This One Diet Detail Is “Definitely Essential” For Weight Loss, Scientist Says

maybe you meal plan with discipline and practice routine… and still your weight still doesn’t come out the way you hoped. An metabolism scientist highlights an important point for you to make a priority if you want lose weight effective. Unfortunately, this important nutrition tip can be easily overlooked for some people.

Ben Bikman, PhD, leads a biology and physiology lab at Brigham Young University and is the author of: Why we get sick: the hidden epidemic at the root of most chronic diseases – and how to fight it. Bikman’s research focuses largely on: insulin resistance and the systemic diseases often associated with weight gain and obesity.

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Bikman recently contributed content to the website for a local Salt Lake City television station, KSL.com. There he discussed what he believes are the keys to: optimize health, metabolism and weight management.

Among his top tips, Bikman advised that getting enough sleep is important for weight control, as sleep helps the body regulate hormone levels. He also said that regular exercise is necessary, in whatever form that inspires you to move… but without good sleep, exercise alone probably won’t bring you the maximum benefit.

When it comes to dieting, Bikman has talked about one part of eating that he says is “absolutely essential” to successful weight management: keeping blood glucose low.

Science has shown one reason for this, because when blood glucose — commonly known as “blood sugar” — is too high, the body must have something to do with that extra sugar. At that stage, the excess sugar in the blood is converted into fat.

Bikman suggests focusing the diet on protein and healthy fat, while limiting sugar consumption, can help keep blood glucose stable and keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day.

A recent article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that it is important from childhood to eat healthy and stay active to avoid metabolic dysfunction and endocrinological conditions, such as diabetes, later in life.

As you probably know, maintaining a healthy weight isn’t just about looking good. Read Secret Side Effects of Obesity, Science Says.

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