“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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Keto Cookies With A Twist

We tried for you the Magic Keto Cookies recipe from Wholly Cupcake but replaced unsweetened shredded coconut with slivered almonds and added unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil Solid(do not melt) 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 3 Tbsp Sweetener I used Swerve 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips I used Lily’s 1 cup coconut flakes Unsweetened 1/2 cup pecans chopped 1/2 cup walnuts chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 egg yolks sea salt flakes […]

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The Ketogenic Diet: Adolescents Can Do It, Too

The purpose of the study is to determine both the efficacy of and compliance with the ketogenic diet in the adolescent population. A retrospective study of 45 patients, aged 12–19 years, consecutively enrolled in a ketogenic diet program from 1994 to 2002, was performed. Thirty‐seven patients were from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; eight were […]

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Added Sugars Drive Nutrient and Energy Deficit in Obesity

Obesity has traditionally been thought of as a state of caloric imbalance, where the intake of calories exceeds the expenditure or ‘burning’ of calories. However, a more nuanced appreciation for the complex biochemistry and physiology of cellular energy generation suggests that obesity is a state of hormonal imbalance causing increased shunting of food energy into […]

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Ultra-Processed Foods and Added Sugars in the US Diet

The purpose of the study is to investigate the contribution of ultra-processed foods to the intake of added sugars in the USA. Ultra-processed foods were defined as industrial formulations which, besides salt, sugar, oils and fats, include substances not used in culinary preparations, in particular additives used to imitate sensorial qualities of minimally processed foods […]

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What is a correct food portion?

Nutrition scientists have devised a new way of measuring out food portions – using your hands, thumbs and fists rather than a set of scales. The new guide from the British Nutrition Foundation has been created after studying portion sizes around the world and what is available in UK supermarkets. It is thought that better portion control […]

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To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Pediatric guidelines for the management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) recommend a healthy diet as treatment. Reduction of sugary foods and beverages is a plausible treatment. In this randomized clinical trial that included 40 adolescent boys aged 11 to 16 years with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease followed up for 8 weeks, provision of a […]

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Beef & Gravy over Cauliflower Mash

We tried tried this recipe for you and it is delicious. INGREDIENTS:Sirloin Tips:2 pounds cubed beef stew meat or sirloin tips1 tbsp olive oil1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp pepperGravy2 cups beef broth1 1/2 tsp ghee1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp pepper1 tsp salt2 tbsp tapioca flour dissolved in 2 tbsp waterMashed Cauliflower2 bags cauliflower rice boiled2 tsp ghee1 tsp garlic powder1 tbsp chives fresh or dry2 tbsp coconut milk1 tsp salt add more to taste if needed1 tsp pepper INSTRUCTIONS: In a large skillet heat oil over high heat. Add the meat and a little […]

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Obesity and Overweight

Key facts Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese. 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese. Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight […]

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Current rates of diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes in American adults

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that type 2 diabetes remains overwhelmingly the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in American adults who have the disease. The study found that 8.5 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and .5 percent with type 1 diabetes. Among those who […]

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