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Sleep and Successful Weight Loss

 

We discussed the role of Leptin and Ghrelin in regulating appetite and subsequently body weight in our last article. However, given that both Leptin and Ghrelin are hormones, it’s not surprising that food consumption is not the only factor that matters.



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Leptin and Weight Loss

 

Leptin has been a buzzword in the weight loss world for a while now. It’s a hormone secreted by fat cells and has proven to have major effects on body weight.



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The Exercise Myth: Why Working Out is Not the Key to Losing Weight

 

In recent years, due in part to the success of weight loss reality shows like The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Fit Club, exercise has become a popular option for those who struggle with being overweight or obese.



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Slimaluma Promotes Natural Weight Loss

 

For hundreds of years natives of India have used a unique plant extract as a natural appetite suppressant. This powerful, natural fat burner is now available nationwide in the form of Slimaluma.



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The Boca Health Protein Shake and the Power of Medical Food

 

For more than a decade “fad” dieting has been on a steady rise, especially in South Florida. New diets claim to bring exceptional results from minimal effort. Whether it’s eating nothing but cookies or avoiding carbohydrates at all costs, these diets simply don’t provide the results they claim.



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Preventing Metabolic Syndrome with Weight Loss

 

According to a recent report on obesity trends by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 34% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight or obese. Amongst that percentage, over 50 million overweight Americans suffer from Metabolic Syndrome, a medical condition known to precede more serious health risks.



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Glutamine Makes Muscles Stronger and Healthier

 

In research concerning weight loss and muscle growth, glutamine is often ignored or overlooked. Because the body produces it, glutamine is not considered an essential amino acid.



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HMB Can Increase Muscle Growth and Reduce Body Fat

 

Muscle growth can be adequately described as the complement of weight loss. Undoubtedly, consistent exercise and muscle training is an essential part of losing weight and maintaining a healthy physique. Muscle growth occurs as a result of chemical reactions involving amino acids.



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Branch-Chain Amino Acids are Key to Muscle Growth

 

Of the ten essential amino acids, three are considered the most important to the development of muscle tissue. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine are known collectively as branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and are regarded as the building blocks of the body.



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Arginine Strengthens the Immune System and Increases Athletic Performance

 

When discussing the subject of weight loss and muscle growth, the word “essential” comes up very frequently. Indeed, there are ten essential amino acids, but the word “essential” in this context often means that they are not produced by the body.



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New Boca Health Vitamin Pack Provides Essentials for a Perfect Diet

 

The perfect diet is one that contains every vitamin, mineral, and nutrient the body needs in an exact balance. This would require precise eating habits. In order to fulfill such a complete and balanced diet one would have to eat a plethora of different foods not typical to common eating habits, such as seaweed, which provides vitamins B, C and D.



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MyNetDiary App Keeps Weight Loss Diets in Check

 

Keeping track of daily calorie intake is one of the most important parts of a smart diet. The caloric content of every meal must be counted, as well as every gram of protein, carb and fat.



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Are Fats Always A Bad Thing?

 

People have always believed that consuming fats is harmful to health and can cause major weight gain. Fats, however, are essential to health. Some diets entirely denounce the intake of fats, targeting them as the ultimate source of weight gain. These low-fat and fat-free diets can lead to fatty acid deficiencies, a condition that causes hair loss, dry skin, bruising, and low resistance to infection among other things.



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Finding the Perfect Portion of Protein for Any Diet

 

All extreme diets are bad for long term health; this is true of all diets that involve omitting fat or carbs completely. This is also true of any diets that demand a major increase in protein intake. High protein diets suggest that the body requires protein to build muscle while replacing fat and that protein should be abundant in all meals, while carbs and fat should be avoided.



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How Many Carbs Do I Need?

 

Whereas in the past most diets focused on lowering the intake of fats and empty calories, the weight loss doctors today place far more emphasis on limiting the consumption of carbohydrates. Many popular diets of the past decade discouraged eating carb-heavy foods, while some diets restricted carb consumption entirely.



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Fruit Juices Not the Best Choice

 

Part of what we do at Boca Health involves educating our patients on making good health decisions to keep the weight off. Every time you eat, you are making a health decision, and when trying to combat weight gain or obesity, it is important to make the best decisions possible.



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Medical Factors and Benefits to Weight Loss

 

Typically when people think of weight loss, they think of two very general terms: diet and exercise. These two practices in combination are generally thought to be the key to losing weight and staying healthy. However, losing weight is not as simple as these two basic ideas. There are numerous factors involved in weight gain, both environmental and medical, and the same idea applies to weight loss.



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Dr. Oz Confirms Use of HCG Requires a Weight Loss Doctor

 

The Dr. Oz Show recently aired an episode in which Dr. Oz explored one of the most controversial diets around, the HCG diet. With almost a pound of weight loss a day and no hunger pains, it may sound too good to be true.

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Introducing the Medically Supervised Boca Health Diet

 

Boca Health unveils the hottest new diet to hit South Florida, the Boca Health Diet. The Boca Health diet is a revolutionary new diet supervised by top medical weight loss physicians and customized to fit the individual weight loss needs of each patient.

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Carbohydrates: Should They Be A Part Of The Diet?

 

Carbohydrates are widely consumed as a primary source of dietary energy, and can be classified as simple or complex. Simple carbohydrates are found in processed foods such as candy and soft drinks, or occur naturally in fruits.

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Exercise for Aging Adults that Help Prevent Muscle Loss

 

Exercise is a sure way to help aging adults and elders halt their muscle loss and also maintain their muscle mass. Exercise does not have to be a complicated and strenuous activity; a brisk daily walk can change the outcome for getting sarcopenia, which is the equivalent to osteoporosis for the muscles.

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Over 11,000 Pounds Lost Since January 2010

 

Boca Health, LLC with offices in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach would like to share some exciting news. Since the first day of January to September 30, 2010, Boca Health patients have lost over 11,000 pounds!

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How a Leucine-Rich Diet Can Avoid Sarcopenia in The Elderly

 

Leucine is an essential amino acid that is linked to building and maintaining muscle. It is found in foods such as meat, legumes, and soy, but is also available in powder form. In recent studies, leucine has been found to boost the synthesizing (creating) of muscle tissues.

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Healthy Aging: Maintaining Muscle

 

Aging is a natural stage of life and as we age our bodies send us signals of the aging process. Whether it is sore joints or realizing certain activities are more strenuous than they once were, aging is an inevitable part of life.

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Protein in the Vegetarian Diet

 

Vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice that restricts the dietary intake of meat and other animal products. There are many forms of vegetarianism. Some people may choose to restrict certain animal proteins or completely avoid them. Each vegetarian may have different limitations according to their beliefs.

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School Lunch and Childhood Obesity

 

In recent years, the medical community has been highly concerned with the growing rates of childhood obesity. Children in America are facing complications that once occurred in the later years of adulthood, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, due to their increase in weight.

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Lack of Sleep Inhibits Weight Loss

 

Sleep is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. Poor sleeping habits can affect every part of life, from weight to psychological wellbeing. Less than eight hours of sleep per night is detrimental to the human body. Every person needs at least eight hours of good, deep sleep.

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Working Out in Groups Beneficial in Weight Loss

 

A recent study at the University of Denmark suggests that the larger a weight loss group is, particularly in the context of a quick diet program such as the hCG diet, the higher the chance of losing more weight. Dr. Arne Astrup, along with his team, studied 22 weight loss centers in 5 countries (a total of 600 participants) before compiling and publishing their data.

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Is the HCG Diet really safe?

 

It goes without saying that the first question people ask when considering a new diet program is “How safe is this and will I really see results?”. This is a question that gets asked often with a diet as controversial as the hCG Diet, with which a person can lose a significant amount of weight within just a few weeks.

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Maintaining Proper Nutrition during an hCG Diet Program

 

With one of the primary concerns about the hCG Diet being nutrition, it is essential to know which foods will maximize the healthiness of the diet without exceeding the 500 calorie requirement each day. Setting up a menu before starting the diet will also help in sticking with it.

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