Tiny but very active bacteria that live in your intestines play a role in controlling body weight. The good news? New research shows you can favorably alter the composition of these bacteria by changing your diet. Find out how gut bacteria impact your weight and how it might be possible to select for ones that reduce the risk of obesity.
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Research suggests that high-intensity exercise is better than long periods of cardio for shedding body fat – but have you ever wondered why? After all, trainers used to tell you to exercise in the fat-burning zone for fat loss. Find out why higher intensity workouts where you’re NOT in the fat-burning zone work so well for fat loss.
It’s a controversial topic – fructose and high-fructose corn syrup. Is it really the driving force behind insulin resistance and obesity? Find out what a new study shows about how your body handles sugar – both fructose and table sugar.
Can you get benefits from even a minute of brisk activity? That’s what a new study shows. A minute here and a minute there of movement can add up to a lower body weight if you do it consistently. Find out more.
The French have a significantly lower rate of obesity compared to Western countries, despite the fact they eat a diet that’s relatively high in saturated fat. Why might this be – and what can we learn from them about maintaining a healthy body weight? Find out.
How’s your metabolism? Having a higher resting metabolic rate makes it easier to control your weight. Unfortunately, some people slow down their metabolism without knowing it. Here are five habits that can slow your metabolism and contribute to weight gain.
Spices are one of the quickest ways to add flavor to food but they’re good for more than that. If you’re trying to control your weight, adding more spice to your food can help you achieve your goal. Discover five reasons why you should add more spices to your diet if you’re trying to control your weight.
Trying to lose weight? Be sure you’re getting enough protein in your diet. Protein is a powerful ally in your battle to shed body fat. Find out what the benefits of protein are when you’re trying to lose weight and how to get them.
Are you hooked on your morning cup of java? Drinking coffee has health benefits and some people think it helps control their appetite. Does sipping coffee really help with appetite control? What about its effects on metabolism? Find out more about coffee and its impact on appetite and metabolism.
How aware are you of how and what you’re eating? It’s easy to fall into the trap of mindless snacking and making the wrong food choices out of conveniences. Here are five of the most common “bad eating habits” that make it hard to control your weight along with ways to correct them.