(PatrioticPost.com)- A doctor who lost 100 pounds has shared her top weight-loss and weight-maintenance advice, including strength training and tracking sugar instead of calories.
Dr. Emitis Hosoda, a 53-year-old internal medicine specialist from Washington, is an authority on nutrigenomics, studying how genes and nutrition interact and anti-aging body composition.
On TikTok, where she posts videos about genetics, hormones, insulin resistance, and how they relate to weight loss, she has almost 100,000 followers.
Dr. Hosoda recently went viral following her description of the five things she “always does as a doctor who lost 100 pounds in her 50s, kept it off, and can still get away with minimal makeup,”
Many people reduce their calorie intake as their first step in their weight loss efforts, but they should also be mindful of their sugar intake.
Dr. Hosoda clarified that she considers a food’s sugar content rather than its calorie count to determine whether it will cause an increase in her insulin and blood sugar levels.
I don’t care about calories at all, she declared.
Carbohydrates are converted into blood sugar when consumed by humans. This instructs the pancreas to secrete insulin, allowing glucose to enter the body’s cells.
High blood sugar levels may result in insulin resistance. The body produces more insulin once it cannot break down sugars, throwing the system off balance and keeping blood sugar levels high. Weight gain and excess body fat are associated with high blood sugar and insulin resistance.
According to Dr. Hosoda, she uses “the right supplements” for her hormones and genetic makeup.
Many people just take supplements at random in the hopes that they will aid in weight loss, she claimed. However, the likelihood that the supplements will help you is not very high unless you know what you’re taking them for and your genetics.
She recommended nutrigenomic testing in another recent video to viewers to figure out which vitamins you should take, which will be the highest yield for you, and what forms you should take them in.
Also, although the advantages of drinking water are well known, not everyone is hydrating properly.
Depending on how active we are, we should consume between half an ounce, and an ounce of water per pound of body weight, suggested Dr. Hosoda. It should be closer to one ounce if you work out and sweat.
Using these calculations, it is recommended that a 160-pound person drink a minimum of 80 ounces of water each day and more when engaging in strenuous activities.
Dr. Hosoda noted that individuals with specific medical conditions, such as kidney disease, should speak with their doctors to determine the recommended amount of water intake.
But that’s the amount of water you should typically consume, she continued. You don’t want to confuse thirst with hunger, so you want to drink water.
According to Healthline, intense exercise without adequate recovery can result in high cortisol levels and low testosterone. I’m here to tell you that if you’re over 50, you’re much better off building your strength because these hormonal changes are associated with weight gain and excess belly fat, Dr. Hosoda said in his conclusion.