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Weight gain? Cortisol may be your real culprit for those extra kilos. Cortisol is also called the “Stress Hormone”. When life throws a lot of stress, the body reacts by producing cortisol/ stress hormone, which in turn increases the appetite. Stress generally leads to emotional eating and this in turn leads to increase in weight. Over eating can become a habit and lead to obesity.  

1/2 cup of boiled mature soybeans contains 149 calories, 17 grams of protein, and 2.6 grams of fiber. Soy is rich in protein which can be taken advantage of. Green soya beans are called Edamame. They can be part of a weight loss diet since 1/2 cup contains only 95 calories, and a good 4 grams of fiber. Soy contains bio-active compounds called isoflavones which lower diabetes & heart disease. It is also seen to…

Say a person weighing 100 kgs jumps rope at a slow pace with less than 100 skips/min and the type of skips is two- foot skip with a rhythmic bounce for 30 min, then that person loses approximately 450- 460 calories per session. With consistent jumping, one might see great results. Jumping rope not only helps you with weight loss, but also helps your muscles the gastrocnemius, quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, abdominals, forearms, and deltoids. This…

Bariatric Surgery

When & Why do people decide to get a Bariatric surgery? 1. Last attempt: After diligently slogging on the treadmill for months, and sometimes years, all that flab still does not convert to muscle. After dieting and trying all kinds of happening diets, and still the scale does not reduce a tiny point. 2. Childhood obesity: Right from childhood, have always been plump, and nothing helps to lose that stubborn weight. 3. Health conditions: Due…

In reference with the U.S. dietary guidelines, adults should consume anywhere between 25 and 30 grams of dietary fiber from food. How does including fiber help in controlling cravings? Flax seeds are considered as one of the many super foods. 100gms of flax seed contains 27 g of fiber. Meaning, each tablespoon of flax contains around 2.8 grams of fiber. A study conducted on this topic found that adding 25 grams of ground flax seeds…

Weight Loss

236 ml of iced tea with sweetener contains 15 calories, or 236 ml of carbonated fizzy drink contains approximately 100 calories. Health benefits of tea is widely known. For people who don’t like drinking plain water, iced tea is a great option. It keeps you hydrated, contains a lot of antioxidants & some research states that it has a lot of flavonoids which can aid in preventing cancer. It is not aerated. Unsweetened iced tea…

You’d probably eat less if you felt full after eating a small amount of food. That’s exactly what bariatric surgery does and why it helps people lose weight. Bariatric surgery enhances weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which limits food intake and helps you feel full much sooner than normal. But there’s more than one type of bariatric…

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. Key facts Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight…