Your lifestyle and the diet you eat affect your health on so many levels – it can even affect your genes. Find out what recent research shows about dietary choices and how they impact genes that affect body weight and the risk for disease are expressed. You’ll also find out why it’s important to be consistent with your lifestyle changes.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Ever wonder if you’re eating more calories than you think you are? Hidden calories hide in lots of foods and beverages and make it hard to control your weight. Discover five common sources of hidden calories and how to keep them off of your plate.
Energy drinks help you wake up and stay alert. Now there are “relaxation drinks” that help you unwind and relax. Do these beverages offer any benefits? Get the scoop.
Did you know your nutritional needs change as you age? Not surprisingly, your calorie requirements go down as you lose lean body mass and your metabolism slows. This process accelerates after menopause. In fact, you lose muscle every decade after the age of 45.
Is hunger driving you to the refrigerator a bit too often? Uncontrolled hunger is one reason people overeat and gain weight. What can you do about it? Once you’re sure you’re eating enough, take a look at the composition of your diet.
You’ve heard the term “sugar free” many times and seen products listed as sugar-free or with no added sugar. What do these terms really mean and are they better for you than sugar? Get the scoop on what these terms really mean and whether they’re a healthy choice.
Craving unhealthy foods? Bacteria in your gut may be to blame. A new study shows the type of bacteria that make their home in your gut may have an effect on your food choices and the types of foods you crave. Find out what role gut bacteria play in controlling your weight – and the type of foods you crave.
A fast metabolism makes it easier to control your weight. Some people have a more sluggish one than others. You may think you’re stuck with the metabolism your were born with – but are you? How much do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play in controlling your metabolic rate? Find out what research shows.
You already know that protein-packed meals are filling. Fiber is too. Now research shows dark, leafy greens contain a compound that may help you feel full. Find out more about the satiety benefits of greens and ways to add more of them to your diet.
Sipping coconut water is a popular way to stay hydrated. Some people also drink this “superfood” beverage with the slightly nutty taste for its possible health benefits. Does coconut water really have health benefits and is it a good way to stay hydrated when you work out?