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.
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When I was a kid, my mother often made split pea soup, and as you can imagine, I wasn’t thrilled on the nights it was served for dinner. However, now those same green and yellow peas—in the form of pea protein powder—are becoming all the rage, and not just because it is a super vegetarian protein source.
Are you one of the many users of wearable fitness trackers? Or thinking about becoming one? Here’s a recent update that asks if we have gone overboard with wearable technology and what you need to know before buying one.
People who eat a vegan diet are skinny weaklings who survive on a diet of lettuce and carrots. Sure, try telling that to Patrik Baboumian, a vegan Armenian German strongman and bodybuilder who holds more than a dozen German and world class bodybuilding and lifting titles.
Staying on your diet can be a challenge around the holidays, and July 4th is no exception. If anyone pressures you to eat foods you know you should avoid or you find it hard to resist them, stick to these patriotic diet tips.
Many people wouldn’t think of going a day or even a meal without bread, the staff of life and a common comfort food. Yet for individuals who have diabetes, there are good and not so good foods, and eating bread can be in the latter category.
Community gardening is becoming increasingly popular in cities and towns across the United States, and it appears participants are taking home more than fresh vegetables. Several studies show that community gardening yields weight loss and better health for those willing to get their hands a little dirty.
People who are dieting often hear the phrase “water weight,” especially during the first few weeks of their weight loss effort. Yet what is the relationship between water weight and weight loss and how can you use that knowledge to help you drop excess pounds?
June 21st marks the second celebration of the International Day of Yoga. Here are 10 great reasons why you should give yoga a try today!
Most people don’t know jack about jackfruit, but you may want to listen up because it’s quickly becoming known as a low calorie meat alternative for vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike. How can a fruit be considered an alternative for meat?
Much has been written about the benefits of coffee for overall health and even for weight loss. Should you add coffee or caffeine to your diet to lose weight? What is the real evidence that the popular beverage might help you shed pounds?
You may be the owner of one or more of the thousands of weight loss apps available on the market and hoping it will help you drop excess pounds. Yet less than one percent of them have been developed by a certified health entity and none of them have published data to support their effectiveness, according to a recent report.
It’s been shown that beans and other pulses can help with weight loss. But did you know that a white bean extract, in supplement form, could assist you with your dieting goals as well?
The more muscle you build, the more fat will burn off over time due to an increased metabolism. Strength training is one of the best things you can do for weight loss. Strength training through resistance training builds muscle while getting rid of fat thus increasing your overall fitness level.
Coffee for weight loss is definitely a daily habit you might want to consider. You might be surprised to learn that drinking your morning coffee is a great decision for your health. Drinking a moderate amount of coffee (3-5 cups) can give you a significant step up to help you reach your weight loss goals.
Eating healthy meals is not a luxury that only the rich get to experience. You do not have to be a millionaire in order to enjoy healthy foods. Stop believing the myth that in order to eat healthy you have to shell out a ton of cash.
Sugarless chewing gum is a great trick to use to lose weight. From helping to prevent you from eating too much dessert, to increasing your positivity, chewing gum is more than it's cracked up to be.
Of all the no-calorie sweeteners on the market, there’s one you probably never heard of, even though it may be in some of the foods and beverages you are enjoying right now. That no-calorie sweetener is called thaumatin.
Every day I hear someone ask me, “How can I lose weight quickly?” The truth is, weight loss is a constant struggle with both men and women. According to the CDC, 37.9 perfect of adults age 20 years and over are obese and 70.7 perfect are overweight. To achieve permanent weight loss that sticks, it’s important to do it slow and in an intelligent manner. Many key factors include: paying attention to your biochemistry, your food preferences and of course genetics.
It turns out, not all sugar was created equal. No, I am not talking about the sugar substitute called “Equal.” Instead, I am talking about the sticky substance most often associated with bees that we all know as honey. Honey, the delicious, and shockingly nutritious substance.
Fresh vegetables provide a delicious and healthy alternative to our favorite foods.
Do you believe that drinking diet soda is going to make a huge difference in your weight loss gains? Instead of drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient sugary liquid, do you really think that drinking chemically enhanced, nutrient-deficient fake sugary liquid is really the better alternative?
If you are one of the 31 million US citizens that skip breakfast everyday, stop! You should be eating breakfast everyday, no matter what. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you need to be eating it.
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.
When you get a snack attack, what are the first foods that come to mind? If you are like most people, high-calorie items such as cookies, chips, ice cream, and candy bars on at the top of the list. These also happen to be the types of foods that are easy to get in vending machines, pick up quick at convenience stores and markets, or keep at home in your kitchen.
Recently I was water fasting for several days and one of the most difficult part was when the family members were cooking dinner in the evenings and the smell was increasing the craving for food. However, it is far more difficult when you yourself have to cook for a child. What to do?
How would you feel if your doctor wrote a prescription for exercise instead of handing you one for medication? You might be surprised to learn that's exactly what more physicians are doing and there is good reason your doctor's thinking may be changing.