How Medications can Sabotage your Diet

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May 272012
 

How Medications can Sabotage Your Diet

Losing weight can be challenging! It takes determination and patience to reach your goals. Although following a restricted calorie diet and exercise can steadily take the weight off, you might encounter a few unexpected obstacles. Did you know that certain medications can throw a wrench into your weight loss endeavors? Its very true. Certain medications can enhance your appetite, promoting you to eat more. These medications include oral corticosteroids which are sometimes prescribed for conditions that cause inflammation. People are commonly prescribed steroids for asthma, serious skin conditions and infections. In addition to increasing your appetite, steroids can also affect blood sugar levels and cause you to retain fluid, which can also add excess weight. Typically, however, the weight gained from taking corticosteroids is generally temporary and will soon resolve after the medication has been discontinued.

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Risks of Very Low Calorie Diets

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May 142012
 

Risks of Very Low Calorie Diets

Losing weight can often help stabilize blood pressure and decrease the risk of disease. It must, however, be done safely to avoid complications. Typically, women who restrict their caloric intake to less than 1,200 calories per day may be risking their health. Men should not restrict their caloric intake to less than 1,500 per day. People who are on very low calorie diets may have an increased risk for gallstones and is more commonly seen in women. In addition, very low calorie diets can also have a negative effect on your mental health, contributing to irritability, anxiety and depression.  Continue reading »

May 072012
 

Weight Loss Tips

For those people needing to lose weight, they know all to well how challenging it can be. While there are a number of weight loss tips that can help in the process, the only sure fire way to achieve a safe and permanent weight loss is to do it healthfully and sensibly. There are a number of healthy weight loss tips that can substantially improve the chances of a successful weight loss.

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