The effect of marijuana smoking on weight gain has been an issue for a very long time. It is not very clear how marijuana adds to the risk of weight gain. However, research has shown for sure that marijuana smoking leads to weight gain. Nevertheless, it also shows that this is also affected by a list of factors. This article will look at the various factors that lead to weight gain differently on people that use marijuana. Marijuana is believed to have an effect on the appetite. It increases appetite and that leads to increased food intake. Evidently, this will result to increased calorie intake. The more calories present in the body will mean a gain in weight. However, the level by which marijuana influences appetite differs for individuals. This is controlled by the level of use of marijuana and sex. It is also affected by other factors like cigarette smoking. All these factors will influence differently the way the body gains weight because of marijuana. … [Read more...] about How Marijuana Smoking Leads To The Risks Of Weight Gain
Have you been following a healthy diet and staying on schedule with your fitness routine, yet still can’t lose weight? One possible reason may be the lack of sleep. This vicious cycle eventually leads to sleep deprivation and all that comes with it to sabotage any healthy habits and your waistline. The lack of sleep causes you to run low on energy which ultimately leads you to grab a candy bar or a bag of chips nearby. More and more evidence proves that not getting enough sleep can cause a hormonal shift that boosts appetite and hunger – particularly for sugar and high-carb foods. Recently, Eve Van Cauter, a professor at the University of Chicago, found that when 12 men in their 20s were given the instructions to sleep only 4 hours a night for two days, they had reported a 25% increase in hunger. Cauter also noted that the levels of hormone leptin – which sends messages of satiation to the brain – had an 18% decrease. Consider your sleep debt like a credit … [Read more...] about Lack of Sleep May be the Cause of Your Weight Gain
Having good sleeping habits is a very big part of health. Yet over 60% of the adult population suffers from insomnia. I think it’s time to shed a little light on this dark subject and show just how insomnia can affect everything we do. Knowing there’s always an action and reaction in the body when it’s experiencing inflammation we can actually see the relationship between obesity, depression, weight gain, heart disease, endocrine disruption, Alzheimer’s, insulin resistance and insomnia. When we don’t sleep well, it’s like crossing our fingers when driving through a red light. The brain is the most important organ in our body. Every thought and action we have is controlled by our brain. Then the question is, “why do we refuse to add years to our life and let it work it’s ‘magical process’ at night?” Yes, sleep is a restorative process. Nothing shuts down when we sleep. If you’re like … [Read more...] about Kick INSOMNIA in the GUT & Prevent Weight Gain
How to Naturally Eliminate the Side Effects of the Mirena IUD, Such as Bleeding & Weight Gain, and Overcome the Mirena Crash WHAT IS MIRENA? Manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Mirena is a small flexible, T-shaped plastic IUD device. This device is placed in the uterus where it slowly releases the synthetic female hormone levonorgestrel, a progestin birth control hormone that has been proven effective 99% of the time in controlling pregnancy for up to 5 years. Mirena was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000, and in 2009, the FDA expanded Mirena’s approval to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women already using an IUD. With their approval, women thought it was safe and would also make menstruation less of a nightmare. Unfortunately, for most women, the FDA’s approval was premature. The Mirena IUD not only created discomforting symptoms like heavy bleeding, cramps, hair loss, skin eruptions and weight gain but for some severe … [Read more...] about How to Eliminate Side Effects of the Mirena IUD Such as Bleeding & Weight Gain – A Mirena Crash Remedy
Most of us have heard the term “middle age spread.” This is because as the body ages, there is a natural tendency to put on a few extra pounds. Does this mean that weight gain is a fact of life? This is not necessarily the case. Weight gain is a typical occurrence during menopause, but there are things that you can do to stop gaining and help take off the weight that starts to collect as you enter menopause. Causes of weight gain during menopause Hormonal fluctuations cause the body to pack on more body fat around the abdominal region, but this is about the extent to which hormones can be blamed for weight gain. The largest contributing factor in weight gain during menopause is the aging process, followed by genetics and lifestyle choices. How aging contributes to weight gain? As the body ages, lean muscle mass begins to decline. There is a natural tendency for fat cells to increase. This is due to the fact that as muscle mass decreases, the body’s … [Read more...] about What causes weight gain during the menopausal phase?
According to sleep experts, losing out on shut-eye, in addition to contributing to groggy feelings on a regular basis, may also interfere with the ability to lose weight. (1) “There is no doubt that insufficient sleep promotes hunger and appetite, which can cause excessive food intake resulting in weight gain,” says Eve Van Cauter, director of the Sleep, Metabolism and Health Center at the University of Chicago. (1) Van Cauter explains that the human body is not designed to operate in a sleep-deprived state and that doing so wreaks havoc on its ability to properly regulate appetite. For example, tired people tend to make unhealthier food choices than those who have received proper amounts of sleep. In fact, some research has shown that when individuals didn’t get enough sleep over the course of five days, they gained two pounds during that time mostly due to increased carbohydrate consumption. (1) During the day, sleep-deprived people also indulge in more snacks, … [Read more...] about Sleep deprivation and weight gain go hand in hand, experts say
No more white sugar… CHECK!No more refined sugar of any kind… CHECK!Natural alternatives to refined sugars explored… CHECK!CHECK NOT CHECKED! I have been turning a blind, closed, and any other kind of avoiding “eye” from this subject for years now. I originally went off the stuff 17 years ago when I first decided to have children. Not one speck of the stuff entered this body the entire time it took me to get pregnant, the entire pregnancy, or while I was nursing. I struggled to lose weight without turning to “diet” or “light” foods and beverages for lowering my caloric intake. So, eventually, I caved and returned to the world of artificial sweeteners and have continued to the habit since then. In my coffee (even though friends told me that once heated, this stuff is carcinogenic), in my pop (which is another topic all together!), and in almost anything I eat from yogurt to salad dressings. I am an educated person and know that … [Read more...] about Are artificial sweeteners a health risk? Do they cause weight gain?
Gut health is all the rage these days in the health and fitness world—and for good reason. As we learn more about our bodies, we’ve learned a ton about the microbiome and its importance on your overall health. But could a microbiome imbalance or problem be the reason you’re not seeing results at the gym, or why you can’t lose those last five or 10 pounds no matter how hard you diet? Let’s take a minute to figure out what exactly the microbiome is and what you can do to keep the microbiome in your gut in tip top shape. Many health and fitness advocates argue that the microbiome is the future of medicine. Surely we’ve all heard about good bacteria and bad bacteria by now, but did you know your body has 10 times as many bacteria as it does cells? In other words, we’re comprised of more bacteria than actual human cells! Sounds scary right? Before you go running for that bottle of hand sanitizer, keep this in mind: not all bad bacteria are bad. Of … [Read more...] about Is Your Microbiome the Cause of Your Weight Gain?
If you are like most people, diet and exercise are hard to fit into your lifestyle. This can be a problem, if you want to keep the pounds off, especially during the holidays and times when food is a ritual for almost all our activities. Try not to focus on the need for diet and exercise, although it is good for you. First let us consider how to enjoy eating and indulge a little, without always gaining back those unwanted pounds. Here is a list of enjoyable snacks and party friendly food options, that will take the edge off of trying to diet. It is true, there are good tasting foods that are weight loss friendly, so take notes and have fun. Many dieters are told to eat dried fruits, as a healthy alternative snack food. This maybe sound advice to get through the withdrawal stage of most dieting fads, but it isn’t very good for the waistline. Dried fruits are usually filled with sugars and any natural fiber they contained is stripped away, during the process of fruit dehydration. … [Read more...] about How to Indulge Over Weight Gain Without Diet & Exercise?
Most women will gain some weight during their menopause years. But does this necessarily mean that menopause is directly responsible for those few extra pounds in your hips and stomach? Well, researchers have been examining this link for quite some time now and have yet to provide a definitive answer. What we currently do know is that the link between menopause and weight gain is a complex one and that most women can gain control over their body as they enter this transitional period of their life. Menopause o ccurs 12 months after the last menstruation and marks the end of a woman’s reproductive cycles. When estrogen production decreases during the few years before menopause, women often experience uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disturbances, and sleep problems. Another commonly reported symptom of menopause is weight gain, especially in the abdominal region. … [Read more...] about Does Menopause in Women is a Weight Gain Sentence?