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TED Talk: Blaming the obese is blaming the victim
Secret of losing weight
Did you know insulin resistance affects up to 71 percent of the entire population in the United States? As insulin resistance leads to compensatory increase in a very anabolic hormone called insulin, it causes weight gain, especially in the belly and upper part of the body. Moreover, this also leads to the paradoxical metabolic starvation seen in the obese leading to overeating!
Failed Food Pyramid
Did the now withdrawn and failed USDA's food pyramid contribute to the rise in obesity? As the food pyramid advocated carbohydrates (read corn) over fats, failed to differentiate simple from complex carbohydrates, many experts strongly believe that the failed food pyramid actually contributed to the rise in insulin resistance, weight gain, and worsening of the obesity epidemic! Realizing this huge blunder, they now withdrew it after spreading the wrong information for so long as science! Even the new food patterns is flawed as they fail to understand what really causes the weight gain.
Are cereal grains humanities double edged sword?
In fact, a grain based, starchy, high glycemic diet may contribute to many other problems including nutritional deficiencies, auto-immune problems as cereal grains and can contribute to insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome. Read these articles on weight loss, role of exercise for weight loss, which only works in combination with a calorie restricted diet for weight loss, weight loss medications, very low calorie diet (VLCD), low calorie diet, behavior therapy, and other clinically proven measures to lose weight. Understand your food, nutrition, metabolism and check the nutritional value of food, including fast food and home cooked meals with few or no empty calories! After all, we become what we eat!
Exercise alone is useless for weight loss
It may be shocking to some, but the research is now very well established that exercise alone is useless for weight loss as reported on Time Magazine, New York Times, admitted even by Bally's fitness.
Stop blaming the victim for obesity
With over 20,000 books written on this topic with so much misleading information, it is important to understand the 5 proven measures to lose weight.
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Health benefits of losing weight
Research has shown that losing as little as 5 to 10% of your body weight can have big payoffs for your health with one study showing as much as 40% reduction in all cause mortality and morbidity with 5 pounds of weight loss in women and 48% reduction for the same weight loss in men even if you maintain the weight loss.
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Today's featured disease - Metabolic syndrome caused by a process called insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome affects 35 percent of all adults in the United States according to the CDC, and contributes increased risk of type 2 diabetes, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and causes significant morbidity and mortality. Health Topics
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