The Science of Weight Loss

Before starting a weight loss program, it would be great to establish if the weight gain has a medical cause or is just the appetite. If some conditions are involved, such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, binge eating, anxiety, depression, medication (insulin, oral antihyperglycemic agents, antipsychotic, antidepressant or anticonvulsant drugs, steroids, some birth control pills) then …

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Pasta

Whole-grain pasta is considered to be the healthy choice over regular pasta, although both categories bring a relatively large amount of calories. Whole-grain flour contains, besides starch (that is a complex carbohydrate), dietary fibers, proteins, trace minerals (magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper), vitamins (B class vitamins and E vitamin) and antioxidants. Complex carbohydrates are important; …

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