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The Effect of Steroids on Weight Gain

In popular culture, the term “steroids” tends to evoke images of swollen weight lifters and professional athletes with ethics problems. These types of anabolic steroids contain compounds that are designed to maximize strength by increasing the protein content in skeletal muscles. In  a more general sense, however, steroids make up some part of cell membranes […]

Everything You Need to Know About Weight Loss Patches 

The weight loss industry is well known for promoting endless weight loss products and systems that promise easy or rapid weight loss. From fad diets to expensive exercise equipment, there are numerous ways that people attempt to lose excess body weight. In the last few decades, though, various new medications and dietary supplements have become […]

Birth Control: Does it Make You Gain Weight? 

Birth control in one form or another has been around since antiquity, but it was only in the 20th century that it became safe, effective, and widely available. Beyond its core function of preventing an unplanned pregnancy, birth control medication has been additionally used for the treatment of menstruation symptoms and some health conditions specific […]

Why Does Congestive Heart Failure Cause Weight Gain?

The human body is incredibly complex, and doctors are constantly discovering new ways that different organs and body systems and genetic differences are connected and interdependent. Weight gain, for instance, is a function of metabolism and how the food we eat is either converted to energy or stored as fat. Yet the story is clearly […]

Everything You Need to Know About Antioxidants

Nutritional science—the study of how nutrients affect the maintenance and growth of the body—is a relatively new discipline in the sciences. Prior to the last 40-50 years, it mainly focused on the effects of the deficiency of certain vitamins and how macronutrients like fats and carbohydrates impacted weight and energy. As more research has been […]

How Does Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Cause Weight Gain? 

We tend to think of gaining weight as primarily an issue related to diet and exercise, and for the most part that is true; if you eat more calories than you burn through normal bodily functions and physical activity, you’ll gain weight. Yet there are other factors that are often at work that can affect […]

Can Constipation Cause Weight Gain?

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal problem that affects virtually every person at some point in their life. While not typically a very serious condition, there’s no doubt that constipation can be unpleasant and cause disruptions to a person’s normal quality of life. What many people don’t realize is that constipation by its very nature can […]

Cushing’s Syndrome and Weight Gain

Unexplained weight gain is an unwelcome development for almost anyone; indeed, apart from body builders and certain other types of athletes, few people actually want to gain weight. Yet, to medical professionals, true unexplained weight gain is not the same thing as weight gained because a person is unexpectedly in a calorie surplus. As much […]

Top Summer Recipes from True You Weight Loss

If you’re looking for healthy, summery, True You Weight Loss-approved recipes, you’ve come to the right place. True You Weight Loss registered dietitian and health coach Lori Gooch has compiled these flavorful recipes just for you. Summer Kabobs Serves 4 Ingredients: 2.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1” cubes 1/2 tsp salt (or […]

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