weight loss

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

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

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

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

As part of the Affordable Care Act, chain restaurants with more than 20 locations will soon be required to post calorie information for menu items. Many already do this. There is an ongoing debate over whether this information is used by customers and if they actually buy foods with fewer calories? A study surveyed customers after … Read More

It takes knowledge, motivation, action and time to create change. If you want to lose weight cut yourself some slack. It won’t happen overnight, but every small step you take in the right direction will help you become a trimmer, healthier you. A small success is better than a big failure. When you mention the … Read More

Most weight lose diets make promises that are simply too good to be true. So, how do you recognize a diet that will help you effectively lose weight and keep it off? Steer clear of a diet that: Promises a quick weight loss or a promise you will lose many pounds in one week. Even … Read More

We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Livliga is a line of dinnerware and glassware that helps direct the eater to select not only the correct portion size but the proportion of foods that make up a healthy meal. … Read More

A recent study from Temple University, which added a reasonable daily serving of almonds to a weight loss program, not only improved weight loss but had a positive effect on heart disease risk factors. Almonds have a low glycemic index which means they can help to regulate blood sugar levels, too. They are also rich … Read More

Eating calories at night increases weight gain? It’s a myth. Anytime you eat more calories than you use up through activity, you gain weight. Contrary to popular belief, what time the calories are consumed doesn’t matter. What does matter is how many calories you eat in a day. … Read More