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Why Diet Matters More than Exercise For Weight Loss, In One Video

If you want to lose weight, diet and exercise are both important. However, that doesn’t mean they’re equally important. This video explains why changing your diet has a bigger effect on your weight loss than exercise.

As we’ve discussed at length before, most of the calories you burn in a given day are spent just keeping you alive. While you can burn calories through exercise, you don’t burn that much. The video above explains that running for 20 minutes only burns around 200 calories or so. Whereas an average 20 oz. bottle of Coke contains 260 calories. If you could choose to get rid of 200 calories by working out for a half hour, or drinking water with dinner, which do you think would be easier?

The video goes on to explain that exercise is by no means bad. There are plenty of other health benefits to exercise that have nothing to do with weight loss. However, if your goal is to lose weight, quantifying how much you’re eating in a given day will be a better first step than hitting the gym after that burger.


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Diet Doc Patients Are Encouraged to Enjoy Big Game Day Feasts While Still Losing Embarrassing and Dangerous …

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., Feb. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — People throughout the country are preparing for the Big Game, an event that brings people together to cheer, celebrate and even agonize about their team’s efforts to win. And, while competitive diet plans find many big game viewers feeling deprived of their favorite game day snacks, many others simply abandon their weight loss goals. Fortunately, Diet Doc developed their diet plans with these people in mind – a diet plan that enable dieters to enjoy big game feasts without guilt and without weight gain worry.

Diet Doc combines scientific research with the most modern nutritional education and medical understanding. Their diet plans begin by preparing the body for fast weight loss by encouraging dieters to load up on calories for two full days. And, because their diet plans include pure, prescription diet aids to boost the metabolism for faster weight loss while eliminating hunger, cravings and fatigue, more and more people are turning to this proven, safe and comfortable method of melting excess pounds and inches.

The body is composed of millions of intricate mechanisms and hormones that must work in sync to keep it operating optimally. Perpetual dieting can result in the metabolism waning and becoming sluggish. This is why so many people lose weight initially when starting a new diet only to become discouraged when the body’s internal mechanisms and metabolism becomes unbalanced and weight loss tapers. Diet Doc ensures that their patients are prepared for fast weight loss by encouraging them to load up on as many as 3000 calories per day for two full days resulting in a metabolic boost and preventing the body from entering starvation mode during the next phase of the diet plan.

New patients who want to enjoy the big game while actually beginning their exciting and, often life changing weight loss journey, are urged to call 888-934-4451 or visit www.dietdoc.com. They will be asked to complete a health questionnaire and schedule a private, online doctor consultation, which is done from the client’s own home, via Skype or telephone, and allows the Diet Doc physician to evaluate each client before prescribing potent weight loss aids, including prescription hormone treatments and prescription diet aids like appetite suppressants, metabolism boosters and powerful fat burning and fat blocking aids.

Dirt Doc’s safe and modern approach to fast weight loss enables dieters to enjoy special events, such as the big game, while losing weight at an incredibly fast pace. Over 97% of their patients report the very noticeable loss of 20 or more pounds per month from the hard to reach areas. They are reporting a slimmer waist, loss of underarm fat, and a more contoured overall appearance. And, because the expert staff of doctors, nurses and nutritionists closely monitor each patient’s progress via scheduled weekly checkup calls, patients are less likely to become discouraged if weight loss tapers. This close, personal attention and support enables the doctors to quickly identify weight loss plateaus, to modify the diet plan and quickly return the body to fast fat burn mode.

Diet Doc encourages those who have been unsuccessful in the past, and those from any part of the country, to call today to take advantage of special game day diet aid specials and to kick-start their own personal journey toward improved physical and emotional health by shedding dangerous and embarrassing excess fat quickly, safely and comfortably – even while enjoying special events like the upcoming big game.

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Pay people to lose weight? Won’t work

Promising workers lower health insurance premiums for losing weight did nothing to help them take off the pounds, a recent study found.

At the end of a year, obese workers had lost less than 1.5 pounds, on average, a change that was statistically no different than the minute average gain of a tenth of a pound for workers who weren’t offered a financial incentive to lose weight.

“Our study highlights some of the weaknesses” of workplace wellness programs, said Mitesh Patel, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the lead author of the new research.

The study, published recently in the journal Health Affairs, reported the results of a year-long randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of financial incentives to encourage weight loss among 197 obese employees of the University of Pennsylvania health system.

Participants were asked to lose 5 percent of their weight. Each was assigned to one of four study groups. The control group wasn’t offered any financial rewards.

The three other groups were offered an incentive valued at $550. One group was told they would begin receiving health insurance premium discounts on a biweekly basis immediately after reaching their weight-loss goal, while another was told they would receive biweekly premium adjustments the following year if they reached their goal.

The final group was eligible for a daily payment following a lottery drawing of a randomly selected number if they met their daily weight-loss goal and weighed in the previous day.

At year’s end, no group had met the 5 percent weight-loss target. Participants’ average weight was virtually unchanged, whether or not they had a financial incentive to lose pounds. Nineteen percent of participants did meet the 5 percent target, but they weren’t concentrated in any particular group.

The study was structured to reflect typical employer workplace wellness plans. “Our study showed that the incentive is not what motivated people, at least in this design,” Patel said.

Eighty-one percent of employers with 200 or more workers and health insurance plans offered weight-loss, smoking-cessation or lifestyle-coaching programs, according to a 2015 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust. About two-thirds of large companies offered workers cash or merchandise for participating in these programs, the survey found, with 34 percent offering lower premiums or lower cost-sharing.

The health law encourages wellness incentives by increasing the maximum reward to workers for outcomes-based wellness incentives from 20 percent to 30 percent of the cost of health coverage, and up to 50 percent if the program is aimed at reducing tobacco use.

This study shows that how incentive programs are designed can make a big difference in how effective they are at changing behavior, Patel said.

The Penn program may have failed for a number of reasons, he said. The $550 premium discount may not have been large enough. Bundling the financial reward into the insurance premium on a paycheck rather than making a separate payment to the worker may have affected how it was perceived.

Other details — such as the fact that participants weighed themselves at work rather than at home — may have been off-putting to some participants.

Patel also noted that many employer plans don’t pay workers anything until they reach their goal, a situation similar to the model used in this study.

“Someone should be encouraged along the way,” he said. “We’ve found from studies that if you want to motivate people, they need regular feedback.”

Denver Bronco Vernon Davis Shares Favorite Restaurants and Diet Regimen

The Denver Broncos are busy preparing for Super Bowl 50 in California this week, but Number 80, Vernon Davis, took the time to share thoughts on his favorite restaurants in the Mile High City, his smoothie-loaded diet before games, and his off-season lower carb regimen.

What is your go-to restaurant in Colorado? There are so many amazing places to eat in Denver, which was a pleasant surprise. I would have to say ChoLon is my go-to right now. The chef’s attention to detail, fresh ingredients, and obvious passion for creating amazing cuisine keeps me coming back. True Food Kitchen is another staple for meals out.

If you were going out for a special evening, where would you take your date? I would probably take my wife to Duo. It has amazing food and a really unique cabin-like atmosphere.

Is there one restaurant that everyone visiting Denver absolutely cannot miss? ChoLon!

What is your biggest food indulgence? Well, I’ve got a few. I love smoothies. I’m always on the run –  practice, games, appearances or my kids events. I like the fact that I can maintain a healthy diet with a smoothie that is packed with protein, vitamins, and nutrients. Smoothies are like my healthy milkshake!

What kind of a diet do you follow during the football season? During the football season I try to double-up on carbs and protein because I burn so many calories during practice and games. You tend to lose five or six pounds (sometimes more) during training camp, so it’s important to carb-up to maintain a healthy playing weight. I typically eat five to six meals a day, including a vegetable, carb and protein in at least half of them. Before bed, I very seldom eat carbs, but will have a high alkaline vegetable and protein the last meal of the day. I normally have a Jamba Juice smoothie about two hours after breakfast. These days I stick to the Superfood and Whole Food Nutrition Smoothies. The Acai Berry Charger gives me great energy for practice.

How is that different from the off-season? In the off-season, I try to focus on eating a bit lighter and I cut my carbs down significantly. While off-season training is still very demanding, I’m not at the training facility – the office-  the entire day. I also don’t work out every day, like I do during the season. I focus on my flexibility, consuming a healthy amount of antioxidants, and sticking more to a fish and veggie diet.

Are there foods you absolutely will not eat because of dislikes or allergies? Well….as much as I would love to, I can’t eat shellfish. I have been allergic to shellfish my entire life and will swell up like a blow fish if I do!

Is there a special diet you follow now before the Super Bowl? I try not to switch things up too much. The key to making sure your body performs the same, week after week, is consistency in your diet. One game day secret that I will share is that I normally have a Protein Berry Workout smoothie before games with a side shot of ginger to wake up my system!

What is your diet advice for someone who wants to be in pro athlete shape? Stick to colorful foods  – mostly fruits and veggies-  stay away from processed foods high in sugar and try to limit red meat to one meal a month. Listen to your body, because no one diet works for everyone. As you grow bigger, stronger and faster, your body’s needs will change. And finally, never focus on changing just your diet. Rather, focus on changing your eating habits and lifestyle. Lifestyles and habits tend to stick longer than fly-by-night diets.

Adding fresh veggies to diet easy in South Texas

Adding fresh vegetables to our diet is a great way to improve our health, protect our bodies from disease and have all systems function properly. If you are not in the habit of eating vegetables, or you have bad memories of mushy things your mom made you eat, you might not know where to begin.

One of the best vegetable families to start with is the Cabbage Family (also called Brassica or Cruicifer). This is a large family of vegetables, including cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kale, collards, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, Bok Choy and the small version of this vegetable, Pak Choy. All are a good source of a variety of nutrients. While some varieties are a little higher in one vitamin or another, the entire group is filled with necessary nutrients.

All cabbage family members are high in Vitamins K, C, B1 and B6, and have good amounts of copper, potassium, manganese, fiber and folate. Vitamin K is necessary for proper liver function and clotting of blood. Vitamin C heals cuts and wounds, keeps teeth, gums and bones healthy, and protects us from infection. And, the B complex is essential for proper balance of our bodies, how energy, fats, and carbohydrates are used. This affects everything from our mood to our heart and digestive health.

The cabbage family is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory chemicals, especially some that show promise in cancer prevention. These vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, aid in food passage, digestion, and help heal stomach ulcers. The new colorful cauliflower varieties are also high in Vitamin A, supporting the immune system and healthy vision.

All members of the cabbage family thrive in south Texas during cooler months, so this is a vegetable group planted in September and October and some varieties can be planted multiple times until the end of December. Collards, kale, and Pak Choy are easy to grow in container gardens, have a short maturing period, and can be planted in multiple plantings to stretch the season. Some varieties of kale tolerate our warm weather better than others, so we can harvest through April and early May. So, with careful planning, you can plant broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage early and plant kale and collards two or three times in the season.

Explore these beautiful vegetable choices this weekend at the Grow’n Growers Farmers Market, Fireman’s Park, 201 First Street, in McAllen. Pick up recipes at the Welcome desk, along with a free cup of fresh roasted organic coffee from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Barbara Storz is a local horticulturist. You can listen to her every at 7 a.m. Saturday mornings on 710 KURV Radio. She can be reached at [email protected]

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