Weight loss increases hunger: a major obstacle for maintenance
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Weight loss increases hunger: a major obstacle for maintenance

We  know about the issue of slowed metabolism after weight loss due to the lean muscle mass loss that goes along with fat loss. This is one reason why higher protein/low carb diets work better than low fat diets; because muscle mass is maintained better. Well, new information from Diabetes in Control backs up what some of … Continue reading

Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating,  feature of your weight loss journey
General / Guest posts / health / Living with diabetes / weight loss

Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating, feature of your weight loss journey

 Here are some words of wisdom and encouragement from a health care professional who knows how discouraging weight loss plateaus can be. Don’t let weight stabilisation lead you to jack in your efforts. When Losing Weight, Warn ‘em! Diabetes in Control November 8th 2016 I work in obesity medicine. As many of us know, losing … Continue reading

Margaret Coles:  Invite this Physiotherapist into your home
Fitness / General / Guest posts / health / weight loss

Margaret Coles: Invite this Physiotherapist into your home

At  www.movingtherapy.co.uk. you can find Margaret Cole’s free educational resource to help your health and well being. Margaret worked as a community physiotherapist and when she retired she decided to put her knowledge and experience to good use. She produced videos covering a lot of different situations that you can face regarding your physical and … Continue reading

Drugs that change your weight
Medical Info / research / Uncategorized / weight loss

Drugs that change your weight

Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis  of 257 randomised controlled trials and  summarized the evidence about commonly prescribed drugs and their association with weight change. They included 257 randomized trials (54 different drugs; 84,696 patients enrolled). Weight gain was associated with the use of: amitriptyline (1.8 kg), mirtazapine (1.5 kg), olanzapine (2.4 kg), quetiapine (1.1 … Continue reading

Five types of mindless eating. Do these habits sabotage your weight goals?
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Five types of mindless eating. Do these habits sabotage your weight goals?

Dr Brian Wansink is a behavioural economist who studies people’s behaviour around food. Specifically he is interested in how the environment can be manipulated to support or sabotage weight loss efforts. In an interview for Diabetes in Control at the ADA conference in 2012 he outlined the five areas in which we tend to eat … Continue reading