Losing weight is part of the battle but maintaining it can be tough too. One problem is resting metabolic rate slows down after weight loss. That means you have to reduce your calorie intake to compensate. On a positive note, research suggests that altering the composition of what you eat may reduce the compensatory decline in metabolic rate that happens after weight loss. Find out more.
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Most people who are overweight have at least a rough idea of why this is so. Some are guilty of snacking on too much sugary candy, while others regularly cave to their desire for a pack of high calorie beers. However, not everyone finds it so easy to work out why they have gained weight or why they seem to be unable to lose unwanted weight. Read on to discover the ten main underlying reasons for baffling weight gain, and learn what you can do in order to counteract each of these common problems.
You already know that what you eat and how much is a factor when it comes to controlling your weight – but what about WHEN you eat? A recent study looked at this issue. Read on to find out what research shows about meal timing and weight control.
Green tea is certainly a tasty drink to sip and it appears to have health benefits as well – even when it comes to exercise.
The problem of obesity in the United States has been well documented, with a notable increase in recent years. Whereas in 1980 only 7% were obese in 1980, it is now estimated that the figure has now risen to over 20%. This article outlines the overall distribution of childhood obesity and underlines the need for urgent action.
You’ve lost weight? Congratulations! Now comes the hard part – keeping it off. Unfortunately, sometimes your body works against here. Here are three hormones that make it more difficult to maintain your new weight once you’ve lost it.
Is a common spice you probably have in your kitchen cabinet as effective as a prescription weight loss medication? That’s what a new study suggests. Find out more about ginger, why it may be your ally when it comes to controlling your weight and more about the health and weight loss benefits of other spices.
Buying low-fat products sounds like a good idea in theory but it’s not always a good investment for your health. It’s best to buy unprocessed foods as much as possible but when you do buy a packaged item, make sure you choose full-fat versions of these foods.
Read what a new study shows about skipping meals and how it impacts your food choices, and, potentially, your weight.
Some women cut back on protein along with calories when they’re trying to lose weight. That’s not such a good idea, especially after menopause. A recent study reveals the importance of getting enough protein – and consuming it throughout the day. Find out why it’s important along with some high protein snacks you can enjoy.