Learn The Basics Of Weight Loss

Written by Hilda Maria

Have you been surfingrepparttar web trying to find a way to lose weight? Are you looking forrepparttar 145968 perfect solution to your weight loss desires? If you have done much surfing, I’m sure you’ve found thousands of sites offering to provide you withrepparttar 145969 BEST weight loss solution. Are they allrepparttar 145970 BEST? Do they all work wonders? Will you never have to worry about weight loss again?

Before you spend lots of hard earned cash on weight loss pills and potents, and hours and hours trying to findrepparttar 145971 perfect solution to your needs… Let’s examine some basic facts about why we gain weight and why we lose weight. Don’t despair, there are some truly good products available to help you lose weight. But, before you go out and start buying diet pills, there’s a few basic facts you need to understand.

Usually overeating causes weight gain or being obese, but in rare cases (about 1%) excess weight gain is a symptom of another disease. Three ofrepparttar 145972 most common diseases that can cause weight gain are hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome and depression. Certain medications, notably anti-depressants, steroid medications, certain high blood pressure drugs, and seizure medications can also cause increased body weight. A doctor can determine if any of these conditions are responsible for your weight gain. Weight gain and weight loss has basically three components; 1) nutrition (the food you eat) and 2) Stored energy (the amount of fat in your body) and 3) level of activity (what you do each day). Everything we eat is either a) used for energy b) stored as fat for future needs or 3) eliminated fromrepparttar 145973 body through wastes. Another factor that has a heavy impact onrepparttar 145974 amount of weight you gain is your metabolism orrepparttar 145975 rate at which your body processesrepparttar 145976 food you eat. Not everyone hasrepparttar 145977 same rate of metabolism.

Everyone’s metabolism is just a bit different. I’m sure you know people who can eat whatever they want, whenever they want it and yet still don’t seem to gain weight. Then there’s those who seemingly can just smell food and gain weight. Their rate of metabolism is what makesrepparttar 145978 difference. The person that can eat anything and still maintain a healthy weight has a higher rate of metabolism, thanrepparttar 145979 person who gains weight easily.

The amount of energy produced by food is measured by calories. A calorie is defined asrepparttar 145980 amount of heat required to raiserepparttar 145981 temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure. It’s easier to think of in terms ofrepparttar 145982 food you eat being converted to energy. For example, something containing 120 calories has more available energy than something containing only 50 calories does.

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is to have balance among all three components. This balance is achieved by not taking in more calories than you are using. Calories are used continuously throughoutrepparttar 145983 day, even while you are sleeping. All your cells in your body require energy to function. This energy comes from eitherrepparttar 145984 food you eat orrepparttar 145985 fat cells you have stored. Whenever you’re usingrepparttar 145986 energy fromrepparttar 145987 fat cells, you’re inrepparttar 145988 process of losing weight.

The Effect Of A Low Carb Diet On Your Insulin Level

Written by Jun Lim

The underlying principles of low carb diets are based onrepparttar role of insulin in our body. There are three basic unitsrepparttar 145967 body uses for energy: Fats, Proteins, and Carbohydrates.

All three can be converted to blood glucose. However, while fats and proteins are converted slowly, carbohydrates are converted quickly causing quick spikes inrepparttar 145968 body’s blood sugar levels. These spikes in blood sugar levels causerepparttar 145969 pancreas to create and release insulin untilrepparttar 145970 blood sugar level returns to normal.

Meanwhile, insulin, a hormone produced inrepparttar 145971 pancreas that lowers our blood’s glucose levels is released intorepparttar 145972 blood as soon asrepparttar 145973 body detects that blood sugar levels have risen above its optimal level.

Insulin is a very efficient hormone that runsrepparttar 145974 body’s fuel storage systems. If there is excess sugar or fat inrepparttar 145975 blood insulin will signalrepparttar 145976 body to store it inrepparttar 145977 body’s fat cells. Insulin also tells these cells not to release their stored fat, making that fat unavailable for use byrepparttar 145978 body as energy.

Since this stored fat cannot be released for use as energy, insulin very effectively prevents weight loss. The higherrepparttar 145979 body’s insulin levels,repparttar 145980 more effectively it prevents fat cells from releasing their stores, andrepparttar 145981 harder it becomes to lose weight. According to many authorities, overrepparttar 145982 long term, high insulin levels can lead to insulin resistance and cause serious health problems like obesity, accelerated aging, increased food allergies and intolerances, overworked immune system, heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

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