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What Is Leptin Resistance and How Does It Affect Your Ability to Lose Weight?


Leptin resistance is a common problem among people who are overweight and obese, and it makes it considerably more challenging to lose weight and maintain it. There are natural ways to reduce inflammation, which should have an impact on leptin resistance. Eliminate processed foods and high-glycemic carbs, and add more fruits, vegetables and fatty fish to your diet.

Bigorexia: When Building Muscle Becomes an Obsession


You’ve probably seen people at the gym who spend hours lifting heavy weights. You may have admired their discipline and devotion, but a certain percentage may be suffering from a condition called muscle dysmorphia. This condition is often referred to as “bigorexia.” Find out more about this disorder that causes people to become obsessed with getting bigger muscles.

Cortisol and Insulin: Partners in Crime When It Comes to Belly Fat


Oh, that pesky belly fat. One kind makes it harder to zip up your jeans, but the type you really have to worry about is visceral abdominal fat that lies deeper. Two hormones make it harder to fight the battle of the abdominal bulge – cortisol and insulin. Find out how these hormones affect belly fat and what you can do to help keep them in check.