Skipping breakfast? Beware!

The practice of skipping breakfast is pretty common, and this is particularly true for adolescent girls. A cross sectional study done in urban slums of Pune highlighted how adolescent girls are found to be skipping the breakfast in order to cut those extra kilos. Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only amongst the adolescent girls but a across the strata of society like working and older adults

Skipping breakfast? Beware!Breakfast is quite literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours you spend sleeping, and skipping it is known to cause a slew of bad chain reactions throughout the body.  Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only  amongst the adolescent girls […]

Eman Ahmed, world’s heaviest woman, to fly back home with a new lease of life

Doctors say post successful bariatric surgery, 36-year-old Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was considered to be the world’s heaviest woman, is all set to return to Egypt within a month

Eman Ahmed, world’s heaviest woman, to fly back home with a new lease of lifePost successful bariatric surgery, Eman Ahmed (36) the Egyptian national who was considered to be the world’s heaviest woman, is all set to return home within a month, say doctors treating her at Saifee Hospital. Doctors, however say, she will take almost a year to start walking independently and will need heavy physiotherapy. “Eman may […]

7 weight-loss tips from a coach who preps celebs for the red carpet

So how can you drop pounds on a tight deadline without crashing afterward? Here, a celebrity trainer and nutrition coach runs through his top weight-loss tips for the stars

7 weight-loss tips from a coach who preps celebs for the red carpetNo matter how much we hear that losing weight and getting healthy is a lifestyle, not a destination, we’ve all got deadlines. Who hasn’t set out to get in shape in hopes of showing up at their high school reunion with zero excess baby weight or going on their dream vacay with their most rockin’ […]

World’s heaviest woman undergoes surgery, sheds 100 kilos

At the beginning of the treatment, doctors had targetted a weight loss of 50kg. Doctors said they were surprised that she managed to lose 100kg in less than a months’ time

World’s heaviest woman undergoes surgery, sheds 100 kilosOn December 8, 2016, Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj helped world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed from Egypt, get a medical visa for Mumbai to treat her obesity. On February 11, 2017, she landed in Mumbai. On March 7, she underwent her first surgery as part of her weight loss treatment. Eman, who once weighed […]

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beverages

While you probably know that having caffeine and sugar too close to bedtime can mess with your sleep, other nutrients can actually help you build muscle, improve your blood sugar stability, and burn fat

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beveragesThere’s not much worse than a night of tossing and turning in the sack. After all, poor sleep is intricately tied to weight gain, skewed hormone levels, next-day munchies, and blood sugar and insulin issues, says Bridget Murphy, R.D.N., C.D.N., at NYU Langone Medical Center. To score some quality shuteye, you’ve got to be careful […]

11 heath benefits of coconut oil and its versatile uses

Here are some unexpected uses for coconut oil, which can improve your physical health, help you lose weight and improve your mood

11 heath benefits of coconut oil and its versatile usesCoconut oil is a clean eating staple, and doubles as a must-have for people who use organic products and live an all-natural lifestyle. We’ve listed some unexpected uses for coconut oil, which can improve your physical health, help you drop pounds, and improve your mood. And in even better news, it can be used in […]

Crash diets do not serve their purpose and put an immense pressure on the body

Proteins, sodium, potassium and carbohydrates are very essential for your body. While on a crash diet, people concentrate more on reducing calories and do not intake adequate amount of nutrients

Crash diets do not serve their purpose and put an immense pressure on the bodyEvery second person out there is trying to lose weight and there are many who believe that crash diet is the apt solution to lose weight quickly. But, crash diet comes with its own pros and cons. Doctors say many Mumbaikars are falling prey to various diseases because of crash dieting. From college students to […]

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight loss

Diet is a major factor in weight control; portion sizes and what we're eating is crucial to maintaining a healthy body weight. To lose weight and improve health, we need to both eat well and find the time to exercise

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight lossWe’ve all heard that to lose weight we need to do two things: eat less, exercise more. This makes sense: Burning more calories than we consume will lead to weight loss. But this exercise-based approach provides only short-term results. Now, researchers at Loyola University of Chicago confirm that a healthy diet, not exercise, is the […]

3 sisters and how gastric bypass helped them for the better in very different ways

The operation involves isolating a portion of the stomach with staples and sometimes bands. This thumb-size pouch becomes the new stomach; usually, surgeons then attach the small intestine to it, thereby skipping most of the football-size stomach and some of the small intestine

3 sisters and how gastric bypass helped them for the better in very different waysThree sisters sit at a table in a sleepy, intimate restaurant outside Allentown, PA. They study the menu with intensity, as if a test is coming. In a way, it is: What can they choose that won’t make them sick, that will be easy to chew and swallow, that won’t give them heart palpitations or […]

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart disease

Meal timing and frequency have been linked to heart disease and stroke risk factors, which include high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, as well as obesity, insulin resistance, and insulin sensitivity

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart diseaseThe new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides an overview of current scientific evidence suggesting that when and how often individuals eat may affect their risk factors for heart attack and stroke, as well as other cardiac and blood vessel conditions. Research has shown that adult behavioural patterns of eating meals and snacks […]