Appetite: A desire (longing, craving) for food or drink. Having motivation to consume a food or drink that contains calories. Americans, as a rule, are in bondage to their persistent appetites for “problem foods”. In fact, the typical American appetite is more foe than friend. Just look around to see the evidence. Americans love to eat! And the … [Read more...] about Appetite Control: The Secret Key to Permanent Weight Loss
Appetite goes far beyond the stomach-growling ache we know as “hunger”... you know, the gnawing feeling when our stomach is “crying” for food. Appetite is actually any motivation or desire to put calorie-containing substances into our mouths. It is increasingly rare for us in the U.S. to be so “hungry” that our stomach is in pain. Since food is … [Read more...] about Appetite Control: The Key to Managing Calories, Weight and Health
Don't Blame Your Lack of Willpower for Your Troubles at the Scale by Emily Farris, Kansas City Enhance Health & Wellness Magazine, Jan-Feb 2011 Download the article as a printable PDF or view the article layout online. "If only I wouldn't have had that first French fry..." "If only I didn't like pasta so much..." "If only I could resist … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight (And None of Them Are Willpower)
By Dr. Rick Tague Glycemic Index (GI) is an effective way to measure a carbohydrate-containing food's effect on blood sugar. Some foods produce a higher blood sugar level than others. Low glycemic index foods generally have less of an impact on blood sugar levels because their carbohydrates break down more slowly, releasing glucose more … [Read more...] about Glycemic Index, What’s It All About?
By Dr. Rick Tague The Real Answer May Surprise You I usually ask patients why they think they're overweight. Too often the answer is predictable. "I don't have self-control." Or, "I'm too lazy to exercise." The fact is that overweight individuals are typical of all Americans. 95% of Americans do not exercise regularly, even though everyone … [Read more...] about Why Are You Overweight?