You may have heard about ketogenic diets for weight loss. What is a ketogenic diet and what are its benefits and drawbacks? This article discusses the history of ketogenic diets and how they work. It also points out the limitations of such a diet and why a more balanced eating plan is best.
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Should you count calories or focus more on the quality of what you’re eating when trying to lose weight? This article discusses the importance of diet quality and why not all calories are created equal when it comes to staying lean and healthy.
What happens to your fat cells when you gain or lose weight? Do they increase in number – and can you actually change the number of fat cells you have? What role does exercise play? This article discusses the science of fat cells and the exciting role exercise plays in fat loss.
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
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.