Super intensive exercise-based weight loss programs shed pounds and reduce the risk (and sometimes cure) diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol. But is this intense of a program, as seen on ‘The Biggest Loser’, practical for the obese patient who presents to their Primary Care Doctor? This reality TV exercise-centric program with only minor dietary restrictions resulted in a mean weight loss of 36% of starting body weight at 29 weeks. The current belief of experts in this country is to recommend an attainable weight loss goal of only 5-10% for patients presenting to their Doctor for help. After analyzing the results of 35 contestants.
Apple cider vinegar as been marketed in the United States in a variety of forms: Acetic acid Apple cider vinegar plus honey cocktail Tablets Cider vinegar In combination with supplements, botanicals, and food products Apple cider vinegar is made by pulverizing apples into a slurry and juice pulp, adding yeast and sugar to produce acetic acid. Purported uses: Weight loss Lower glucose levels in diabetics Arthritis Asthma Colitis Food poisoning Gastrointestinal and skin problems Lower cholesterol Dosage: 2 tablespoons in a cup of water 3 times a day (total dose 2800mg daily) Recent preliminary studies have shown apple cider vinegar to lower postprandial and fasting glucose levels in type 2.
Is your New Year’s resolution to lose weight in 2012? It is not uncommon to approach resolutions with lots of enthusiasm at the start. After a couple weeks however, your enthusiasm often lessens and it’s easy to fall back into old habits. These old habits seem comfortable and easy to fall back into, but they don’t help you lose weight or improve your health. Before you give up on this year’s resolution to lose weight and even before you start, consider this: Are you ready? Is this a good time in your life to make that commitment? Can you devote time to planning and implementing the changes? Do you have.