Sisters, Stay Alive & Informed!

Officially join my family and receive information, insight and inspiration on living a healthy, happy and prosperous life.

    I am not a robot

    Our Privacy Policy
    mail
    arrow

    What is in the news?

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | October 9th, 2022

    What is in the news?

    When a patient comes to my office for their annual well-woman exam, one of the questions I always ask is – “what are your health goals?” The number one response to that question is, “I want to lose weight.” I suspect my patients are not alone, which is why this past week, most news media was sharing the results of the study published in Cell Metabolism on October 4, 2022. Since it was big news this week, I thought I would share the information in case you missed it.

    This was a study done in Norway. They had 131 overweight/obese women participants and divided them into four groups.

    Group #1 – women who can keep doing what they usually do.

    Group # 2 – Women on a time-restricted diet – these women could eat anything they wanted but only within 10 hours each day. This means 14 hours of the day – they did not eat. In the United States, we call this intermittent fasting.

    Group # 3 –  These women did high-intensity interval training (HIIT) three times a week for 35 minutes. Click here on a previous blog on HIIT.

    Group # 4 – These women did both a time-restricted diet and HIIT.

    The study lasted for seven weeks.

    The results:

    The women who combined time-restricted eating and HIIT improved their glucose control (their hemoglobin A1c decreased) and reduced the fat around their abdomen. You still benefit from doing each alone, but the combination works well.

    What does this mean? The next time I ask, “What are your health goals?” and the response is, “I want to lose weight,” – I can suggest combining time-restricted eating with HIIT.

    Leave a Reply

    Secure Your Copy of Letters to My Sisters by Dr. Ngozi Osuagwu.
    secimg

    The book discusses common gynecological and women’s health issues in a series of witty and entertaining letters. These letters, all educational, offer suggestions on what approaches to take in tackling the medical problems that typically bring women to an ob/gynecologist. The letters are spiced with art, a poem and quotes. Although its emphasis is on gynecology and women’s health, it touches on some other medical issues that make women visit their doctors.

    The second half of the book briefly discusses the most common gynecological conditions and also provides an overview of sexually transmitted infections. A list of annotated websites dealing with the different topics in the book is provided for the reader who wants to pursue each subject in depth.




    Ready to Commit to Living a Healthier Life, Start Here with…

    Dr Ngozi’s 30 Day Alive & Healthy Challenge
    alive

    Get 30 days of insight and inspiration on creating and sustaining a healthy lifestyle straight from the
    doctor. Share this valuable resource with your mother, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, cousins
    and girlfriends. Do it solo, or in a group. Simply do it! Join our mailing list and get instant access to this life-saving resource now!