Weight Loss Health Tips by Dr. Humble

Weight Loss After Pregnancy

Doctors recommend that pregnant women of average weight gain between 25 and 35 pounds during pregnancy, consuming approximately an extra 300 healthy calories per day. Women who are already overweight or obese at the time of becoming pregnant are advised to only gain around 11 to 25 pounds during this time and not try to lose weight during their pregnancy. Once women have delivered their babies, they are often left with the incorrect assumption that the weight they had gained will magically vanish. Women who were overweight or obese during their pregnancies may have a more difficult time losing the additional weight they had gained, which makes it even harder to shrink back to their ideal weight. Weight loss after pregnancy should happen safely and slowly, which can begin by implementing a healthy diet and lifestyle to help most women regain their shape by shedding excess pounds. The National Institutes of Health suggest new mothers cut about 500 calories a day from their diets while otherwise eating healthy foods.… Read the restRead the rest

4 Ways To Manage Your Stress

Stress can be emotional, mental or physical but no matter the source, it will have an impact on your body. When stressed your adrenal glands produce hormones that have an effect on the body’s metabolism and the weight we carry around our mid-section. They also effect blood flow, and regulate water and electrolytes in the body. These hormones control blood sugar, the inflammatory response in the body and support the immune system. Working toward healthy adrenal glands is the key to our overall physic, strength, energy and stamina. 4 Ways to Manage Stress Sleep: The best way to relieve stress is to ensure you get 8 hours of sleep per day. This allows time for cortisol to drop and give you deep, healing sleep. Exercise: Participating in regular exercise will help you keep your cortisol levels down. It causes your body to have a better response to stress and require less cortisol release. Low Glycemic / Amino Diet: Eating low glycemic foods throughout the day is important in keeping cholesterol levels down.… Read the restRead the rest

Best Exercises for Rapid Weight Loss

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All forms of exercise are better than not engaging in any physical activity, especially if we would otherwise be spending that time doing things that are detrimental to our health, such as snacking, gulping sodas, or smoking. The more calories we burn, the more weight we lose. It is worth the time to begin moderate exercise so we can build up our strength and endurance to lower our blood pressure, increase muscle mass and burn more calories. While any physical exercise is beneficial, when it comes to rapid weight loss, there are specific exercises and body areas we should target to get the maximum benefits in the shortest amount of time: The importance of weight lifting: You don’t have to be a body builder, or want to look like a body builder, in order to gain some extraordinary benefits from lifting weights. Scientists at the University of Colorado, Denver, discovered that seventy minutes of resistance training burned as many calories as fifty minutes of running at 70% of maximum capacity.… Read the restRead the rest

Guacamole with cottage cheese Phase 1

Ingredients 1 ripe avocado 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp. onions, chopped 1/4 tsp. jalapeno, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1 small tomato, chopped 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped salt & pepper to taste Instructions Put all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Makes 1 1/2 cups.… Read the restRead the rest

Real Weight Loss Success Stories… From Real People

We have all heard – and probably made – the usual excuses regarding why we just can’t lose weight: “It’s genetic, being overweight runs in my family.” “I was just born this way.” “I don’t have the time for a better diet and lifestyle.” “I have a healthy diet, but I’m always tired and can’t drop the pounds.” “Nothing ever works, so I might as well not even try.” (And my personal favorite): I can’t afford to try a weight loss program. These excuses should never be mistaken for reasons not to lose weight and enjoy excellent health. What you can’t afford is to keep feeling sick, being depressed, missing work and other opportunities you would love – if only you felt a little better and had more energy. Illness due to excessive weight costs money in terms of doctor’s visits, tests and prescriptions, all for things which are in your control. Good health is the most affordable option and it is within your grasp.… Read the restRead the rest

Fitness and Nutrition Tips For Chronic Illness

Having a chronic illness can completely overwhelm our lives, often compounded by those who cannot comprehend how something so debilitating can be long-lasting or even permanent. Those of us with chronic illness must take care of ourselves, so it should be understood that we might need specialized fitness and nutrition tips, customized to our conditions. An illness, when it is permanent or otherwise long-lasting, becomes a disability. This should still not be used as an excuse to have an unhealthy diet or avoid any form of physical activity. We should instead use this as our motivation to try and improve how we feel and even our overall health. The first step incorporates understanding what changes we need to make in our lifestyles, even if these changes are different from those around us. We have specific needs which should be specifically addressed. The CDC recommends that all those with chronic illness begin by eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, decreasing sugary drinks, while also increasing physical activity.… Read the restRead the rest

Is It Ever Too Late To Lose Weight?

Is It Ever Too Late To Lose Weight?
It’s a funny thing, age. As you get older, you realize that the years you had to look forward to in your life have already passed you by. Though a pathetic reason, this is often the justification for bad behavior. You eat whatever you want, and you never exercise because your youth is behind you now. This is where you’re horribly wrong. The older you get the more your weight factors into your overall health and well-being. It’s when you’re a little older that you should be stepping up the nutrition and exercise, not winding it down. As a woman, you have this feeling that you could never look beautiful again. But you’ve forgotten some fundamental things. The first being that society tells you beauty is youth. It’s a lie perpetrated by the media. Youth sells. But it’s never been youth that defines beauty. It’s that youthful feeling. Being active, healthy and ready to take on the world. That’s the appeal of youth.… Read the restRead the rest

How to Quickly and Safely Shed Weight

Quickly Shed Weight
We are creatures of procrastination, knowing what we need to do to lose weight and become healthy, all while convincing ourselves we will have plenty of time to do that…. eventually. After several tomorrows have come and gone, we are left with the realization that we already lost the time needed to shed the inches, feel better and look great. We will feel even worse if we have some special occasion on the immediate horizon, knowing we will be judged first and foremost by the size of our bodies rather than the content within. This is part of being human. When we need to quickly lose weight – for a wedding, graduation, holiday party, or just to look awesome in that bikini – we become vulnerable to every fad, gimmick, and pill that is available. How many of us have fallen for these unethical and potentially dangerous dietary trends because they promise miraculous results, without the studies or documentation that they can do a single thing they advertise?… Read the restRead the rest

Attainable New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions

Attainable Weight Loss
If you were to pick just one New Year’s resolution, which one would you choose? If you are like countless other Americans, weight loss would be that first choice. We all want to look better and feel great, in the ways we took for granted when we were younger. New Year’s resolutions can become New Year’s realities when we develop a plan and make a point to stay motivated. The following points will help us stick to those to resolutions. Pick the most important resolution: When we have multiple resolutions, it is hard to give them all equal importance. The inevitable reality is that we start dropping these resolutions, enforcing the reality that these are not meant to be kept. We can make New Year’s resolutions that are achievable when we make a conscious effort to choose the one which is most important to us. If weight loss if that choice, it will become the central point of focus, helping us stay on track to shed the pounds.… Read the restRead the rest

What is Ketosis… how does it relate to Weight Loss?

What is Ketosis
Ketosis is simply a state where the body burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Ketones are molecules generated during fat metabolism and are more noticeably present in those undergoing ketosis. There is some debate regarding whether or not this process is beneficial or harmful, though evidence suggests that our earliest ancestors may have routinely experienced episodes of ketosis as they lived in hunter-gatherer societies with less access to carbohydrates. Ketosis directly affects our metabolism, which is the breakdown of food and the subsequent transformation into the energy a body needs. Each cell in every living organism has metabolism. Our metabolism works by using energy, often from glucose, to maintain the physical needs of the body. When people have lower amounts of glucose stored in their system, the body will start to burn fat for energy instead. If this persists, the person will enter ketosis. Once someone has entered ketosis and is able to keep this going, they are able to burn large quantities of fat.… Read the restRead the rest

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