When you lose body fat, in most cases, you also lose what you don’t want to lose – lean body mass. Can eating a higher protein diet help? Find out what new research shows about protein and muscle breakdown during periods of calorie restriction.
Can you be markedly overweight or obese and metabolically healthy? That’s what some research suggests. Now a new study casts doubt on this theory. Find out why metabolically healthy and obese may not be compatible and why obesity increases the risk for health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The research is clear on one thing – not getting enough sleep can negatively impact your weight and body composition. How so? When you don’t sleep enough, you release more cortisol and that does undesirable things to your body composition by increasing visceral abdominal fat and breaking down muscle tissue.
Cortisol has an important function – but too much of it makes it harder to control body fat, especially tummy fat. Discover factors that can elevate your cortisol level and work against you when you’re trying to stay slim and how to correct them.
It’s hard to turn down dessert at the holidays – especially on Thanksgiving Day. On the other hand, some desserts are more unhealthy than others. What’s the healthiest pie you can eat at Thanksgiving?
A healthy breakfast has been found to address many modern health concerns, from weight loss and maintenance to reducing heart disease, easing stress, and more. Eating a healthy breakfast does not have to be a time consuming process. Nor does breakfast have to be chemical laden prepackaged for fast food choices in order to be quick and easy. Here are the seven reasons why a healthy lifestyle includes a healthy breakfast followed by five easy recipes even kids will love.
The key to staying a healthy weight is to burn more calories not just when you’re exercising but all the time – even when you’re at rest. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can do that. Discover five ways to burn more calories even when you aren’t working out.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’re watching your waistline you might assume that this means you’ll have to give up many of your favorite foods this holiday season. Don’t despair! With a few minor twists, you’ll find that you can still celebrate the holidays with many of your favorite foods.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you might imagine Thanksgiving as a kind of no-man’s land of diet disasters just waiting to happen. You imagine yourself standing nervously by the veggie platter, hanging on for dear life to a few stalks of celery while your family and friends gorge themselves on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. But don’t worry! Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to give up your weight loss plan, or resign yourself to a dismal feast of crudités.
Once you’ve reached your weight loss goal, you may feel like you’re “out of the woods,” but there’s another issue you’ll have to deal with – rebound weight gain. A new study sheds light on what’s most effective for preventing this problem. Find out more.