Weight loss is difficult for many people and weight maintenance after weight loss can be even harder. One reason is a phenomenon called adaptive thermogenesis. Find out what adaptive thermogenesis is, what factors affect it and how to reduce its influence when you’re trying to lose weight
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Snacking and grazing – are they really beneficial if you’re trying to lose weight? Find out the pros and cons of eating snacks between meals and what research shows about meal frequency and weight loss. You may be surprised.
You hear so much about weight loss foods – foods that will magically help you lose weight. No food by itself will cause the weight to fall off and if you eat large quantities of a single food, you won’t have a very balanced diet. Still, there are foods that may give you some advantages when you’re trying to lose or control your weight. Here are five surprising foods that may help.
Your intestines are full of bacteria. There’s increasing evidence that the composition of the bacteria in your gut plays a role in controlling fat, especially belly fat. Find out about a new study linking gut bacteria to body weight and whether changing the type of bacteria in your gut by getting more probiotics helps with weight control.
One of the most dangerous lies of mainstream weight-loss advice is the notion that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie, and if the number of calories you consume is fewer than the number you burn, you will lose weight. Many struggle with their weight, even as they follow this advice. They count calories […]
A number of things impact body weight – genes, diet, exercise and lifestyle habits – but what about light exposure? A fascinating study shows a link between exposure to early morning sunlight and BMI. Find out more.
Can adding more protein to your diet help you lose more body fat? Is animal protein better than plant-based proteins for shedding fat? Find out what research shows about protein and its role in fat loss.
Lots of causes for obesity have been proposed from genetic causes to environmental ones. Now a new study finds a link between how carbohydrates are broken down and a person’s risk for obesity. Get the full details on this interesting new finding.
Thinking about cutting back on dietary carbs to get leaner? Doing so could actually work against you, especially if you exercise. Find out why carb restricted diets and workouts, especially resistance-training workouts, don’t mix and why a selective carb diet works better.
Middle-age spread and middle-age weight gain – no one wants to experience it. One study looked at the contribution different types of food play in weight gain during the middle years of life. Read on to find out what “weight gain” foods to avoid.