weight loss

Losing Weight – Step by Step

With the holidays behind us and a new year in front of us, thoughts often turn to starting fresh, especially when it comes to losing weight. Whether you have put on a few pounds over the holidays, or just want to shed a few pounds to help improve your health, lose weight smartly and safely with the steps laid out in this article. [...]

Is Weight Loss Surgery a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

What would you do to get rid of diabetes? If your answer includes surgery, there may be hope. A surgery called gastric bypass has been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes in some cases. If you are 80 pounds overweight or more, you may qualify for this type of weight loss surgery. [...]

Losing Weight Can Ease Obstructive Sleep Apnea

People with diabetes have a higher risk for sleep apnea, a condition in which your breathing stops and starts many times during the night. As this prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep, it puts you at a high risk for sleepiness during the day, memory and attention problems, insulin [...]

Can Your Cell Phone Help You Eat Healthy And Lose Weight?

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have your cell phone with you for most of the day. You can call your friends and loved ones, check your email, and even usethe Internet on your phone. Butdid you ever think texting could help you lose weight? A recent study has shown that a texting program that sends healthy tips to your phone could make you more likely to make healthy lifestyle choices. [...]

Fiber Counting May be A Great New Weight Loss Tool

In the hopes of losing weight and getting your health under control, it is very likely that you have counted calories, carbohydrates, or even grams of fat. With all of that counting, your weight loss journey may have become too much of a chore, and therefore may have ended before you reached your goal. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that a new and easier way to eat healthy for weight loss may be counting fiber, and only fiber. [...]

Weight Loss Surgery May Not Help Very Obese People With Diabetes

  If you have a high BMI (Body Mass Index) and other metabolic problems, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high triglycerides, your healthcare provider may suggest weight loss surgery to you. Though there are not many long-term studies on weight loss (bariatric) surgery yet, [...]

Diabetes Health Updates

  People with Type 1 Diabetes May Need Different Blood Glucose Goals Low blood glucose (called hypoglycemia) can be especially dangerous for people with type 1 diabetes. If they don’t keep their blood glucose high enough, they can face serious problems like losing consciousness or even [...]

Diabetes Medicine Victoza May Help With Weight Loss, Too

You may have heard that type 2 diabetes is becoming much more common these days. In fact, there are now more than 29 million adults who have the disease! Plus, there are about 86 million people who have prediabetes, and about one-third of them will go on to get diabetes. [...]

Turn Up the Heat

Hot sauce. Chili peppers. Jalapeños. Indian curry. What do these foods all have in common? They’re hot! If you have the taste buds and the stomach for them, you might want to include them in your regular eating plan, because they offer a whole host of benefits. Here’s how they can help your health! [...]
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