Vitamin D Blog: D’s Role In Weight Loss

Top 5 myths about weight loss

Those are the findings from a year-long randomized controlled trial in 218 overweight and obese women with vitamin D insufficiency, published garcinia cambogia extract in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD , of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues randomized the women, all of whom were given a dietary intervention, to either 2,000 IU oral vitamin D3 daily or placebo. Although there were no differences between groups by the end of the study in terms of weight loss or other metabolic parameters, they found that within the vitamin D group, those who had achieved sufficiency lost significantly more weight than those who didn’t (8.8 lbs versus 5.6 lbs, P=0.05). These women also had greater losses in waist circumference and body fat, McTiernan and colleagues reported.
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Tim says, ‘Even the humble stick of celery, while being about 95% water, still contains a small amount of kilojoules from carbohydrate (65 kJ to be exact).’ He further explains, ‘There certainly is an energy cost to our body in digesting food, but that equates to about 10% of the energy in the food. So even celery adds some kilojoules to our diet, and while it’s a small number, it’s definitely not a negative number.’ Myth 3: A slow metabolism is to blame for most people’s weight gain People, who try to lose weight, always blame it on metabolism for their failure or slow down. According to some research, resting metabolism, which is the number of kilojoules used by the body at rest, increases rather than decreasing as people gain more weight. As http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/13/idUSnHUGdsQR+73+ONE20140113 someone gains more weight from storing fat, the body needs to support that extra weight so more muscle is added. So, the conclusion is, the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate tends to be even at rest.
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