods and juices have a high carbohydrate content; many of those carbs are just simple sugars. It would seem that maxim that breast is best, holds true particularly according to a study by Mulchand Patel out of the University of Buffalo. More than…

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In my book unfortunately doctors are becoming increasingly weary about discussing a patient’s need to lose weight with the patient themselves. In my recall not so long ago there was a case that came to the newspapers and television news about a woman who was trying to sue her doctor because he said she was…

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Below is a copy of the recent comment I made at 3fatchicks about a question on constipation   Hi Aarrixx, I eat hardly any vegetables and don’t suffer with constipation at all but what I do is make sure that my stomach bacteria have been salted out and are kept well fed. So on a…

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Here is another copy of the post at forum.lowcarber.org where I have responded to about eating and low carb   KristyRusi asked: So i just got out of induction yesterday. I plan on keeping the 20nc induction rule of thumb for at least a few more weeks to keep that fat buring quicker, however today i…

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Here you will find my comment regarding a post at Jimmy Moore’s about body fat   SeriousTyro said: Excerpt from Lyle McDonald’s “The Ultimate Diet 2.0”: One problem may be that lean individuals can’t make enough ketones to exert a protein sparing effect; this is a consequence of the difficulties in mobilizing fatty acids in…

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You eat less than your skinny friend but still put on weight – can that be true? It is true that our metabolism – the rate at which we process the food we eat – varies from person to person. What is not clear is why two people can appear to eat virtually the same…

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Each day we make as many as 200 food choices. These are influenced by many things, even the folk we’re eating with.Even though each of those choices may only represent a small contribution to our final health – they all add up to making an immense difference. You’ll probably notice that many of our reader’s…

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If your body is getting it’s energy from the food you eat – well thats OK. But if it is burning the excess fat for energy – well that’s even better especially if you want to lose weight. Here a quick resume about the two most misunderstood hormones that every dieter should know about. Glucose…

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