Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves study

If you want to lose weight, research shows, the single best predictor of success is monitoring and recording calorie and fat intake throughout the day - to ‘write it when you bite it’

Self-monitoring what you eat can help you lose weight, proves studyBut dietary self-monitoring is widely viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming; many would-be weight-losers can’t muster the will power to do it. New research to be published in the March issue of Obesity suggests that the reality of dietary self-monitoring may be far less disagreeable than the perception. After six months of monitoring their dietary […]

How accurate are fitness tracking devices?

Dr Zakia Khan, an Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her views on the modern fitness devices and talks about how precise these devices and its data are

How accurate are fitness tracking devices?Whether you’re a gym nut or just enjoy a casual run around your local park on a Saturday morning, everyone wants a fitness tracker.With new fitness trends emerging almost every day, the one that dominantly stands out is the tracking devices that monitor total burnt calories as well as one’s heart rate. A heart rate […]

When it comes to weight loss, diet is more important than exercise

The new year is here, and many people have made a resolution to lose weight. But experts say when it comes to reducing the pounds, diet is far more important than exercise

When it comes to weight loss, diet is more important than exerciseEvery January, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. And if you’re looking to be successful, there’s something you should know: Diet is far more important than exercise – by a long shot. An investigator for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says the average person burns […]

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

Everyone knows that exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, along with cutting out nicotine and alcohol, can help slow down or even reverse the aging process. But according to a new breakthrough study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, so can cutting calories by 15 percent for two years

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests studyAfter just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juice

Bromelain is an enzyme contained in the pineapple stem and juice that helps to break down and digest proteins. Bromelain in capsule form has also been shown to reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain after surgery

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juicePineapple, named for its resemblance to a pinecone, has long been used as an ancient home remedy for digestive issues and inflammation. It has also been studied for its potential benefits to the immune system and ability to reduce healing time. There are more than 100 different varieties of pineapple, but only eight varieties are […]

Here’s the time of day when you burn the most calories, according to science

Your body’s internal clock plays a role not only when you're most alert and sleepy, but also when you burn the most calories, a new study finds

Here’s the time of day when you burn the most calories, according to scienceEverything from your workouts to your sleep schedule can influence how many calories you burn throughout the day. And according to a small new study, there may be a time of day during which your body naturally burns the most calories. That’s likely thanks to circadian rhythms, which control the body’s internal clock and sleep […]

Researchers reveal why artificial sweeteners are bad for your health

Scientists who’ve studied the effects of artificial sweeteners on gut bacteria say it can be toxic. It’s possible that artificial sweeteners could make our bodies less tolerant of regular sugar

Researchers reveal why artificial sweeteners are bad for your healthFor decades, scientists have had a tough time figuring out what artificial sweeteners are really doing to our bodies. To date, researchers have conducted over 210,000 different studies on the sugar substitutes. But despite all the research, we still know remarkably little about the health effects of the powdery substances, which are often used to […]

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

The best way to protect yourself against these metabolism-slowing factors is to avoid quick weight loss and extended fasting or very low calorie diets. If you are losing weight, take your time, and be sure to consume sufficient protein, which helps to prevent the loss of muscle

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?

A recent study concluded that pizza consumption among kids and adolescents was associated with higher daily calorie intake, saturated fat and sodium. It also found that pizza eaten as a snack or from fast-food restaurants had greatest negative impact on calorie intake

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?Yes, pizza is healthy, yet it isn’t. You pizza can turn from nutritionally decent to diet disaster and it all depends on the type of crust, amount of cheese and toppings used. Healthy pizzas can deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, which means if you are watching your salt intake, […]
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