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Everything You’ve Been Told About Weight Loss Is Wrong

Cut your calories. Move more, eat less. Eat more healthy whole grains–It’s ALL wrong. Everything you’ve been told about losing weight is wrong.

In fact, conventional dietary advice is great for GAINING weight. So we do the opposite of conventional advice in the Undoctored lifestyle.

Undoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor
Available in all major bookstores and Amazon

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The Most Powerful Weight Loss Tool

No, it’s not a treadmill or other expensive exercise equipment. It’s not costly protein shakes or meal replacements. It involves no counting points or TV celebrities.

This is one of the concepts advanced in my new book, Undoctored: Why the Health Care System Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor.

Why didn’t your doctor tell you that a powerful tool for weight loss could be so easy, effective, and inexpensive (often free)?

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Good Sleep = Enhanced Weight Loss.

You have to face a basic health truth: If you compromise on quantity or quality of sleep, you will not lose weight. Sleep deprivation has numerous health implications beyond just crabbiness and daytime sleepiness. The physiologic disruptions of sleep deprivation include increased risk for high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

SleepLack of sleep increases cortisol and insulin, impairs the effects of insulin, and effects appetite-regulating hormones such as leptin and ghrelin. Remember, the hormone leptin is meant to shut off appetite when the physical need to eat has been satisfied. This results in an increased calorie intake of 300 to 559 calories per day.

Are these prescription drugs preventing your weight loss?

Heap Of Drugs

A number of drugs prescribed to treat common conditions, such as hypertension, allergies, depression, inflammation, and diabetes, block your ability to lose weight. Several of these drugs actually cause weight gain, and most doctors fail to inform their patients of such side effects. Among the drugs that block weight loss are:

  • Beta-blockers: metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, and propranolol
  •  Antidepressants: amitriptyline (Elavil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), doxepin, paroxetine (Paxil), trazodone, and others
  • Steroids: prednisone and hydrocortisone (but not inhaled or nasal steroids for allergies)
  • Antihistamines: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), fexofenadine (Allegra), cetirizine (Zyrtec), cyproheptadine (Periactin), and others; note that the widely used sleep aid Tylenol PM contains diphenhydramine