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.
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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.
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.