Weight-loss drugs may sound like a dieter's dream. But they aren't a good choice
for everyone who's overweight. In fact, many doctors reserve them for people
with weight-related health problems. It's best to lose weight through a healthy
diet and regular exercise. But if you're among those who struggle to lose weight
and the excess weight has produced medical problems, weight-loss drugs may be
able to help you.
Meal Timing: a Contributing Factor in Obesity Epidemic.
A Northwestern University study has found that eating at irregular times -- the
equivalent of the middle of the night for humans, when the body wants to sleep
-- influences weight gain. The regulation of energy by the body's circadian
rhythms may play a significant role.
Vs. Running: Which is Better?
Walking as well as running are excellent aerobic exercises. Both have similar health benefits - weight loss and management, improved sleep pattern, elevated mood, energy boost, decrease in blood pressure and cholesterol levels and decreased risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Energy Gap : A Useful Tool For Successful Weight Loss
The term energy gap is used to estimate the change in energy balance (intake and expenditure) behaviors required to achieve and sustain reduced body weight outcomes in individuals and population at large.
Werewolf Diet doesn’t actually involve having the bloodlust of werewolves. But it is based on the cycles of the moon, and it’s the latest eating craze among some celebrities.
The duodenal switch (DS) procedure, also known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) or gastric reduction duodenal switch (GRDS), is a weight loss surgery procedure that is composed of a restrictive and a malabsorptive aspect. The restrictive portion of the surgery involves removing approximately 70% of the stomach along the greater curvature.
Frozen foods or pre-cooked frozen meals are essentially foods of convenience since they essentially require no preparation time other than the heating and consuming. Frozen fruit and vegetables can be healthier, with higher levels of vitamins and cancer fighting antioxidants, than leafy ‘fresh’ produce. Some frozen meals may require the preparer to ensure adequate heating and uniform consistency of component items.
Freekeh is a cereal food made from green wheat that goes through a roasting
process in its production. The incredibly high fiber content of freekeh has been
credited with weightloss (since fiber fills you up and keeps you feeling full),
and, if you're not eating a healthy well balanced diet already, you could
probably use more fiber in your diet.
Super food is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits. Blueberries, often called a Super food. The term is not in common use by dietitians and nutrition scientists, many of whom dispute that particular foodstuffs have the health benefits often claimed by advocates of particular Super foods.
By scoring 4.1 points out of 5, the DASH diet won the first place among the list of Best diets of 2013, published by the U.S. News and World Reports.
U.S. News evaluated and ranked 29 diets with input from a panel of health experts.
Holiday and Celebrations tend to become a big challenge for those looking for healthy weight loss. Coping with the surrounding temptations can be tough to handle. Why not shift your focus from weight loss to maintenance, this winter.
Losing weight is hard, but keeping it off can be even harder. According to an Australian researcher, a symphony of hormonal changes sends the body relentless signals to slow metabolism and increase the urge to eat, for at least a year after weight loss. Dieters are left to fight their own biology.
It happens to everyone. You find great coupons and discounts, start the diet and everything is going great. You're tracking your points online and visiting your coach once a week. For the first few months you’re losing weight and then something changes. The weight stops coming off, you become discouraged and you start falling back on old habits.
A thigh gap is a space between your inner thighs when you stand with your feet
together. Although many women consider an inner-thigh gap an attractive and
coveted feature, serious health problems can arise if you try to achieve a thigh
gap by not eating or by over-exercising. If you do choose to use some strategies
mentioned in this tutorial, remember to do them responsibly and carefully. Your
health is your strongest asset.
to Time magazine, a multi-centre study in the USA found that, compared to other
methods of weight loss, keeping a food diary helped slimmers to lose an average
of 8kg in a 6-month period, whereas dieters who didn't keep diaries only lost
Snacking is a universal behaviour around the world leaving more and more women to decide, what to eat during a craving attack.
A new study shows that people who took part in community-based weight loss
programs lost more weight than those who were trying to shed pounds on their
In recent decades the traditional three meals at home pattern has been replaced
by snacking, junk foods and takeaways, contributing towards weight gain. This
has been compounded by a decline in physical activity with expanding car
ownership and new forms of home-based entertainment.
In a market flooded with applications (apps) to help women keep a track of their health status- diet, exercise and fitness level. It is important to take note that the right fitness app can give you the boost you need to get through your workouts, but the wrong one can leave you frustrated.
Eating disorders have the highest rate of mortality of all mental illnesses. They are complex disorders triggered by environmental factors, and studies have shown that weight stigma is one of the major triggers.
Bad planning can be the downfall of many diets, so make sure your fridge and store cupboards are stocked with a variety of healthy ingredients so that you'll always have the makings of a good nutritious meal or snack.
Sagging skin is caused by losing too much weight
too quickly. Slow, gradual weight loss does not result in excess flab, but
rather, gives your skin and other body parts a chance to respond to all the
changes that weight loss brings.
Ways to Trim down the fat
Fat provides twice as many calories as protein or carbohydrates. The most
effective way of cutting the calories in your diet is therefore simple. It is to
use low-fat ingredients, such as white fish and chicken, and low-fat
alternatives wherever possible, such as reduced-fat cheese and skimmed milk.
Putting on weight, is mainly due to result of heredity or a change
in our lifestyle that is conducive to storing energy (calories) in the form of
fat tissue or heredity. These changes can include moving from an active
lifestyle to a more sedentary one, changes in diet, increased consumption of
fats, sugars and other foodstuffs that contain ‘empty calories'.
We all have days like this when our motivation is
low and our need to overeat or be a couch potato takes over. But it's best to
bust those excuses before they become a well worn mantra of failure. Cultivating
true resilience is a lifelong process.
Food cravings mean that the body
has its signals mixed up. When we are exhausted or blue, we have low
blood sugar and/or low serotonin, and the body signals the brain
that it needs a pick-me-up. This signal causes a sugar craving or
The Tongue Patch: Painful Solution for Lazy Dieters
With everyday burst of weight loss solutions, the new in the list is a tongue patch. According to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nicolas Chugay" a small prolene mesh is placed on the tongue and then sutures with several stitches. Once the tongue patch is in place the patient will not like to eat solid food."
Diet Slimming Perfume: The Latest in Weight Loss
According to Vee Koppelman, founder of beauty supplies site VZ Hair, “Diet Slimming Perfume is a fantastic new product for dieters and those keen to lose a few pounds before baring all on the beach or at a summer wedding.”
Very Low Calorie Diet for obesity
A liquid based diet that is
restrictive in energy with an intake of about 800 calories or less
per day is considered a very low calorie diet. These diets are an
alternative method that moderately to severely obese people may
consider for significant, short-term weight loss. Such a diet are
recommended for a relatively short term (3-6 months) and are
to be followed only under medical supervision.
Salsas can go a long way to add nutrients and variety to your daily boring meals.
As the name suggests Salsa in Spanish stands for "sauce" -- a catchall term for the zingy, chili-spiced mixtures that add pizzazz to a range of dishes. This week we show you how to make four simple and distinctive styles of salsa.
All of us seem to be fascinated by the star appearances and would love to
share their shoes. What attracts us to them is their sheer appearance-face and
physique. Leaving us with a million $ question, how do they appear a
Your body needs calories to do everything it does; breathing, organ function, everything. It needs more calories the more active you are. This is why exercise is key to weight loss; while consuming fewer calories will help you balance your energy intake with your energy consumed, exercise will help your body burn more calories than it takes in---this will help you to burn fat and lose weight.
Stress can affect virtually any part of the body and produce physical, mental and emotional symptoms including allergies, dizziness, headache, heart palpitations, environmental sensitivity, impaired coordination, impaired immunity and weight gain.
The term cellulite comes from the word cell. It is a spelling of cellulitis, which means inflammation of the cells. Cellulitis is a serious medical condition caused by a bacterial infection in the subcutaneous layers of the skin. It is the dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin that is often described as "cottage cheese" or an "orange peel", and is most common among women, especially on the thighs and buttocks.
Tabata Training: 4 Minute Fat Burning Workout
For leaner Legs, slimmer midsection and a healthier physique.
Tabata was founded in Japan by Izumi Tabata. He had conducted tests on two groups of athletes; comparing moderate high intensity training with high intensity interval training.
What to Eat at Dinner ... and Avoid Weight Gain
Body weight is largely regulated by what goes into the stomach and more by the time when it is rendered to the body. No matter whether your goal is weight loss or management, you need to carefully watch your meals.
Attitude: a factor in Weight loss
It's not that people don't know that exercise is good for them and can improve
their self-image. Obese and overweight people, in fact, are even stronger
believers in the importance of exercise than those of normal weight, according
to a survey of more than 1,500 men and women conducted by researchers at George
Washington University Medical Center.
“Green Coffee” is simply unroasted seeds—aka beans—from Coffea, the
plant that gives us so many of our morning brews. Coffee contains
hundreds of compounds, many of which may have healthful benefits.
Green coffee bean extract has gained quite a bit of buzz recently as a
weight-loss supplement. Many websites sell green coffee pills, and a
major coffee company has even started selling a beverage spiked with
The Freestyler cross trainer provides full 3D functional training and core training with super effective balanced workouts that combine cardio, strength and balance exercises.
Raspberry ketones are fragrant compounds that occur naturally in raspberries and a number of other fruits.
They're normally used to give a fruity smell to cosmetics and foodstuffs but, because you only get between one and four milligrams from every kilo of fresh fruit, a synthetic version is often used to get the same result.
New research from Venezuela and Virginia Commonwealth University shows
eating a big breakfast filled with carbohydrates and protein then eating a
low-carb, low-calorie diet the rest of the day can help you lose weight and keep
it off. Researchers compared their new diet with a strict low-carb diet in 94
obese women who were not physically active.
Menopause and weight gain
Menopause is a medical term used to describe the time one year AFTER you stop
having periods, which occurs around age 51. But the ten or more years before
your ovaries go “two claws up” can put you on a hormonal roller-coaster ride
With the changing nature of work pattern and lifestyle, stress among women is
going to be a major health concern in 2013. Women Fitness health team aims to
help women fight those innumerable health issues at the grass root level by
learning ways to overcome stress and better manage their lives in 2013.
The right fitness app can give you the boost you need to get through your workouts, but the wrong one can leave you frustrated. I've done a little research and put together a list of my favorite exercise and fitness apps covering everything from strength training and yoga to weight loss and running.
The hundreds of exercises and complicated pieces
of equipment that claim to ‘iron out’ your stomach can get confusing-as can
doing millions of exercises and not seeing any results. Read on to find out to
find out the tummy-flatteners that really work.
The American Medical Association, has ranked a treadmill as the Number. 1 cardiovascular machine for losing weight and burning calories. Treadmills have been used by almost everyone wanting to lose weight since its launch in the earlier part of the 19th century. So much so that they have become synonymous with ‘weight loss’. However, spending long hours on the machine is not always the best option. Used in combination with weights may be the quickest and best way to lose weight.
Jumping rope is a great cardiovascular exercise. It's one of the foundations
of a boxer's conditioning program, and you've got to be in shape to box. The
tennis champ Jimmy Connors used to skip rope as part of his conditioning
Beyond the other innumerable health benefits offered by fermented foods, studies are showing that probiotics can actually help you lose weight. A study done at Stanford University has shown that the amount of good bacteria is higher in those who maintain a healthy weight and it's lower in those who are overweight.
Current research of weight training and EPOC has noted a relationship between exercise intensity and elevated metabolic rate. As weight lifting intensity increases, the EPOC duration also increases.
About half of the estimated 27 million Americans with thyroid disease remain undiagnosed, according to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Hypothyroidism refers to the lack of thyroid hormones in the blood.
A year-long clinical trial by Penn State researchers shows that
focusing on foods that are low in calorie density can promote healthy
loss while helping people to control hunger.
Meal replacements for weight loss are a rage at the moment and seem to be
growing in popularity, particularly weight loss shakes and high protein snack
In a joint statement this month, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association said that foods with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin, sucralose and plant-derived stevia have the potential to help people reach healthy body weight as long as the substitution doesn't lead to the compensation trap.
new study challenges the notion that a “calorie is just a calorie” by finding
that diets reducing the surge in blood sugar after a meal are preferable for
weight loss, praising the low-glycemic index diet. In order to keep energy
expenditure at a high rate, the study researchers suggest a low-glycemic load
diet as a more effective way to burn calories at a higher rate after weight
A seaweed-based fiber supplement, taken daily before meals, helped people lose weight in a new study funded by a Danish Company. The supplement is based on the seaweed extract alginate, a thickening agent and a common ingredient in foods like soups and jellies.
Sprinting not only burns HUGE amounts of calories, it also keeps your
metabolism flying for days after. Sprinting combined with running / jogging can
bring amazing results, especially when combined with a healthy diet!
Dumping Syndrome: A Rare Disorder
Dumping syndrome is a relatively rare disorder in which the
stomach's contents are delivered too quickly to the small intestine. Read
Across the globe, more and more people are buying treadmills to lose weight. You purchase the treadmill, it is brought to your home, you take it inside, assemble it and... what next? Is it enough to jump on the treadmill and start running your brains out while counting down the calories, as shown on the display? No. You need a guide, and this is where this article will help. This is a complete guide to help you use the weight loss preset exercises on your treadmill effectively.
heart healthy nutrition starts with smart choices made in the grocery store.
Cooking up healthy meals is no doubt a challenge in today's on your toes
movement hardly leaving women with time to breathe.
The abdomen or tummy comes in many different sizes and shapes. Time, gravity, and pregnancies take their toll on the abdominal region. The tummy tuck is a major surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat in the lower portion of the abdomen as well as to tighten up the muscles. Tummy tuck surgery can restore a more youthful appearance to the abdomen.
Repeated cycles of dieting can make you fatter than before. That's because when you lose the weight, it often comes from water and muscles. But when you gain it back, it returns in the form of fat.
Aren't you bored out exercising for a quarter, six days a week? Getting up early & sweating out on the machine can get boring after sometime, especially if the results pour in slowly. Very few women know that the typical low-intensity long-duration cardio isn’t the best or most efficient way to burn body fat, boost your metabolism and get ripped six pack abs.
There are herbs you can add to
your diet as supplements, teas, and foods that will help your weight loss
program go smoothly. Besides, there are several herbs which contain
sympathomimetics and xanthine compounds synergistically increase the body's
basal metabolic rate to increase the burning of calories and fat, act as mild
stimulants, and suppress the appetite. Read
A wealth of new scientific evidence shines a critical light on the importance of natural foods and nutritional compounds in the fight against overweight, obesity and weight maintenance.
The best asanas for obesity are the Pawanamuktasana series for
the digestive system which help to remove extra fat from the abdomen, hips and
thighs, and activate the energy in the lower pranic centers.
The increasing whim among women all over the world toward personal health and fitness does not seem asynchronous with the urgency of the hour. The hundred dollar question that still needs to be answered is why healthy lifestyle needs to become a priority. The battery of health and fitness tools, BMI, body fat%, BMR, WTH (Waist-to-Hip) ratio, have a new member added to the list, BAI (Body Adiposity Index). Whichever tool you decide upon one thing that will not change is, you health status until you make a committed effort.
Gastric band surgery involves fitting a band near the top of the stomach, restricting the amount of food that can move down into the lower part. The top part of the stomach fills up quickly, making the patient feel full. According to Susan Ringwood, chief executive of eating disorder charity Beat: ‘Having a gastric band fitted is a very serious operation that has long-term, permanent consequences, yet we know young people are not always being given this information and that is very concerning.’
According to a new European study, which was a collaboration between researchers from Portugal and Wales, it was discovered that overweight and obese women aged between 25 and 50 overcame emotional (comfort) eating habits and lost more weight when they were helped to love and accept themselves. More than 200 women, who had no other health concerns and were free of medication, participated in the study.
The Slim Capsule is a dry heat sauna bed where your head stays out in the cool air with a fan blowing on it. The bed is contoured like your body and vibrates to give you a massage. Cellulite creams are put on the body and you can either wear a plastic type sweat suit or one that's made of a more transparent cloth.
100 point strategy to halt weight gain
Weight loss doesn't depend on whether
calories come from carbohydrates, protein or fat. To lose a pound,
you must create a 3,500-calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories,
burning more calories through physical activity, or a combination of
Relationship with food: a rolling factor in weight loss
We all have relationships: with our parents, children, partners, and co-workers. We have also seen that, for better or worse, we have a relationship with our food. To have a healthy relationship with food means that one is able to eat for the reasons of physiological rather than emotional hunger and to stop eating at a point when the body and mind are truly satisfied. In order to have a healthy relationship with food, one must first have permission to eat.
Uncovering The hCG diet
In a 2010 press release, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians indicate that it is "...officially not recommending..." hCG injections for weight loss, once again pointing to numerous studies that fail to demonstrate efficacy.
The upward trend in the number of overweight women is caused, on average, by an imbalance of only 100 extra calories per day. Eliminating this 100-calorie imbalance by eating a bit less and getting a bit more physical activity each day may hold the line on weight gain for many women. This can be accomplished in an almost unlimited number of ways.
Losing weight can actually be a bad thing, especially if you are doing it at the expense of lean tissue like muscle. If all you are using to gauge your fitness progress is scale weight alone, you are only getting half-the-picture.
Beta blockers (sometimes written as β-blocker) is a class of drugs that ease
the heart's pumping action and widen the blood vessels. This therapy is used to
lower a person's
blood pressure and
rate and to treat angina.
In this busy world of hush and rush, women find less time to their health.
But note small changes in your lifestyle could add on to give you a better
disease free, fit and healthy body. We often hear people complaining lack of
time and motivation to exercise or that they are too busy to workout.
Before starting off ask yourself do you really need to tackle those last 5
pounds, or is your health, fitness, self-esteem, and quality of life already
improved? Remember, "fantasy weight" -- is overrated because it can be very
difficult both to get there, and to maintain.
Dealing with weight
loss issues in 2011
An obesity epidemic is sweeping across the Westernized world. More than ever,
there is an acknowledgement that the regulation of body weight regulation is
more complicated than ever imagined. The last decade has seen rapid progress in
our understanding of how body weight is regulated; multiple organs are involved
adding to the complexity.
A new gastric sleeve plication or gastric imbrications weight loss surgery -
a reversible procedure that is differentiated from existing bariatric procedures
in that it does not require device implantation nor the removal of stomach
Storing excess fat around the waist poses a
significant health risk, even in people not considered to be overweight or
obese. The doctors should measure a patient's waistline and their hips as well
as their body mass index as part of standard health checks.
Late-night snackers and fast- eaters are more likely to gain weight. For
those people who work night time hours or who wake in the middle of the night to
enjoy a midnight snack, this means that you are more likely to become overweight
or obese based on your habits alone.
Still got wobbly arms despite the fact that you've done as many bicep curls
and tricep dips as you can muster? The problem of flabby arms is more common in
women who have lost a lot of weight. If you were over weight, the skin of your
arm has to stretch to accommodate the increased volume of your upper arm. After
weight loss, the skin usually fails to tighten and sags.
Genetic Predisposition to Obesity
Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting that it may have a genetic
cause. However, family members share not only genes but also diet and
lifestyle habits that may contribute to obesity. Separating these
lifestyle factors from genetic ones is often difficult. Still, growing
evidence points to heredity as a strong determining factor of obesity.
freezing fat for weightloss
Cryolipolysis refers to the noninvasive, selective destruction of the fat layer.
This is a highly promising procedure that is being looked at as a quick
alternative to liposuction. It cools fat cells in your body through use of a
plate-like device. Lipolysis then naturally breaks them down for you.
The most dangerous fat lies around the organs, deep within the belly. The fat in
the abdominal area functions differently than fat elsewhere in the body. It has
a greater blood supply as well as more receptors for cortisol, a stress hormone.
With high stress and, consequently, high cortisol levels, more fat is deposited
in the abdominal area.
Fasting is simply the restriction of our usual eating. Whether a fruit fast
or a water fast or a fast from meat, or beef or sweets, fasting is a restriction
of our food, a diet.
Term "weight loss" and "fat loss" hold completely different meaning and you
must know the difference if you want to lose weight or lose fat effectively and
Birth control Pills are basically oral contraceptives, used by women to
avoid unwanted pregnancy. These contraceptive pills mainly contain two hormones
estrogen and progesterone, which are synthetic versions of the natural female
Middle age begins at age 41 and it can be a very interesting time. The kids
are older and maybe even out of the house. Your career and professional goals
are being met and life may start to slow down a bit. A slower pace may be nice,
but this isn't the time to decrease your physical activity or start eating to
many unhealthy foods at this time.
Weight gain in the abdomen is one of the most
common complaints of women whose hormones have begun to change signaling peri-menopause.
The Latest Fat-Removal and Skin Tightening Procedure
SmartLipo is different in that it uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy
fat deposits through the top layers of the patient's skin. The laser actually
ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is then removed
through a tiny incision in the skin by the surgeon.
Outcome of YO-YO Dieting
The yo-yo diet is characterized by a cyclical pattern of repetitious loss and
gain of body weight. Some of the ways people choose to do this include skipping
meals and consuming very few calories. There is increasing evidence that weight
cycling may lead to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders such as hypertension
Hydroxycut is a dietary supplement that increases weight loss when used in
conjunction with exercise. Hydroxycut is a thermogenic weight loss supplement
continuing hydroxycitric acid, L-Carnitine, green tea extract, ma huang (herbal
form of Ephedrine), guarana (herbal form of Caffeine), and willow bark (herbal
form of Aspirin). These ingredients make an effect stack to suppress appetite
and burn off fat.
This revolutionary procedure is now available for individuals who have had
previous gastric bypass surgery and who are regaining weight. This procedure
involves no incisions and no recovery and involves placing an endoscope through
the mouth into the stomach pouch. The connection between the stomach pouch and
small intestines is then sutured resulting in slower emptying of the stomach and
earlier satiety and more weight loss. The procedure also shrinks the stomach
pouch and makes it small, similar to the outcome of the original gastric bypass
New research suggests that, if used properly, vibration plate exercise
machines may help you lose weight and trim the particularly harmful belly fat
between the organs. Overweight or obese people who regularly undertook Power
Plate exercise are more successful at long-term weight loss and shedding
visceral or belly fat than those who combines dieting with a more conventional
fitness routine and those who simply maintain dieting.
Scientists have presented a new study showing infection with the
adenovirus-36 (Ad-36) virus, long recognized as a cause of respiratory and
infections in humans, may be a contributing factor.
Name any beauty treatment, from exfoliating to detoxification to massaging, and
it's a fairly safe bet that it can be of some use to the waist. A flabby waist
can have countless different causes. Dietary factors can lead to bloating or
water retention, as can hormonal issues surrounding your menstrual cycle or
menopause, or just plain old middle-aged spread. Read on to learn more...
There's no easy answer to this question. What you weigh — and how easily you
lose weight and keep it off — depends on a variety of factors. Some (how much
you eat or exercise) are within your control; others (genetics, body type)
aren't. Read on to learn more...
If adjusting your diet and exercising more hasn't helped you reach a healthy
body weight, you may have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland.
Fortunately, you can help normalize an underactive thyroid gland by increasing
your intake of the mineral iodine.
Most of the 'Fat Burners' on the market are nothing more than glorified
Caffeine, which basically means they are pharmaceutically manufactured caffeine
in high doses, mixed with some other odd herbs which most likely do nothing and
probably damage your health in the long run.
A New Year's resolution is a great way to get motivated to start losing weight,
but the key is finding a sensible program that will greatly increase your
chances of reaching that challenging goal. Key weight loss strategies include
eating much less fat, keeping a food journal, taking 10,000 steps per day, and
finding a support system that will help you stay focused.
As women age, fat is more likely to build around the midsection, rather than the
hips and thighs. Too much belly fat can increase your risk for heart disease,
diabetes, and cancer. Now an important new study links belly fat to early death.
Have you ever accomplished anything great with an inconsistent effort? Unless
failure is considered a great achievement, you probably haven't. You must
exercise consistently to get the results you want! It blows my mind how many
people don't even try to be consistent with their diet and exercise programs and
complain about not seeing results.
It has been estimated that 1/2 kilo (1 pound) of body fat equals around 16,000
kilojoules (or around 4,000 calories). So to lose 1/2 kilogram of body fat each
week through exercise, we need to burn off approximately 2,500 kilojoules (600
calories) extra each day.
One of the reasons people on low-carbohydrate diets may lose weight is that they
reduce their intake of fructose, a type of sugar that can be made into body fat
quickly, according to a researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Boosting the flavor of your food with calorie-free seasonings and sweeteners
may help you feel fuller faster and decrease the amount you eat, according to a
U.S. study that suggests this may be a new way to help people lose weight.
Although it has long been known that all cells require calcium to function and
that calcium also regulates the transport of other nutrients in and out of
cells. But also there is growing evidence calcium plays an important role in the
regulation of energy metabolism and, in certain circumstances, may help reduce
body fat and prevent weight gain.
The peanut, Arachis hypogea, is really a legume - same as a bean or pea.
Peanut butter makes delicious spread for breads, waffles, bagels, toast,
crackers, apple slices, celery, or carrots. Spread it on plain or make some of
the spreads at home. Store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Obesity has been rapidly increasing in prevalence over the past two
decades—in children as well as in adults. Although obesity is a recognized risk
factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and some
forms of cancer, evidence suggests that obesity may also contribute to or even
We know that our bodies need fuel, as does a car. We can increase
the performance of a car with good fuel, and we know that cheap or incorrect
fuel causes unnecessary wear and tear on the engine. For us it’s the same: we
work better on good quality fuel and burn more fuel when inactive, to power
basic processes such as breathing and blood circulation.
Obesity is an ever-increasing problem in affluent countries. But if you plan
to lose weight and stay slim, there is only one answer. You need to find a
healthy way of eating that becomes part of your life for ever, not just as a
Chewing on a piece of sugarless gum
can help cleanse the mouth of bacteria, satisfy a sweet tooth, and
reduce the urge to eat. Keep a pack of sugarless gum handy. It may
help reduce cravings and control appetite.
Obese women can gain little or no
weight during pregnancy and even lose a few pounds without harming
their babies, new research suggests.
Women tend to have more body fat than
men—about five percent more. By nature, a woman's body is developed
to protect her and a potential fetus. As a result, women have more
enzymes for storing fat and fewer enzymes for burning fat.
Additionally, the estrogen women have activates fat storing enzymes
and causes them to multiply.
The formula for successful weight loss is
deceptively simple. To lose weight you must burn off more energy than you take
in from food. You will lose one pound of body fat every time you eat 3500 fewer
calories than your body burns off.
A low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at
helping women lose weight and improving insulin sensitivity than an omnivorous
diet, shows a new study appearing in the September issue of The American Journal
Some of us, even those who remain active and
eat right, find that we gain
weight as we age. What may be missing is adequate sleep.
Holidays provide a good excuse for
overindulgence for more than a 60 day period of time to many women.
A new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
shows that extra weight gained during the holidays accumulates
through the years and may be a major contributor to obesity in later
It’s one of the richest vegetarian
sources of protein, and a complete one. This nutritional powerhouse
is not only delicious, but so versatile that it can stand in for a
post workout snack or star in a stir-fry supper. Below, simple ways
to incorporate tofu into everyday meals.
Foods that are low in fat and release energy into the
bloodstream slowly and steadily are the most useful for obese people trying to
lose weight. Read
Diet and Weight Loss
Quick weight loss is inspiring, but it is important to think ahead too: you
need to retrain your palate and eating habits and reassess your physical
activity so that you can lose weight and weight and stay slim. Read
Preventing Weight Gain
To help people contend
with this environment, AICR has issued a new brochure entitled,
Let It Happen. The brochure advises slender people to set a limit on
weight gain by mentally adding 11 lbs. (5 Kg.) to their current
weight. They should commit themselves to stay within that limit.
There are two forms of sugar in the food we eat.
There are naturally occurring sugars in fruits and dairy products and there are
in many processed foods. Aspartame, an artificial sweetener is the technical
name for the brand names, NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. Read
The fact that carbohydrate cause weight gain is misleading. Weight gain is
caused by consuming too many kilojoules (or
calories) whether they are from
carbohydrate, protein or fat. Read
Body Weight Vs Longevity
It has been proved now and again
that being overweight puts you at greater risk for many serious health problems
such as high blood pressure (hypertension), heart disease, diabetes and gall
bladder disease. In fact, losing weight is part of the initial treatment for
some of these conditions.
Diet containing too much sugar can quickly
cause weight gain
and sweet foods are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a
rise in the hormone insulin which acts to clear sugar and fat from
the blood and to be stored in the tissues for future use. This
causes weight gain. Read on....
Water: an element in healthy
of water you drink plays a key role in healthy weight loss as well
as water retention in the body. All living things require a lot of
water to maintain normal life processes, Read on....
Hypnosis is a natural
state where the subconscious (creative) mind can be accessed. Since
this is where a person's memories, beliefs, and habits are stored,
having access to them means that they can also be modified for the
person's benefit. Hypnosis has been used as an alternative
treatment in medical institutions to manage everything from pain to
smoking to weight loss.
How to gain weight?
weight and bulk up, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes,
and work as hard as necessary and you have to be consistent. Your
body will responds to consistency. Read on....
picolinate is a nutritional supplement that works to increase the
efficiency of insulin to optimal levels. This popular nutritional
supplement is a combination of the element chromium and picolinic
According to a year long study, while all types of
obesity-related surgery are risky and a last option for most obese people,
particularly older patients, vertical
is preferred over three other
methods (especially for those over 50).
Grapefruit and Weight loss
Eating half a grapefruit (or drink 8 ounces of grapefruit juice) may block
enzymes involved in fat and carbohydrate storage, and speed up the way our
bodies burn fat, resulting in weight loss.
Obesity and weight gain may increase the risk of kidney stone formation,
according to a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical
School in Boston. These findings suggest that developing ways to avoid holiday weight gain may
be extremely important for preventing obesity and the diseases associated with
Body fat comes in two varieties. There’s
subcutaneous fat, a noticeable layer of fat that lies just below the skin, and
then there’s visceral fat, which is buried beneath the muscles. Visceral fat is
the more worrisome variety because it surrounds vital organs and is metabolized
by the liver, which turns it into blood cholesterol.
NES (Night Eating Syndrome) is a syndrome with distinct psychopathology and increased food intake (over 50%)
later in the day, both of which may contribute to poorer weight loss outcome. NES
is prevalent in about 6% of people who seek treatment for obesity. Read
Growth Hormone or Fat
Fighter : Can Growth Hormone Trigger Weight Loss
A new study shows that obese people have
lower-than-normal levels of growth hormone in their body, which may make it
harder for them to lose weight. Read
One reason obesity is considered a
serious health problem is because it is an important factor for
essential hypertension (high blood pressure with no identifiable
cause). The exact mechanisms for obesity to cause essential
hypertension are not fully understood, but it has been linked to
the kidneys. Read
SLIMMING DOWN NATURALLY WITH FOOD
foods carry some calories. No food is actually "negative calorie"
food. BUT the overall effect of certain foods in our body is that of
"negative calories". Negative calorie foods are foods, which use
more calories to digest than the calories the foods actually
contain! Read on....
Protein vs. Carbohydrates: A Weight-Loss
If you want
to lose weight and stay healthy, you have to eat fewer calories and
exercise more, not simply cut whole categories of foods from your
diet. Read on....
Fast Weight loss
subsequently fat-loss is a three-edged sword, weight training,
aerobics and nutrition. One is not more important than the other.
One alone is not the answer. Read on....
Keep Your Fat Furnace Working
for the increase in body fat % with advancing age is that 'basal fat
oxidation' - the rate at which fat is broken down inside the body
tends to drop as we get older. Read on....
Pop a Pill.
Can a pill
really make you lose your appetite and turn your body into a
calorie-burning machine? Read on....
First Federal Obesity Clinical Guidelines
The guidelines are based on the
most extensive review of the scientific evidence on overweight and
obesity conducted to date.