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Eating Once A Day To Lose Weight Is Counterproductive Says Weight Loss Doc


Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 01, 2015

Internal medicine and Obesity Medicine specialist Dr. Myo Nwe of the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center in South Carolina is speaking out against renewed interest in so-called ‘once-a-day’ diets that allow for only one meal per 24-hour period. Dr. Nwe previously covered the topic in her own weight loss guide ‘Fat Me Not,’ where she actually encourages diets to eat several smaller meals throughout the day.

“More and more websites are again actively pushing this ‘once-a-day’ diet,” Dr. Nwe explains. “And it might sound logical at first, but you have to remember that your body is a machine. It needs to run on certain patterns, and one of them is getting periodic nutrition throughout the waking day.”

In Chapter 3 of her book, Dr. Nwe breaks down the scientific contradictions that many popular diets consciously ignore, including once-a-day diets. “Understanding the body’s digestive process is key to maximizing weight loss,” she says, “not trying to trick the body with gimmicks.”

“Two negative things occur when you limit yourself to just one meal per day,” Dr. Nwe continues. “The first is your body enters ‘starvation mode’, as quickly as 4 hours after your last meal. This means the body begins storing part of the fat rather than burning it away. So that’s counterproductive.

“The second is your body burns a considerable amount of calories throughout the day just from regularly, healthy digestion. If you only feed it once a day, the stomach just sits there and growls – and ultimately you burn less calories overall than you normally would.”

Websites and blogs like Fitmole and Hubby’s Home have recommended the diet to their followers, as have dozens of popular health sites around the globe. The renewed interest in this purportedly “fast and easy” diet has been most apparent among young men, especially weight lifting enthusiasts. Dr. Nwe says she’s surprised that people so devoted to fitness would overlook the science involved.

“As I said in my book, eating once a day is not going to give your stomach the good workout it needs. You’re not maximizing your calorie spending for the best weight-loss result, which is what happens when you eat smaller meals 4-5 times per day.”

“Again, the body is a machine, and dieters should want to maximize the body’s own calorie-burning capacity.”

Dr. Nwe is an internal medicine specialist practicing in both North and South Carolina, where she co-founded the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center in Rock Hill with Dr. Sandeep Grewal, also an internal medicine specialist. ‘Fat Me Not’ is doctor Nwe’s first book, described as a “scientific debunking of diet plans” by the author.

“Fat Me Not” is available @ http://www.fatmenotbook.com

Reference: http://www.fitmole.org/eating-one-meal-a-day-diet/

http://hubbyshome.com/486/how-to-lose-weight-fast-eating-one-meal-a-day/


Diet Doc Introduces MetWell, their Newest Addition of Safe and Effective Diet Products, Geared Toward Helping those with Eating Disorders or Food Addictions


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

MetWell, Diet Doc’s newest addition to their already successful and impressive collection of diet products and healthy living supplements, has been specially formulated to help patients with eating disorders or food addictions overcome carbohydrate cravings, stabilize blood sugar levels, improve the mood and rapidly turn stored fat into energy to be quickly flushed from the body.

By incorporating three ingredients into their powerful Metwell, all geared toward targeting specific strategic points for safe and fast weight loss, Diet Doc has been successful in helping people throughout the country who have suffered emotional eating disorders or food additions, and those who reach for unhealthy processed carbohydrates during times of stress, quickly, safely and comfortably reach their ideal weight.


    Metformin – Improves insulin sensitivity on receptors, while inhibiting the liver’s ability to produce new blood sugar and decreasing the intestinal absorption, resulting in decreased blood sugar levels. Insulin receptors of abdominal fat tissue is exposed to lower levels of insulin and blood sugar, resulting in a lower energy uptake by abdominal fat, reducing abdominal fat mass;
    Bupropion – Originally developed by pharmaceutical companies as a smoking cessation assistant. Because mood and cravings are so closely intertwined into the process of dietary changes and weight loss, independent studies have shown that bupropion can also benefit weight loss, targeting emotional eaters and those with food addictions;
    L-Carnitine – The primary function of L-Carnitine is to transport long-chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membrane within cells to burn fat as energy and is critically involved with fat metabolism.

Existing Diet Doc clients can reach out to their weight loss team to add MetWell to their diet plan without contraindications or side effects. New patients can visit http://www.dietdoc.com to complete a health questionnaire and speak personally with one of the company’s specially trained fast weight loss doctors. And, standing firm to their commitment to offer only safe and effective diet products, all Diet Doc products are manufactured in the United States in fully licensed, FDA approved pharmacies. Each order will include a Certificate of Analysis, performed by a third party laboratory, which details the quality and quantity of ingredients. For added convenience, patients can reorder their diet products via the phone or internet for direct delivery to their home or office for immediate use.

Diet Doc brings decades of scientific research, combined with modern medical understanding, to patients in every part of the country and has helped thousands overcome eating disorders or food addictions to achieve safe and successful weight loss. The team monitors each patient’s progress throughout and are available via phone or email for questions, suggestions, support and guidance throughout.

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Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

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Bright Road Recovery Announces It Will Treat Orthorexia, Or Healthy Eating Gone Wrong


(PRWEB) March 11, 2015

Articles about clean eating, juice cleanses, veganism, the Paleo diet, low-carb eating and countless others are everywhere these days, making it difficult to know just what exactly to eat. Everyone has a friend who swears by one eating style or another, and people who are able to stick with a diet get endless praise about their willpower and lifestyle.

But dieting can hide a new kind of eating disorder. Studies show that some people, in an attempt to become healthy, develop an obsession around healthy eating that, like anorexia, can impact health and wellness. Called orthorexia, it is the slow elimination of foods from the diet which affects the ability to eat normally.

A person with orthorexia is focused on defining and strictly maintaining a perfect diet. Orthorexia may manifest as an aversion to foods with artificial ingredients, non-organic foods or GMO foods. It can extend to foods containing sugar, fat, salt, dairy or other ingredients the person might consider unhealthy.

“Orthorexia is an insidious condition,” said Claire St John, a Registered Dietitian at Bright Road Recovery in Claremont, CA. “Healthy eaters get all kinds of positive feedback from friends and family about how great their diet is and how admirable their willpower is. This can lead to further food elimination until there are very few ‘okay’ foods, resulting in food fixation, inability to eat with others and, at worst, nutrient deficiencies and dangerously low body weight.”

Bright Road Recovery, an outpatient eating disorder treatment center in Claremont Village, is well placed to address orthorexia with its new Health & Wellness program, offering nutrition and fitness counseling that rejects the diet hype and helps clients meet their goals without sacrificing their health or enjoyment of food.

“Our Health & Wellness program is tailored to each client,” said Tamson Overholtzer, Bright Road Recovery’s Executive Director. “We start with professional nutritional counseling, and then depending on a client’s needs, we may suggest other resources to support any areas of concern. It’s a healthy way for clients to achieve their goals without slipping into a problem they didn’t see coming.”

Bright Road Recovery is the first outpatient eating disorder program in our area to make general nutritional counseling available outside of the eating disorder treatment program.

“Our expanded services meet the needs of clients who are stepping down from higher levels of care or who are looking for nutritional guidance unrelated to eating disorders, but with an eye toward protecting against developing disordered eating habits”, Overholtzer said.

For additional information, see our website at http://www.brightroadrecovery.com or contact us at (909)994-1436.







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UMass Medical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Developing Smartphone App to Address Stress Eating


WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) February 02, 2015

Researchers at UMass Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing a stress-eating smartphone app that will help users better understand why they overeat, with the support of a $ 2 million award from the National Institutes of Health.

Development of the “RELAX” application and a pilot clinical study to evaluate its effectiveness will be led by Sherry Pagoto, PhD, associate professor of medicine at UMMS, and Bengisu Tulu, PhD, associate professor in the WPI Foisie School of Business, joint principal investigators for the grant.

“Most commercial apps available today focus on tracking diet and exercise, but do not help the user understand why they are eating so much and/or exercising so little,” Dr. Pagoto said. “Our clinical and research experience suggests that stress is a very common trigger for overeating and it is a barrier to exercise.”

RELAX will have two components: a mobile application that will enable patients to track their daily activities using a smartphone and a web-based tool clinicians can use to access patient information to help inform treatment.

“We want to use technology to help patients in real time, during their daily activities, and also to enhance the effectiveness of the time they spend face-to-face with their physician or counselor,” Dr. Tulu said.

Using text inputs, barcode scanning, and GPS technology, the RELAX patient app will track eating patterns, daily activities, exercise, patient-mood, and stress inducing events. The app will provide the patient with an itemized list of foods consumed, indicate the times of day identified as high-stress moments, and illustrate the relationship between food intake and stress. The information collected will help the user to better understand his or her habits when it comes to emotional or stress eating.

For example, the patient-facing application will provide coaching for dietary choices or guided stress-reduction exercises to lessen the likelihood of overeating.

“Imagine a person driving into the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, at a certain time of day, and getting prompted with a message asking them to think about what they are feeling and whether or not it is the right time to eat,” Tulu said.

Clinicians will be able to access their patients’ information collected through the RELAX patient app using the web-based application. The web tool will present information as easily digestible visual displays and feedback reports for the clinician to review.

Much of the time during traditional weight-loss counseling sessions is spent reviewing paper self-monitoring records and soliciting information from the patient about factors impacting their adherence, such as stress and stress eating. By using the RELAX web tool, clinicians can more quickly get to the heart of causal factors behind the patient’s eating habits, which can be difficult to identify using traditional counseling. The research team believes RELAX will help patients achieve better outcomes with fewer visits to their doctor or counselor.

The researchers hope the interactive design and the clinician’s ability to engage with the patient in a more data-rich way, both unique features of the RELAX application, will enable a more comprehensive approach to counseling patients about weight and stress management.

“We too often think of clinical problems in isolation and develop interventions focused on one problem,” Pagoto said. “The reality is that patients more often than not experience multiple issues that are very entangled. Just like clinical care, apps need to address the ‘whole patient’ to be maximally effective.”

RELAX is a three-year project. The first phase will establish the clinical and technical requirements for the mobile app and web-based tools. The second phase will cover technology development and usability analysis. The final phase will be a pilot clinical trial of the prototype RELAX applications with patients at UMMS and an analysis of the application’s impact on program delivery and costs.

“Part of our hypothesis is that the RELAX applications will result in a more cost-effective way to deliver this clinical program, so we also want to test that,” Tulu said. “The grant includes a rigorous business-case analysis of the prototype and pilot trial.”

RELAX is the latest in a series of collaborative research and development projects that blend the clinical and behavioral science expertise at UMMS with the engineering and computer science capabilities at WPI to help improve patient outcomes. Previous joint projects include development of a mobile application to promote weight management and a novel application and imaging system to help people with severe diabetes better manage their condition.

Also working on the RELAX program as co-investigators are UMMS faculty Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, professor of emergency medicine; James Carmody, PhD, associate professor of medicine; and Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine. The WPI co-investigators are Emmanuel Agu, PhD, associate professor of computer science; and Justin Wang, PhD, assistant professor, WPI Foisie School of Business.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers in the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

About UMass Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), one of five campuses of the University system, comprises of the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Graduate School of Nursing, a thriving research enterprise and an innovative public service initiative, Commonwealth Medicine. Its mission is to advance the health of the people of the commonwealth through pioneering education, research, public service and health care delivery with its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care. In doing so, it has built a reputation as a world-class research institution and as a leader in primary care education. The Medical School attracts more than $ 240 million annually in research funding, placing it among the top 50 medical schools in the nation. In 2006, UMMS’s Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the Blais University Chair of Molecular Medicine, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, along with colleague Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference (RNAi). The 2013 opening of the Albert Sherman Center ushered in a new era of biomedical research and education on campus. Designed to maximize collaboration across fields, the Sherman Center is home to scientists pursing novel research in emerging scientific fields with the goal of translating new discoveries into innovative therapies for human diseases.

Contact:

Michael Cohen, WPI                            

508-868-4778                        

mcohen(at)wpi(dot)edu    

Megan Bard, UMMS

508.856.2296

megan(dot)bard(at)umassmed(dot)edu







Eating Disorder Treatment Center Launches First-Ever Healthy Weight Loss Program for Emotional and Binge Eaters in Arizona


Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) December 09, 2014

A New Beginning, the innovative eating disorder outpatient treatment center specializing in psychological and nutritional services, recently launched Arizona’s first healthy weight loss program created specifically for individuals struggling with emotional overeating and binge eating disorders.

The program, called TheHealthyWeighOut, is the first of its kind to offer a real solution to sufferers of chronic weight issues caused by emotional eating and/or binge eating behavior.

Dr. Julie T. Anné, founder and clinical director of A New Beginning, says that up until this point, people suffering with chronic weight issues have been placed repeatedly on unsuccessful diets and told by doctors to exercise, with no regard of the underlying emotional factors that are driving them to eat.

“We created a solution, a dynamic program that not only helps overeaters identify the many reasons why they overeat, but then teaches them how to stop misusing food, so they learn how to eat for nutritional value and not emotional fulfillment,” said Dr. Anné. “This emotional approach, coupled with a ‘no more diets!’ intuitive eating approach to food and a similar ‘intuitive exercise’ approach to enjoyable physical activity allows our participants to not only lose the weight – but to keep it off for life.”

A New Beginning’s seasoned eating disorder specialists, Dr. Anné and Dr. Ashley Southard, co-created the program and designed it to help people understand how their emotional issues play out in their unhealthy relationship with food. TheHealthyWeighOut teaches participants how to cope with emotional triggers such as stress, sadness, boredom, anger and loneliness, without the use of food.

“To achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss, individuals must address the emotional factors which drive them to eat, not only the physical and nutritional aspects of their obesity,” said Dr. Anné. “TheHealthyWeighOut addresses weight loss by treating the essential, interrelated areas of physical, nutritional and emotional health. We take a ‘no-diet’ approach to eating to help our participants break the diet-overeat-diet-overeat problematic eating cycle which chronic dieting creates, resulting in weight loss that is not only successful, but long-term.”

Instead, the program, recently available to sufferers in Arizona, instructs people how to eat all food in satisfying moderation by embracing an “intuitive eating” approach and teaches participants how to develop a fun, engaging relationship with physical activity, termed “intuitive exercise,” utilizing TheHealthyWeighOut’s private fitness studio. The program is designed to include hands-on learning and compassionate support through the new “Jump Start: 8-Week Emotional Weight Loss Program” which offers an innovative, research-based approach designed to help participants fully recover from the psychological, nutritional, and physical fitness challenges associated with overeating, emotional eating, binge eating and the consequential weight-related obesity. Alternatively, participants can choose to participate through individual services, working at their own pace with trained specialists.

For more information on TheHealthyWeighOut and the “Jump Start” 8-Week Emotional Eating Weight Loss Program call 480.941.4247 or visit http://www.thehealthyweighout.com

About A New Beginning

A New Beginning is Arizona’s premier outpatient eating disorder treatment facility, specializing in the comprehensive care of all eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, emotional eating, obesity) trauma/abuse, depression and anxiety. A New Beginning successfully combines the expertise of a highly trained, experienced staff with the warmth and compassion of genuinely caring, committed professionals. Helping individuals overcome their emotional struggles since 1994, A New Beginning believes in the ability of all individuals to recover fully from their psychological difficulties and to experience life in a fulfilled and meaningful manner.

A New Beginning offers a full array of psychological and nutritional services, conveniently located within one treatment facility. Comprehensive in scope, yet personal in nature, A New Beginning is committed to providing each client with individualized, compassionate, professional care.







Tellwut Online Survey Finds Only 32% Feel Eating Organically Grown Food Is Important


(PRWEB) October 29, 2014

With a rise in retail shelf space going to organically grown foods over the last few years, Tellwut’s online market research arm posed a number of questions to its Tellwutter community surrounding the importance of organic produce, along with the whys and why not’s. This online survey produced a number of interesting observations including the result that only 32% feel that organically grown food is an important factor when purchasing produce and with decided voters returning a split decision as to whether or not organic is healthier.

Organically farmed goods are produced in a way that adheres with the organic guidelines of various governments as well as international organizations. In basic terms an organically grown good is food that is produced in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner, without the use of chemical and or artificial pesticides. The organic food movement is a growing global trend, however the Tellwut survey found that while 32% felt it was important, 51% did not consider it to be a factor and 17% were undecided in regards to their organic consumption habits. An overwhelming 89% of members found organic foods to be too expensive, though prices do vary based on the item, location and season. On average organic goods appear to be 42% more expensive than their conventionally grown counterparts according to http://www.organic.com.

When asked the main reason for choosing to purchase organically grown food, 51% of members choose to do so because it is pesticide free which means that it is grown without the help of artificial pesticides, however it should be noted that organically grown produce still use pesticides, they are just considered ‘organic pesticides’ meaning that they are derived from natural sources. 28% of members also chose organic to support local farmers, while 17 percent felt it tasted better. Many members also referenced that organic was not genetically modified (GMO), an important factor to them.

Is organically grown food more nutritious than conventionally grown food? 33% of panel members did not agree, 34 % of panel members did agree, while the other 33% were unsure. There are hundreds of studies comparing the nutrient levels of organic vs. conventionally farmed goods, but according to a report produced by the Food Marketing Institute the USDA has found that organically grown food is not safer or more nutritional than its conventionally farmed equivalent, they only state that it is different in how it is grown, handled and processed.

61% of panel members felt that some produce is better to purchase organic than other produce. An article by Dan Shapley posted by Good Housekeeping magazine suggests that it is best to spend your money on organic fruits and vegetables which are thin skinned and have edible exteriors such as apples, tomatoes or grapes, versus produce like avocados which have outer layers. Interestingly 51% washed their fruits and vegetable in under 10 seconds, while 26% rinsed between 10 and 30 seconds and only 15% gave produce more than a 30 second rinse.

As one Tellwutter put it, “Organic is just another label to sell something at a higher price, while the jury is out on health benefits.” With sentiment like this it is not surprising that this online market research study found that the minority of 32% of panel members consider eating organic to be an important part of their diet and of those purchasing organic only 35% purchased more organic food this year when compared with last year, while 15% purchased less and 50% purchased the same.

About Tellwut®.

Tellwut is a North American online community of individuals dedicated to expressing their opinions through online surveys based upon a wide variety of topics in exchange for rewards and the Tellwut community experience. The Tellwut community and proprietary survey and reward software application provide a platform for organizations to send surveys to their stakeholders or to crowdsource and conduct online market research through the use of the Tellwut survey platform and the Tellwut Community; thus allowing businesses a clearer understanding and insight into their products or services, customer attitudes and potential business opportunities.







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