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There is a group of scientists in Australia that have proven that moderate weight loss can reverse many of the damaging changes that occur in immune cells. This particularly holds true for obese people with type-2 diabetes. Let's take a closer look at this recent research.
The South Beach weight loss program redefines the concept of just that. Unlike most traditional programs, it involves no calorie-counting or down-sizing of portions. And, it’s been known to help people lose and keep off weight for the long term. What’s the secret behind this program? Keep reading for the lowdown on this popular weight-loss approach.
Summer is coming quickly - are you ready for your bikini debut? Keep reading for some summer shape-up tips from Insider's Health Contributor, Lisa Avellino of Focus28
With obesity rates in the country incrementally rising each year, it is no wonder that it is also becoming a huge problem with our children. Less and less exercise, and more quick non-nutritional foods in our children’s’ diets are surely the culprit. But besides overhauling these two areas, how else can we combat the unhealthy move towards obesity in our children? New studies recommend CLA supplementation to “reduce fat mass and total body weight in healthy but overweight and obese children.”
Weight loss is one of those things that just about everyone would like to accomplish overnight. Unfortunately, once the weight loss “bug” bites, many people embark upon starvation diets and other drastic weight loss programs that can have an adverse impact upon their health. Some methods are even downright dangerous. If you’re interested in shedding a few pounds, you can do it safely and effectively . . . and still do it rather quickly. Keep reading for five safe and easy ways to lose weight fast.
One of the latest crazes in the diet industry is the “Cookie Diet.” The name alone has many dieters scrambling to get all the information on it that they can. Imagine being able to lose weight by eating cookies! But before you run to the store and start stocking up on your favorite brand of cookies, you need to know that the Cookie Diet deals with specially-formulated cookies. Let’s take a closer look . . .
As we all struggle to find the magic key to losing weight – and keep from gaining it back, one recent study out of Princeton University takes a closer look at the effects of high fructose corn syrup in comparison to table sugar and other related sweeteners. Studies showed a considerable weight gain on average for those who consumed a regular intake of high fructose syrup.
If you’re like most people, you’re always looking for the next best or biggest thing in weight loss tactics. Over the years you may have tried different approaches, programs, and plans – some which may have worked, and others that weren’t quite so successful. One of the newest programs today is called the “O2“ plan created by Keri Glassman, RD.
Are you one of the one-third of American adults who are overweight, or are you just trying to shed a few excess pounds? It's no wonder weight loss is a multimillion-dollar industry. We're bombarded with promises of easy and effortless weight loss on a daily basis. Despite what some advertisements claim, there are no magic bullets or sure things. What's more, some diets are unsafe and can cause dehydration, nutrient deficiencies and fatigue. To separate the unrealistic from the sensible, look for the following red flags.
Have you ever started a new job and found that you put on a couple extra pounds within a few weeks? Or, maybe you’ve been at your job for years now and have realized that you’re a bit (or a lot) heavier than when you were the “new kid” in the office. If either of those scenarios sounds familiar, you are in good company (no pun intended!). But there’s no need for despair. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid packing on the pounds while on the job.
Have you ever started a diet, only to be distracted by a diet-detractor? Committing and sticking to a diet is hard enough without having to worry about people around you who aren’t supporting your efforts. Whether the person getting in your way is your better-half or a good friend, how can you cope when someone is trying to tempt you with forbidden foods and tease you for trying to lose weight? Follow this advice to thwart the sabotage and get them on your side.
On average, people gain one to two pounds per year effortlessly. If you simply consume 100 fewer calories daily you can easily counteract that annual gain. However, if you have already been through a few too many annual cycles and are looking to get rid of more than your “yearly gain,” you need to reduce your daily calories by about 500. Keep reading to find out 20 simple things you can do to drop the pounds and keep them off.
Recent statistics place the number of obese people in the United States at one in every three people. Obesity has been labeled an epidemic. And, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention this disease (yes it is considered a disease) carries a very high price tag.
Starting a weight loss plan is challenging for even the most disciplined eater, especially when you are taking in less than you are used to. How can you stick to your goals without giving into temptation? The following 10 easy strategies will help you lose weight and maintain your weight on a regular basis . . .
Revelers beware: alcoholic beverages can seriously spoil your New Year's resolution to lose a few pounds. Like it or not, alcohol contains calories. It’s important to consider how a few cocktails can significantly add to the numbers on your scale. But, you don’t have to give up your drink of choice completely. Keep reading for tips on how to choose wisely when it comes to happy hour, as well as tricks to avoid the negative effects (on your head and your waistline) of one too many.
Ever wonder why people have such a hard time losing weight? Look no further than the way food is presented to us in modern society. Convenience foods, fast-food restaurants and oversized portions have conditioned your body to crave sugar and the immediate burst of energy it provides—even though you don’t need it to live your relatively sedentary life. Luckily, with a little know-how, you can identify the food sources where excess fat and calories reside and avoid them—or better yet, replace them with healthier choices.
Are you looking to shed some weight, and tone up at the same time? Perhaps you’ve always yearned for a flat stomach or six-pack abs. Well, the Abs Diet may be just what you’re looking for. The Abs Diet, formulated by David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health Magazine, is a complete package of healthy eating plans and fitness regimes. Let’s take a closer look at this effective weight loss approach . . .
When most people decide they want to lose weight, the first thing they do, in addition to cutting calories, is to cut fat from their diet. When diets become too restrictive in fat intake, it can actually have the opposite intended effect. This is because the body needs fat in order to function properly; in fact, fats make up part of all body cells, help maintain body temperature and can help delay hunger pangs. When your body feels it’s not getting the fat it needs, it will work even harder to hold on to what it has because of the pivotal role fats play.
Otherwise known as the ZoneDiet, the 40-30-30 plan takes into account your carbohydrate, protein and fat intake and suggests a balanced ratio for weight loss results – and success. But is it really that simple? In reality there’s much more of a science behind this approach than most realize.
We all hear the familiar warnings around the holidays about the perils of over-indulging in the sweet and high-fat fare common to the season. And many of us tell ourselves that this year will be different, even if secretly we don’t believe a single word we say to ourselves on the subject. For the most part we see this as a minor self-betrayal, if we take it seriously at all. But new research suggests that you might want to rethink your attitudes, if not your habits, around holiday eating.