Insulin is a hormone that’s vital to life. It helps your body store energy and hold onto body fat. On the other hand, it also helps you build muscle when you work out. Find out more about the science of insulin, how it can work in your favor – and work against you too.
Learn the secrets and science to losing weight safely and effectively.
Many women experience weight gain after menopause and that weight comes in the form of body fat, not muscle. Is weight gain after menopause inevitable? Find out why it’s harder to control your weight once estrogen levels drop and what you can do to avoid putting on weight.
You already know that your thyroid is the “master gland” when it comes to controlling your metabolism. Have you ever wondered what effect dieting and calorie restriction has on it? Read on and find out why it’s not a good idea to cut calories back too low even if you’re trying to lose weight.
Not losing weight despite your best efforts to eat cleanly and exercise? That’s a frustrating problem to have. One of the best ways to find out why is to keep a food journal. Here are six reasons you should write down what you eat and the insights you’ll gain.
Does it seem that men lose body fat more quickly and easily than women? It’s not your imagination. Men seem to have some “unfair advantages” when it comes to shedding body fat. Find out how the sexes differ in terms of their ability to lose fat and build lean body mass and the best way to “even things up” a bit.
How you exercise and what you eat certainly impacts your weight, but there are a number of other factors that make it easier or harder to control your weight. One of these is the internal clock that controls your natural rhythms called circadian rhythms. Find out how changes in circadian rhythms can lead to weight gain and what to do to keep your clock properly “set.”
Does evening snacking sometimes undo all of the clean eating you did all day? A new study looks at a way to control those after-hours snack attacks by changing the composition of what you eat for breakfast. Find out more – and discover other ways to control nighttime snacking
Websites and magazines are full of conflicting advice about diet and weight loss. Do you need to cut out carbohydrates? Should you try to stop eating snacks of any kind? Does consuming food in the evening cause the most weight gain? Read on to discover the answers to these questions and more as you learn about the top nine myths that are stopping you from losing weight.
You’re probably pretty aware of what you’re eating, especially if you’re trying to control your weight. But how concerned are you about when you eat? According to a new study, when you eat your big meal of the day may have a significant impact on how much weight you lose. Find out more.
If you’ve already embraced the paleo diet, it makes intuitive sense to try to extend that thinking to your fitness plan. Above all, paleo fitness is about moving your body and enjoying your life. Now get out there and start playing!