Vinegar and Weight Loss:

Written by Michael Lewis

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The Sour Truth ------------------------------------------ Question: I had a baby 6 months ago and would like to lose some weight. I know that if you're nursing, you're not supposed to diet. I have been eating healthy foods high in nutrients, and I have lost a little weight. Would it be harmful torepparttar 144768 baby if I started taking apple cider vinegar pills to help with weight loss?

Answer: A few vinegar pills probably won't hurt you or your baby, but they won't do one bit of good in helping you lose weight either. This old diet fad dates back torepparttar 144769 1970s, when a combination of apple cider, kelp, vitamin B-6, and lecithin was touted asrepparttar 144770 miracle cure for weight loss. The rationale for this concoction was that it tricked your body's metabolism.

According torepparttar 144771 claims, lecithin emulsified body fat, B-6 metabolizedrepparttar 144772 loosened fat, kelp supplied iodine to stimulaterepparttar 144773 thyroid gland to manufacture more thyroxin to speed metabolism, and vinegar supplied potassium. Like salad dressings where oil and vinegar don't mix, this was supposed to help ridrepparttar 144774 body of fat.

There Is No Proof ---------------------------------------------- There is no scientific basis, or even rational reason, for any of these claims. For example, a teaspoon of vinegar contains only five milligrams of potassium, a meager amount compared torepparttar 144775 400 milligrams in a cup of grapefruit juice. Swallowing more iodine will jump start a thyroid gland only if you are deficient in this mineral (you'll know if you are iodine-deprived because you will have developed a goiter, or an enlargement ofrepparttar 144776 thyroid gland). When people lost weight on this regimen it was because they also followedrepparttar 144777 accompanying low-calorie diet. Like allrepparttar 144778 other diet fads, from starch blockers and collagen products to herbal diet teas and hydroxycitric acid (HCA),repparttar 144779 vinegar pills fit most or allrepparttar 144780 criteria of a useless gimmick:

Can't Lose Weight? It could be due to Syndrome X

Written by Joe Serpico

"I've put on 40 pounds in one year!" "It doesn't matter how much I work out, I can't lose weight." "My doctor must think I'm eating pizzas inrepparttar closet."

With nearly 4 million Americans weighing in at over 300 pounds, is it any wonderrepparttar 144599 above cries are heard each and every day by countless frustrated people who can't lose weight? One cause forrepparttar 144600 ever increasing need to buy larger pants is a disease known as Syndrome X.

Syndrome X is also referred to as Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome X and Insulin Resistance. It is a very common disease; however it is widely overlooked by many medical professionals. Some statistics claim that 1 in 3 people suffer from it.

This syndrome is a precursor to developing Diabetes Type 2. Sufferers have a high level of insulin. Their bodies are unable to process allrepparttar 144601 insulin that is being made from their diet. As a result, they become insulin resistant.

Think of it like this: You knock on someone's door because you want to come in. If they don't answer, what normally happens? You knock again, right? Sometimes you may even knock a third time, trying to gain entry. Insulin works inrepparttar 144602 same manner. The pancreas produces insulin (knock). Some foods causerepparttar 144603 body to produce even higher levels of insulin (knock again). Once you become insulin resistant, develop Syndrome X,repparttar 144604 body is unable to properly processrepparttar 144605 glucose, thereforerepparttar 144606 pancreas tries to make up for it by producing even more insulin. It thinks "no one is home" and just keeps making more.

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