Vitamin D levels in the body at the start of a low-calorie diet predict weight loss success, a new study presented at The Endocrine Society’s 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. found.
In this study, the authors attempted to determine whether baseline vitamin D levels before calorie restriction affect subsequent weight loss.
They measured circulating blood levels of vitamin D in 38 overweight men and women before and after the subjects followed a diet plan for 11 weeks consisting of 750 calories a day fewer than their estimated total needs. Subjects also had their fat distribution measured with DXA (bone densitometry) scans.
On average, subjects had vitamin D levels that many experts would consider to be in the insufficient range, according to Sibley. However, the authors found that baseline, or pre-diet, vitamin D levels predicted weight loss in a linear relationship.
Health Today, Weight Loss
Iodine is the missing element – the miracle mineral that fuels the thyroid and massively deficient in today’s Standard American Diet (SAD).
If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn’t helped you reach a healthy body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland. In addition to weight gain, other symptoms of hypothyroidism include a bad complexion, fatigue, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, impotence, irritability and unhealthy hair, nails and teeth.
The healthy functioning of the thyroid is essential to maintaining metabolism and preventing the accumulation of body fat, writes Burton Goldberg in Alternative Medicine.
An underactive thyroid gland slows your metabolism; you thus burn dramatically fewer calories and feel sluggish. In addition, in Asian Health Secrets, Letha Hadady explains that an underactive thyroid gland promotes excess weight and cellulite by causing water retention.
Contagious Health, Thyroid, Weight Loss, Women's Health
“I’m switching to Green Tea.”
Green Tea may help boost metabolism to aid weight loss, block allergic response, slow the growth of tumors, protect bones, fight bad breath, improve skin, protect against Parkinson’s disease, and even delay the onset of diabetes.”
“It is 100 times more effective than Vitamin C and 25 times better than Vitamin E.”
Alzheimer's, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Heart Health, Weight Loss
The latest news from the pharmaceutical and food industries really takes the cake.
Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Diet 7-Up and Diet Dr Pepper actually put on weight rather than taking it off!
Those of you who read my November 7th article regarding the dangers of sugar consumption and sugar substitutes know that I have been screaming about the dangers of these insidious foods, marketed fraudulently as “diet” solutions, when in fact they are the reverse.
But there is something more dangerous lurking in these liquid poisons.
Blood Pressure, Cancer, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Health
Okay, so why does this Rapid Burn-Hoodia Enhanced Formula work with such dynamite power?
For starters, it contains not just Hoodia, but five amazing natural compounds to fight appetite, burn fat, build lean body mass (that’s muscle) and increase energy.
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