You weigh one day and you’re right where you should be. The next morning, you’re up two pounds. Why does weight fluctuate so much and what do those fluctuations mean? Find out more about those frustrating bump ups in weight.
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Fat serves a useful purpose – it supplies energy and keeps you warm, but there’s absolutely no benefit to having a muffin top. If you’re dealing with an expanding layer of belly fat, should you ramp up the cardio or grab a pair of weights? Read on and find out what role strength training plays in taming a muffin top.
There’s an ongoing epidemic of metabolic syndrome and it shows no signs of letting up. Lifestyle changes like diet and exercise can lower your risk for metabolic problems – but which one is best – diet or exercise? Find out what a new study shows.
So many diets restrict calories and even major food groups – not a healthy way to lose weight. Can adding something beneficial back into your diet, like fiber, be just as effective? Find out what a new study shows.
Snacking throughout the day – should you or shouldn’t you? You often hear people say, including fitness and nutrition experts, that eating every few hours throughout the day favorably affects your metabolism and helps with weight control. Is there any truth to this idea? Read on and discover more about the metabolic effects of snacking and whether it can help with controlling your weight.
There’s a common perception that men have an easier time losing weight compared to women. Is there any truth to this idea? As it turns out, men may lose weight faster, but do women play catch-up? Find out.
Apples are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber but that’s not the only reason to munch down on one. Research shows apples contain a natural chemical called ursolic acid that may help with fat loss and muscle gains. Read on discover more about this intriguing compound in apples.
Appetite hormones control your appetite, no surprise there. Some appetite hormones like leptin reduce your desire to eat while other like ghrelin increases hunger. Unfortunately, sometimes appetite hormones are out of balance and work against efforts to lose weight. Read on and discover five ways for taming your appetite hormones.
What’s the verdict on late night snacking? Does it or does it not make it harder to control your weight? Find out what recent research shows about this issue and how to tame the late-night snacking beast.
Do you have a healthy body fat percentage? You might wonder what a healthy body fat percentage is for women and how to best measure it. Unfortunately, a standard scale won’t tell you and BMI, a measure that doctors use, says nothing about your body composition. Read on and find out what the best methods for measuring body fat percentage are and what is considered healthy.