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Maybe one of your new year's resolutions is to lose a little weight. And maybe it's not the first year you've had that as a new year's resolution. Losing weight on your own can be confusing, difficult, and down-right impossible at times. Luckily, there are a number of weight loss programs, books, nutritionists and other aids available to help get you on the path to success. But where do you start when choosing one? Keep reading for the six definitive questions you need to ask when selecting a weight-loss approach.
If you follow a radical fad diet, you can drop those excess pounds that you put on over the holidays quickly. But what happens when you start eating “normally” again? For most people, a return to a regular diet means that the weight will creep back on—and more often than not, you’ll put on even more weight in the process. Keep reading for six sure-fire tips for successful weight maintenance.
There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States over the last 20 years, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In fact it is estimated that 66 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. And the health concerns don’t stop there. The effects of obesity include stroke, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, arthritis, and various kinds of cancer. But not all is lost. An obese person that loses 5 to 10 percent of initial body weight can put off or completely prevent some of these diseases. One way to achieve that? According to a new study, meal replacements may just be your answer.
Want to detoxify your body, eliminate that bloated feeling and lose some weight at the same time? Well . . . ever heard of The Fat Flush Diet? Based on a book by Ann Louise Gittleman, the Fat Flush Diet is both a detoxification and weight loss plan focused on decreasing water retention, enhancing metabolism and encouraging fat loss. Will it work for you? After doing it myself and reading all of the other successful testimonials, most likely yes! Keep reading for all the details on this increasingly popular, and relatively easy and delicious, weight loss plan.
There is big news for those that can not seem to shed that spare tire around the middle. A new Japanese study suggests that an extract from lychees might reduce abdominal fat in those with metabolic syndrome and cause overall health improvements.
The holiday season is upon us, which means lots travel, unhealthy food, memorable moments, and our famous excuses such as, "I'm traveling, there are no healthy options!" and "I'll work it all off when I get home." A typical American may gain upwards of 15 pounds during the winter months, including holidays. Why put you and your body through this when there are simple tips and ways around the holiday bulge? Keep reading for some great tips from guest author, Shauna Johnson.
Winter is a great time for comfort food . . . somehow heavy meals seem to fit the mood and just taste better than in the cooler months. But, it’s easy to overeat when the weather is cold and the food is hot! Fatty winter foods can wreak havoc on your figure, but they don’t have to if you’re conscious of their “fat trap.” Let’s take a look at a few of the fattiest foods of winter.
Obesity is an ever growing problem with numerous health issues associated with it. One of those issues is called fatty liver. Fatty liver, also called steatosis, is the collection of excessive amounts of triglycerides and other fats inside liver cells. When fatty liver is left untreated, it can contribute to many other illnesses. But, a recent animal study indicates that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) might hamper the development of fatty liver that is related to obesity.
Ah . . . it’s a constant battle: weight loss. And, if you are like millions of others who have some pounds to shed, you want it gone yesterday. But at the same time you do not want to suffer or go hungry. Luckily you don’t have to go through drastic measures to get results. In many cases, you can make little changes that will help you lose the weight – and keep it off. Here are five small and easy changes that you can make that can lead to lasting weight loss.
If you’re looking to lose weight, and have been searching for ways to supplement your diet and exercise efforts, you’ve probably heard of Hoodia. But what exactly is Hoodia? And can it really help you lose weight? Let's take a look at this popular herb . . .
You’re eating a balanced diet. You’re exercising daily. You’re staying away from junk food. But the numbers on your scale still refuse to budge. So why aren’t you losing weight when you’re doing all the "right" things? Keep reading to find out why you’re not shedding those pesky pounds . . . and what you can do to change that!
Losing weight is perhaps one of the most difficult endeavors to undertake. Whether you’re male or female, it can seem like an impossible task at times. And often, one assumes that if someone has gained weight, he or she is eating too much and/or not exercising. The truth is that there are many possible, underlying causes for your weight gain, and many are beyond your control. Here are 3 hidden culprits you may not be aware of . . .
Could omega-3 fatty acids add yet another health benefit to its already long list of important health improving characteristics? There is now a promising report that it is possible that Omega-3s could help even more than previously thought when it comes to weight loss and management.
We’ve all heard that being overweight increases your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and nearly every common fatal disease you can think of. Americans, and now Europeans, are notoriously over weight. In fact, we are known to be fat. So do the fat people just sit around waiting for dooms day or is there some glimmer of hope to be found? There are some myths about excess weight that we would like to do away with.
When Dr. Robert Atkins introduced the Atkins Diet in 1972, it started one of the largest controversies experienced within the nutrition community. His solution for those who were experiencing problems with other diets was to start a low-carb diet. A low-carb diet would remove the food cravings, thereby eliminating the temptation to overeat, which was ruining whatever diet you were on. You might be thinking it sounds all right. But if you are not eating carbs you have to then focus on what you actually are eating. That is the part where the diet encourages eating low-carb food, which then tends to include excessive amounts of fatty foods.
There is no doubt about it: obesity is a national epidemic. However, many doctors and those in the medical community do not feel that overeating and lack of exercise, while contributory, are the entire cause of the obesity rise in the country. In fact, new research is indicating that chemical exposure may play some part in the obesity epidemic. Keep reading to find out if chemicals might be making you fat.
Spare tire. Muffin top. Potbelly. Middle age spread. Shall I go on? We’ve all heard these terms to describe that area of the mid-section where extra belly fat resides. But many people don’t know just how dangerous stomach fat can be. Stomach fat, also known as visceral fat, has been linked to a number of health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, breast cancer and colon cancer. Visceral fat is much more dangerous than the fat that lands on the hips, thighs and buttocks (known as subcutaneous fat). So much so that even someone considered slender but who carries a bit more fat around the belly may have a greater health risk than someone is actually obese, according to Dr. Kerry Stewart, professor of clinical exercise physiology at John Hopkins School of Medicine. Keep reading to discover 4 easy steps to blast belly fat once and for all!
You see the commercials television and advertisements in magazines touting the benefits of the newest weight loss tool or diet on the market. But don’t get carried away with your credit card. You can forget spending tons of money on expensive exercise machines or fad diets. A new research study shows that by using this simple tool you can dramatically increase your weight loss success. And it doesn’t cost a fortune! Keep reading to find out about this simple, inexpensive investment into your weight loss efforts.
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Should I take Xenical for reducing my extra weight? Find out the answer to this question in this article that contains important information about Xenical, which is a prescription pill for weight loss.