French Fries Most Effective in Weight Gain

Long-term studies of over 120,000 health professionals followed for up to 20 years showed french fries to be the most effective in increasing weight gain, followed by potato chips.  For each daily serving of french fries weight gain per four year period was 3.35 pounds.  Potato chips added 1.69 pound per daily serving over four years. PositiveTip: …

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Low-fat Weight Loss Diet Better at Slimming Waist Size

A study of obese subjects on either a high-fat or low-fat weight loss diet found that although both groups lost weight, only the low-fat group showed a significant reduction in fat mass, waist circumference, increased brachial artery blood flow and improvement in hormone balance. The high-fat diet actually impaired brachial blood flow with no improvement in hormone balance.PositiveTip: A low-fat…

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Exercise Can Reverse Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance

High-fat diets raise enzyme levels, reducing insulin's normal physiologial function. A study on rats has shown exercise inhibits the diet-induced insulin resistance that normally occurs.PositiveTip: Exercise will help to normalize your insulin and other hormones. Daily walking is excellent, economical, and has a very low risk of injury.Source: https://jp.physoc.org/content/577/3/997.full.pdf

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High Fat, Sugar Intake Tilts Hormones Toward Weight Gain

Diets with higher levels of fat and sugar appear to change hormone levels in favor of weight gain. Consuming high fat and sugar foods increases insulin and ghrelin, two hormones that are related to weight gain while decreasing leptin, which aids in weight loss.PositiveTip: Consuming a vegetarian or Mediterranean type diet can aid efforts to lose weight.

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