Gay man’s 90-day quarantine transformation goes viral and prompts debate

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A gay man has seen a tweet he posted go viral this week. Greg Bloomer, a real estate agent in Chicago, has spent the past 90 days on a health drive.

While some of us have let our gym routines slide during the COVID-19 pandemic, some have thrown themselves into home workouts and taking extra time to prepare nutritious meals.

Besides demonstrating some impressive weight loss (approximately 50 lbs in 90 days), Bloomer’s tweet revealed he has a complicated relationship with his looks – something that struck a chord with many other gay men. read more

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Weight loss and diabetes reversal: UK couple’s dramatic health improvements with low carb

2 views Add as favorite Sue Jones, of Eastbourne, UK, always struggled with her weight. As she aged, she thought she was bound to die in her 60s like her mother.

But she had a lot more life to live. What could she do about her weight, her extreme tiredness and her new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes?

With her husband Michael by her side, they decided to try the low-carb diet. Soon they found it not only helped them both lose weight and reverse their chronic health conditions, they loved the food.

“I started to feel better. It wasn’t overnight, but it was very quickly. Within a couple of weeks for sure,” says Sue. read more

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Can keto help reduce or eliminate uterine fibroids?

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Can a keto diet help reduce or eliminate uterine fibroids? What’s the best birth control for women with PCOS? And how to treat mood swings on a keto diet?

Get the answers to these questions in this week’s Q&A with fertility specialist Dr. Fox:

Can keto help reduce or eliminate uterine fibroids?

I am 39 and I was diagnosed with a fibroid of 6 cm (or 2.4 in) on the upper part of my uterus, and as I’m unable to do an operation right now (due to the coronavirus situation), I thought that maybe a keto diet can help. read more

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Why is it harder to lose weight during the luteal phase?

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Why is it harder to lose weight during the luteal phase? Can you ease into the keto diet? And can hormone replacement therapy aid weight loss after menopause?

Get the answers to these questions in this week’s Q&A with fertility specialist Dr. Fox:

Why is it harder to lose weight during the luteal phase?

I have been eating a clean keto diet for quite a while, I’m calculating my daily intake of net carbs (and keeping them under 20-25 grams per day), proteins and fats and all goes well in the first 14 days of my menstrual cycle. I’m having trouble doing any kind of progress with weight loss in the second phase of my cycle. read more

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11 Power Food Combos To Speed Up Weight Loss

It’s an incorrect idea that starving yourself or going on a fad diet, denying the body of vital vitamins and nutrients, will bring and melt the fat down the weight like magic. As we have actually discussed previously, starving does not work for weight loss, unless it’s periodic fasting, where’s there’s a window duration of fasting and feasting. Routine workout, healthy consuming, following the proper kind of a diet plan, will reveal excellent outcomes. There are likewise particular food mixes that you might attempt to accelerate your weight loss procedure. Concern consider it, you can lose approximately 80% of your weight in the kitchen area and 20% by moving about and working out, so you need to depend mainly on your diet plan in order to shed kilos off your body. You can slog it out in the fitness center for the entire day however if you are not consuming tidy, the fat in the body would not move. Surprisingly, some food combination work actually well to speed up weight loss. We note down 11 power food combinations to speed up weight loss: read more

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Why Eating Less Doesn’t Always Work

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Off the bat, I should say that I’m actually a fan of eating less. I’m on record as saying that my goal is to figure out how few calories I can eat and still thrive. Still, eating less isn’t always the magic bullet people will hope it will be. There are many ways that eating less can go wrong.

For weight loss, the advice to “eat less, exercise more” often doesn’t work like it “should” on paper. The weight-loss diet industry thrives on repeat customers who struggle to lose weight and keep it off. Dutifully following this strategy has led many people down the road to frustration and dejection, as they blame themselves for their failure to successfully lose weight. This is despite their best efforts to eat less. read more

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Which Milk Type is Best For Weight Loss?

We Indians can give up all sources of food if that can help shed some kilos, but would never compromise on giving up milk for anything, unless we are either lactose intolerant or are off milk for ethical reasons such as veganism or for fear of pesticides and antibiotics making their way through animal milk in our body. Indian diet is incomplete without doodh, dahi, paneer, and the list is endless. While most of us need our daily dose of milk, some people also give up on milk because they might be allergic to dairy products, but other the above-mentioned factors, there’s no reason to eliminate milk from our diet because it comes loaded with nutrients that are highly beneficial for the body, including calcium, healthy fats, vitamins, and protein. Apart from providing the body with amazing nutrients, milk can also help you drop some weight. Just like eggs, “milk” too is considered to be a wholesome food source because it packs so many nutrients together. In this post, we would list down different type of milk sources and the best ones that help with weight loss. read more

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New study finds obesity is the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes has reached staggering proportions worldwide. According to the CDC, it affects about 30 million people in the US alone — and numbers in the UK and Europe are also high and on the rise.

For decades, experts in the fields of medicine, research, and public health have debated which factor is the strongest predictor of type 2 diabetes. Is it having certain genes? Being overweight or obese? Not getting enough exercise? Eating an unhealthy diet?

Now, a new study suggests that obesity may very well be the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes: read more

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Is it harder to be in ketosis during menstruation?

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Is it harder to be in ketosis during menstruation? What’s Dr. Fox’s advice for menopausal women who struggle with their weight? And should you eat according to your blood type?

Get the answers to these questions in this week’s Q&A with fertility specialist Dr. Fox:

Is it harder to be in ketosis during menstruation?

Dear Dr. Fox,

Is it my imagination, or is it very challenging (if not impossible) to stay in ketosis while menstruating? Although I eat approximately the same, I go from being in deep ketosis, to not at all, or producing very low ketones. read more

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Study: Ketogenic diet improves PCOS markers

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A new, small study of overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) finds that a ketogenic diet improved a number of metabolic markers of this common reproductive, endocrine disorder.

The study, conducted by a team from a trio of universities in Italy, followed 14 women with PCOS over 12 weeks. The subjects ate a Mediterranean ketogenic diet, along with some low-carb protein and herbal supplements.

The diet helped the women lose a significant amount of body weight and body fat, decreased their insulin resistance, improved all their disordered hormone levels as well as their blood lipids, and reduced their inflammation. read more

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