Are you hooked on your morning cup of java? Drinking coffee has health benefits and some people think it helps control their appetite. Does sipping coffee really help with appetite control? What about its effects on metabolism? Find out more about coffee and its impact on appetite and metabolism.
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How aware are you of how and what you’re eating? It’s easy to fall into the trap of mindless snacking and making the wrong food choices out of conveniences. Here are five of the most common “bad eating habits” that make it hard to control your weight along with ways to correct them.
What changes happen to your metabolism when you restrict calories too much to speed up weight loss? Find out how calorie restriction impacts hormones that control your metabolic rate and appetite and how to avoid a significant metabolic slowdown when you’re trying to lose body fat.
You already know resistance exercise affects muscle cells, causing them to hypertrophy and become larger, and exercise in general helps with loss of body fat. Here’s a novel idea – can exercise actually affect the genes that control the growth of fat cells? Researchers at the Lund University think so. Here’s why.
Vitamin D is a vitamin that behaves like a hormone. In fact, cells throughout your body have receptors for this important vitamin/hormone. Why is the sunshine vitamin so important? Preliminary research shows a link between low vitamin D levels and inflammation linked to some autoimmune diseases. Plus, it may help to keep other age-related health […]
Around the time of menopause or just after, many women see their waistline increase in size. This comes as a surprise to women who are watching what they eat and working out almost every day. Even women who are relatively lean after menopause often wage a battle with belly fat and frequently notice a redistribution of body fat from their buttocks and thighs to their tummy and waistline. Why is an expanding waistline and belly fat such a problem after menopause and what can you do to control tummy fat after menopause?
Can high-intensity exercise change bad fat to good fat? That’s what a new study shows. There’s a certain type of fat that’s less efficient than the fat you store on your hips and tummy. Instead of storing the calories you take in – it converts them to heat. Would you like more of this type of fat and less of the other? Exercise may be one way to get it. Find out why and how you can get the benefits.
Losing weight is part of the battle but maintaining it can be tough too. One problem is resting metabolic rate slows down after weight loss. That means you have to reduce your calorie intake to compensate. On a positive note, research suggests that altering the composition of what you eat may reduce the compensatory decline in metabolic rate that happens after weight loss. Find out more.
Most people who are overweight have at least a rough idea of why this is so. Some are guilty of snacking on too much sugary candy, while others regularly cave to their desire for a pack of high calorie beers. However, not everyone finds it so easy to work out why they have gained weight or why they seem to be unable to lose unwanted weight. Read on to discover the ten main underlying reasons for baffling weight gain, and learn what you can do in order to counteract each of these common problems.
You already know that what you eat and how much is a factor when it comes to controlling your weight – but what about WHEN you eat? A recent study looked at this issue. Read on to find out what research shows about meal timing and weight control.