Mens Weight Loss Guide http://mensweightlossguide.com How Real Men Lose Weight And Keep It Off Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:58:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.4 Does HCG Play A Role in Weight Loss For Men? http://mensweightlossguide.com/does-hcg-play-a-role-in-weight-loss-for-men/ http://mensweightlossguide.com/does-hcg-play-a-role-in-weight-loss-for-men/#comments Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:56:42 +0000 Dr George http://mensweightlossguide.com/?p=196 HCG male weight loss scam

Hey there Guys,

Today I received an email from a good friend asking if he should start using HCG to help with his weight loss.

I have to admit that I was surprised as I had not heard much about it but I really could get the feeling it may be a bit of a scam…

As they say if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

Well I did the research and created an article that I think you will find interesting.
You can click here to read more about just how big a scam HCG and weight loss for men is.

Make sure you read this before you pull out your wallet.

Dr George

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Gaining Weight To Cure Diabetes? http://mensweightlossguide.com/gaining-weight-to-cure-diabetes/ http://mensweightlossguide.com/gaining-weight-to-cure-diabetes/#comments Sat, 22 Jan 2011 01:41:40 +0000 Dr George http://mensweightlossguide.com/?p=151 Post image for Gaining Weight To Cure Diabetes?

The logic behind this scares me beyond belief!

I just found this “news” piece by the ABC in America that you can read here.

The basic crux of the story is that this lady was diagnosed with diabetes that was most likely secondary to her being over weight. This has been a common diagnosis with the population of the western world getting bigger and bigger.

The bigger you are the higher the risk of developing diabetes.

Not that this lady was big. It’s reported that her BMI (or body mass index) was 24, in the “overweight” range. Creeping towards obese but certainly able to be rectified with a review of her “healthy eating” or stating exercise.

To put this into perspective, if she was of average height for a woman say 5’3″ her weight would be 152lbs for those who are used to metric, a height of 162cm and a weight of 62kg.

Here is the kicker, that would put her under the average weight of an American female which is 152lbs or 69kg.

So again to put this into perspective she was less then the average weight of her peers…

Here is where the logic starts to fail me. Rebecca states that despite her multiple medications and “eating healthy foods” her diabetes was not getting better so she started to research options.

One piece of research she found was that gastric bypass surgery was found to help diabetes. But there was a problem. She was not heavy enough.

You see gastric bypass is only recommended for people with a BMI more then 35 or in this lady’s case she would need to weigh 202lbs or 92kg.

So given this information what would you do, keep on looking for other solutions or would you work on *increasing* your weight so you would meet that criteria?

You guessed it, Rebecca chose a trip to Dunkin Doughnuts. Hmmmm.

This of course would have made her already unstable diabetes worse (she was on four medicines and insulin already!) and opened the flood gate to multiple other medical complications that radical choices like gastric bypass are used to help prevent.

The wrap up of the story is that she got the bypass, her diabetes got better and she now lives happily ever after, but not before the closing like that makes me freeking fume…

I tell people that have type 2 diabetes that are the slightest bit chubby to not lose weight. They should gain it.

Scary thoughts.

I wonder what all this means… A spike in obesity and obesity related disease from diabetes who are keen to get a complete hands off solution to their obesity?

What is going to happen if they *raise* the criteria weight for bypass, another week at the buffets in Vegas?

People, seriously don’t fuck with your health. Stop, think and get some decent advice.

This person did not need a gastric bypass and all the risks associated with it. She needed a psychiatrist.

Dr George

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Weight Loss Bullshit & Scam History http://mensweightlossguide.com/weightloss-history/ http://mensweightlossguide.com/weightloss-history/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 04:46:38 +0000 Dr George http://mensweightlossguide.com/?p=146 weight loss bullshit

Hey there Guys,

Found this great post sharing some of the biggest weight loss scams of days gone by. Check it out over @the NPR Health Blog.

For years there have been charlatans more then happy to sell the easy solution, the latest and greatest “no fuss” solution, frequently veiled in a simple solution that does not involve making healthy eating choices or starting exercise. That would be way too hard ;)

Guys, as you see the ads featured @ NPR, think, what is the modern equivalent that is being sold today that is preying on hope of a magical no sweat solution. Even I was amazed to see that “jiggle machines” are currently being pushed in shopping centers through out Australia…

Something to think about.

Dr George

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A brief introduction to insulin function in weight loss http://mensweightlossguide.com/a-brief-introduction-to-insulin-function-in-weight-loss/ http://mensweightlossguide.com/a-brief-introduction-to-insulin-function-in-weight-loss/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 03:23:33 +0000 Dr George http://mensweightlossguide.com/?p=135 insulin and weight loss

Hey there guys,

Just catching up on some of the weight loss materials currently working their way around the net. Some good, some very bad and lots of absolute crap!

One of the great posts I was lucky to find was at Jo’s Health Corner where she has done a nice piece that explains the role of insulin in weight control.

To put it into a nut shell, insulin is a hormone that responds to sugar levels in the blood to help keep them at a steady level. Lower levels of this hormone will help tip the balance towards weight loss.

The higher the sugar levels, the higher the levels of insulin needed to bring them down.

Insulin acts by pushing the sugar into the muscles where it can be used to power the muscles. If the muscles’ store of sugar is full the sugar is turned into fat where it can be used as energy later.

Sadly our current modern lifestyle has a diet that is high is sugars and starchy carbohydrates. These lead to very high levels of sugar in the blood.

We also do not exercise nearly as much as when we were cavemen so we do not burn the sugar as quickly.

This leads to a massive surplus of sugar in the blood that is converted as fat and stored “just in case there is a famine”. This one of the factors that  leads to increasing weight gain in our body.

By learning how insulin works and reducing the need for high levels by reducing sugar spikes we can slowly start chipping away at our fat stores (ie weight loss!)

I’ll be writing an article on this very soon but in the mean time check out the great article by Jo that explains it all very well.

Regards

Dr George

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