Most Americans Don’t Connect the Dots Between Their Weight and Their Health

The survey found 74 percent are concerned about their weight and 65 percent are worried about getting heart disease due to extra pounds, yet less than half (43 percent) of Americans have tried to make dietary changes to lose weight and 40 percent of those who describe themselves as overweight or obese say they aren’t… Continue reading Most Americans Don’t Connect the Dots Between Their Weight and Their Health

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Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting: Study

Have you ever wondered why we crave the very foods that we try to avoid when dieting? Or wish there was a way to turn off the craving? Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food… Continue reading Why We Crave Fatty Foods When Dieting: Study

How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Some of you may have made a New Year’s resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report December 27 in the journal Cell Metabolism. As expected,… Continue reading How Exercise Cuts Belly Fat: Study

Eat Eggs and Beat Type 2 Diabetes? Maybe: Study

Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Eggs remain one of the most controversial food items.… Continue reading Eat Eggs and Beat Type 2 Diabetes? Maybe: Study

Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

Intermittent fasting helps lose weight and promotes health. However, it is not superior to conventional calorie restriction diets, according to a large study. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital have found out in a study called HELENA — the largest investigation on intermittent fasting to date – that intermittent… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting No Better for Weight Loss: Study

A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

Protein. With fat, carbohydrate and water, a macronutrient you (quite literally) can’t live without. But the question I get a lot (really a lot!) is “how much?” It’s an important question that has had a lot of confusion built around it, mostly by the weight loss/muscle gain scammers in the fitness industry. Whether you are… Continue reading A Simplified Guide to Protein Intake

7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail

If meal preparation & managing your nutrition are your Achilles Heel when it comes to fat loss, weight loss and overall fitness & wellness, it might not be your fault. Maybe your grocery lists suck. Let’s see if yours fail in any (or all) of these seven ways…   My wife and I have been… Continue reading 7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail

12 Weight Loss Hacks That Don’t Work

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are trying to slim down, lose some weight or just find a healthier way of eating, you may have fallen victim to this kind of click-bait nonsense: “Dr. Schmozz’s 10 Natural Weight-Loss Tricks” “Easy Fat Loss With (insert weird food name here)” “Eat/Drink/Do This Every Day… Continue reading 12 Weight Loss Hacks That Don’t Work

Obesity and Asthma

Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those… Continue reading Obesity and Asthma

Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”

Compare photos of a crowded beach or stadium from 50 years ago to similar photos of today. You’re likely to notice some very stark differences. At least one of them should shock and terrify you. First, you might notice that food and beverages were smaller in the photos of yesteryear, and that fewer people seemed… Continue reading Is This the Weight Loss “Magic Bullet?”