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Diet and Weight Loss
Every day I hear someone ask me, “How can I lose weight quickly?” The truth is, weight loss is a constant struggle with both men and women. According to the CDC, 37.9 perfect of adults age 20 years and over are obese and 70.7 perfect are overweight. To achieve permanent weight loss that sticks, it’s important to do it slow and in an intelligent manner. Many key factors include: paying attention to your biochemistry, your food preferences and of course genetics.
Lose weight and live longer! That’s one of the reported benefits of weight loss, and more is better…or is it? A new study reveals the true best BMI for living longer.
Traveling through the grocery store looks very different nowadays. It is hard to deny the observation of an increase in products labeled "gluten-free" in each aisle. Products have been developed and have made the gluten free industry a multi million dollar beast. Be careful with labels and look for these gluten free definition on food labeling.
If you could make one change in your diet right now it should be to add more fiber for weight loss. 95% of Americans don't get enough of this natural part of food. This is an outrageous number and there is no reason that you need to be part of this statistic. Instead, eat more high fiber foods in your diet and get into the 5% that does have enough every day.
The obesity epidemic continues to be a global health crisis. The CDC estimates that two-thirds of the adults in the United States are obese while one-third of the children and adolescents are obese. When children are overweight, they are more likely to have weight problems as adults. This puts them at a higher risk for serious conditions such as sleep apnea, joint problems, poor self-esteem, stroke, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
While gluten-free diet is the only treatment for Celiac Disease, a commentary scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics discusses several of the most common inaccuracies regarding the gluten-free diet. I went to a gluten-free group on Facebook and asked opinion from group members who follow a gluten-free lifestyle if gluten-free diet is healthier diet for you and good for everyone without any disadvantages. Here is what they told me.
Have you ever thought about using an anchor as a tool for your weight loss plan? But wait - anchors are heavy, right? Read on to learn how an anchor can help you shed pounds!
Burning calories and making healthier food choices might be easier than you think. Exercise no longer means you have to spend a lot of time at the gym. Switching up your diet even a little can also go a long way toward losing weight.
Are you someone who needs a lot of encouragement, as well as accountability along your weight-loss journey? Blogging about your experience could be just the tool you need to ensure success.
Smiling reduces stress, which ultimately leads to weight loss as our body calms down and is able to do what it needs to do. Increased happiness is a direct result of reducing stress in our lives. Smiling is something that almost everyone can do, even right now as you are reading this article.
When you are trying to lose weight, there are several basic principles that can guide you to success. First, you have to remember that consuming more calories than you use in a day will cause you to gain weight while eating fewer calories than you use will help you lose weight. Two of the best strategies are eating less to consume fewer calories and exercising to use more calories. However, there are other factors such as some types of exercises affecting your metabolism differently and various types of foods offering different degrees of health benefits.
Planning for a pregnancy is exciting but nerve-wracking, and it can seem like there is conflicting advice about what you should and should not do as you prepare for parenthood. Are you financially ready for a child? Does your home have the space to accommodate a baby? Have you talked with your partner or co-parent about your parenting philosophy? Is your body ready for pregnancy and all of the changes?
In a previous article on Shakeology I examined a meal replacement aid, Shakeology shakes. Now, I wanted to look into a comparable company I had only heard about recently, Plexus.
Would you like to burn calories all day following a workout? Here’s how you can do it with an orange zone style workout that avoids workout burnout and helps you lose weight fast.
It turns out, not all sugar was created equal. No, I am not talking about the sugar substitute called “Equal.” Instead, I am talking about the sticky substance most often associated with bees that we all know as honey. Honey, the delicious, and shockingly nutritious substance.
I have friends who have tried diet after diet with no real return. I have also heard of many different diets ranging from no carb diets to all protein diets to meal replacement ones.
Results of a new study suggest that vitamin D supplements may do more than help infants and toddlers develop strong bones. Now experts have found that vitamin D may help prevent overweight toddlers, an important discovery given the increasing rate of obesity.
Weight loss surgery can dramatically improve your quality of life and give you back energy, vitality and motivation. However, the average surgery costs $20,000 to $30,000, and you may have additional follow-up medical expenses. Your insurance company may not cover the surgery, or you may have a high deductible. Nevertheless, you can still obtain this procedure by using the right financing options to pay for your medical bills.
Fresh vegetables provide a delicious and healthy alternative to our favorite foods.
Do you believe that drinking diet soda is going to make a huge difference in your weight loss gains? Instead of drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient sugary liquid, do you really think that drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient fake sugary liquid is really the better alternative?
You have heard it, time and time again that twenty minutes of exercise a day helps with cardiovascular function, combating obesity, less risk for chronic conditions. You name it. But… what does twenty minutes a day really mean to a person who may or may not already be exercising for that amount on a normal basis? I’ll tell you what it means to me.
While it may seem easier said than done, if you want to live a longer and healthier life, you should do two things: eat more plant foods and lose excess weight.