Sensory-specific satiety: the relationship between perceived taste and quantity consumed of food. As individuals consume more of a food item, they experience diminishing marginal taste perception, which means their level of perceived taste from additional consumption tends to decline (additional consumption becomes less pleasurable). The first bite of chocolate is better than the 10th. In
Once the body is in nutritional ketosis, reduced insulin shifts the metabolic pathways to preferentially burn fat stores instead of storing fat stores. This leads to weight loss and can reverse the symptoms of diseases like Type 2 diabetes. Impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes mellitus are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
According to a “NEW” study published in Obesity, “lifestyle interventions focused on altering dietary and physical activity habits using behavioral strategies can produce sustained weight loss among African Americans and Hispanics who have type 2 diabetes (T2D)” Which ivory tower have they been living in or is this new information to their sources of funding?
I operate an interventional pain clinic in the urban core. More than 90% of my chronic pain patients have metabolic dysfunction and have always presumed that the Standard American Diet was to blame for their metabolic syndrome and subsequent metainflammation. Even the ones who do not have high waist circumference, still had elevated fasting glucose
My clinic started as an interventional pain clinic, but I quickly realized that chronic pain was more than an isolated pathology of excessive pain. I have amazing tools that can relieve a patient’s symptoms, but I can’t reverse the course of disease unless I treat the underlying cause, the metainflammation. Pain simply doesn’t become chronic
Many dietary recommendations suggest regular inclusion of breakfast for weight management, as a protective factor against obesity and suggest that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluated data on the effects of breakfast on obesity prevention or weight loss. Breakfast for weight loss in adults, has
Fat is more than an issue of appearance. Fat can lead to multiple chronic illnesses, and obesity is by far the greatest risk factor contributing to the burden of chronic diseases in the U.S. Obesity increases insulin resistance, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Further, obesity lowers HDL cholesterol and places the body in a
It's not wise to use food labels of processed foods to determine actual protein content because food labeling information may be inaccurate. Food labeling information is based upon a food component calorie estimation, which is calculated by adding up the calories provided by the energy-containing nutrients: protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol. The Atwater system uses
The prevalence of vending machines that stock soda in schools, particularly elementary schools, is concerning for the overall health and well-being of the country. Sodas are made largely with high fructose corn syrup. Fructose activates the dopaminergic reward system more than glucose, and high fructose corn syrup is spiked with extra fructose, far beyond what