Middle-age spread and middle-age weight gain – no one wants to experience it. One study looked at the contribution different types of food play in weight gain during the middle years of life. Read on to find out what “weight gain” foods to avoid.
Of course you need a certain amount of fat in your diet but the type you get matters too. A new study shows the type of dietary fat you consume may influence your body composition as well as your health. Find out what type of fats you need more of and the kind you should limit.
Yoga helps you relax and helps with balance and flexibility. Most people don’t think of yoga as being a fat-burner or a form of exercise that promotes weight loss – but is it? This article looks at yoga workouts – whether striking yoga poses can help shed body fat – or not.
Clues to future obesity may be identifiable early in life. Parents are usually happy when a baby or child has a good appetite – but what does it say about their future risk for being overweight or obese? A new study looked at this issue and came to some interesting conclusions. Find out what they are.
Think you’re home free after losing weight? Now comes the hard part – weight loss maintenance. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, five habits are important for maintaining your new weight once you’ve lost it. Find out what they are.
Most people eat their food in a rush. As a result, they spend limited time chewing. Why is this bad? Research shows a link between how we chew and how much we eat at a meal. Plus, eating fast without thoroughly chewing can lead to other problems as well. Find out why how you chew influences nutrient absorption and food intake and how chewing longer can work in your favor.
People who burn the midnight oil may have more trouble controlling their weight. The reason? It could come down to changes in the levels of two key hormones that control appetite. Find out how lack of sleep affects appetite hormones and your ability to lose weight.
Do you “cheat” on your clean eating plan with a cheat meal or a cheat day on a regular basis? Is this a good practice or does it hinder weight loss? This article discusses how refeeding affects an important hormone that controls your appetite and metabolism.
You might think how a food tastes drive you to eat, but research shows smell plays an important role too. Do people who are overweight perceive smells differently than thin people? This article discusses the role smell plays in the drive to eat. It also focuses on research suggesting some people may be more “aroma sensitive” and overeat as a result.
If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to create an energy deficit. One way to do that is to reduce the number of calories you take in each day or increase the number you burn off. Unfortunately, lowering your calorie intake consistently usually leads to a weight loss plateau. In response to this, some people turn to calorie cycling. What is calorie cycling and can it help you lose weight?