Weight Control

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Your gut bacteria may not be on your side when you switch to a healthier diet? All of us carry around trillions of microbial hitchhikers that interact with us every day. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, looked at how our human gut microbiota responds to diet. They found that those people who typically ate … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

How Much Do You Need To Lose Before People Notice? A study done at the University of Toronto found that most people did not notice weight loss in others until at least 8 pounds were lost. To truly be identified by others as someone who has lost weight, women of average height needed to lose about … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

According to David Katz, MD, Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, “There are many efforts to combat obesity, but… We do much more across the expanse of our culture, to foster obesity, than to defend against it.” New statistics from 2011 to 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support his … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Millions of people around the world routinely use artificial sweeteners and drink beverages sweetened by them. A new study from Australia attempted to understand what happens in the brain when we eat or drink sweet foods that have no calories. The study was done on animals but the results may provide hints about how artificial sweeteners … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

A recently published research study showed that men were more likely to overeat when they ate their meals with women. They ate less when they shared a meal with guy friends. Not only did the men eat more unhealthy foods (like pizza) when their dinner companion was a woman but they also ate more healthy … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

It can be tricky to determine the actual calorie content of foods. Most calculations are done using the Atwater system, developed over 100 years ago, which showed that carbs and protein have 4 calories and fat has 9 calories in 1 gram. You can think of a gram as about the weight of an average paper clip. Comparing … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

People who are significantly overweight often deal with sleep disturbances, most notably sleep apnea. Those who are chronically sleep deprived tend to gain weight more easily and have a tougher time getting the weight off. A recent study found that overweight adults who ate more protein while dieting had improved sleep quality. This was the first study to explore how diet can … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

Researchers confirmed, once again, that if people are offered larger-sized portions or packages they will eat more. Larger dishes and utensils also encourage overeating more than smaller-sized versions. The researchers looked at people from age 3 to their mid-50s and the results were the same. Offer more and people simple eat more. When given drinks in … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

In our age of supersizing everything, even clothing sizes are inflating too. A woman who would have worn a size 12 two decades ago is now happily stepping into a size 8. What changed are dress designers who rejiggered basic pattern sizes to make everyone fit into a smaller size. Don’t be tricked by brand … Read More

Losing weight is the number one health concern in the US

There is no place left in the US where the majority of people are slim. Every state has an obesity rate of more than 20% of the population. In nineteen states, making up almost 40% of the US population, 30% to 35% of the states’ residents are obese. In three states, Arkansas, Mississippi and West … Read More