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Focusing on satiety and satiation may aid long-term weight loss compared to calorie counting diets

Focusing on satiety and satiation may aid long-term weight loss compared to calorie counting diets
CONSORT flow diagram showing reasons for study attrition. CONSORT = Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials. Credit: The Annals of Family Medicine (2023). DOI: 10.1370/afm.2964

Researchers hypothesized that focusing on satiety (feeling free of hunger) and satiation (feeling satisfied with a meal) through the consumption of fruits and vegetables may be better targets for weight loss success. The researchers compared the impact of two diets—Diabetes Prevention Program Calorie Counting versus MyPlate—on satiation (feeling satisfied with a meal), satiety (feeling free of hunger) and on body fat composition in primary care patients.

Two hundred and sixty-one overweight, adult, low-income Latina patients, participated in the randomized control trial over a 12 month period. Over the course of the study, community health workers conducted two home education visits; two group education sessions; and seven telephone coaching calls for each participant over a six-month period. The researchers measured satiation and satiety, as well as

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Healthy Body

Right Bite: Work towards that summer body in a healthy way

These methods may lead to temporary weight loss, but they can have harmful effects in the long run. And guess what? Once you return to your normal eating habits and lifestyle behaviours, boom! The weight tends to come back, and sometimes even more. This creates a cycle of yo-yo dieting that is not beneficial for your overall health.

I always advocate for setting long-term goals that prioritise your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Rather than fixating on short-term events or specific times of the year, it’s important to view your body and health as a valuable long-term investment. This perspective helps shift the focus towards sustainable lifestyle changes that can be maintained and realistic goals that can be achieved.

Maintain a well-balanced diet: Include complex carbs, lean proteins, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits.

Practice portion control: Avoid overeating and be mindful of your serving sizes.

Stay hydrated: Drink enough

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Healthy Plan

Op-Ed: PurpleCARE mental health coverage must be increased to meet the urgent needs of students | Opinion

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A group of students walk by the Weldon Library, Sept. 18, 2017.

Access to mental health resources is key to ensuring students receive a quality experience, achieve academic success and improve their overall well-being. The USC’s PurpleCARE health benefits plan strives to provide these necessary resources for undergraduate students.

Every Western University undergraduate student is automatically enrolled in PurpleCARE, which offers insurance coverage for various health-related needs. This includes $750 insured for mental health-related expenses such as seeing a therapist or social worker.

However, as elected University Students’ Council Councillors, we have heard from students repeatedly that $750 is insufficient to support the costs of counselling over a reasonably sustained period of time. We believe this $750 mental health insurance coverage needs to be increased to meet the needs of students.

The demand for better mental health resources is not a recent development, but the issue

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Healthy Support

A New And Healthy Mineral-Based Energy Supplement Is On The Market Synthesit Gives Caffeine’s Benefits Without The Negative Side Effects

(MENAFN- News Direct) In today’s fast-paced world, it is essential to maintain high levels of energy and focus throughout the day. As an integral part of many people’s daily routines, coffee is one of the most popular drinks globally – an estimated two billion cups of coffee are drunk every single day.

There is a growing market of healthy coffee alternatives such as Synthesit available which can help preserve energy without the negative effects of coffee. The energy supplement market is expected to reach a value of $152 billion by 2031 .

Interest in coffee alternatives is driven in part by a realization of the problems with excessive caffeine consumption. around 90% of americans drink coffee regularly, and of these, almost 10% exhibit a caffeine use disorder from addiction to coffee.

Consuming large amounts of coffee can cause a number of concerning side effects . These include increased anxiety, insomnia,

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