Photo by Dustin Aksland Oh, so that's how I'm going to die, I think, as Dr. Florence Comite explains the preliminary results of my blood tests. Apparently I have a particular gene that is Not Good. Comite, who is explaining all the tests on the phone, hears me start to hyperventilate. "No, no, really, it's not so bad," she says soothingly. "By eating a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables, you can actually turn the gene off!" Being an expert at turning things off (ask my husband), I should take comfort in this thought. Instead, I'm having trouble listening to the rest of the doctor's explanation, since I'm so busy weighing the relative merits of embalming versus cremation. I admit: Perhaps I was the wrong person to volunteer for this job. But volunteer I did, and there's no going back now. We're entering a new era in medicine, one that promises to radically alter each of our lives. Personalized approaches stand to stop future aging and maximize your health. They're in demand and … [Read more...] about We Paid A Writer To Find Out How She’s Going To Die. And She Feels Pretty Good About It.
What to eat for dieting to lose weight
Metformin is a drug designed to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes, but it comes with an interesting side effect: weight loss.And Reddit is filled with stories from people who have lost weight on the drug. “Was trying to lose weight for a long time with no success,” one person wrote of being prescribed metformin. “I’m on 1000 mg a day and am down 10 pounds.” “I saw weight loss at first with 500 mg twice per day,” another wrote. “The difference was almost immediate.”While some people say the drug didn’t do much for them, others swear by it—even those that don’t have Type 2 diabetes, says Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., an instructor of medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and obesity medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. In fact, Cody Stanford says that she often prescribes the medication to overweight or obese people who don't have Type 2 diabetes.Here’s what you need to … [Read more...] about ‘Can I Take Metformin If I Want To Lose Weight?’
Energy management should be one of the principal concerns of the working man, and yet the average guy fuels his body the way he gases up his vehicle: when it's running on fumes. It's a red-warning-light response, and it usually triggers a pit stop for a café au lait and a croissant. Why we eat like the French when there's work to be done, we'll never know. But there's a better way to wake up that doesn't involve overpriced coffee: Eat smart. And eat often. More specifically, snack often. By snacking on the right foods at strategic times, you'll keep your energy levels stoked all day, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, R.D. Here's what to eat when, with the prep time you've got.They call it breakfast for a reason: You haven't eaten for at least 8 hours. Your blood-sugar level is at its lowest ebb, and now it's time to fuel up with protein and some fat, but mostly with complex carbohydrates. At home: Grab a bowl and mix together a three-to-one ratio of Fiber … [Read more...] about Energy To Burn
Your body is a machine that constantly reinvents itself.Every minute of every day, it breaks down its own tissues and replaces them with new stuff it makes from a combination of the food you eat and recycled material it scavenges from other tissues.No matter how old your Facebook profile says you are, your component parts are considerably younger.Even your bones replace themselves every 10 years. By that standard, your muscle cells, with an average age of 15 years old, are the adults at the party. Your workouts will cause the protein in your muscles to break down and build up much faster than it does in ordinary circumstances.In fact, when you work out with the goal of becoming more awesome than you are now, the entire point is to get that protein to turn over. But it only helps if you end up with more than you had when you started.Related: Join the 21-Day #CookingStreak: Eat Great, Lose Weight with the Men's Health Fast FoodieThere are two ways to do that. The … [Read more...] about Workout Nutrition: What and When You Should Eat to Build Muscle
There’s a lot of nutrition junk out there. A LOT. And we hear more and more of every day. But just in the last week, we received several emails asking if we could change just 1 nutrition habit of a person, what would it be? Just 1. Hmmmm. That’s really tough to narrow down, but it got us thinking that we should put together a list of ‘basics’—through thick and thin, as fad diets come and go, these are solid nutrition behaviors that if you do nothing else but work on these daily habits we can promise you 3 things: You’ll feel better. You’ll look better. You’ll have more energy. Sold? Now don’t read this thinking we’re sharing some voodoo nutrition secrets of the stars—but until you master these basics, you shouldn’t be worrying about those "secrets" anyhow. 21 Nutrition "Rules" to Look Better, Feel Better, and Have More Energy Beware of anything that makes no sense. Nutrition specific? Kind … [Read more...] about 21 Nutrition “Rules” to BE AWESOME
When it comes to losing weight, people often focus on increasing their protein but forget all about fibre. Fibre is naturally found in all plant foods. Its undigestible nature provides bulk and it’s what gives us that sense of physical fullness when we eat. Most whole foods contain a combination of the two kinds of fibre: soluble and insoluble. Nature’s fibre friendship Soluble fibre acts like a sponge, forming an aqueous cleansing gel to pull buildup through the system. Psyllium husk and pectin are examples of soluble fibre. Insoluble fibre includes wheat bran and whole grain products. Insoluble fibre is the broom that sweeps food and waste through the body and away. A recent review on dietary fibre noted that it benefits bowel function, gut health, immunity, and serum lipid (fat) levels. “Although early … products contained fibre from a single source,” the researchers wrote, “it is now thought that blends of fibre from multiple … [Read more...] about The Skinny on Fibre and Weight Loss
Quinoa is a go-to grain for diets these days, and it’s relatively inexpensive and good for you—or at least, that’s what the claims are. But with these claims a lot of questions arise. Where does quinoa fit on the glycemic index? Is quinoa safe for diabetics and is it low-carb? We did some research and looked at the various aspects of quinoa—the quinoa glycemic index, quinoa’s benefits for diabetes patients, and even a few recipes that you can try at home. This is your complete beginner’s guide to quinoa that will help you understand the grain from a nutrition point of view, its health benefits, side effects, if any, and the best way you can include it in your diet. If you have certain medical concerns like diabetes, one of your first concerns when adding anything to your diet is where quinoa fits on the glycemic index (GI). For those who aren’t familiar, the glycemic index gives a rating to foods based on how carbohydrates affect blood sugar … [Read more...] about Quinoa Glycemic Index: Is Quinoa Good for Diabetes and Losing Weight?
Emily Ratajkowski better get something to eat quickly, because her butt is trying to eat her swimsuit. Or maybe she’s trying to give the Instagram faithful what they want; or she could just be really proud of herself. Who knows? No matter what her motivation is for posting scantily-clad photos on social media, they get people talking, and one of the conversations is usually, “wow, how do I get that kind of swimsuit body?” Look guys, I hate to break it to you, but she’s got no secret. All the information about healthy eating, workouts, losing weight, and feeling better is all readily available. In fact, she opts for a high protein diet, portion controlled meals, appropriate use of carbs, and an exercise program that isn’t special or secret. Put together, it’s just the recipe for accomplishing weight loss goals and building a leaner physique. Now if you follow the same principles as Ratajkowski, are you going to get the exact same results or look … [Read more...] about Emily Ratajkowski Instagram’s Swimsuit Body: High Protein Diet Secret to Her Bikini Body
Tomato, What do you think of this sweet, juicy food? They are low in calories, low in fat, enriched with vitamin C, filled with tons of nutrients and antioxidants which can prevent many diseases to help you maintain good health situation. But, that’s not all, following are more excellent characters tomatoes have and why you should include in your daily diet plan. -Improving your vision Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants which are well known to help improve your vision from getting night-blindness as well as macular degeneration, and the vitamin A in tomatoes does help too, the good sources of vitamin A which are good for your eyesight are including beef or chicken liver, olive oil, carrots, milk, kale, sweet potatoes and spinach. -Lowering the risk of cancer Lycopene present in tomato makes it as a natural cancer fighter as this element can reduce the risk of many kinds of cancers, such as prostate, colon, ovarian and kidney cancer. Study shows that women who consume … [Read more...] about Why you should eat more tomatoes
Weight Loss is a HUGE industry. There is no shortage of fad, quick fix diet programs that promise success, but often just leave your wallet or pocketbook a littler lighter. Stop following fad diets. Period. They just don’t work. Successful and permanent weight loss begins with common sense and a true understanding of how the body and mind really work. Here are six steps to healthy weight loss that will get you on your way to true health. #1: Ditch the Bad Carbs and Sugar. Refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, wheat products, breads, pasta, processed and pre-packaged foods… are usually full of molecular structures that are detrimental to maintaining healthy insulin, glucose and leptin levels. These nutritionally ’empty’ calories fuel inflammation and pain in the body, promote scarring of the liver, increase accumulation of visceral fat, and create imbalances in the metabolic hormones, insulin and leptin. Insulin and … [Read more...] about Six Steps to Weight Loss