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Diet and Weight Loss

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Are You a Candidate for Metabolic Surgery?

Bariatric surgery may be reclassified as metabolic surgery

When it comes to weight loss and surgical intervention, most of us think of bariatric surgery. However, health experts tell us that the focus is now changing to one they refer to as “metabolic surgery” where more than just looking slimmer is the goal. Here’s what you need to know to determine if you are a candidate for metabolic surgery.

Do You Know the Two Ages Your Child is Most at Risk of Becoming Obese?

Puberty leads to decreased metabolism.

The assumption is that kids always have a high metabolic rate and can eat as much as they normally want without gaining weight. However, a new study shows that this is not always correct and points out the two ages your child is most at risk of becoming obese.

One Possible Reason Why Stopping Smoking Leads to Weight Gain

Smoking may inhibit the hunger hormone ghrelin

Researchers report that smokers are less likely to be obese than nonsmokers; and, that when a smoker stops smoking, weight gain is practically guaranteed. Here’s one reason why stopping smoking might lead to weight gain and what you can do to prevent this from happening to you.

Which Works Better for Cardiac Health―Dieting, Exercise or a Combo of Both?

Combing dieting with exercise is recommended for best heart health result

For men and women who are overweight, which works better for their cardiac health—focusing on diet alone, exercise alone, or a combination of both weight loss strategies? Here’s what one recent study found.

How To Beat Freshman 15 Weight Gain

freshman 15 weight gain

The good news is that the freshman 15, which refers to an average weight gain of 15 pounds among first year college students, is not entirely true. The less than good news is that college freshmen do tend to gain weight during their first year at university, and that could prove to be part of an unhealthy trend as these young adults get older.

Breastfeeding Helps You Lose Weight: 3 Tips for Easier Nursing

Losing weight while breastfeeding

Did you know breastfeeding can help you lose weight? If you've just brought a new bright light into the world, you're probably now dealing with the weight you gained while you were pregnant. Good news, breastfeeding your wonderful, new baby will help you shed those pounds. If you're having troubles breastfeeding, there are natural things you can do to help, like trying different positions and using colored ribbons to make your baby more comfortable and less antsy.

Are Vegans Hungry All the Time? Not With These Protein-Rich Foods

Vegan hungry food

While you may think that vegans and vegetarians have such slim options when it comes to proteins that they nearly starve, quite the opposite is actually true! Nature provides quite the varied array of plant-based proteins that make cutting meat out of your diet less intimidating and much more manageable.

Two Short Water Fasts for Weight Loss and Changes in Diet Produce Amazing Results in This Woman

Tara Golden fasting weight loss

Short fasts for weight loss vs. traditional diets. "I have really been on a journey to discover the best types of foods to eat for the best possible health. Two short water fasts, one of 3 days and one of two days and changes in diet. The second shot is taken 3 weeks after the first shot," writes Tara Golden discussing her diet and water fasting journey. I asked Tara to share her experience with EmaxHealth readers and here is what she wrote to EmaxHealth.

How Losing Weight Counters the Rising Cost of EpiPens

Losing weight and cost of EpiPens

Did you know you can lower your allergies by losing weight? The same is true for asthma, which can be triggered by the same things that cause allergies. Losing weight becomes more important since recent news brings bad tidings of increased prices for EpiPens. An EpiPen is an effective emergency aid during severe asthma and allergic reactions. You can lower your EpiPen budget by lowering your risk of severe attacks by shedding some pounds.

This Little Change in Your Diet Can Make a Big Difference

Little dieting steps can make a big calorie difference

Taking baby steps is oft-repeated bit of advice from weight loss experts to help dieters who find dieting just too hard to do. But do baby steps really make a difference? New research shows that making just this one little change in your diet can actually make a big difference.