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.
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Is skipping meals hazardous to your waistline and body composition? Read on and discover what a new study shows about meal skipping and the impact is has metabolic health and belly fat. It could change the way you think about intermittent fasting.
Do you have “thrifty genes?” Some experts believe these genes make it harder to lose weight and avoid weight-related health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Find out what they are and what role they may play in weight loss.
Is working a full-time job a risk factor for weight gain? Whether we work or not isn’t always a choice, but if you do work a job, it could make it harder to control your weight, based on recent research. Find out what this study shows and find out how to avoid the weight gain pitfalls of working a job.
The age-old argument – genetics or lifestyle? A new study approaches the argument in a different way by looking at identical twins with the same genetics – one who exercises and who doesn’t. They look the same on the outside, but what about the inside? Find out.
What’s for breakfast? Maybe something sweet. A study suggests that adding dessert to the breakfast table could help you control your weight. Sound unlikely? Find out more about this intriguing finding and how best to handle sugar cravings that make it harder to control your weight.
Diet quality versus quantity – which matters most when you’re trying to lose weight? A new study looked at this issue and revealed some interesting insights about what to eat and not eat when your goal is to slim down. Find out what they are.
Help! You’re eating cleanly, but you’re constantly hungry. What can you do to eat a healthy diet and NOT feel hungry? Find out why hunger pangs can be a problem when you first change your diet and how to get them under control.
If you’re struggling to lose belly fat, it may take more than adjusting your diet and working out regularly. How much you sleep plays a role too. Discover four ways that lack of sleep makes it harder to shed tummy fat.
Recently, small studies have suggested that what you eat and how much is more important for controlling weight than physical activity. Don’t be too quick to believe it. According to a new study, exercise trumps diet for weight control as you age. Get the full story.