What role does willpower play in weight loss success? More than you might think. Is willpower something you can develop much like you can build a muscle by repeatedly flexing it? A new study suggests you can. Find out more about the role willpower plays in weight loss and how to strengthen your “willpower” muscle.
Learn the secrets and science to losing weight safely and effectively.
There are a number of reasons not to buy into the promises of extreme diets. For one, they don’t lead to permanent weight loss and they’re nutritionally unbalanced. But there’s another reason why extreme dieting and rapid weight loss may be harmful. It may release toxins store in fat tissue into your bloodstream. Find out more.
We have all heard that fiber is important, but did you know that every gram of fiber that you eat cancels out about seven calories? In addition to being valuable for weight loss, there are also many other health benefits to eating a high-fiber diet.
Feel like you’re always hungry? Hunger is a powerful motivating force that can make life difficult when you’re trying to lose weight. This article discusses the what causes hunger and gives tips for how to control it.
Can resistant starch help you lose weight? That’s what some preliminary research suggests. What is resistant starch, where do you find it and can it help you shed body fat? Find out more
Is a low fat diet a good strategy for weight loss? Foods that are high in fat are usually high in calories, but eating low fat has other disadvantages. Find out what they are.
Did you know that just 30 years ago only one in ten people were overweight? Not so today. Currently, health researchers estimate that two out of three people are either overweight or obese.
Sugar has gotten a bad rap lately, but how much does added sugar in foods and beverages really affect your weight? A recent meta-analysis looked at the issue of sugar in foods and beverages and how it impacts weight for the average person. Find out what this study showed and discover other compelling reasons to cut back on sugar.
Sometimes making small changes can lead to big health benefits. Research already shows that too much sitting increases your risk for mortality even if you exercise daily. When do people do most of their sitting? At work. So why not stand? Find out the benefits of standing at work and how to be more active on the job.
Most of the supplements you see advertised for weight loss have no benefits, and at worse, they may be dangerous. On the other hand, certain dietary components do seem to have an impact on fat loss. An example? Vitamin D and calcium. Find out what recent research shows about how they influence fat loss.