When You Lose Weight, Where Does the Lost Fat Go?

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When you lose weight, you exhale 84 percent of the lost fat in the form of carbon dioxide. The remaining 16 percent is excreted as water via bodily fluids

By substituting one hour of sedentary lounging Continue reading

Is Your Diet Soda Making You Fat?

diet_soda_obesityDespite all the warnings about the risks of chemicals in diet sodas, many people still rely on their daily Coke Zero.  They take the risk because their greater concern is weight control.  Parents are even feeding diet sodas to their children in the belief that it will avert obesity.

The sad irony is that artificial sweeteners in diet sodas may be having the exact opposite effect.  Two studies presented at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association Continue reading

Solving the One Cause of All Your Health Problems

nutrSo many health problems are tied to high levels of blood sugar. It contributes to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, brain function, and other issues that can be uncomfortable and life-threatening.

The best way to control blood sugar is by dieting and eating nutritious foods rich in healthy fats, low in bad cholesterol, and low in refined sugar. Foods high in refined sugar, for example, Continue reading

The Real Facts on Fat Revealed

goodfatsPeople in America are scared of fat; or, at least, of the word fat. But if you consider the number of overweight and obese people, you would actually think that we love and embrace fat.

What’s interesting, though, is that many people misunderstand fat. They believe eating fat contributes to weight gain and results in an unhealthy lifestyle. Continue reading

How to Tell if You’re Eating Too Much

Achieving a manageable weight is something nearly all of us desire. However, only a small percentage of the population actually strives to improve their health. Nearly 159 million Americans are overweight, and 75 million of them are obese.

As we mentioned last time, these weight conditions result in numerous health problems that can be fatal.

The first step to weight loss and a healthier life is to know how many calories Continue reading

Top 5 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Who doesn’t want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition is not observed Continue reading

How to Lose Weight by Eating More

foodIs it possible to eat more and less at the same time? Conventional wisdom may say no, but reality is serving up something different.

There has long been the popular idea that eating smaller, more frequent meals contributes to weight loss. Many diet and fitness specialists that we see on TV or in magazines suggest that Continue reading

Weight Loss Benefits of Superfood Sea Buckthorn Oil

Amazing Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Oil Found to Help You Easily Shed Fat

Did you know…that the oil from sea-buckthorn berries, when consumed internally, sends signals to the human brain that command the body to stop storing unnecessary fat?

The Tibetans and Chinese have used the oil from sea-buckthorn berries to promote digestive and immune system health for thousands of years; the ancient Greeks recognized its anti-aging and beautifying properties, and even used it to keep the coats of racehorses shiny. Continue reading

Diet Sodas: Changing Your Brain and Your Waistline

Diet sodas may not be helping you lose weight—in fact, these and other artificially sweetened foods may sabotage your diet by confusing and rewiring your brain’s reward centers. This study from the journal Physiology & Behavior is yet another example of how lifestyle choices can alter your brain—negatively or positively. Continue reading

Brown Fat Measured by Thermal Imaging

Heat-seeking cameras could be used to measure people’s “good fat” and determine which foods they ought to be avoiding, scientists claim.

Brown fat is good for our bodies because it burns calories by producing large amounts of heat, which could help us avoid storing surplus energy as white fat around our waistlines. Continue reading

5 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Who doesn’t want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take Top expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition is not observed and the resort is made to low calorie diets, weight loss may not happen within the desired time frame. Hunger and calorie deprivation Continue reading

Exercise and a Healthy Diet of Fruits and Vegetables Extends Life Expectancy in Women in their 70s

exercisingWomen in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers at Continue reading

Why Kidney Disease Patients Should Be Extra Careful with Nutrition

nutriOne in five overweight Americans is suffering from chronic kidney disease — a very significant number. A brand new piece of health news from the famous “Cleveland Clinic” has led to some valuable health advice: be careful when trying to shed pounds, because some things could damage your kidneys further. Continue reading

The Two-Day Diet That Works

If you’ve been struggling to lose pounds, wondering how you’ll get through week after week of dieting, there’s good news on the weight loss front: Dieting for just two days a week and eating normally for the rest of the week may actually help you lose more weight than trying to diet every day. It may also cut your risk of cancer.

Another advantage of this new style of dieting: It seems to easily fit into a busy lifestyle while trimming your waistline and improving health.

Intermittent Dieting, Steady Benefits

An expanding collection of research is showing the benefits of what is called “intermittent dieting.” What these studies have demonstrated is that you don’t have to diet every day of your life to lose inches around your middle and maintain your weight, you merely have to watch what you eat for just two days a week. And the weight loss that results from intermittent dieting has been found to lower levels of insulin, a cancer-promoting hormone.

In the most recent study, scientists at the Genesis Prevention Center at University Hospital in South Manchester, England found that eating a restricted, low-carb diet for two days a week helped women lose more weight over a period of four months than did restricting calories seven days a week. Continue reading

Extend Your Life by Reducing Calories

Calories are at the center of a long list of health tips; as in limiting calories could help you with a multitude of health benefits. In the latest health news on calories, researchers found that you could slow down aging by taking in fewer calories each passing day. Now that is something to which you want to pay attention.

Not only can aging be slowed down, but limiting caloric intake could help prevent the development of age-related diseases, such as cancer and type 2 diabetes. And the earlier you start, the greater the effect.

The key, according to a new study, is an enzyme called “peroxiredoxin.” This may hold the key to the aging process. Restricting calories slows aging by helping activate this enzyme, Continue reading