The “Atkins Nutritional Approach” is a weight-loss program based around an extreme reduction of carbohydrate intake. The main premise of the diet is that if the body is deprived of carbohydrates, it will resort to burning fat to obtain energy. The glucose in carbohydrates is body’s primary and most immediate source of energy; without a [...]
Archive for December, 2004
Performance Marketing has agreed to refund consumers the full value of the Zyapex and Dyapex diet patches.
The diet patches cost between $39.95 (U.S.) and $109.95 (U.S.), depending on the package purchased. Performance Marketing made claims that the patches were a safe and natural weight-loss product, giving the false impression that without performing any physical exercise [...]
Contains: Green tea extract. There are no published studies on the effect of green tea extract on weight loss. However, one study suggests it could help you burn calories. Theoretically, it may help you lose weight. Green tea has properties which protect against cancer and heart disease.
Contains: Yerba mate, guarana and damiana. Clinical [...]
Blessed with a stable marriage, men enjoy a markedly better diet, eating more vegetables and lean poultry, and fewer sugary drinks.
Men who lose their wives tend to drink more alcohol, eat more fast food and have irregular meal times.
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Diet: Aims and objectives during the training period
1. Emphasis will be paid on improved glycogen stores and improving a general increase in storage capacity of glycogen by incorporating enough complex carbohydrates and strict monitoring of timing of carbohydrate intake.
2. Emphasis on the protein content in the diet to ensure [...]
The South Beach diet is no fad, its creator says, rejecting the notion that his eating plan would fizzle out with the rest of the low-carb craze.
“We are not low carb. We are good carb,” Dr. Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist who developed the diet to help patients in his Miami practice, said in a recent [...]
Over six hundred of Hollywood’s most powerful and influential women sat down this morning to a breakfast of “The Diet” (Wave Books, 2005 http://www.dietnovel.com), the debut novel by television host Edita Kaye.(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041207/FLTU001 )
“It would be impossible to cast a better audience for ‘The Diet,’” Kaye said. “I leaped at the opportunity when The Hollywood [...]
Those who got less than 8 hours of sleep a night had 16% lower levels of the hormone leptin, which controls hunger, and had 15% higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite.
The ideal amount of sleep for weight control is 7.7 hours/night.
Original Research: Short Sleep Duration Is Associated with [...]
There was a time when the low-carbohydrate Atkins and South Beach diets were sending tsunamis through the financial world. Riding swelling demand up was MGP Ingredients — formerly known as Midwest Grain Products (as unlikely a low-carb name as there is).
MGP hit the big time with FiberStar 70, a wheat-based resistant starch that enabled food [...]
“Men respond to low-carb better than something that’s calorie-counting, because if you’re talking about carbs and protein, it sounds more like fuel, which is a bit more manly,” says Mike Shallcross, associate editor of Men’s Health magazine. “They’re attracted to low-carb diets because you can eat a lot of meat and dairy. But we would [...]