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Fast food could be making you fat in a way you never expected

phthalates in fast food could be making you fat

Phthalates are chemicals found mostly in plastic that have been implicated for years for disrupting hormonal balance. Animal studies have shown the chemicals can be harmful to reproductive growth and development. A new study points to phthalates in fast food as a potential source of metabolic disorders including weight gain and obesity.

How to improve your health with the right nutrition counseling

What if you did not have to sit for two hours in a cold, crowded waiting room, so a doctor could see you for a few minutes just to give you inadequate help? Nutrition coaching is changing how patients receive care, and it can help improve your health. Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, CPT recently shared her unique approach to wellness and nutrition.

How to get your exercise motivation back

You already know that exercise is a crucial part of a weight loss program, but it is not easy to stay motivated. You probably dread getting up early every morning to battle other people for the gym equipment, and you are used to making excuses to avoid your workouts. However, exercise can be fun, and you do not have to suffer through a boring routine to lose weight.

Top health tips for seniors to maintain their independence and weight

Seniors face multiple challenges as they age, but maintaining their independence and a healthy weight are crucial factors. The elderly often live alone and lose their enthusiasm or ability to cook. In addition, they may face problems with mobility and transportation, so keeping their independence is a struggle. However, there are steps that seniors and their families can take to help them stay in their homes.

Adolescent Obesity Could Be A Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis

adolescent obesity could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis

The findings of a systematic review indicate that adolescent obesity could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis. If future research supports this idea, it “would be of major significance,” according to experts at the University of British Columbia, especially given the rising number of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.

Stay hydrated: Summer drinks that will not pack on the pounds

Summer is coming, and this means you will soon be overheated and thirsty, especially at barbecues and other outdoor social occasions. Although water is always the healthiest beverage choice, what can you drink that will not flood your system with sugar and empty calories? You are not doomed to a summer of ice water and sugar-free lemonade.

Using Food as Reward Could Promote Obesity

food as reward could promote obesity

You see it quite often: parents who give their young children food (cookies, candy, chips) as a reward, a treat, an incentive to stop bad behavior, or to ease a bruised knee or other pain. Researchers from several universities in the United Kingdom have found that parents who use food in stressful or emotional situations may be setting their children up for emotional eating later in life, a practice that can result in overweight or obesity.

How massages help weight loss

If your weight loss battle is creating stress, then you may want to try a different approach. Massages can help you relax, but they can also help you reach your weight loss goals faster. Researchers have found multiple benefits from massage that include pain reduction and improved sleep. Now, more people are reporting the advantages of using this relaxation method to shed pounds.

Companies Put This Banned Ingredient in Their Weight Loss Workout Supplements

Weight loss supplement warning

Are you taking a weight loss workout supplement that contains a banned ingredient? You could very well be, according to a new study that found many supplement makers are using a banned ingredient legal in some countries, but illegal in the U.S. and not allowed for athletes involved in sport competitions.

5 surprising negative effects of a poor diet other than weight gain

Everyone knows that a poor diet leads to unhealthy weight gain. Although many people would love to shed a few pounds, they do not always recognize the negative side effects and symptoms related to junk food. If you need more motivation to eat better, here are some reasons why a poor diet can hurt you.

Ending obesity one healthcare provider at a time

Each person is responsible for their decisions and weight loss goals. The only person who can actually prevent obesity is you. You can choose what you eat, how often you exercise and what medications you take. However, there are many external factors that can also influence obesity prevention, and dedicated medical professionals are one of them.

5 crazy fad diets that might actually work

If you have been on the road to weight loss for a long time, you have probably encountered multiple fad diets. The majority of them are simply ploys to make the creators rich through marketing schemes. These diet companies pay celebrities exorbitant amounts to endorse their products and dupe even the most skeptical of consumers into trying their programs, but the customers quickly find out that it is a waste of time, money and effort.

How GMOs May Affect Weight Gain

how GMOs may affect weight gain

Among the many controversies surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and their use in our food is their possible impact on weight gain. It’s not a topic that has garnered much attention in the realm of GMOs, but it is one that is worth considering, especially given the high percentage of basic food crops (e.g., corn, soybeans, canola) that have been genetically modified and their presence in processed foods.

Electronic vaporizers and weight loss promises

Electronic vaporizers and e-cigarettes have become popular alternatives to traditional cigarettes. In addition, there are reports that show people are using them to lose weight. Researchers have previously confirmed that nicotine can act like an appetite suppressant and is frequently used by some people to control their weight. However, the use of these products raises important questions about health and long-term effects.

Recognizing the challenges of weight loss with chronic conditions

Weight loss is difficult under normal circumstances, but those who suffer from chronic health conditions have extra challenges. Many chronic problems include fatigue that makes exercise difficult, medications that lead to weight gain, and other issues that make it more complicated to keep the extra pounds away. However, recognition of these challenges is the first step to understanding and starting a weight loss journey.

New ideas to help you drink more water to lose weight

Multiple studies have confirmed that drinking more water can help you lose weight, but there are still people who hesitate to embrace this simple diet tip. Many people complain that it is difficult to remember to drink enough water during the day, and they also dislike the taste. Sugary drinks and soda are addictive, so they choose them over a glass of water. However, you can learn to love water, and use it to lose weight.