For weight loss, exercise is important — but calories move the needle – Chicago Tribune

“I think the role of exercise in weight loss is highly overrated,” says Marc Reitman, chief of the diabetes, endocrinology and obesity branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or NIDDK. “I think it’s really great for being healthy, but I’m a strong believer that overeating is what causes obesity. To exercise your way out of overeating is impossible.”

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How A Common Nutrient Is Improving Gut Health

A recent study released from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has shown a strong correlation between tryptophan and gut health. Inflammation in the body is often associated with a higher risk for disease and weight gain. This has encouraged diets such as the Paleo food movement or anti-grain diets to become more prevalent. The side effects of improved health, mood, and weight loss have been enough of a reason for a large portion of the population to make strict food changes.

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A Sample Menu for a Low-Fat Diet

The low-fat low carb controversy rages on, but for people with higher risk of cardiovascular disease, this article explains the benefits of a low-fat diet. Keep it interesting!
From Health.com-

“The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute created the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet especially for people with high levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol).
Even though TLC was issued more than a decade ago, its recommendations still hold true today, says Libby Mills, a nutritionist in the Philadelphia area and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.”

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet places limits on sodium, dietary cholesterol, and total calories.

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