A number of things impact body weight – genes, diet, exercise and lifestyle habits – but what about light exposure? A fascinating study shows a link between exposure to early morning sunlight and BMI. Find out more.
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Can adding more protein to your diet help you lose more body fat? Is animal protein better than plant-based proteins for shedding fat? Find out what research shows about protein and its role in fat loss.
Lots of causes for obesity have been proposed from genetic causes to environmental ones. Now a new study finds a link between how carbohydrates are broken down and a person’s risk for obesity. Get the full details on this interesting new finding.
Thinking about cutting back on dietary carbs to get leaner? Doing so could actually work against you, especially if you exercise. Find out why carb restricted diets and workouts, especially resistance-training workouts, don’t mix and why a selective carb diet works better.
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.