How Even A Small Weight Reduction Can Yield Big Health Benefits

(DGIwire) — According to the Endocrine Society, over 75% of American adults are overweight, obese or extremely obese. In addition, almost 23% of adults are considered to have metabolic syndrome. Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25-30, obese as a BMI of 30-40 and extremely obese as a BMI of 40 or higher. […]

Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

(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 […]

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

(DGIwire)  With all the seemingly conflicting diet and exercise guidelines these days it’s no wonder people often struggle with incorporating a simple plan to improve their health. There are however many things almost all health professionals agree on. Tom Griesel, a health guru and co-author of the best selling health book TurboCharged offers the following […]

The # 1 Factor for TurboCharged Health

(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

(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

 (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

 (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?

 (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

(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 […]

Are you Skinny Fat?

 (DGIwire) –Recently, researchers at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit in the UK reported that being slim might not lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes or other metabolic disorders.  They found a so called “lean gene” which was linked to lower body fat but increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. After […]

BBQ Survival Guide

(DGIwire) — Want to get through BBQ season while maintaining that lean TurboCharged body that you worked so hard to get bathing-suit ready?   Here’s a handy survival guide for navigating BBQ season. The core of the typical BBQ menu is food that is cooked on the grill. Traditionally, barbecue meat is slow cooked over indirect […]

What Your Diet is Probably Missing

(DGIwire) — Most health gurus will say that you need variety in your diet and the greater the variety the better.  However, from a nutrition standpoint, all foods are not created equal and you need to focus on the most nutrient-dense choices possible. This means that processed man-made junk food is totally out. “It has been […]

Food Choices and Fat Loss

(DGIwire) – There are many ways to approach weight-loss and the loss of excess body fat.  There are good ways and bad ways.  Food choices will often influence both the rate of fat loss and your overall experience while you are improving your body composition. It is important to recognize that weight loss is not […]

Will Cancer Kill You?

(DGIwire) — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer rates worldwide have doubled over the past 20 years and will most likely double again in the next 20 years unless immediate action is taken.  This prediction is from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is a special unit of WHO.  More than […]

The Link Between Wealth, Fast Food & Obesity

(DGIwire) — Researchers from the University of Michigan collected data suggesting a correlation between the number of fast food restaurants and obesity rates.  This may sound like old news but scope of the data they analyzed is impressive and their conclusions compelling. In the study, they looked at 26 wealthy nations.  It is the wealthy […]

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