Is the weight-loss advice and information we’ve been getting helpful or correct? No, says Dr. Sarah Hallberg, medical director of IU Health Arnett’s medical weight-loss program.
The evidence, she says, is found in both the scientific studies of the past few years as well as 35 years of increasing obesity and diabetes rates in the United States.
Hallberg presents a lecture titled “Changing Our Message: Obesity and the Failure of the Dietary Guidelines,” This was originally presented on Sunday, September 21, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. The presentation was free and all available seats taken.
In these videos, Dr. Hallberg discusses the problems with the current dietary guidelines, including the lack of solid science behind the recommendations. She also discusses the basic science and recent research findings of low-carbohydrate diets.
Best Health With Diabetes – Understanding Carbohydrates
Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Specifically, diabetes is a disorder of glucose metabolism. In diabetes, glucose is not used by the body’s tissues and blood glucose concentrations rise above normal to higher and higher levels. Understanding carbohydrate digestion and metabolism is essential to best health with diabetes. One can make adjustments in food choices and food quantities and portions to help control the blood glucose concentrations.Best Health With Diabetes – Your Knowledge Matters
So, you or a loved one has been told that you have diabetes. What now? Diabetes affects millions of persons. Many do not know that they have diabetes. Knowing that you have diabetes is important. What you know and how your knowledge is put to use for your best health with diabetes matters hugely.Type 2 Diabetes – What You Eat Today Walks and Talks Tomorrow!
It is a shame we feel a reminder to live healthily is necessary. We are not suggesting you are at fault: rather, we would like to address the adult population as a whole. Too many of us are leading unhealthy lives exposing us to harmful and unforeseen dangers. It is not an exaggeration when we say your actions today very well determine your well-being tomorrow, which in turn dictates the quality and longevity of your life. Too many people succumb to an ill-timed death in an unfortunate manner. It is an event deeply regrettable when you consider many of these deaths are preventable at least for that time.Type 2 Diabetes – Gaining Weight Loss Momentum
Let’s say you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and you are overweight. To help lower both your blood sugar levels and your weight you have decided to shed 30 pounds. For the purpose of this thought experiment, it does not matter if you are overweight or a Type 2 diabetic. If you think you should lose 30 pounds, odds are you are underestimating how much weight you have to lose. In reality, you might have to lose 40 pounds or more. But we digress.Type 2 Diabetes – The Case Of Building Good Habits
If you look closely at the typical American diet, it’s easy to see why Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Eating wisely is your most powerful weapon in your fight to control your blood sugar and body weight. If you are looking to take a step towards better health, one thing you need to start doing is to focus on building better habits. Far too many people get caught up with the idea of making changes for the time being. They put themselves on a diet for 12 weeks and then look to take it from there. As long as there is an end in sight, you are never going to see the results you are hoping for.