Some women cut back on protein along with calories when they’re trying to lose weight. That’s not such a good idea, especially after menopause. A recent study reveals the importance of getting enough protein – and consuming it throughout the day. Find out why it’s important along with some high protein snacks you can enjoy.
Do you read nutrition labels every time you shop for food? You should. A new study shows that even health-conscious shoppers can be fooled by product packaging and make less healthy selections. Find out how food packaging and labels fool us and how to be a savvier shopper every time you shop for groceries.
If you’re trying to make healthy lifestyle changes, should you focus on diet or exercise first? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out why BOTH diet and exercise deliver the best results, whether you’re trying to stay healthy or lose weight.
Have you made the decision to go gluten-free? That’s important if you have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten – but keep in mind that gluten-free doesn’t always mean healthy. There’s a healthy way and a not so healthy way to eat a diet that’s free of gluten. Find out the difference and how to make a gluten-free diet a healthful one.
Decreasing your calorie intake too much may initially lead to weight loss but severe calorie restriction can work against you in the long run. Find out what changes take place in your body when you decrease the number of calories you eat too much and how to avoid this problem.
Are you overeating without knowing it? A new study shows the importance of controlling portion sizes if you want to control your weight. Find out more about this study and how to avoid the pitfalls of eating too much.
If you’re trying to lose weight, what do you reach for? Many people reach for low-calorie items they find at their local supermarket. After all, if it’s low in calories it should make it easier to lose weight, right? Not necessarily so. Find out why choosing low calorie products can work against you when you’re trying to shed body fat.
Think you don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal? Not when you have these kitchen gadgets. Discover five kitchen tools that’ll make your life easier – and keep you healthy.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you craved healthy foods instead of ones high in fat or sugar? Find out why we crave unhealthy foods and how to retrain your taste buds to enjoy whole foods that aren’t high in sugar or fat.
Insulin is a hormone that’s vital to life. It helps your body store energy and hold onto body fat. On the other hand, it also helps you build muscle when you work out. Find out more about the science of insulin, how it can work in your favor – and work against you too.