Most people can name the top two reasons people gain weight: consuming more calories than you burn and not exercising enough. However, there are many more factors that contribute to the ongoing struggle to lose weight, and you can do something every one of them.
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Diet and Weight Loss
The results of a new study conducted with twins indicate there is a common genetic factor shared by psoriasis and obesity. This finding was reported by a Danish team from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, under direction of Ann Sophie Lonnberg, MD.
If you were to make ONE basic diet change, do you know what it should be? Here is what health experts agree on.
If you are trying to lose weight, then altering what you eat and how you cook can be some of the most important changes you make. Although choosing healthier foods by swapping dark meat for white meat or selecting fruit over chips for a snack is easy, learning to cook in a new way can present bigger challenges. It may even require some new kitchen equipment. Before investing in new pots and pans, you want to take a closer look at what makes cookware great for low-fat food preparation. The following are features to look for in your kitchen tools.
Weight loss clinics and centers continue to grow in popularity. Although there are good programs among them, there are also bad ones that do nothing beyond preying on people by appealing to their emotions and taking their money. In order to find a program that will work, you need to know what to look for and how to examine a center.
Losing weight sounds simple on the surface, and many claim all you have to do is eat healthy meals and remain physically active throughout the day. However, it is not easy to accomplish this in today’s busy world. Many people are confined to desk jobs and are limited in the efforts they can take to lose weight every day.
In one of the weight loss forums I read one lady asking this. "I have lost 20 lbs but I'm still wearing the same clothes. Ladies who are 5'2", approximately how much did you weigh when you wore a size 14?" Here are several responses from the forum members that may shed some light on weight loss dress size and serve as a practical weight loss clothing size calculator.
Sugar has been called a substance that is more than or just as addictive as cocaine. Although not all experts agree there is such a thing as sugar addiction, the consensus is that the brain is hardwired for pleasure, and sugar is a major pleasure, associated with significant cravings.
How do you stay healthy and maintain your diet while traveling and being on the road? Vacations and business trips can make sticking to your weight loss plan a nightmare. You are often stuck choosing between greasy fast food joints or grabbing chips from a gas station. However, you can stay on your diet and actually lose weight by following these tips.
As you browse the aisles of your local grocery store or look through your own kitchen cabinets, you may notice the persuasive techniques being used by the manufacturers. The current trend is to label things with promises of health, vitality and weight loss. Brands boast about their low-calorie contents and antioxidant properties. However, there is a dark side to the food packaging industry that may be sabotaging your diet.
Children are more likely to gain weight when parents perceive them to be overweight. Here is why.
The way you organize your kitchen can have a large impact on your diet and ability to lose weight. From the containers you use to store snacks to the arrangement of your food on the shelves, your health depends on the right planning strategy. The following tricks and tips will help you transform your kitchen.
Can eating spicy foods or adding hot sauce to your diet really help you lose weight? If you are looking for weight loss tips you might be interested in knowing what does and does not work.
A new study points out two ways a mother can protect her child from a life of obesity by taking the appropriate action early in pregnancy and shortly afterward.
A new study shows that this one test is best for predicting if your baby will become obese by the time he or she reaches age two.
Did you know that many diet pills are not available in Australia? There’s a good reason for that as Australian health officials just posted some of the more recent dangerous weight loss pills you need to watch out for.
Every dieter has foods on his or her list that are a must, and the foods typically are on the list because they are associated with the “theme” of the diet, such as vegetarian/vegan, paleo, low-carb, high-protein, low-fat, and so on. I don’t want to put this one food into a category (although it could definitely fit into the first choice and several others) because it’s in a category of its own: seaweed.
Although eating a low-fat diet seems like a logical means of losing weight, research shows it does not work. According to Harvard Medical School, a better option is the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to lower cardiovascular disease and a host of other health benefits. Since obesity is associated with various illnesses, it makes sense that the same manner of eating that leads to greater wellness would also promote weight management.
Each year, many Americans resolve to lose weight and take various steps geared toward doing so, from drinking shakes and eating pre-packaged meals to exercising more vigorously. For the most part, this leads to some pound shedding, at first. Yet over time, old habits return -- as do the pounds, and many dieters are left heavier than when they started.
Is your home weight-loss friendly? If not, you could be setting yourself up for failure in your efforts to shed some pounds.
Eating more fiber may be one of the most underrated ways to lose weight even if you do nothing else. The benefits of adding more fiber to your diet extend even beyond weight loss.
Would you like to lose 14% more weight than the average person after weight loss surgery? Here are the three things after weight loss surgery that results in the greatest amount of weight lost.
Have you noticed a loved one is losing a dangerous amount of weight, acting strangely and showing signs of addiction? Alcohol Abuse Interventions in Indiana has helped many addicts, and explains the person needs to see that he or she must change to survive. You might encounter a situation where you suspect a close friend or a relative has a drug or alcohol problem by noticing their weight fluctuate.
If you have depression and are also overweight, consider talking with your doctor about adding Wellbutrin to your plan of care.
When you think about weight loss, chances are beer doesn’t come to mind. But it turns out that beer, and more specifically, hops, contains a compound that promotes weight loss as well as has other weight- and health-related benefits.
You have been doing so well on your diet, noticing changes in your weight and overall health and are feeling totally in control of your eating habits. So it won’t matter if you cheat just this one time with a slice of cake. Right?
Do you have a child with an eating disorder? Getting him or her on a scale can be challenging and escalate conflict in the home. A new study reveals a preferable method―for both parents and their children―for monitoring weight changes in adolescents with eating disorders.