Category: Metabolism

12 Apr

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss 2 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
"Any time you lose weight, you see improvements in glucose metabolism," says Scott Isaacs, M.D., author of "Hormonal Balance" and a clinical instructor of medicine at Emory School of Medicine. "And anytime you restrict calories, you get weight loss. But if you do something unsustaniable you get fatigue after a while and ultimately gain the weight back." "During a fast, a person can go into starvation ketosis, which reduces appetite. They won't be hungry because of the ketones -- a byproduct of fat -- that masks hunger. But as soon as they do something where they are no longer ketotic, there's a rebound appetite, which can be hard to control," Isaacs says.
07 Feb

Scientifically Based Weight Loss with Proven Results

Metabolism, Weight Loss 7 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Many people gain weight despite eating healthier and getting more physical activity. If you are working hard at losing weight and are not seeing results, you may have a medical problem. We specialize in the medical and hormonal evaluation and treatment of abnormal weight gain and diet-resistant obesity.
04 Jan

Losing Weight: It’s Not Just About Willpower

Beat Overeating Now! There is not a simple explanation for why some people struggle to lose weight. There is no one-size-fits-all formula to shed extra pounds. Many people gain weight due to hormonal imbalances that make it nearly impossible to slim down without medical help. Other people may be eating the wrong foods, disrupting hormone levels and triggering hunger and, as a result, overeating.
27 Nov

Peel Off Pudge With Pepper

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
A grind of pepper doesn’t just add flavor–it may ward off fat, researchers say. Turns out piperine, a core component of the spice, impedes the body’s process of forming fat. “It makes fat cells less likely to develop, mature, grow, or multiply,” explains Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist in Atlanta.
10 Sep

How Hormones Sabotage Your Weight Loss

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss 3 Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
We’re not just talking menopause. Sleep deprivation, stress, and a bad diet can cause imbalances in the chemicals that regulate appetite, metabolism, and fat storage.
03 Sep

The Secret to a Faster Metabolism

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
Although genetics and your age both play a role, recent studies suggest you have plenty of say over how well your metabolism functions.
23 Aug

Irregular Sleeping and Eating Patterns Slow Metabolism and Boost Appetite

Hormones, Metabolism, Weight Loss No Comments by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
It is well known that when people don’t get enough sleep, they eat more calories than when they're well rested. Poor quality sleep stimulates hunger hormones boosting appetite and increasing cravings for unhealthy comfort foods like ice cream and fast food.
15 Aug

9 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Metabolism

Ah, the M word. If you were lucky enough to hit the genetic jackpot and score a metabolism that burns calories at lightning speed, then hey, good for you! But for the rest of us, here are some easy ways to supercharge your metabolism.
24 May

Leptin not working?

Leptin resistance means that your brain thinks you are starving when the reality is just the opposite. Dysfunctional leptin drives appetite and especially cravings for high calorie foods and junk foods. The brain is doing anything it can to prevent starvation.
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