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That dreaded, stubborn belly fat. You may try every fad diet under the sun, crunch your abs til they burn, or join the other gym rats pumping iron at the local fitness hangout in a futile effort for a flat tummy. But a new study finds that when it comes to trimming muffin tops and shrinking belly bulge
caused by dangerous abdominal fat, your best bet is aerobic exercise.
Only the most uninformed among us are blind and deaf to the fact that our nation’s obesity rate is climbing at runaway speeds. Right now, more than 93 million Americans are obese, and experts tell us we’ve reached the epidemic stage
. As a matter of fact, we’ve been there for some time now. If this sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, consider these facts...
So many people have the downfall snacking. Are you one of them? With the temptations of a cookie jar filled to the rim with homemade cookies or a bottomless candy basket on your co-worker’s desk, it’s easy to see how snacking can be irresistible. Unfortunately most traditional snacks are loaded with fat and calories – neither of which are good for your waistline. Don’t despair! Studies have shown that with the right choices, snacking can actually be good for you
. If you are a snack-addict take a look at these 10 snacks that come in at 200 calories or less.
If you ever craved your grandmother's buttery mashed potatoes or simultaneously grabbed a spoon and a pint of ice cream from the freezer, you know certain foods offer comfort
when you're down or “out of sorts.” Unfortunately, these foods are not only rich in warm fuzzy feelings, but usually have plenty of fat and sugar to boot.
Anyone who has ever tried to stick to a “diet
” knows they simply don’t work . . . not for the long haul anyway. Nothing short of a sensible lifestyle change will help you achieve and maintain your ideal weight. However, a report published in Cell Metabolism
sheds new light on why it’s so difficult to commit to a diet.
Did you eat a little too much on vacation and are now having a difficult time getting back on track? It’s natural to allow ourselves a little leeway when it comes to dining and exercise on vacation. However, if you get home, and notice some weight gain, it’s important to keep it in check, so it doesn’t become a problem later in life. Think about it… If you gain a negligible 5 pounds a year, in 5 years, you’ll be 25 pounds heavier than you are now. That’s a pretty significant difference.
has been a hot topic of debate for some time now as approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents aged two through19 are obese. The recent outrage resulting from the suggestion that obese children should be placed in foster care
has only added fuel to the fire. As health experts and parents alike search for solutions to prevent children from becoming so overweight in the first place, some are questioning just how far we are willing to go. Now, a group of UK researchers are bringing the obesity battle to the unborn.
Recently, a group of diet community members were asked if they thought they were addicted to certain foods
. The answer was an absolute “yes!” with men and women swearing that certain foods were more like crack cocaine than fuel for their body.
For the seventh year in a row Mississippi is leading all other states as the fattest in the country, according to a yearly obesity report. By contrast, Colorado is the nation's thinnest state. But the really bad news is that overall, the entire country is getting fatter and fatter every year.
Few diets have sparked as much controversy as the Paleolithic or “caveman” diet
. Die-hard fans are rather vocal in their defense, and staunch opponents are often equally as vocal. However, since the U.S. News & World Report “Best Diets”
review ranked the Paleo diet as the worst in the overall weight loss category, supporters are coming out of the woodwork to stand behind their lifestyle.
Google any consumer product, whether it be electronics, sports equipment, or diet supplements, and chances are great you’ll find a website offering what appears to be unbiased reviews on the pros and cons of the product. While many do offer honest and factual information, others have another agenda. They claim to be independent news reporters describing personal experiences with products; yet they are actually slick marketers engaging in practices that are not only deceptive, but also illegal.
Weight loss enthusiasts are all abuzz about this weight loss miracle supplement. One of the newer contenders on the fat-blasting scene is called African Mango or Irvingia gabonenesis to be scientifically correct. You may remember all the hype surrounding the Acai berry
diet and how the FTC initiated a crack-down on false claims. Is African Mango for weight loss doomed to a similar fate? Or is it the real deal?
Worldwide, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 1 billion adults are overweight and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese.
Obesity poses a major health risk because people who are overweight are more likely to develop serious diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer. So what has caused this obesity epidemic?
Obesity has become like an epidemic worldwide with the US seeing a rampant rise in the number of overweight people. Obesity is touted as one of the biggest health concern currently faced in the America. Although, many developed countries have seen similar increase, in the US the obesity rates are amongst the highest in the world i.e. 74.1% of the adults were obese or overweight as of 2007.
Sprinkles for weight loss? Interesting concept. But wait . . . aren’t "sprinkles" those colorful specks showered over scoops of ice cream and gooey chocolate syrup? Not exactly what first comes to mind when I think about weight loss.
But a company in California, SENSA, has released a new product purported to be revolutionary in the weight loss world and it’s all about sprinkles
. A specific type
of sprinkle that is.
If you’re like most Americans you’re determined that 2013 will be the year you finally
get in shape. Hopefully, you’ve chosen a plan based on sound nutrition and exercise because you’ve wised up to the fact that there is no “quick fix” to fat loss and the only people benefiting from “magic pills” are the people who make them.
In a nation where there are so many massively overweight people wobbling around it’s easy to feel okay if you just a little bit overweight.
“At least I’m not THAT fat,” right?
Not so fast. Don’t go getting too comfortable just yet.
Now that your precious baby bundle has arrived, you may be wondering what to do with the extra pounds that remain. You don’t want to rush things but wanting to get back into shape sooner rather than later is a healthy sign you’re remembering to take care of yourself as well as your baby.
Now that the New Year is well underway, how are you doing with your resolution? Didn’t make any? That’s okay, a lot of people don’t. But if you're like many people, you’ve decided that this is going to be your year, and have said to yourself, “there are going to be some changes around here!”
Has this ever happened to you? You make your mind you’re finally going to get in shape and shed the extra pounds of body fat you’ve been dealing with. You find a friend in the same boat you’re in – same weight, same height, and same body mass index- and you both decide to make the weight loss journey together.