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Tag : metabolism

Take an Empty Stomach to Bed

By Dr. Jerry Mixon July 24, 2013

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Danger, evening snacks will make you fat.

When you fall asleep at night your metabolism will slow to its lowest possible rate. If you had an evening snack and there’s food in your gut, digestion is going to continue throughout the night. Energy will be released and those calories need to go somewhere. Because you are burning almost nothing, the excess energy is going to be stored as fat.

On the other hand, if your last meal was at 6 or seven o’clock, and your stomach was empty when you went to bed, there will be no extra energy coming into the system. But you are going to burn calories to live until the sun comes up. Your body will get the

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Put Down the Cocktail - Pick Up the Fat Burn

By Dr. Jerry Mixon July 22, 2013

Alcohol is a potent metabolic poison that makes you fat. While many enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner, or an evening cocktail, most people don’t realize the impact that this has on their weight.

As long as there is any alcohol in your system your liver puts aside other tasks, such as carbohydrate metabolism to pay attention to getting rid of the alcohol. The result is that virtually every calorie that comes through the liver in any form gets rapidly turned into fat, so the liver can give its full attention to burning the alcohol.

From a practical standpoint, this means that as long as you have any alcohol in your bloodstream, you are making fat rather than burning it. Over time, those few extra hours of fat production every day result in a significant increase in your weight.

If you’re serious about losing weight, the first thing you need to do is take alcohol out of your diet.

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Exercise Bursts Are More Efficient

By Dr. Jerry Mixon July 18, 2013

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Over the decades aerobic exercise has developed into a quasi-cult. But the latest science tells us that short intense bursts of exercise are more efficient at shifting our metabolism than long stretches of aerobic activity.

If you change your exercise routine into four or five short intense bursts of exercise that leave you breathless, separated by three or four minutes of gentle exercise that allow you to recover, your body quickly shifts into fat burning mode. Studies show that these bursts of activity separated by gentle rest periods effectively lower your risk of diabetes, increase fat burning and enhance both sexuality and mental acuity.

The

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Insulin makes you fat!

By Dr. Jerry Mixon May 14, 2012

Most people have heard that obesity can be one of the chief causes of diabetes. But it’s equally true that diabetes can actually make you fat. So does the weight problem cause the disease, or is it the other way around? This is not really a purely academic “chicken or egg” question. To understand what’s going on we need to take a brief look at the physiology involved in becoming diabetic. When we do we discover a metabolic conundrum: body fat can increase the amount of insulin you require, while at the same time those higher levels of insulin can make you fatter.

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Cholesterol & Heart Disease Part 2

By Dr. Jerry Mixon January 9, 2012

In our last blog we talked about Cholesterol and Heart Disease. We discussed how the dangerous build-up of plaque is a result of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol, becoming damaged or oxidized in the bloodstream. The body treats this oxidized LDL as a threat, and sends white blood cells to attack the cholesterol. In order to reduce the threat of heart disease, we have to prevent plaque from forming. There are three major ways to accomplish this.

The first way to reduce plaque build-up is to reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol available to be oxidized in the first place. Reducing cholesterol is the focus of most of our traditional efforts at preventing heart disease.  Cholesterol reduction is the primary reason so many millions are on statin drugs like Lipitor.

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