Hunger games: Why you tend to overeat after weight loss

Indo Asian News Service

Ever wondered why it is so difficult to maintain a healthy weight after substantial weight loss? The hunger hormone ghrelin tricks the bodies into thinking that it needs to eat more, and may be the culprit, research has shown.

According to Catia Martins, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), most people with obesity are able to lose weight, even on their own, but only 20% manage to maintain the new lower weight. The study showed that when we lose weight, the stomach releases greater amounts of the ghrelin hormone, which makes us feel hungry.

“Everyone has this hormone, but if you’ve been overweight and then lose weight, the hormone level increases,” Martins said. However, the level of ghrelin does not adjust over time, but remains high. This means it’s likely that people who have been overweight will have to deal with increased hunger pangs for the rest of their lives, Martins said.

On the other hand, people who have lost weight need less energy to maintain their new and lighter bodies. Yet they feel hungrier, because the body is trying to get that weight back. The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, examined appetite in patients who participated in a comprehensive 2-year weight loss programme. Patients started out weighing 125 kg on average, but lost an average of 11 kg after two years. Two out of ten manage to keep weight down after programme.

The research suggested that it’s important to know which physiological mechanisms resist weight loss. “People can lose motivation and have trouble following the diet and exercise advice. All of this makes it difficult to maintain the new lower weight,” Martins noted.

“Obesity is a daily struggle for the rest of one’s life. We have to stop treating it as a short-term illness by giving patients some support and help, and then just letting them fend for themselves.”

Culled by Ike Onwubuya source: https://m.hindustantimes.com/fitness/hunger-games-why-you-tend-to-overeat-after-weight-loss/story-v3vI3gq8cVlr2dEjUis9yH.html

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Middle Age lifestyle

THE ONLY SOLUTION AT MIDDLE AGE, IS A LIFE STYLE CHANGE.

As we grow older, say from 40 years up to 65. There is nothing better than a total life style change to preserve us and keep us healthy.

After 40 if a person still wants to keep living like a child, he or she might not make it passed middle age. If however such individuals make it, while living like children, then they might suffer a lot of health problems as they age.

One of the first things someone over forty years should consider, will be a life of moderation.

Drink moderately, eat healthy and wisely, sleep enough and don’t deprive yourself of sleep because of partying, hanging out and all such youthful desires and occupations.

Regular exercises should not be missed. Because at the age of forty and above the vital organs of a human being will need some aiding to function properly through exercising.

Any man or woman who after 40 still consumes alcohol like a little boy or girl and indulge freely in all the things he or she did at age 20, or say 25, does not understand that the body is no more the same as it used to be.

Many deaths, stroke, erectile dysfunction issues, heart problems, etc, that occur amongst middle age people today, can be avoided if people of this age group will just embark on a life style change.

I have seen friends, neighbours and relatives who like me are middle agers but suffer like old men, die untimely, play with so much Viagra because of erectile problem. This ought not to be, life style change is the answer.

At middle age a lot of changes takes place in us, living us not as strong as we use to be before, therefore we can’t put unnecessary pressures that only youthful bodies can take, on our aging bodies.

Eating time should be reduced to 7pm, because anything after 8pm is poison to the system of a middle aged person. Red meat should be substituted with white meat. Sugar, iced cold water, lots of salt, should be avoided. Load up on high-fiber fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Your whole digestive system does slow as you age, so fiber is very important. Consume fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, fruit, and vegetables. They will help you feel more energetic and give you fuel to keep going.

Regular check up on our blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, breast, prostrate and so on will be very helpful.

Bless you all fellow middle agers, we have gotten to that stage when we don’t think of every other person and leave ourselves unattended to, think of yourself more now, you need you to stay well.

After the age of 50 one may experience many types of illnesses. But the one I am most worried about is Alzheimer’s. Not only would I not be able to look after myself, but it would cause a lot of inconvenience to family members.

One day, my son came home and told me that a doctor friend has taught him an exercise using the tongue. The tongue exercise is effective to reduce the onset of Alzheimer’s and is also useful to reduce/improve

*1* Body weight

*2* Hypertension

*3* Blood-Clot in Brain

*4* Asthma

*5* Far-sightedness

*6* Ear buzzing

*7* Throat infection

*8* Shoulder / Neck infection

*9* Insomnia

The moves are very simple and easy to learn. Each morning, when you wash your face, in front of a mirror, do the exercise as below:

*stretch out your tongue and move it to the right then to the left for 10 times*

Since I started exercising my tongue daily, there was improvement in my Brain Retention.

My mind was clear and fresh and there were other improvements too.

1 Far sightedness

lesser

2 No giddiness

3. Improved wellness

4. Better digestion

5. Lesser flu / cold

I am stronger and more agile.

The tongue exercise helps to control and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Medical research has found that the tongue has connection with the BIG Brain. When our body becomes old and weak, the first sign to appear is that our tongue becomes stiff and often we tend to bite ourselves.

Frequently exercising your tongue will stimulate the brain, help to reduce our thoughts from shrinking and thus achieve a healthier body.

Culled from whatsapp by Ike Onwubuya

WHAT CAN THESE FRUITS DO FOR YOU

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*apples*

•Protects your heart

•prevents constipation

•Blocks diarrhea

•Improves lung capacity

•Cushions joints

*apricots*

•Combats cancer

•Controls blood pressure

•Saves your eyesight

•Shields against Alzheimer’s

•Slows aging process

*avocados*

•Battles diabetes

•Lowers cholesterol

•Helps stops strokes

•Controls blood pressure

•Smoothes skin

*bananas*

•Protects your heart

•Quiets a cough

•Strengthens bones

•Controls blood pressure

•Blocks diarrhea

*beans*

•Prevents constipation

•Helps hemorrhoids

•Lowers cholesterol

•Combats cancer

•Stabilizes blood sugar

*beets*

•Controls blood pressure

•Combats cancer

•Strengthens bones

•Protects your heart

•Aids weight loss

*broccoli*

•Strengthens bones

•Saves eyesight

•Combats cancer

•Protects your heart

•Controls blood pressure

*cabbage*

•Combats cancer

•Prevents constipation

•Promotes weight loss

•Protects your heart

•Helps hemorrhoids

*carrots*

•Saves eyesight

•Protects your heart

•Prevents constipation

•Combats cancer

•Promotes weight loss

*cauliflower*

•Protects against Prostate Cancer

•Combats Breast Cancer

•Strengthens bones

•Banishes bruises

•Guards against heart disease

*cherries*

•Protects your heart

•Combats Cancer

•Ends insomnia

•Slows aging process

•Shields against

*chili peppers*

•Aids digestion

•Soothes sore throat

•Clears sinuses

•Combats Cancer

•Boosts immune system

*figs*

•Promotes weight loss

•Helps stops strokes

•Lowers cholesterol

•Combats Cancer

•Controls blood pressure

*flaxseed*

•Aids digestion

•Battles diabetes

•Protects your heart

•Improves mental health

•Boosts immune system

*garlic*

•Lowers cholesterol

•Controls blood pressure

•Combats cancer

•kills bacteria

•Fights fungus

*grapefruit*

•Protects against heart attacks

•Promotes Weight loss

•Helps stops strokes

•Combats Prostate Cancer

•Lowers cholesterol

*grapes*

•saves eyesight

•Conquers kidney stones

•Combats cancer

•Enhances blood flow

•Protects your heart

*green tea*

•Combats cancer

•Protects your heart

•Helps stops strokes

•Promotes Weight loss

•Kills bacteria

*honey*

•Heals wounds

•Aids digestion

•Guards against ulcers

•Increases energy

•Fights allergies

*lemons & Lime*

•Combats cancer

•Protects your heart

•Controls blood pressure

•Smoothes skin

•Stops scurvy

*mangoes*

•Combats cancer

•Boosts memory

•Regulates thyroid

•aids digestion

•Shields against Alzheimer’s

*mushrooms*

•Controls blood pressure

•Lowers cholesterol

•Kills bacteria

•Combats cancer

•Strengthens bones

*olive oil*

•Protects your heart

•Promotes Weight loss

•Combats cancer

•Battles diabetes

•Smoothes skin

*onions*

•Reduce risk of heart attack

•Combats cancer

•Kills bacteria

•Lowers cholesterol

•Fights fungus

*oranges*

•Supports immune systems

•Combats cancer

•Protects your heart

•Straightens respiration

*pineapple*

•Strengthens bones

•Relieves colds

•Aids digestion

•Dissolves warts

•Blocks diarrhea

*prunes*

•Slows aging process

•prevents constipation

•boosts memory

•Lowers cholesterol

•Protects against heart disease

*strawberries*

•Combats cancer

•Protects your heart

•boosts memory

•Calms stress

*sweet potatoes*

•Saves your eyesight

•Lifts mood

•Combats cancer

•Strengthens bones

*tomatoes*

•Protects prostate

•Combats cancer

•Lowers cholesterol

•Protects your heart

*walnuts*

•Lowers cholesterol

•Combats cancer

•boosts memory

•Lifts mood

•Protects against heart disease

*water*

•Quenches thirst

•Promotes Weight loss

•Combats cancer

•Conquers kidney stones

•Smoothes skin

*watermelon*

•Protects prostate

•Promotes Weight loss

•Lowers cholesterol

•Helps stops strokes

•Controls blood pressure

•Fights dehydration

Which among the favours of your Lordwill you deny?

Walking is the best Exercise

*”Walking”*

is the best exercise!!! 🚶🏽

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🚶🏽

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walk Away* 🚶🏽 from

arguments that leads you to nowhere but anger.

*Walk Away* 🚶🏽 from

people who deliberately put you down.

*Walk Away* 🚶🏽 from

any thought that reduces your worth.

*Walk Away* 🚶🏽 from

failures and fears that stiffle your dreams.

*Walk Away* 🚶🏽 from

people who do not care for you and who are opportunistic.

The more you

*Walk Away* 🚶🏽 from

things that poison your soul, the happier your life will be.

*Give Yourself A Walk*🚶🏽

Towards love, peace, kindness and goodness

*Give Yourself A Walk*🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

to God’s house and worship Him in Truth and in Spirit. May God help us daily to walk in the right direction, to walk towards Him and with Him. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Culled from whatsapp by Ike Onwubuya

Dr. Siddharth Kudav and Krissy Bykonen

5:10 p.m. MT Jan. 15, 2018

Dr. Siddharth Kudav is the Medical Director of Benefis Weight Loss Services.

Losing weight, exercising more, and eating better are among the most common New Year’s Resolutions for Americans. All of these things directly relate to improving one’s health. These are wonderful goals for people to work towards; however, it can be difficult to achieve without taking the right steps.

For decades, people have been getting heavier. In 1990, less than 10 percent of most states’ populations were considered obese. By 2008, 68 percent of Americans over 20 years old were considered overweight and 34 percent were considered obese.

Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and is associated with medical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, breathing problems, infertility, joint pain, incontinence, depression, and anxiety. What makes matters worse is that each of these issues can also lead to weight gain.

The good news is that there are many ways to make positive changes to improve your health. It is important to keep in mind that losing weight takes diligence and understanding that being overweight is a disease that can be treated. Here are five actionable tips to help keep your weight loss goals on track:

• Ditch the fad diets: There are many diet plans and meal services out there that promise rapid weight loss. Although you may lose weight initially, your chances of maintaining the loss are minimal once you stop the program. Visit http://www.choosemyplate.gov for healthy eating guidelines that are sustainable long-term.

• Pump up your protein: Protein offers many great benefits. Meals high in protein can help keep you fuller longer and help you avoid grazing between meals. Protein also helps support a healthy immune system and helps maintain muscle mass. Always try to get protein from lean food sources such as fish, chicken, eggs, cottage cheese, or yogurt. Buyer beware – not all protein shakes are created equal! Some protein shakes are high in sugar and others can be hard on your budget.

• Increase your fiber: Fiber is an important component of healthy eating. Fiber helps to keep you full between meals and helps maintain a healthy GI tract. Good sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

• Get moving: Physical activity is key to any healthy lifestyle. The benefits of exercise are infinite, but many people fall short. Exercise may be seen as a chore, but the key to a sustained physical activity routine is to find an activity that you truly enjoy. Try several different activities, such as dancing, cycling, or walking, to find your passion. You should aim for 150 minutes of physical activity each week.

• Find a Dietitian: Dietitians have extensive training in healthy eating and weight loss. They can offer a wide range of services including one-on-one counseling, weekly groups, and prevention programs for chronic disease.

Culled by Ike Onwubuya

Source: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/life/health-and-fitness/2018/01/16/achieving-your-new-years-weight-loss-goals/998321001/

Eating Fruit on Empty Stomach

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This will open your eyes ! Read to the end; and then, send it to others on your list as I just did to u!

Dr Stephen Mak treats terminal ill cancer patients by an “un-orthodox” way and many patients recovered.

Before he used solar energy to clear the illnesses of his patients, he believes on natural healing in the body against illnesses. See his article below.

It is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%.

Cancer patients shouldn’t die. The cure for cancer is already found – *its in the way we eat fruits.*

It is whether you believe it or not.

I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.

*EATING FRUIT*

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths.

It’s not as easy as you think. It’s important to know how and *when* to eat the fruits.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?

*IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS!*

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*FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH*

If you eat fruits on empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

_FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD._

Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.

The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so due to the bread taken before the fruit.

In the meantime the whole meal of bread & fruit rots and ferments and turns to acid.

The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an *empty stomach* *or before your meals !*

You have heard people complaining :

Every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc.. etc..

Actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on _an empty stomach._

The fruit mixes with the putrefying of other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat !

Greying hair, balding, nervous outburst and dark circles under the eyes all these will *NOT* *happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.*

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter.

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the *SECRET of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.*

When you need to drink fruit juice – *drink only fresh fruit juice,* NOT from the cans, packs or bottles.

Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up.

Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all.

You only get its taste.

Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice.

If you should drink the fresh fruit juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse or detoxify your body.

Just eat fruits and drink fresh fruit juice throughout the 3 days.

And you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look !

*KIWI fruit:*

Tiny but mighty.

This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

*APPLE:*

An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby _helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke._

*STRAWBERRY:*

Protective Fruit.

Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging and free radicals.

*ORANGE :*

Sweetest medicine.

Taking 2-4 oranges a day may _help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer._

*WATERMELON:*

Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which _helps boost our immune system._

They are also *a key source of lycopene the cancer fighting oxidant.*

Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

*GUAVA & PAPAYA:*

Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content.

Guava is also rich in fiber, which _helps prevent constipation._

Papaya is rich in carotene; this is _good for your eyes._

*Drinking COLD water or drinks after a meal = CANCER*

Can you believe this ?

For those who like to drink cold water or cold drinks, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold water or cold drinks after a meal.

*However, the cold water or drinks will solidify the oily stuff that you have just eaten.*

*It will slow down the digestion.*

*Once this ‘sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food.*

*It will line the intestine.*

*Very soon, this will turn into FATS and lead to CANCER !*

_*It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.*_

Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

A cardiologist says:

if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.

So lets do it

Culled from whatsapp by Ike Onwubuya

A Pastor and his son

A pastor and his son story- A MUST READ

Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.

This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain.

The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, ‘OK, dad, I’m ready.’

His Pastor dad asked, ‘Ready for what?’

‘Dad, it’s time we gather our tracts together and go out.’

Dad responds, ‘Son, it’s very cold outside and it’s pouring rain.’

The boy gives his dad a surprised look, asking, ‘But Dad, aren’t people still going to Hell, even though it’s raining?’

Dad answers, ‘Son, I am not going out in this weather.’

Despondently, the boy asks, ‘Dad, can I go? Please?’

His father hesitated for a moment then said, ‘Son, you can go. Here are the tracts, be careful son.’

‘Thanks Dad!’

And with that, he was off and out into the rain. This eleven year old boy walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel Tract .

After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking, bone-chilled wet and down to his VERY LAST TRACT. He stopped on a corner and looked for someone to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally deserted.

Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang the door bell. He rang the bell, but nobody answered.

He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer.

Finally, this eleven year old trooper turned to leave, but something stopped him.

Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door with his fist. He waited, something holding him there on the front porch!

He rang again and this time the door slowly opened.

Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady. She softly asked, ‘What can I do for you, son?’ With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, this little boy said, ‘Ma’am, I’m sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that * JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU * and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about JESUS and His great LOVE.’

With that, he handed her his last tract and turned to leave.

She called to him as he departed. ‘Thank you, son! And God Bless You!’

Well, the following Sunday morning in church Pastor Dad was in the pulpit. As the service began, he asked, ‘Does anybody have testimony or want to say anything?’

Slowly, in the back row of the church, an elderly lady stood to her feet.

As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face, ‘No one in this church knows me. I’ve never been here before. You see, before last Sunday I was not a Christian. My husband passed on some time ago, leaving me totally alone in this world. Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live.

So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck. Standing on that chair, so lonely and broken-hearted I was about to leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, ‘I’ll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.’

I waited and waited, but the ringing doorbell seemed to get louder and more insistent, and then the person ringing also started knocking loudly…

I thought to myself again, ‘Who on earth could this be? Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.’ I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.

When I opened the door and looked I could hardly believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life. His SMILE, oh, I could never describe it to you!

The words that came from his mouth caused my heart that had long been dead, TO LEAP TO LIFE as he exclaimed with a cherub-like voice, ‘Ma’am, I just came to tell you that JESUS REALLY DOES LOVE YOU .’ Then he gave me this

Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand.

As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel Tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair. I wouldn’t be needing them any more.

You see– -I am now a Happy Child of the KING. Since the address of your church was on the back of this Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say THANK YOU to God’s little angel who came just in the nick of time and by

so doing, spared my soul from an eternity in hell.’

There was not a dry eye in the church. And as shouts of praise and honour to THE KING resounded off the very rafters of the building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was seated….

He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.

Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love & honour for his son…. Except for One.

Blessed are your eyes for reading this message.

Culled from Whatsapp by Ike Onwubuya