Thursday, February 2, 2012


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A recent study led by John Gunstad, an assistant professor of psychology at Kent State University, suggests that weight loss leads to improved concentration and memory.

Gunstad tested attention and memory of 150 overweight people. Then 109 of those people lost a large amount of weight. Twelve weeks later,Gunstad tested all 150 of them again.

There was a significant increase in the level of concentration and memory retention in those who had lost significant weight.

"They were able to show improvements moving from the kind of mildly impaired range into the normal range, which clinically... is a pretty meaningful change," said Gunstad.

This is an interesting study from John. He has however stated that this is an ongoing research study. More discoveries will be unravel.

I will keep you posted on latest development in the weight loss industry and provide accurate information to help you make informed decision.

my message to you

The result of this research shows that you will keep out the risks of heart diseases and improve the overall performance of your brain for shedding the right proportion of weight.

This research has been tested on more than 150 persons as stated in the result above. This do not mean that it works for everyone that applies it.

Since you have been provided with the results of the research, it is now pertinent that you try it in your own life and circumstances and see if you will get the same result.

Follow the same guideline above, apply it and see how it will impact your life. Information on this site is provided for you to read, digest and apply it to better your own life experiences.

make it an habit to apply new knowledge that you come across
so that you can grow with better experiences and cure any sickness with it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Why cutting down your carb intake can help you shed some pounds.

You must have been reading about how low-carbohydrate diets can help you lose weight and help reduce health risks around the internet.

If you doubt what you have read about low-carb diets, then I implore you to have a second thought. Consider the benefits you can derive from it.

If you care about losing weight, then you should read this article.

I love to refer to appropriate articles on wikipedia whenever they apply and are relevant to what I'm writing about. On this one, I want to extract some excepts from wikipedia that apply here:

" Low carbohydrate or low-carb diets are dietary programs that restrict carbohydrate consumption usually for weight control or for the treatment of obesity.

Foods high in digestible carbohydrates (e.g. bread, pasta) are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of proteins and fats (e.g. meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, seeds and peanuts) and other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g. most salad vegetables), although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are often allowed.

The amount of carbohydrate allowed varies with different low-carbohydrate diets."

" In addition to obesity, low-carbohydrate diets are used as treatments for some other conditions, notably diabetes, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome." - low carb diets

A recent report found that women who banished carbohydrates for two days a week and ate normally the rest of the time lost about nine pounds in four months, compared to the five pounds lost by women who cut back to roughly 1,500 calories every day.

Researchers from the Cancer Therapy and Research Center at UT Health Science Center San Antonio, the American Association for Cancer Research, and Baylor College of Medicine followed 88 women, all at high risk for breast cancer based on family histories. One third of the women ate a Mediterranean-type diet that restricted calories to about 1,500 per day.

The second group was told to eat normally most of the time, but two days a week to cut carbs and also reduce calories to about 650. The third group also cut carbs two days a week, but had no calorie restrictions. On the low-carb days, the women in the two-day low-carb groups could eat protein and healthy fats, but had to pass on bread, pasta, and root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. One piece of fruit was permitted.

Other foods on the low-carb days included nuts and green, leafy vegetables, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant, and cauliflower.

The women in both two-day low-carb groups lost more weight than the women who ate low calorie meals every day of the week. It's an attractive alternative to all-out dieting, though it may be a challenge to stick to the 650-calorie limit two days a week.


The beauty of this diet is that it not only help you lose weight, it also help reduce risks of heart diseases, cardiovascular diseases.

However, one thing to always consider is that, you should always be withing your preferences. What works for one person might not work for another person. So always watch out for what works for you and stick to it.

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