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Time Restricted Eating in Humans Has Anti-Aging and Anti-Obesity Effects

Would you believe that by limiting the number of hours in a day that you eat you could lose weight, slow the aging process, improve insulin sensitivity, and lower your risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer?

That’s exactly what modern research is telling us.

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The journal Cell in an article entitled Promoting Health and Longevity through Diet: From Model Organisms to Humans tells us that limiting daily food intake to a 5 to 7 hr time window while consuming the normal number of calories can improve health when compared with a standard three to five meals per day.

Another journal, Cell Metabolism, presents the article Time-Restricted Feeding Is a Preventative and Therapeutic Intervention against Diverse Nutritional Challenges. It describes experiments done on mice, which are near enough to humans to tell us what will be effective for us.

The experimenters tested various conditions including time restricted feeding (with 8-9 hours food access) seven days a week, and time restricted feeding only five days a week. Time restrictions only 5 days a week is of particular interest because it reflects a more relaxed feeding schedule we normally use on the weekends.

They tested diets that were high in fat, and diets that were high in both fat and fructose. You probably know that fructose is particularly important since it is being added to almost all manufactured and processed foods found in the grocery store. Consuming a high fructose diet can cause glucose intolerance and fatty liver disease.

They found that the benefits of time restricted feeding were proportion to the fasting duration. That is, the longer the mice went each day without food, the more healthy the mice become. So even though they consumed the same number of calories, the duration of the fasting interval were the controlling factor.

For mice on a high fructose diet, they found that when they increased the availability of food from 9, to 12, to 15 hours a day, the percentage of fat mass increased in a linear fashion. The longer the mice had to eat their allotted food, the fatter they became.

The journal Nutrition Reviews presented an article Time-restricted feeding and risk of metabolic disease: a review of human and animal studies. This article indicated that animal studies of time restricted feeding have shown “reductions in body weight, total cholesterol, and concentrations of triglycerides, glucose, insulin, interleukin, and tumor necrosis factor-α as well as with improvements in insulin sensitivity.” They go on to indicate that human studies confirm these results.

Time restricted eating may just be the key you are looking for in your weight loss journey. After all, the longer your body goes without consuming sugars, the longer your body will be forced to burn fat. And, that’s what will provide long lasting health to an overweight generation.

Time-Restricted Eating May Reverse Diabetes & Obesity

Prof. Satchin Panda, Amandine Chaix, and Amir Zarrinpar of the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute explain their discovery that time-restricted eating shows signs of reversing the effects of obesity and diabetes in mice. For more info: http://www.salk.edu/news/pressrelease_details.php?press_id=2062
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Why the 3 Day Military Diet Works and Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

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Everyone who wants to lose weight has tried a diet. For a short time you eat a calorie restricted diet. The number of calories you consume is much less than the number of calories your burn. This causes weight loss.

You need to understand both what’s good and what’s bad about diets. Learn the secret of making the 3 day military diet work for you.

Without learning from your diet, you will be forced to diet again and again. You will be yo-yo dieting.

Bad Things About Diets

While diets are often effective in reducing weight, there drawback is that you often lose muscle mass.

Muscle mass is your body’s calorie burning furnace. A pound of muscle burns 30-50 calories a day without exercise. With exercise it burns even more. Muscle is a major factor in your body’s metabolism.

Compare that to a pound of fat that burns a couple of calories each day. Fat mainly just jiggles.

You can quickly see that your overall metabolism (the calories your body burns) is going to go down if you lose muscle mass.

When you take in too few calories on a diet, your body does not get all the fuel it needs to do everything you want to do. It then burns some stored fat as wells as muscle protein to make the energy you require.

And, most people on a diet do not feel energetic. They feel tired. So they do not exercise to build and maintain muscle mass. It is inevitable that most people will lose muscle mass while on a diet.

After a diet your metabolism decreases and you need to eat fewer calories. But, when you go off your diet you often consume as many calories as you did before your diet. That is now too many calories for your body. The result is you gain back all the weight you lost and add even more weight.

Good Things About Diets

Diets are often effective in helping you to lose weight. But, that is not the main benefit of diets.

While on a diet you will probably change what you eat. Instead of fast foods and manufactured foods you will probably eat more real, whole foods. Hopefully you will see the difference between real food and what are sometimes called “food like substances” that come in pretty boxes or colorful wrappers.

So, instead of eating white bread with all the fiber and nutrients removed you will eat whole grain bread. Instead of refined sugar with no fiber, you will have an apple with all its fiber intact.

You will avoid certain junk foods and manufactured foods such as potato chips, french fries, soda, white bread, candy bars, fruit juices, donuts, beer, pizza, sugary coffee drinks, and sugary breakfast cereals.

Eating a more healthy menu is the most important part of a diet. It’s something you should continue to do after your diet is over.

Three Day Military Diet

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Like most diets, the three day military diet is a calorie restricted diet you follow for three days out of seven. It provides about 1000 calories each day. And, it makes you cut out junk food and instead consume nutritious foods you should have been eating all along.

And, it really works to help people lose weight. Most people lose from 5 to 10 pounds during the course of three days.

On the four days you are “off” the military diet you consume more calories, but only about 1500 calories a day. And, you still consume healthy, nutritious foods.

You continue this diet for several weeks until you’ve lost as much weight as you want.

Check out the Three Day Military Diet for yourself.

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But, remember to learn the lesson of the three day military diet: Eat wholesome, nutritious foods every day. Avoid foods that give your body empty calories.

That is exactly what a diet should teach you.

Now, go and lose weight and keep it off.

Key to Obesity – Stories Behind Obesity

Research has demonstrated the potential of a protein to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.
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Obesity is a worldwide public health problem, and the US is the fattest country on the planet: 55% of it is people are believed heavy enough to severely jeopardize their health.

The causes of this developing problem are numerous. While a protein may play a factor, personal decisions are also crucial. Both hereditary and environmental factors must be considered when confronting this medical and psychological condition.

People who are overweight have tried many methods to reduce their weight. Some of these methods include dieting to restrict calories, changing eating habits, taking fat-loss pills, exercising, getting counseling and surgery. And, while people often do lose weight, to often the weight returns when the weight loss program ends.

Too many people simply want to lose weight fast. Their goal is to take short-term measures to “solve” their weight problem. But, unless they address the basic long-term factors that caused their weight gain, they will never see permanent changes.

Key to Obesity

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And, let’s be honest. The increase in obesity rates has coincided with the increase in fast food restaurants. Fast food restaurants in the US serve more than 50 million people each day. Nearly 44% of Americans eat fast food every week — some multiple times per week. The American Beverage Association tells us that the average American drinks 54 gallons of carbonated soft drinks each year. Both fast food and carbonated beverages represent a lot of added calories in the American diet.

You may remember the classic video by Morgan Spurlock, Super Size Me, in which he ate at McDonald’s for a full month. He gained 24.5 pounds, increased his cholesterol by 65 points, and his body fat percentage went from 11% to 18%. And, he found he was becoming physically addicted to fast food.

Being overweight is not fun. There is a lot of weight bullying or fat shaming among younger people. And, adults with weight problems are often discriminated against. Depending on the personality of the individual, overweight bullying or shaming can lead to a loss of self-esteem or to a determination to overcome the condition.

Obesity prevention is a real key to a healthy body. For most people, prevention involves healthy eating, avoiding fast food, not drinking your calories with carbonated beverages, and good healthy exercise.

Stories Behind Obesity

This film looks at the hereditary and environmental factors adding to the startling rise in obesity, and observes four patients fighting for their lives and their health.

This video series explores the science of human appearance as we navigate our modern world of fast food, celebrities, extreme wealth and outrageous ideals to find out the physical effects the 21st century has had on our bodies. We investigate the stories behind obesity, anorexia and body dysmorphia and what happens when plastic surgery goes wrong.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Can Make You Fat

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Is High Fructose Corn Syrup a leading cause of obesity? Obesity rates seem to be growing at an alarming rate.  People are finding it increasingly difficult to manage their weight.

One reason for rapid weight gain is that much of our thinking about how we gain weight is wrong. We have been told that every calorie we consume is just like every other calories. And we have bought in to the simple formula that:

Calories stored = Calories consumed – Calories used

This is a great formula and seems intuitive. It supports the gym and exercise industry. It supports the diet industry. It supports the manufactures of fat loss supplements.

But, there is a fundamental flaw in the formula. The formula assumes that every calorie we take in is just like every other calorie. What it assumes is this: every calorie is metabolized just like every other calorie.

This assumption is wrong. And, here is why.

There are some popular forms of sugars: sucrose and fructose. These come from common table sugar, fruits and vegetables. There is also a form of sugar called lactose found in dairy products.

Sucrose (and lactose) are based on a six-sided carbon-hydrogen-oxygen ring that is essential and used by every cell in the body.

Fructose is based on a five-sided carbon-hydrogen-oxygen ring which is not used for energy in the body and can only be handled by the liver where it is converted to triglycerides which are stored as fat.

Does Processed Sugar (Fructose Corn Syrup) Cause Weight Gain
Dr. Robert Lustig of UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, one of the foremost authorities on obesity in the world, gives the scientific explanation of why processed sugar (Fructose Corn Syrup) is so damaging to your health.

Common table sugar is a combination of sucrose and fructose. These two molecules are bonded together to form the familiar sugar.

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is made from corn starch in a way that increases the ratio of fructose to sucrose. HFCS 55 (55% fructose) is used in most soft drinks. Coco Cola uses HFCS 65 (65% fructose) in its “Freestyle” soft drink machines.

High fructose corn syrup is relatively inexpensive and tastes sweeter than regular sugar. It is, therefore, favored by most food manufacturers. It is found in most manufactured “foods” such as cooking and baking ingredients, beverages, breads, breakfast cereals, breakfast pastries, candy bars, cookies and cakes, cough syrups, crackers, yogurts, ice creams, jams and jellies, salad dressings, sauces, snacks and soups.

If you want to lose weight or simply avoid gaining more weight, you should avoid consuming high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as much as possible. While it may seem difficult, read ingredient labels and pick your foods wisely. It’s one major step to help you manage your weight.