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.
You’ve seemingly done everything right. You diet and exercise and still you can’t seem to lose even a pound. You may have a condition that is driven by hormone imbalance known as weight loss resistance.
Insulin has the important function of allowing glucose to enter cells, but too much of it can create problems for your waistline. Insulin is a fat-storage hormone that makes it more difficult to lose body fat. But why? This article discusses how insulin makes it hard to shed body fat and what you can do to lower your insulin levels naturally.
Do you begin the day with a bowl of oatmeal? That’s a good choice, but you can maximize the health benefits of your morning cereal with these healthy add-ins. Pump up the nutritional power of your morning oatmeal and begin the day right.
Can munching on chocolate help you lose weight? Chocolate has a bad image as a high-calorie food that people trying to stay lean should avoid. Yes, chocolate is calorie-rich, but eating it has some surprising number of health benefits. The natural flavonoids in chocolate have been linked to improved blood vessel function and heart-healthy benefits. […]
How do you chew your food? It matters when it comes to controlling your weight. Find out what research shows about your chewing style and how it affects how much you eat and how quickly you get full. Find out more about the science of chewing and satiety.