5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

(DGIwire)  — The main reason people quit their diets is the lack of progress.  We all want to see results in the fastest time possible.  If your body isn’t responding the way you expect, your motivation to continue is going to fade away eventually. “Fat loss is not difficult if you get a few critical steps […]

Metabolism Explained

(DGIwire) —  When trying to determine the best diet for a lean healthy body, people often wonder, “Exactly what is metabolism?” or “What is base metabolic rate (BMR)? Metabolic rate is simply the number of calories you burn in a given period of time. This is what most people generally refer to as metabolism.  A […]

What’s Healthier: High Carb-Low Fat or Low Carb-High Protein?

(DGIwire) — High-protein, low-carb diets are often used for weight loss. Proponents often claim a metabolic advantage over an equivalent high-carb, low fat diet. Others claim that Atkins-style diets contain excess protein and fat, which have an adverse effect on your health. Who is right? Two studies, which looked at high-protein, low-carb diets and compared […]

Diet or Exercise: Which Works Best for Weightloss?

(DGIwire) — What is the best way to lose excess fat? A calorie or energy deficit is definitely required but what is the best way to achieve it?  Not all diet plans are created equal. The traditional weight loss mantra is:  Reduce calories, increase aerobic activity and eat a balanced diet with plenty of complex […]

What Your Waist Says About Your Health

(DGIwire) — Is your weight causing problems for your life…or lifestyle?  Some people aren’t sure.  Do scales tell the whole story?  Although widely used as a calculator for idea weight, BMI or a measure of your body mass index is not a definitive measure, either.  Perhaps your family and friends tell you that you look […]

Does Calorie Restriction Boost Longevity?

(DGIwire)   You may have heard in the past that restricting calories increases lifespan.  Previous research has shown that caloric restriction extended the lifespan of yeast, flies, worms and some strains of mice.  You may also have heard that scientists from the National Institute on Aging found that calorie restriction did not extend lifespan for rhesus […]

What & When to Eat: That is the Question

(DGIwire) Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that limiting regular eating times and extending the daily fasting period may override the adverse health effects of a high-fat diet and prevent obesity, diabetes and liver disease in mice.  It seems that when we eat may be as important as what we eat.  They […]

How Strong Are Your Bones?

(DGIwire)  Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide.  Because there are no symptoms associated with bone loss, it is often only discovered after a fracture. People are rightfully concerned about age related bone loss and often ask what they can do about it.  Although there are many supplements and drugs which are touted as […]

Is Sleep Time Really Important?

(DGIwire)  Quality sleep is critical for optimal health.  There is a time for sleep and a time to be awake.  Modern technologies and shift work have disrupted our normal biological clocks or circadian rhythms.  For hundreds-of-thousands of years we rose and slept with the sun.  The invention of electricity has altered that natural cycle and […]

The Secret to a Healthy Future

(DGIwire) Looking for the secret to successfully maintaining ideal weight and optimal health to a ripe old age? Common success strategies influence all facets of life including weight management and health.   The most common trait of successful people is that they maintain a long-term perspective.  In making daily decisions, they always take the future into […]

Do You Have Any Idea What You Just Ate?

(DGIwire)  Do you have any idea what is in the food you are eating?  Unless you are buying whole, fresh, natural foods and preparing them yourself, the answer is most likely, no. Modern food products are the result of combining and balancing science, technology, engineering, shelf-life, costs and profits.  Early examples of food innovation are pasteurization […]

Easiest Ways to Tell if a Diet Will Work

(DGIwire)   Why do many dieters reach their weight goal, only to find that the pounds eventually return? Research done by some scientists at Penn State University provided insights into the conundrum.  Apparently, they found that the behaviors that help people lose weight aren’t the same as those that help them maintain their new body. Huh? […]

Get in Shape: Eat Like This

(DGIwire)  Did you ever wonder what you should eat to be healthy or to lose weight or to improve their body composition? Betcha have.  The answer is exactly the same for all three questions: Only difference is that the quantities change.  Eat the right foods and your diet will deliver health, fat loss and ideal body composition. There are […]

Diet, Health, Sex and Performance

(DGIwire)  People are always asking about which diet and foods are best for them.  Some want to lose weight, others want to increase athletic performance and many just want to be healthier or just feel better.  Some just want more energy for better sex. They usually expect the recommendations to depend on the question or […]

Spice Things Up

(DGIwire)  Adding a variety of spices to your diet might not only add some variety and taste, they will even improve your health. Herbs and spices are the best way to add flavor and dimension to a dish without adding fat, salt or calories.  If that isn’t good enough, consider this: All herbs and spices […]

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