What Happens To Your Body After you Binge Eat?

Binge eating is a dangerous activity regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight, trying to live a healthier lifestyle or are simply going about your daily life. No matter what you’re strategy may be – or even if you don’t have one – binge eating can be surprisingly harmful. If you’re attempting to lose weight, it can be particularly problematic.

Many people believe that as long as they are strictly careful about eating only healthy foods for six days per week, then they can eat whatever they want on that seventh day. It sounds as though it makes sense. After all, if you’re great for the vast majority of the time, then you’re allowed a bit of time off to ensure that you stay on track.

However, a new study published in the Nutrients journal suggests that this is not at all the case. What they found was that one day of binging could have a striking impact on the way your body functions. The participants in the study were asked to eat a one-day diet consisting of foods like bacon and fried eggs, sausage, burgers, cheesecake and other tasty, sugary and high fat foods. The diet had them eat 78 percent more calories than they usually would in a day.

The researchers measured the blood sugar readings of the participants on the day before they started the special diet and then compared them to the readings after they’d feasted for a day. What they discovered was that after only a single day of high fat overeating, the entire body’s insulin sensitivity fell by an average of 28 percent. Insulin sensitivity has to do with how your body responds to insulin – the hormone that makes it possible for your body to absorb your blood glucose so you can use that sugar as energy.

Reduced insulin sensitivity means your body might need to produce a higher amount of insulin for blood glucose absorption. Over time, the pancreas could struggle to be able to keep up with your insulin requirements, meaning that you may not have enough of the hormone. Inadequate insulin production can cause blood sugar to build up in your bloodstream and may result in the development of pre-diabetes or even diabetes.

This study revealed that after only one day of binge eating fatty foods, your entire body’s capacity for blood glucose processing is altered.

Though the occasional rare day of overeating won’t do a lot of damage in the long term, this research suggests that it’s not a good idea to try a diet that is on for six days and off for one.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Diet Buddy

You’ve likely heard that one of the best ways to lose weight effectively is to build a support system for yourself or even to diet with a buddy. A buddy system can be tremendously motivating. You can help each other to stay on track, share struggles, celebrate victories, and push yourselves toward your common goal.

However, as much as there are a lot of benefits to having a diet buddy, there are actually quite a few potentially unexpected negative effects of trying to shed the pounds with someone else. A recent study published in the Journal of Health Psychology examined the mental health and weight loss progress of pairs of female roommates. These pairs of roomies were separated into three different groups. In the first group, one roommate dieted and the other one didn’t. The second group involved both roommates dieting. The last group didn’t have any dieters in it. Keep reading this post

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The Best Old School Weight Loss Tips We Need to Bring Back

As much as we are always moving forward and trying to find the latest celebrity strategy or scientifically proven technique to help us to lose weight, sometimes those old school tips we’ve been hearing about since the dawn of time are actually among the most effective. The reason is that many of them focus on building habits and being practical over the longer term. These aren’t just fads. They’ve stood the test of time and are just as beneficial today as they were when they were first recommended to you.

To be clear, these aren’t actually dieting methods. After all, in that area, we have come a long way. We’ve learned that the low-fat diets we used to swear by are actually not nearly as effective as we thought they were. Moreover, we have even found out that very low carb diets aren’t the miracles we once believed in. We’ve discovered the dangers of sugar not only in terms of diabetes risk but also in their addictiveness and production of food cravings, among other issues. Keep reading this post

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Delicious Summer Flat Belly Foods to Shrink Your Waistline

Summertime is the perfect time to slim down your waistline because there are so many fresh and delicious summer flat belly foods to enjoy and they’re all great for your nutrition and calorie count. Head to a local farmer’s market and there are very few items among the produce that should be considered off limits or even something you should eat in only limited amounts.

Whether you grow fruits and veggies in your garden or buy them at the supermarket, the hot weather and the fact that the products are more locally grown makes them taste phenomenal. If there’s any time of year that you’re going to find it easy to get enough servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet, this is it. Keep reading this post

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Should You Trust Claims Made About Weight Loss Teas?

Dieting just isn’t fun. The idea of being able to drink a tea and watch our bodies shrink down to where we want them to be is extremely appealing. However, is it truly realistic? Should we believe companies when they tell us we can sip our way thin by way of a comforting warm beverage?

To start, it’s important to know that not all weight loss teas are made of the same ingredients and they don’t all make the same claims. While some say they will increase your calorie burning, others say they will cut cravings or cleanse your body of some form of toxins that are supposedly building up and causing you to be bloated. Keep reading this post