My Top 10 Obesity Articles for 2013!

My Bariatric Life Health Guide
  • Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? Did you break it yet? Here are 10 articles that will help you set a goal, make a plan, and stay motivated! These were reader favorites among topics from exercise to weight loss that I covered in 2013.


    #1 - 10 Ways to Lose Weight without Dieting

    Amino acids can aid weight loss by maintaining muscle mass while fat is being lost. Getting enough of essential amino acids will help to address over-eating. View the slideshow.


    #2 - How Much Should I Weigh? Calculate Your Ideal Weight!

    How much you should weight is actually within a range of weight as long as your body fat is lean to moderate. How much you should weigh can be determined by your height and body frame size. The width of your wrist measured in inches is the standard used to determine frame size. Read more.

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    #3 - Too Much Vitamin B12 can be Harmful

    Vit B12 is critical for the metabolism of cells, particularly in the digestive tract and bone marrow. They are important in the formation of red blood cells, platelets and immune cells. They also prevent accumulation of homocysteine, a toxic metabolic byproduct linked to cardiovascular disease and connective tissue abnormalities. Read more.


    #4 - 7 Best High Protein Diets for Weight Loss

    High protein foods help to keep you feeling full for a longer time and are important for building and maintaining muscle. They also help with weight loss. Most high protein diets are generally low in the carbohydrates that contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Selection is important. Read more.


    #5 - Phentermine for Obesity Weight Loss

    Phentermine is an anorectic drug and appetite suppressant used to make people feel less hungry. Long-term use of this drug is not recommended because it works for only a few weeks. Read more.


    #6 - Get a Smaller Waist with Isometric Contractions

    To achieve the highly coveted tiny waist, we must train our transverse abdominal muscles — the deep layer of muscles that wraps our bodies like a corset. So, we will need an exercise routine that maximizes our internal corset. Read more.


    #7 - Transversus Abdominis Planks for a Smaller Waist

    Transversus Abdominis are the deepest layer of the abdominal muscles and wrap around the torso from front to back and from the ribs to the pelvis. Read more.


    #8 - Sitting Makes Us Fat. What to Do about It!

    We aren’t up and about. A quick tally shows we spend an average of about 85-hours per week sitting. The massive obesity epidemic persists. Read more


    #9 - 8 Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk!

    The most common excuse for not exercising is “I don’t have time.” Well, here are 8 exercises that you can sneak-in without adding more time to your busy schedule. Read more.


    #10 - Fat Burning Foods: Fact or Fallacy?

    One way that fat-burning foods are thought to work is by speeding up metabolism. It is very easy to get carried away with the promise of fat-burning foods. But let’s take a look at what the science says. Read more.


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Published On: January 17, 2014