The “Hunger Hormone” Explained

Weight loss can be tough, but maintaining your weight after a diet is even harder. Authority Nutrition: Ghrelin: The “Hunger Hormone” Explained Research shows a large percentage of dieters regain all the weight they lost within just one year (1). Weight re-gain is partially due to your body’s appetite and weight-regulating hormones, which try to […]

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“A calorie is a calorie” Violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics

The principle of “a calorie is a calorie,” that weight change in hypocaloric diets is independent of macronutrient composition, is widely held in the popular and technical literature, and is frequently justified by appeal to the laws of thermodynamics. We review here some aspects of thermodynamics that bear on weight loss and the effect of […]

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Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factor

Objectives To compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate (LC) diet with those of a low-fat (LF) diet on weight loss and serum lipids in overweight adolescents. Design A randomized, controlled 12-week trial. Setting Atherosclerosis prevention referral center. ScienceDirect: Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor in overweight adolescents Methods Random, […]

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