Just in time to help dieters tackle their New Year’s resolution for weight loss, the FDA reports approval of an injectable drug that studies show have helped obese patients lose at least 5 percent of their body weight.
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Diet and Weight Loss
Will 2015 be THE year that you follow through on your weight loss resolution and make yourself a weight loss success story? It can be. So to help you get started on your New Year’s weight loss goal, here are some weight loss resolution tips that have worked for many dieters.
Dave Osprey, founder of The Bulletproof Executive, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise. His weight loss success is attributed to his bulletproof diet hacks that include putting butter in your coffee.
Have you considered trying the HCG Diet for losing weight? You might want to reconsider this after a recent news report about one HCG-related weight loss supplement that marketers were fined for by the FTC for using fraudulent sales tactics that were deceptive and not supported by scientific evidence as claimed.
Here’s a weight loss brain tickler that a high percentage of doctors and dieticians got wrong in a recent survey: When you lose weight, where does the fat actually go? Read on and discover the correct answer to this fat-burning question and impress your friends the next time you talk about dieting and how it works.
A new study reports that a new appetite suppressant that can be sprinkled over your food or dissolved in your mealtime drink may work for weight loss as scientists try to find ways to change food rather than change people’s eating habits in the battle against obesity.
Are you ever tempted to buy weight loss supplement pills online or a particular weight loss grapefruit diet drink that is widely promoted? A recent news report warns internet consumers that two weight loss supplements including a popular grapefruit drink are responsible for hallucinations in one teenager and kidney failure in a 20-something-year-old that required hospitalization of both.
When Brooke Birmingham lost 172 pounds and decided to submit her weight loss success story to Shape magazine with a bikini photo to show what happens to women’s bodies following weight loss, she not only raised a few hairy eyebrows, but saw her photo go viral as well.
Here are the latest tips on how to lose one easy pound per week starting this holiday season that can add up to a significant body change by the next beach season.
It’s time to take a reality check and update what you know - or think you know - about the fight against fat. According to Health magazine, here are the biggest fat burning myths you’ve been fed for weight loss disaster.
Okay, it’s post-Thanksgiving and many of us are in recovery after a weekend of overeating and overindulging. To help lessen the pain of gluttony some, here is a humorous - yet informative - video on what happens to your body when you eat too much followed by some useful advice on how to recover after a binge.
You’ve learned how to diet and exercise from experts who know what they are talking about when it comes to losing weight. But what do you do once the weight is off and you want to keep it that way? According to the Victoria Advocate, weight loss maintainers follow these secrets for keeping lost weight off forever.
Eating all-natural food is a great way to lose weight. But did you know that some supplements are all-natural as well and can make weight loss easier by curbing your appetite? Here is what some researchers found when testing a potential weight loss appetite suppressant that is both safe and natural to take.
It is one thing to be on a diet for a definite period of time and see positive weight loss results, but after the diet period is over, maintaining the weight loss can become difficult for some people as they try to cope with daily life. Most people can lose weight by being extremely stringent during their diet phase. However, once they have reached their goals, they tend to fall back into their old ways and regain all the lost weight, sometimes even more.
One problem with going on a weight loss plan is that sometimes it is backed by some unrealistic expectations - such as finally achieving that perfect body. Recently, however, one brave man went on YouTube and the Ellen DeGeneres show to tell the world that that perfect body rarely results after significant weight loss and tells others that what happened to him should not deter anyone from accomplishing what he did in spite of a particular side effect of weight loss.
One of the biggest problems behind dieting - and why we fail - is that it requires self-monitoring i.e. calorie counting. A new study shows that it is possible to lose weight without calorie counting based on the results of a new randomized controlled trial of 5 different diets. Find out which one proved to be the biggest loser.
A new report highlights the global impact of obesity that has also become a hot topic of debate. Personal attacks on individuals that are overweight or obese do nothing to solve the problem of escalating health care costs related to being overweight or obese from the increased burden of diseases that follow. The report highlights how little portion control will do to fight obesity, given the myriad of contributors and unknowns that have lead to expanding waistlines. Obesity ranks number three on the list of preventable threats to our global economy, preceded by smoking and war and terrorism.
Sounds like the old trick question about which weighs more, 10 pounds of rocks or 10 pounds of feathers—I mean after all, if a pound is a pound, shouldn’t a calorie be a calorie? Not quite says a Prevention magazine article that points out that cutting back on a meal to save more calories for dessert just doesn’t add up the way you would like it to.
Are you on a particular diet plan at this moment? Did you know that many commercial diet plans may not be all that effective toward weight loss and decreasing the risk factors of heart disease? Here is what a new study revealed in a comparison between Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers and Zone Dieting.
Have you ever started an exercise program intending to lose weight, but found yourself actually gaining weight instead? Most of us chalk up that weight gain being due to muscle development. However, a new study reveals that that weight gain after beginning an exercise program may not be muscle after all, but fat.
One of the biggest problems of weight gain is reaching a point beyond the typical clinical definition of “morbidly obese” and losing all hope that you could ever turn your life around. Well, one man did reach that point, and is likely still alive today only because he committed to what he calls the “Nirvana Challenge” and wants to share his story of hope for others wanting desperately to lose weight.
Would you like to go from a size 24 dress to a size 4? It can be done attests one Dr. Oz guest who owes part of her weight loss of 110 pounds to a special smoothie formulation of her own.
One of the biggest mistakes a dieter can make is emotionally kicking his or herself after slipping on their diet plan following an evening of bacchanal reverie with friends. So, why is it a mistake to be overly critical after stuffing your face while on a diet? According to Prevention magazine, the amount of weight you actually gain after one terrible day of eating is surprising low.
Scientists have recently confirmed that one previously recommended trick recommended by Dr. Oz and other health experts actually works and can cut 250 calories per day - without feeling the pangs of hunger.
Weight loss ads specialize in pushing all the right psychological buttons to get us to buy into their promises of weight loss. While some supplements may actually AID weight loss WITH added diet and exercise, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. To help spot the fat phony from the real deal, the Bureau of Consumer Protection offers these 7 gut checks.
Would you like to "Get High School Skinny?" Well that’s what one company promised with its fat burning supplement that wound up backfiring on its maker and marketer.
Forget about having to swallow a capsule or drink a shake to lose weight. According to the Federal Trade Commission, two companies tried - and succeeded - into conning consumers that you can wear your weight away with a special type of underwear.
Vitaminwater made by Coca Cola is facing another lawsuit for false advertising that some bioethicists argue can actually cause blindness rather than “reduce the risk of eye disease” as claimed by Coca Cola’s marketers of Vitaminwater.
Studies show that the amount of snaking a person does in one day typically equals a fourth daily meal when it comes to calories consumed. While a snack is usually allowed in most diet plans to stave off that mid-afternoon hunger pain, you have to be snack-smart to make the most of that tiny meal. Here are 7 high-protein snack recommendations recently reported on ABC News that can help you toward weight loss.
Low-fat, low-sugar, low-calorie, low-whatever - that’s the claim made on many diet foods that marketers put on labels that are misleading if not outright lies to make you believe that eating their products will help you lose weight. So here’s the low-down on the low-whatever to help you avoid this diet food trap.