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 A Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey found that 11.3% of adults in America (26 million people) have diabetes as of Oct. 2009, up from just 10.4% in Jan. 2008. The rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus could climb to 15% by 2015 if current trends continue. The report contributes this rise to increases in obesity rates, noting … [Read more...] about Diabetes on the Rise
By Dr. Rick Tague Did you know that being overweight is a disorder? In some ways, it is caused by our fat cells. If you've lost weight only to regain it, you know first hand the difficult struggle against "hungry" fat cells. Our bodies have millions of these small cells scattered throughout our bodies. If they receive the wrong message from … [Read more...] about How Fat Cells Cause Obesity
By Dr. Rick Tague Green Tea: The Ultimate Fat Burning Supplement? Overweight individuals typically have a "sluggish" metabolism that is far more likely to store fat than burn it. Green tea enhances "fat burning" by 17-40%. And there are so many other benefits to Green Tea: High EGCG content of 200 mg per capsule far exceeds most green tea … [Read more...] about Green Tea and Fat Burning
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?