Craving unhealthy foods? Bacteria in your gut may be to blame. A new study shows the type of bacteria that make their home in your gut may have an effect on your food choices and the types of foods you crave. Find out what role gut bacteria play in controlling your weight – and the type of foods you crave.
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Are weekends making it hard to control your weight? Weekends are a time when most people change their eating habits – and not for the better. Discover the pitfalls of weekend eating and easy strategies for avoiding weekend weight gain.
A fast metabolism makes it easier to control your weight. Some people have a more sluggish one than others. You may think you’re stuck with the metabolism your were born with – but are you? How much do lifestyle factors like diet and exercise play in controlling your metabolic rate? Find out what research shows.
You already know that protein-packed meals are filling. Fiber is too. Now research shows dark, leafy greens contain a compound that may help you feel full. Find out more about the satiety benefits of greens and ways to add more of them to your diet.
Should you eat six small meals a day or three larger ones? Most fitness trainers will tell you to “graze” throughout the day – but does research really support this idea? Find out whether meal frequency really matters when it comes to controlling your weight.
When you’re under stress you probably eat a little differently and a little less healthy. This may partially explain why stressed out people are prone towards weight gain. Now a new study identifies another reason -stress may slow your metabolism. Find out more.
Beige fat, brown fat and white fat – what do all of these colors mean? More importantly, how do these types of fat differ in function? Find out more about brown fat and beige fat, two kinds of fat that make controlling your weight a little easier.
Coffee is a popular drink and one that has some surprising health benefits. Coffee has almost no calories, making it a low calorie drink to sip if you’re trying to control your weight. Does coffee have weight control benefits that go beyond the fact it’s low in calories? Read on and find out what research shows about coffee and weight control.
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.
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.