The Fiber Connection to Weight Loss

Going on the latest diet usually ends in failure. As for all the exercise options, research shows that it can lead to disappointment in regard to how little weight is actually lost. A 2012 study published in Obesity Reviews revealed that “weight loss resulting from an exercise intervention tends to be lower than predicted.” IfContinue reading “The Fiber Connection to Weight Loss”

Childhood WEIGHT Issues

It’s a sad fact of modern life that so many children around the world are facing a health problem that is largely preventable: being overweight (having extra body fat) or obese (having too much body fat). The World Health Organization (WHO) presents some alarming statistics on the number of children who are affected by excessContinue reading “Childhood WEIGHT Issues”

Large Scale Study: “Protein Keeps You Full”

Most of you have heard by now that protein increases feelings of fullness.  This is due to a number of small, insular studies. However, this premise had never been tested on a larger,  more diverse set of populations.  Researchers decided to combine all the information from the previous studies to try and conclusively prove this effect. TheirContinue reading “Large Scale Study: “Protein Keeps You Full””

Diet Low in Soluble Fiber Linked to Weight Gain

Calories from high-fiber foods have been called “smart calories” because high-fiber foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains tend to be healthier and because fiber fills you up and keeps you feeling full.  Likely due to those reasons, a recent study has shown that a high-fiber diet is almost as effective as a calorie-restrictive oneContinue reading “Diet Low in Soluble Fiber Linked to Weight Gain”

Discipline Leads to Weight Loss

Even the simplest weight loss plans are possible with desire and determination. With her husband facing heart health challenges, AIM Director Masako Moriyama from Abbotsford, British Columbia, got serious about altering their diet— removing processed foods and unwholesome grains and sugars and replacing them with fruits, vegetables, and AIM nutrition. This simple change in diet was the impetus for getting their healthContinue reading “Discipline Leads to Weight Loss”

My Journey to Healthy and Beyond

Shared by Tamara Matteson, AIM Preferred Member, Grants Pass, Oregon I have been overweight all of my life, attending my first Weight Watchers meeting at the age of nine. By 2002 I had reached my all-time, heaviest weight of 293 pounds. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I began a journey to find my way to good health. UsingContinue reading “My Journey to Healthy and Beyond”

Thylakoids: How Leafy Green Vegetables May Help with Weight Loss

It’s hard to find fault with green, leafy vegetables these days. Besides for containing lots of dietary nitrate, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber among other things, they also have a compound called thylakoids.  A thylakoid is “a membrane-bound compartment inside chloroplasts (cell-food producers) and cyanobacteria (bacteria like blue-green algae that gets energy through photosynthesis).”  New researchContinue reading “Thylakoids: How Leafy Green Vegetables May Help with Weight Loss”

An Overview of AIM’s Weight Loss Products

Maintaining a healthy body weight is something that most of us would prefer for aesthetic purposes alone. Being fit and trim helps boost confidence and can dramatically improve your day-to-day life on a very functional level. However, being overweight has been linked to dozens of health problems. Therefore, weight loss and weight maintenance should haveContinue reading “An Overview of AIM’s Weight Loss Products”

Oligofructose May Aid in Weight Management

A study out of a Canada published in Obesity journal found that oligofructose (aka fructooligosaccharide), a prebiotic fiber commonly found in food sources like chicory, onion and oat, may aid in weight management. The researchers put two groups of rats on a strict high-fat, high-sugar diet, but one faction was also fed oligofructose, and guess what? Even though bothContinue reading “Oligofructose May Aid in Weight Management”