Timing is Everything When it Comes to Health

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(DGIwire) – Since the beginning of time, life on Earth has been influenced by the daily rotation of our planet and to a lesser extent, its seasonal orbit around the sun. The influence of these changes has been imprinted in our DNA. This programming is known as circadian rhythm. A circadian rhythm is a roughly […]

Is Eating Extra Protein Really Helpful?

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(DGIwire) – You may have read that consuming more protein than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is a helpful strategy during weight loss, or that consuming extra protein will keep you feeling fuller longer helping to control hunger. The question is: Is it really helpful, healthful or even necessary? Even though consuming extra protein to […]

Why Sleep is Important Especially When Dieting

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(DGIwire) – There is an established connection between sleeping and hunger. This is because there is a connection between sleep and the levels of leptin and ghrelin in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that is released when we are hungry. It increases our appetite. Leptin has the opposite effect and is released to signal […]

Plants and Your Health

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(DGIwire) — Today the healthiest dietary guidelines are built around a wide variety of nutrient-dense whole food choices.  A predominately plant-based diet that focuses on fresh leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables and fruits is now commonly recommended. When you include an appropriate amount of animal based proteins, including some red meat, the combination provides a myriad array […]

The Search For Overnight Diet Results

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(DGIwire) – Many sincere yet frequent dieters have difficulty facing a cold, hard fact about weight, optimal body composition and fat loss:  It doesn’t happen overnight. The successful ones expect to make big changes and ultimately reach the goal. They focus on making as many reasonable lifestyle related choices as possible.  They do not focus on […]

Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

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(DGIwire) — It seems almost everyone wants to lose a few pounds. There are many diets to choose from which promise rapid weight loss. Usually these diets drastically reduce carbs, calories or both. Indeed, many report a weight loss of 5-10 pounds in the first week, which can be very enticing and motivating. However, it […]

Getting in Shape Is Simple

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(DGIwire) A study done at McMaster University showed that muscular development is not really the amount of weight you lift but the fact that you stress your muscles.  It is muscular fatigue that is the critical point in building muscle and heavy weights are not required. People often think they need to belong to a […]

Tips for Coping with Life Transitions

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(DGIwire) — You get a new job or find yourself unemployed, find a new girlfriend or boyfriend, get married or divorced, have a child, retire…  All of these life transitions have one thing in common; they can all totally disrupt your regular routine, especially when it comes to diet and exercise if you’re not prepared.  […]

The # 1 Factor for TurboCharged Health

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(DGIwire) — The most important consideration for optimal health is diet.  What you eat and drink will determine your level of health and body composition more than anything else you do.  Your activity level is important too but does not even come close to diet.  In fact, being optimally active and exercising will never overcome […]

Skip Water: Eat Fruit to Hydrate

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(DGIwire) — Have you ever noticed feeling refreshed and more hydrated following times when you consumed fruits and vegetables or wonder why this might happen even when you were regularly drinking adequate quantities of pure water? For a very long period of time during our evolution almost everything we ate contained a very high percentage of […]

Obesity is Becoming Normal

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 (DGIwire) — Europe is following a trend which started here in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO), issued an obesity report for Europe. They looked at obesity levels in the 53 countries that comprise the European Region and found the results very disturbing, saying that up to 27 percent of 13-year-olds and 33 […]

Uncomfortable: Comfort Food Explained

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 (DGIwire) — Well the news is out! The whole “comfort food” myth was just that…a myth. This according to the results of a recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota. The long and short of the study’s results were that when you are totally stressed and looking for relief in a bowl of ice […]

Are All Calories the Same?

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 (DGIwire) — Many people believe that when it comes to diet and weight-loss is that a calorie is a calorie.  This theory states that it is not the source of our calories, but the number of calories that is the deciding factor in our health and weight management.  As an example, 100 calories of white […]

Busting The Breakfast Myth

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(DGIwire)  We have all been told many times that skipping breakfast might have a negative impact on your weight management efforts. Many people automatically assume that this commonly touted dietary advice is correct. However, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have found no difference between eating and not eating breakfast when it […]

Dangers of Extreme Diets & Fasts

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 (DGIwire) — It seems everywhere you turn, someone is talking about detox diets or cleansing fasts. U.S. cardiology researchers reported in Science Daily that you can lower your risk of developing coronary artery disease and diabetes along with improving cholesterol levels by fasting.  They also found that a 24-hour fast can boost natural human growth […]

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