Obesity may be obvious on the outside and it’s not hard to point out all the external health issues that are a direct result of being overweight, but it poses just as many problems to the inside of the body. In today’s post, we are going to follow up on how excess fat can wreak havoc on our organs.
Let’s face it…there are really no pros to obesity. Not only does added weight cause a wide array of health problems, but it can also get in the way of quality time spent with the little ones. By the time grandchildren arrive, nearly 30% of U.S. seniors will be obese, which can certainly deter the chances of keeping up with the little ones. But, let’s take it a step further and talk about other obesity issues that pose a threat to our well-being in ways that you may have never imagined.
One of the most important things in life is getting a good night’s sleep. Not only does solid sleep give you more brainpower, but it gives our bodies what they need to become fat-burning machines and dominate our weight loss woes. If you find yourself waking up in the morning with bloodshot eyes and less than seven hours of sleep under your belt, then you are not alone, as 34.8 percent of American adults suffer with a lack of quality slumber. Here are a few of the reasons why you may not be falling into a deep sleep…
Diabetes can be a demanding condition to deal with. Type two diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar, also known as glucose. While type one diabetes is often diagnosed at a younger age, type two is usually a result of a person’s lifestyle later in life. The six major risk factors are: family history, poor diet, physical inactivity, older age, excess weight around the waist, and certain ethnicities. Oftentimes, a patient can reverse their diagnosis by altering their eating and exercise habits, but the trick is to know what symptoms to look out for in the first place. Here are six symptoms to be aware of.
Watch our latest video blog on cooking up a delicious dinner that is healthy and delicious! Dr. Restivo cooks up some swordfish with blueberries, raspberries, and yellow onions. See how easy it is to prepare by watching our video!
SWORDFISH-BLUEBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, YELLOW ONIONS
1.5 pounds of Sword Fish
1 cup Raspberries
1 cup Blueberries
2 cups of chopped yellow onions
Cumin to taste
Ground sea salt
Ground black and white pepper
MCT Medium Chain Triglyceride oil
Starting your day with a great meal sets the tone for success! Try these jalapeno eggs with onions and tomatoes, with none of the guilt. See how easy it is to prepare by watching our video!
We are officially in the heart of summer, which means that it’s time for some light and refreshing recipes that go well with your waistline and the warmer months. Here are a few that you can incorporate during that inevitable 4th of July BBQ…
There is a good chance that you’ve heard someone talking about their stomach shrinking after they’ve slashed calories. It’s an old and false belief that your stomach will shrink because of eating less. Yes, the stomach has powerful capabilities when it comes to expanding when you eat a massive meal and thanks to its elasticity, it can go back to normal size not long after that massive meal is consumed. But, contrary to what some believe, it will not get smaller from decreasing your caloric intake. This is because your body was designed to take in enough calories to ensure that it runs properly, even during times when food is scarce, and your intake is less. Unfortunately, when you feed your stomach less, it does not shrink, and lessen your desire for food. Truth be told, our bodies crave food more when we cut back on the calories, because it starts to think that we are starving and responds by triggering our appetite. Meanwhile, when you eat too little, your metabolic rate and body temperature slows down to save that much needed energy.
Food cravings are one of the biggest challenges that we face when it comes to losing weight but believe it or not there are a few techniques that aid in helping you tackle the cravings. Here are five rules that have proven to work for those who are attacking those weight loss goals.
Eating at restaurants can be one of the biggest challenges when it comes to your weight loss goals, although there is no need to hide under a rock. It is good to go out and socialize, which usually involves meeting up with pals at a restaurant. Have something healthy to eat before you go out, so that you are more focused on the company than the food. The bread basket will not phase you. You can pick something clean and simple for you your meal, forget about the sauces they are loaded with sugar, flour and cornstarch. Instead use, salt, pepper, garlic, onions, oregano and other seasonings to make the food taste great. Here are five rules for maintaining your health and limiting your calories when you eat out: