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New Article Published in The Obesity Society Research Journal

Metabolic adaptation following massive weight loss is related to the degree of energy imbalance and changes in circulating leptin.

Knuth ND, Johannsen DL, Tamboli RA, Marks-Shulman PA, Huizenga R, Chen KY, Abumrad NN, Ravussin E, Hall KD.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Dec;22(12):2563-9. doi: 10.1002/oby.20900. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

Curing Diabetes With a Healthy Lifestyle

Type Two diabetes is something that can be developed over time due to poor eating and exercise habits. Conversely, it is also something that can be reversed through smart and effective eating and exercise habits. However, the problem here lies in the fact that far too many people rely on prescription drugs or medical surgeries to turn their health around, rather than sticking to the basics and living a healthy lifestyle.

First off, to understand if you are at risk of type two diabetes you need to know your numbers. This refers to your cholesterol level, BMI, blood pressure and body fat percentage. Once you know this things you will have a better picture of your overall health and you will be able to better assist your risk of type two diabetes and your course of action.

Nearly 70% of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug. However, studies have shown that many of these drugs are treating issues that could be avoided by changing one’s lifestyle. So, the option is yours: try to improve your situation by taking drugs that could have adverse side effects and potentially leave you in a situation where symptoms may return, or cure yourself by changing the way you act, not putting anything harmful in your body and gaining knowledge that will last and benefit you for a lifetime?

At the Clinic we like to advocate for the latter. Rather than putting synthetic, man made drugs into your body or performing medical surgeries to improve your health, we believe in simply changing ones lifestyle for long-term results. This process begins with being proactive in tow aspects of your life. First, being considerate and conscious of what you eat and put into your body; and second, making an effort to burn calories through exercise. This simple formula, if effectively put to use, can turn your life around whether you are slightly overweight or suffer from type two diabetes. Ditch the drugs. Change your lifestyle.

Fat-Loss Tricks

Although one should never rely on gimmicks or shortcuts to attain a healthy weight as they could put your body in unhealthy positions, they’re are a few “real” fat loss tricks. One way to burn an extra few calories is to have well-timed ice water or steaming tea.

hot tea

It takes one calorie of energy to heat up or cool down one liter of water by one degree Celsius so if you drink very cold or hot liquids, your body will expend energy to return to its equilibrium temperature. However, you can take this one step further. You obviously know that when you feel rather chilly your body is trying to heat up, so if you drink iced fluids at this time you will make your body expend even more energy in trying to maintain your equilibrium temperature, resulting in more calories lost. The same goes for when you are feeling warm; if you drink hot tea when feeling warm, your body will fight extra hard to cool down your body, resulting in more caloric expenditure.

Another trick can be to take advantage of the “great taste, less calories” quote we have all heard. Believe it or not, eating proper pre-exercise snack may fit that description. If you wont get nauseous, try eating a protein/carb snack such as a third of a cup of cereal with skim milk, or an egg and a wedge of fruit, or a glass of soy milk. Your body’s digestion becomes inefficient during exercise so by doing eating a small pre-exercise snack, up to 50 percent of that food’s calories may be expended during digestion, leaving you with great taste but less calories!

Want more tricks like these? Check out Where Did All The Fat Go by Rob Huizenga, MD.

Tips for Buying Fruit

Confused about how much fruit to buy? Which fruits to buy? When to buy fruit? Keep reading to find my recommendations on the subject.

frozen-food

First off, following these guidelines you will need one shopping trip per week. During that trip you should purchase three different colored portions of fruit for each day (preferably one high in vitamin-C), which translates to 21 portions per week. As far as freshness goes, Monday fruit has short shelf life and should be consumed during the first day. Wednesday fruit has a longer shelf life and should be consumed midweek. Lastly, Friday fruit has the longest shelf life and should be eaten at the end of the week or later.

As a safety option, be sure to stock up on a variety of frozen fruit. The taste of these fruit may not be as good as prime fresh fruit but you will still be getting a nearly identical nutrient value because most of these products are flash-frozen immediately after picking. Also, buying fruits in bulk can be a lot easier on your wallet.

An important trick when buying fruit is to accurately decipher the pricing schemes that stores put in place to confuse consumers. Often times stores sell fruit in 4.4, 5.6, 11, 12, 15, and 16-ounce baskets in an effort to confuse customers on how much they are getting for how much they pay. Some fruit can even go for over 22 bucks a pound! Take a calculator to the fruit section next time and you could rack up incredible savings!

Healthy Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and it can be very tempting to over indulge in unhealthy foods. Also, the weather starts cooling down and you’re more likely to want to stay home instead of working out. As a result, studies show that the average American gains more than 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Avoid packing on the pounds this season by booking your stay at the Clinic By Dr. H. healthy-holidays

We want to help you continue on your journey to a healthy lifestyle. When you stay motivated and exercise you will notice that you won’t stress as much. You have to remember to make time to exercise, so that means waking up a little earlier to squeeze in a morning workout.

The Clinic By Dr. H is offering special rates for all returning clients this holiday season. Have a healthy holiday season by giving yourself the gift of health. Book your stay at our beautiful Malibu weight loss resort. Give us a call at (310)279-4635 for more information on our returning guest rates.

Book Your Stay at The Clinic By Dr. H in Malibu, CA

The Clinic By Dr. H weight loss resort in Malibu, CA features a 360-degree view of the coastline, and it is in the pristine peaks of Malibu. The Clinic’s guests enjoy wonderful accommodations while they participate in our revolutionary new fat-loss and diet program. This Malibu oasis lets patients focus on making lifestyle changes through training exercises, cooking classes, and healthy habits.

Take this opportunity to participate in The Clinic’s Program you will return to your daily life, work, family and friends with a new body, a new mind and new tools and techniques to maintain a lifestyle that will support your optimal health forever. You’ll learn to push yourself physically in entirely new ways in a wonderful setting.

Book your stay at The Clinic by Dr. H today, and take advantage of our special rates. We have suites and rooms available to accommodate you during your stay.
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Healthy Eating Habits

Healthy weight loss does not happen overnight. You have to break bad habits, learn new ones, and make better choices. One of the most important keys to healthy weight loss, and changing your eating habits is maintaining an accurate food and calorie journal.

Journalizing

Weigh and measure everything.

    food-journal

  • Food— keeping an accurate food journal helps you recognize what foods are energy boosters, and which foods make you feel lousy. This allows you to manage the triggers that cause you to engage in poor eating habits.
  • Calories—determine your calorie allotment, and try to divide your calories evenly into fourths. If you are having trouble counting calories, then you can use an online or mobile tool that measures them for you.

Journalizing these items gives you control of your eating habits. You’ll learn to master portion sizes, and balances your nutrition and calories. Do not cut corners. You are not doing your body any favors by skipping meals or lying on your food journal.

Plan

  • Meals—eat five to six times a day (three meals plus two to three snacks and anabolic shakes). By eating often, you reduce the chances of indulging in unhealthy foods because you are not always hungry.
  • Grocery Trips—
    • High Fiber Fruits & Vegetables: eat various different-colored vegetables each day to increase the variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that you’re eating.
    • Lean Protein
    • Nonfat Dairy Products

Planning your meal helps you stay on track of meeting your health goals. Once you have gotten the hang of journalizing your caloric intake, you’ll be able to go to the grocery store and make smarter choices.