How to Maintain Weight Loss

How to Maintain Weight Loss — Dawn M. Sweet, Ph.D. Once you reach your goal weight, try these strategies to prevent gaining it back. You’ve worked hard and built healthy lifestyle habits that have resulted in achieving your weight loss and overall health goals. You feel great because your overall health has improved, and you like your routine of eating healthy and increased physical...

How Can Working Out in Zone 2 Help with Weight Loss and Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

How Can Working Out in Zone 2 Help with Weight Loss and Managing Type 2 Diabetes? — Dawn M. Sweet, Ph.D. Working out in Zone 2 can help optimize weight loss by burning more fat, which will can mitigate the risks of type 2 diabetes. Exercise has many goals, namely increasing endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Perhaps one of the most popular goals for exercising — if not the most popular goal — is weight loss. Living at a...

How Does Consuming Fast Food, Candy and Sugary Drinks Affect Type 2 Diabetes?

How Does Consuming Fast Food, Candy and Sugary Drinks Affect Type 2 Diabetes? — Dawn M. Sweet, Ph.D. Reducing ultra-processed foods, such as sweetened cereal, cookies, and sugary drinks, can mitigate dietary risks associated with metabolic disorders. Ultra-processed food has been linked to many diabetic complications, including insulin resistance, unhealthy BMI, and a clinically increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes.1,2 They...

Are Meal Replacements and Low Calorie Diets Better Options than Semaglutide for Sustained Weight Loss?

Are Meal Replacements and Low Calorie Diets Better Options than Semaglutide for Sustained Weight Loss? — Dawn M. Sweet, Ph.D. Low calorie diets, lifestyle changes, and meal replacements are more reliable for long-term weight loss. Ozempic and Wegovy have garnered much attention because of their efficacy in helping adults with obesity lose weight. Wegovy was developed as a weight loss drug while Ozempic, a drug developed as a diabetes medication, is now...

Can Resistance Training Lead to Weight Loss?

Can Resistance Training Lead to Weight Loss?   — Dawn M. Sweet, Ph.D.   Including resistance training as part of one’s weight loss program offers benefits. There are many factors that contribute to weight loss1 and weight gain.2 Living at an unhealthy weight is not merely a matter of an energy imbalance — taking in more energy than is expended; we now know that weight gain is multifactorial...

Is There New Hope to Treat Type 1 Diabetes?

Is There New Hope to Treat Type 1 Diabetes? — Dawn M. Sweet, Ph.D. A recently approved F.D.A. drug delays the onset of Type 1 diabetes. Approximately 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.1  A Type 1 diabetes diagnosis radically changes one’s life and warrants lifelong daily blood sugar monitoring to ensure appropriate insulin levels. For those living with Type 1 diabetes,...