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 […]

Eating a low-carb diet can raise early death risk, cautions study

A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. The large scale study debunks 'cult of low carb' and shows moderate intake gives best chance of a long life but type of proteins and fats make big difference. Eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates best for healthy lifespan, say researchers

Eating a low-carb diet can raise early death risk, cautions studyLow-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses. But a US study over 25 years indicates that a moderate cut in carb consumption – or switching meat for plant-based protein and fats – is healthier. The study relied on people […]

Know why a diverse diet may not always be the best healthy choice

Scientific evidence to date does not support the notion that eating a diverse diet is healthy or promotes a healthy weight. Some studies suggest that a diverse diet may increase food consumption and the prevalence of obesity

Know why a diverse diet may not always be the best healthy choiceMost healthy eating advice focuses on eating a variety of foods to ensure you’re sampling from a range of different food groups. That way, health experts say, you’re more likely to get everything that your body needs. But in the latest review of the topic, scientists found that having a diverse diet may not necessarily […]

Want to lose weight? Follow these 5 healthy habits

Paying attention to your eating habits and other lifestyle routines can help nudge down the number on the scale

Want to lose weight? Follow these 5 healthy habitsOften, the hardest part about losing weight isn’t about knowing what to eat. You’ve heard it a thousand times: eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. The real challenge is changing your habits to make those healthy choices part of your everyday routine without feeling too deprived. When you come home Where […]

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressure

In daily fasting, or the 16:8 diet, people can eat whatever they like for 8 hours and fast for the remaining 16. A new study evaluates the benefits of this 16:8 pattern for obese individuals and finds that not only does the diet work, but also that it helps to lower blood pressure

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressureMore and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight.  There are different form of this diet, depending on the time intervals of ‘fasting’ and ‘feasting.’ The so-called 5:2 diet, for instance, consists of eating normally for 5 days every week and fasting for 2 days. In […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

Chewing gum while walking could help you lose weight

Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggest. Chewing gum could mean people burn more calories from exercise

Chewing gum while walking could help you lose weightResearch demonstrates that sugar-free gum, specifically, is actually good for your teeth, because it can prevent decay and plaque formation. One paper also found that munching on gum can help to alleviate stress, which, the study authors hypothesized, may be due to increased blood flow to the brain. But other studies, including one published in […]

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per cent

Weight-loss surgery reduces people’s risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer by more than 60 per cent, new research suggests. People who have a gastric band or bypass are 61 per cent less likely to develop melanoma, which can spread to other organs, a Swedish study found today

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per centUnderstanding the risk factors behind every type of cancer is important in our effort to minimise the population’s risk at large. And, obesity has already been confirmed as a risk factor for a number of cancers, including endometrial, liver, kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer. The most obvious risk factor for skin cancer is unprotected sun […]

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new study

Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it states that there is no significant difference between fasting and other popular weight loss strategy of simply restricting how many daily calories you consume

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new studyA new obesity study suggests that whether you keep a strict watch on what you eat by counting your daily calories or practise intermittent fasting, either way can be effective for weight loss. Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. […]

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfast

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness. Results showed a significant difference on satiety ratings between the mushroom and meat consumption

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfastEating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests. The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals. “As with previously published research, this study indicates there may be […]
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