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The CORSET DIET: Yes or No? Is Waist Training a Good Idea?

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/corset-diet

#Corset Diet, yes or no?

Also called “waist training” has hit mainstream and the Hollywood crowd over the last few years. For centuries women were FORCED to “widdle their middle” into these tight, restrictive and unbearable contraptions. Now, celebs like the Kardashians and Jessica Alba swear by these “devices”. Jessica Alba stated she wore hers day and night for 3 months after giving birth and credits wearing this contraption for her weight loss.

Do you lose weight with a corset? Well, science says NO WAY. I have worn one of these, and actually have it in my closet. It is great to help you nip and tuck away what you are trying to hide, but can become quite disappointing when you squeeze yourself into a sausage and find your “excess” spills over the top… not a pretty look ladies!

Next, these things are painful! It hurts to have a contraption wrapped around you so tightly you can barely sit down. The more expensive ones have metal boning in them that keeps everything pretty upright, which isn’t all bad for sitting at a desk all day because it definitely improves your posture. I found I had difficulty breathing in it. The tighter you cinch the corset the more you constrict your diaphragm, so don’t even think about working out in it… that can be dangerous because it restricts you from taking a full breath.

Oh, one theory on weight loss is because everything is slammed together in your gut you eat less and aren’t as hungry. Well, yes and no. You for sure can’t eat as much food because there is no room for it in there, but this can also cause acid refluxing because too much food may find it’s way back up into your esophagus and that simply is not pleasant. Be prepared to run to the bathroom more often, because when everything is squished together, it pushes your colon along a little more.

Finally, and this is the worst of all the things I experienced, it compresses your rib cage which can be dangerous. A slight turn in the wrong direction while contorted and compressed can result in a torn intercostal ligament (between ribs) which is excruciating and will result in weeks of missed gym days and many sleepless nights. If it gets REALLY bad, you can actually crack or break a rib, which sets you back even further. Why do I tell you this? Because I suffered torn intercostal 3 times and 2 cracked ribs in the several months I wore this contraption. Bottom line, though it looks like the next best thing since buttered bread, please think twice. Abs are not made in a waist trainer, they are made at the dinner table and at the end of your fork. Hard work, consistent exercise, plenty of sleep and rest and consistency and dedication is why creates that beautiful waist ladies!


5 Signs You May Be Consuming Too Much Protein

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

 

How do you know if you are eating too much protein?  #AskDrLori takes a look at this interesting topic by looking at the 5 ways to know if you may be consuming too much protein.


Cheese-Free Basil Pesto over Spaghetti Squash

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Cheese-Free Basil Pesto over Spaghetti Squash

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Low Carb, Paleo-Friendly

 

Ingredients:          

1 cup fresh Organic Basil, tightly packed

1/3 cup fresh Organic Parsley

1-2 small cloves fresh Organic Garlic

½ cup Raw Pine Nuts

½ cup Cold-Pressed Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

¼ – ½ tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt, to taste

Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

1 medium Spaghetti Squash

1-2 medium Roma Tomatoes, chopped

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash length-wise down the middle and clean out “guts”. Place squash on baking pan, cut side down, and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  3. Place basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil in a food processor and pulse until smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When squash is done, remove from oven. Use a fork to “loosen” the strands so it looks like spaghetti noodles.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine squash noodles and pesto and mix. Garnish with tomatoes.
  6. Enjoy!

Gluten-Free DIY SHRIMP Pesto Zucchini Zoodle Pasta Quick & Easy How-To Cooking Demo

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

What’s for dinner tonight?  How about a Seafood Zoodle Pasta dish?  With all of my food intolerances I had to create a recipe that tasted similar to my favorite pasta pesto dish, but without the cheese and gluten.  I do allow myself shrimp every now and then, and when I do, I love this recipe!  If you are also watching your weight, this option is great because it is also low-carb and guilt-free!

In this QUICK video, I show you how to make a very simple seafood entree tonight!  You will use some of the skills I have been teaching you in the past video cooking demo blogs.  Combine the zucchini “zoodle” making video using the handy-dandy VEGGETTItool, homemade dairy-free pesto, and the super delicious colorful veggie salad.  Combine all of these and you have a slam-dunk winner!!!

This dish is so versatile it is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and LOW-CARB!  Watch as I demo this recipe for you!


Gluten-Free DIY SHRIMP Pesto Zucchini Zoodle Pasta Quick & Easy How-To Cooking Demo

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

What’s for dinner tonight?  How about a Seafood Zoodle Pasta dish?  With all of my food intolerances I had to create a recipe that tasted similar to my favorite pasta pesto dish, but without the cheese and gluten.  I do allow myself shrimp every now and then, and when I do, I love this recipe!  If you are also watching your weight, this option is great because it is also low-carb and guilt-free!

In this QUICK video, I show you how to make a very simple seafood entree tonight!  You will use some of the skills I have been teaching you in the past video cooking demo blogs.  Combine the zucchini “zoodle” making video using the handy-dandy VEGGETTItool, homemade dairy-free pesto, and the super delicious colorful veggie salad.  Combine all of these and you have a slam-dunk winner!!!

This dish is so versatile it is paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and LOW-CARB!  Watch as I demo this recipe for you!