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.
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Diet and Weight Loss
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.
The latest news about the Green Coffee Bean extract used in numerous weight loss supplements is that the authors of the study who previously reported that Green Coffee Bean extract results in weight loss, have now agreed to a retraction of its publication following a Federal Trade Commission finding, and senate criticism of Dr. Oz and his promotion of miracle weight loss cures.
According to recent dieting information from Prevention magazine, scientists are focusing more on hard facts like blood biomarkers and less on surveys when it comes to evaluating the best diet for healthy weight loss. As such, the latest winner is the New Nordic Diet that they say is more powerful toward triggering weight loss and fighting heart disease that the popular Mediterranean Diet.
Do you ever get the impression that all of those weight loss ads that showcase thin, attractive, athletic women just doesn’t seem like they are the same women that the ads claim to be focused on? In other words, are they the typical “real women” who have to juggle work, family, and home, but still be able to find time for themselves?! According to one Dr. Oz guest nutritionist who is speaking up for “Real Women,” you too can lose weight with her real women’s guide for weight loss.
Bodybuilding isn’t just for competitive bodybuilders - it’s something you can and should do to build lean, strong muscle and lose weight at the same time. In order to lose weight without losing out on the nutrients you need to build your body, here is a summary of a recent Men’s Health magazine anatomy lesson on how to build your own superfood shake.
Did you know that there could be a direct link between the obesity epidemic and the technology we all depend on today? Here is what the latest research says about one potential cause of weight gain that could be prevented simply by wearing a special type of glasses.
Your BMI is the gold standard when it comes to discussing with your doctor about whether you may be normal, overweight or obese. But did you know that depending on your age and your sex that this dreaded little three-letter acronym may not be very accurate when it comes to assessing your risk of heart disease? According to Dr. Oz, forget about your BMI, it’s your B.Q. that you should be looking at.
Do you believe that starving yourself is the only way that you’ll ever lose weight? Not so fast with that fast. According to a new study, starving your body is not the answer when it comes to losing fat fast. Here is a new connection scientists found between white and brown fat and how this balances with weight loss advice from Deepak Chopra.
A recent study showed that of 14 weight loss supplements tested, 12 contain a potentially harmful compound that scientists recommend be banned immediately. Are you taking any one of these 12 weight loss supplements?
Of all the places where fat deposits, belly fat is the most stubborn when it comes to losing it for a slimmer waistline. However, most dieters take the wrong dieting approach when it comes to fighting belly fat. To help you do the most where it counts in losing your belly fat, here is a summary of 5 proven tips that has worked for many.