Fasting Diets versus Counting Calories to Lose Weight Which One is Best?

Fasting and diets need a bit of clarification before considering fasting as a method of weight loss. I do extended fasts monthly – 72 hours minimally up to and occasionally exceeding 150 hours. I do not fast to lose weight. … Continue reading

How Safe is Extended Fasting for Many Days?

I fast every month for a minimum of 72 hours. Most months, I end up over 100 hours. I fast by drinking only water and unsweetened iced tea. Once I reach 72 hours without food, I decide whether I want … Continue reading

Weight Loss as Easy as Taking a Pill – Maybe?

Many of us have tried to lose weight by starving, taking pills, eating less, and end up without success. There are many reasons why. What works for one person probably does not work for everyone. However, scientists have discovered that … Continue reading

Are Carbohydrates Really Responsible for Obesity?

Scientists have argued over the years about what causes people to gain weight. The simplistic theory is that if you burn more calories (exercise) than you take in (eat foods), you will lose weight and vice versa. Others argue that … Continue reading

Can This Simple Supplement Help You Lose Weight?

If you have a deficiency in serotonin, weight loss can be achieved by increasing your serotonin levels. Serotonin is produced in your brain by tryptophan, an amino acid. Tryptophan comes from food. Many forms of depression and anxiety are associated … Continue reading

Is there truth to losing weight by eating more?

Atkins, Keto, South Beach, and more diets have popped up over the years. Some work for some people. However, is your goal wrong? If your goal is to lose weight, then a diet might be the answer. How many people … Continue reading

Is Losing Weight Only for Those Under 50?

Remember when we could exercise a little more than normal, or go on a diet for a few days and lose a couple or more pounds? I always seemed to fluctuate around my maximum allowed weight limit for flying when … Continue reading

How To Win the Internal Battle of Hormones to Lose Weight

Ghrelin is a hormone, secreted in your belly and intestines. When your stomach is empty, ghrelin makes you want to eat. And if you ignore the signals, which typically come every half hour or so, then your belly sends out … Continue reading

Another Weapon in Your Toolbox for Weight Loss

Weight loss can be tricky even downright difficult on a good day. Carbohydrate absorption is another weapon to consider for weight loss. Eating excessive amounts of carbohydrates, particularly those with a high glycemic index, causes an insulin spike. Foods with … Continue reading

What Forces Fat out of a Fat Cell?

Most of us know that if we eliminate carbohydrates from our diet that our body converts from glucose as a primary energy source to ketones. The change in energy source will force fat from fat cells. There are some health … Continue reading